Remembrance Day is tomorrow. I’d encourage you to take a minute or two of silence around 11am to remember those who died so others may live. Lest we forget.
Sharing our faith
When I ask, “do you share your faith?” What comes to mind? Excitement? Terror? Interest? Ambivalence? We all have different experiences with the idea that we need to share our faith. This is what outreach is about and is one of our key focus areas as a church.
So, to help us interact with this, our communications team (thanks Darren!) has put together a short survey on your faith experience. I’d encourage you to HONETSTLY fill it out so then our Outreach Team, which I lead, can best help you be prepared to share your faith as God allows opportunities to arise.
In addition, I’m going to be holding regular monthly workshops on Sunday’s after church to help equip and give you the opportunity to increase your comfort in this important part of our faith experience. The first one is going to be held on Sunday November 29. More details to come.
Join Jacob and Karen Ginter for a time of prayer on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm here at GBC in the Side Auditorium.
For questions or further details please contact Jacob at– firstname.lastname@example.org or text 519-803-4453
Thought for the day: Growing fruit takes exercise!
Paul reminds us in 1 Timothy 4 that we are to train ourselves to be Godly. This means that growing the fruit of the Spirit is like growing a muscle. The muscle is already a part of us but we have to choose to use it if we want to see any growth. We have to exercise faith and believe that we have everything we need for growth. When we exercise our ‘spiritual muscles’ the resulting growth will make us more compassionate, more empathetic, kinder, more joyful, more peaceful, and gentler, with the common strand of love. That’s the Fruit of the Spirit! As we choose to seek to mature, we’ll see evidence of this growth and the impact it makes on others. Here’s an important point though: growing the Fruit of the Spirit relies on the Holy Spirit producing His fruit in us, with the Holy Spirit's power making changes in our lives day by day. Seek, and then work, to BUILD your fruit!
In His grip,