Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
Priority in the Lockdown
Acts 28v30-31 “For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Paul was under guard in Rome (28v16), but it was in his own home. Hopefully our lockdown doesn’t last 2 years!!
Paul had a very clear priority in life! It meant that whenever he came to a “lockdown” situation, whether it was on a ship, in a prison, or in his own home, he got on with his priority.
Maybe this is a time when your priorities are revealed by what you find to do? What is your number one priority in life? What are you aiming for? What are you seeking to achieve? Maybe lockdown is giving you more time to achieve this. Maybe you are needing to explore how you can do this at this time: each situation presents a new opportunity. Maybe lockdown is causing questions about your real purpose.
Jesus is clear that our priority is “the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6v33); for Paul, this was to reach others with the good news of Jesus. What ways can you/we find to share the good news of Jesus at this time?
In this light it is wonderful to have two Alphas and the Assemblies group on the go (see below). Carpe diem!
May God fill us with his heart for the lost and a courage to step out,
With love and blessing,
Programme – Please contact Roland if you would like to join any of the Zoom groups.
Other general information
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Spring Harvest – Resources continue to be available here https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringHarvest/videos .
Coronavirus talks – You may like to access these two links to good talks regarding God and the Coronavirus:
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