There is a nugget of wisdom in the Bible that says this: There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death (Proverbs 14:12). It reminds me of a funny little ditty called ‘The Spellchecker’.
I have a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye cannot sea
When I strike a quay, right a word
I weight for it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar Wright
It shows me straight a-weigh
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore it’s two late
And eye can put the error rite
It’s rarely, rarely grate
I’ve run this poem threw it
I’m shore your pleased two no
It’s letter perfect in it’s weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
In life, there are many things that seem on the surface to sound right, but once we dig a bit deeper, we find they are built on a flawed foundation. Love and justice are popular words in our world today, but scratch through them a bit and we find that love is only pursued until it hurts, and the quest for justice is often selfishness in disguise. True wisdom is found in living as Jesus did, but the ‘What would Jesus do?’ question first depends on us knowing what Jesus actually did. Let’s press into a deep knowledge of him in 2020 so that our way seems right to the Lord.
This Sunday 26th January…
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Guide To Starting The Year Well... This Sunday we will be taking a look at Johann Sebastian Bach's view of how we can have a good start to 2020
(1 Tim 1:12-17)
Office Hours Next Week
Please note that the office will only be open on Thursday from 8am-1pm next week.
Kids Programs This Sunday
There will be no kids programs as it is Anniversary Weekend. There will be paper and pens available for your kids. They will begin again in early February when school goes back.
Home Groups 2020
It is a great time to have a think about joining a small group for 2020. This is the best way to grow as an individual in Christ and get to know people in the church better. Please email the office if you are interested in joining a home group.
Chinese New Year
You will notice in the church that Remuera Baptist Chinese Church have put up their decorations for Chinese New Year over the next two Sundays. This is an important time of outreach for RCBC so please pray for them over this time.
2020 Important Dates
We will soon be distributing the list of important dates for 2020 at RBC so keep an eye out for that!
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. 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. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. 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 of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!
Important Dates coming soon…