The following was written by a Christian brother from Africa - it never ceases to inspire me!
I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus.
I won’t look back. Let up, slow down, or back away. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colourless dreams, tainted vision, mundane talking, cheap giving and dwarf goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotion or popularity. I don’t have to be first, I don’t have to be right. I don’t have to be recognised. I don’t have to be praised, regarded or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on his presence, walk by patience, live by prayer and labour by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road is narrow. My way is rough. My companions few. My guide reliable. My mission clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up or let up, until I’ve stayed up, stored up, and prayed up, paid up and preached up the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till he comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till he stops me.
And when He comes for his own, he won’t have any problem recognising me!
The Trick-or-Treat Drop-In is the RBC light party held on 31 October each year. Save the date so you can get dressed up and come along to enjoy our sensory Dark Treasure Hunt, bouncy castle, games, face-painting, the odd sizzled sausage or two, and loads more fun!
Kids Programs This Sunday
Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-4, led by Kelly Jenkins.
Ignite is for young people in years 6-10, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Understanding Multicultural Church
The face of NZ has rapidly changed. There is an increasing need for greater cultural awareness. This applies in the church community as well as daily life. This workshop will equip you with greater understanding of the cultural complexities we face today. Click here for more information.
ALPHA CONTINUES THIS TUESDAY, 3:30PM IN THE CHURCH
Alpha is a video and discussion-based group for those wishing to explore the basics of the Christian faith. Do you have anyone you could ask to attend? There will be brochures available this Sunday to give out to friends. Register with Murray on 095242524
Electronic Waste Drop-off
Saturday 6 October, 9am-3pm at Selwyn College. For more information click here.
The final mainly music for term 3 will be next Tuesday at 10am in the church auditorium. It will then resume on Tuesday 16 October.
Saturday 6 October at 8am. Our speaker will be Geoff Tremain from Barnabas Fund. Geoff will be speaking on the growing persecution of Christians around the world, the role of Barnabas in helping such folk and need for us to support our suffering brothers and sisters. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
Baptist Women NZ
Two meetings on 6th October 2018. Either Breakfast Meeting, 8:30am at Mangere Bridge Baptist Church or High Tea Meeting, 3:30pm at Remuera Baptist Church. Both meetings $10.00. Come along to hear Amelia Gavidi, President of the Baptist Women’s Union of the South West Pacific tell stories of encouragement from women all around the Pacific. Click here for more info.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Contact the office for more information.
Wednesday Morning Home Group
Home Group at the home of Joy Galt on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. Contact the office for more information.
Sunday Afternoon Home Group
Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. Contact the office for more information.
Young Adults Home Group
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates.