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27 September 2023

The invitation of the Gospel, the Good News about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is not about merely believing in and doing the minimum requirements necessary for entering heaven, a far-off place, when we die. That would be at best ‘just ok’ or ‘meh’ news.  The Good News is that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus we have been given an all-expenses paid invitation to participate in the fullness of life with the trinity today, and tomorrow, and every day to come.

It’s an invitation to participate in the loving relationship that the Father has with the Son, that the Son has with the Spirit and the Spirit with the Father. Ever-giving, ever-receiving, ever-reconciling all things back to Himself as His Kingdom is being established on earth as it is in heaven.

While our relationship with God is a personal one, it is worked out in community with a body of believers, the church. It can be hard sometimes to navigate the structures of a church and know where those spaces in which we can be built up in and where we can pour out into, are. Whether you are looking for a small group to journey through life with or a ministry to be involved in, you’ll find a space where you can be transformed and be transformative.

So watch this space…..and start pondering on where God is calling you to participate with Him.


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