January 2013

January 2013

In January at the start of a new year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the past and prepare for whatever God has in store for us in the coming twelve months. What are the plans you are making - and how much are you allowing God to direct your paths and guide your steps? We will then look at how this worked in practice for some Old Testament Characters as we explore the lives of some of those mentioned in the "Gallery of Faith" mentioned in Hebrews 11.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
6th January 2013Looking ForwardIvor & GlenCommunion
13thMen of Faith - AbelHebrews 11:4Ivor Greer
20thMen of Faith - NoahHebrews 11:7Ivor Greer
27thMen of Faith - GideonHebrews 11:32-40Dareth Ly
3rd FebruaryMen of Faith - MosesHebrews 11:23-28Ivor 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 StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

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

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 25th January 2013  at Heasmans Home             

Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR JANUARY:

Families

Faithful to hear and obey the Word of God (James 1:21-25; John 14:23). Pray that the Word of God will be the foundation on which our families build. Ask God to give each one a hunger for the Word of God. Pray that they will put into practice what God commands in His Word.

Active in serving Christ and His church (Hebrews 10:25; Mark 8:34-38). Plead with God to create in our families a longing to follow Jesus and to serve in His church. Pray that each family member would know Christ and would faithfully serve Him.

Maintain their prayer lives (Luke 18:1; Colossians 4:2). Pray that each member would have a heart for prayer. Ask God to create in each family member a longing to spend time with Him. Ask God to release a spirit of prayer in the family. Pray that the family would establish a family altar.

Introduce others to Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). Pray that the family would be witnesses for Christ both with their lives and their lips. Ask God to give the family boldness in standing for Jesus Christ. Plead with Him to remove anything that would hinder them from being powerful witnesses.

Love as God loves (1 John 4:7,11; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Pray that our families will love each other with deep and unconditional love. Ask God to remove anything that might hinder them from loving each other.

Yield themselves to God's protection (John 8:44; Ephesians 6:10-20). Pray that families will confess and repent of sin.