Pastor’s Blog January 2018

For me the turn of the year provides an important opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and to plan for the year ahead. I don’t make resolutions as such but I do like to set myself some goals for different areas of my life. Honestly, I don’t manage to achieve even most of what I set out to do but usually I do accomplish some of them. It would be easy to get disheartened and give up but I really do want to be a better, more Christ like me and if I don’t think about and plan for that to happen then it won’t.

On a personal level it’s worth asking ourselves how we are going to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ in 2018.

What plan do I have for bible reading?

What plans do I have for spending time with God in prayer?

Is God asking me to change something in my life in 2018?

Also as a church we have the opportunity to ask ourselves, are we as committed as we should be to God’s purposes for us?

In the early weeks of 2018 we are going to think about 3 commands Jesus has given us:

  • Love God with your whole being.
  • Love your neighbour as yourself.
  • Go, make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them all I have commanded.

How is Bramhall Baptist Church doing in obeying these commands of Jesus?

I pray that 2018 will be a year of blessing for you, your families and this church.

Happy New Year.

Phil