Readings Acts 18:1-11, and Matthew 16:13-20, 24-28. Sandra looked at some of the trials and rejection of the early church as recorded in Acts and reminded us of on-going and increasing persecution of Christians in different parts of our world. She shared stories given by Christian leaders from various countries at an Open Doors conference the previous day and encouraged us in prayer for churches which are growing in areas even where there is severe persecution.
Readings: Exodus 3:1-15, and Acts 21:1-15. Mike looks at these readings and explores how God speaks to us through things around us or Prophesy or other ways and how we can distinguish His voice from other influences on our lives.
Readings: Acts 16:1-5, and Luke 18:15-18. Jo looks at the story of Timothy and how he was faithful and grew in stature. We are also called to be faithful and learn to trust God for all we need to fulfil his calling on our lives to spread the Good News of Jesus.
Bob looks at working with others in Mission and how being part of a community of Christians can improve the quality and effectiveness of how we can tell others about Jesus. and affect our society for good.
Jo looks at the Bible story of Jesus meeting the woman at the well, and how he introduced her to new life. We too need to find ways of being natural in the way we relate to others and God will guide us and open up opportunities for us if we ask Him.