October 2012

Protecting Children Workshop - Sat 6th October from 8.00am to 11.30am

Many children (within the CFSR family and from our wider ministries) are shy at first but warm to love shown to them. This can make them vulnerable as they learn to trust people who have befriended them.

But are we aware of the need to teach children to distinguish between those who are befriending for pure reasons and those who have more evil intentions?  How do we prepare ourselves for the reality of finding that children in our care or in the villages we visit have been abused in some way?  How can we help them out of abusive relationships?  How do we love them as we love ourselves and as Jesus loves them?

October 2012

During October we are starting a new series in Hebrews.

Most of us dip into Hebrews (where there are many well-known and much-loved verses) but don’t try to understand the letter in its entirety. If we allow this to happen, we will be in danger of misunderstanding the Old Testament. Hebrews is the best commentary of the Old Testament that has ever been written. It focusses on the Lord Jesus – the greatest revelation of God to his people. As we study Hebrews over the coming weeks, my prayer is that we will get a greater vision of what the Lord Jesus Christ has done, what he is doing now, and what he will do in the future.

The letter was written to Hebrew believers who had found the going tough. They were in danger of giving up. The Apostle reminds them of God’s revelation (1:1) through Jesus (1:1-2) and the work that he did (1:3). The key message could be summed up by Hebrews 12:3

“Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Most of the thirteen chapters of Hebrews contain teaching which answers questions that the believers were asking. The Apostle ends (from 10:19) with an exhortation to keep on keeping on because “we have such a high priest” (8:1). Pray that we will learn together from God’s word over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
30th Sept The Year of God's GraceJohn 5:1-6Tim Paton6th Anniversary
7th OctoberGod's greatest revelationHebrews 1:1-2:4Ivor GreerCommunion
14thThe greatest manHebrews 2:5-18Ivor GreerKhmer Resources
21stA greater MosesHebrews 3:1-4:13Ivor Greer
28thA greater priestHebrews 4:14-5:11Randy Odom
4th NovemberA greater truthHebrews 5:11-6:20Ivor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupAlternate Tuesdays7.30pmVariousAnna-Eva
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBonita's PlaceRandy (078 802017)
The Living WordAlternate Fridays (5th & 19th)7.00pmHeasmansJez (013 221134)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: [NOTE: Now every Friday - check venue with Govin 0166 25250]

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

6.00pm on Friday 26th October            Speaker: Kandy Huynh       Venue: Carol's house (077 301150)

Prayer: 

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