Outreach opportunity: Meet your city counsellor event at GBC
As a church we desire to be good neighbours, build relationship with the community and earn the opportunity to share the hope in Jesus we have. With this in mind, in conjunction with the Junction Neighbourhood Group, we are hosting an information meeting with our Ward 3 counsellors. “Meet your city counsellor night” is a great outreach opportunity and chance for we as a church to shine. The event will be held on Thursday April 27, 7-8:30pm. Please come out if you’re in this ward to meet your neighbors. If you’re not, you’re still welcome to support this event. May we let our lights shine!
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we return to our series, “Firm Foundations”-a study of the book of Romans
The foundation of a building is critically important for the stability of the structure that sits on it. In many ways our faith and relationship with God needs the same thing. How is your foundation? We continue to look at this idea as we study the book of Romans, perhaps the best book of the New Testament for this kind of thing.
This Sunday I will be looking at Paul’s view of Israel’s standing with God and how that relates to us.
Want to prepare? Read the text for Sunday ahead of time: Romans 9.
If you can’t make it you can connect through our website:
www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Thought for the Day: Watch (and ask) for opportunities...more thoughts
Tuesday I examined the idea of looking for opportunities to share our faith with the world around us. While we’re often given the chance to share the hope that we have, we can also ASK God to give us these openings and then we just have to keep our eyes open to see the opportunities when they pop up.
Great! Here’s another thing I watch for:
Questions from others.
Although most everyone who knows me knows I’m a Christian, it doesn’t mean I’ve exhausted my opportunities to share my faith. When someone asks me about an element of my faith, like one of my athletes did recently, or I see an opening in a conversation, I just share a little bit unless the person wants to keep talking. For example, someone once asked how I could forgive a person who’d treated me badly. I got to share very briefly that I could because God had forgiven me for so much as well. That was it. The person didn’t have any more questions and we moved on to another subject. But other times, a person has wanted to keep talking, and we’ve talked about God for a long time. I try to listen to what they’re interested in and just share that so I don’t come across as being pushy. The key here is to be connected to the Holy Spirit and wait on the Spirit’s prompting, not rushing, but also not being passive. More on this next week!
In His grip,