with a passion to worship God,
who care for one another
and bring God’s love into a broken world”
We're in a message series called: Hallmarks of a Healthy Church. This series is in the context of a church health survey that we’re doing with NCD. This Sunday we talked about 'inspiring worship services'. Our vision for what we do on Sunday morning, is that it will empower you to live a life of worship for God. .
The end is in sight, the finish line is within reach! 3 services and 2 more sermons to go and then Margot and I will cross the line and end our work within Vineyard Groningen. It is a strange period in our lives and I will share a bit more on that at the end of this sermon. The finish line is within reach…it is a perfect fit with the passage from which I will preach today: Hebrews 12:1-3.
Last Sunday, Koen Prinzen shared with us from Revelation 1 about the story of John who, amid persecution and hardship, received a world changing revelation of Jesus Christ. In the same way when we fix our eyes on Jesus instead of our struggle - Jesus may give us a completely new perspective on our circumstances. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have as a Christian, how intimate your walk with God is and how He has used you in the past – we all need a fresh revelation from our Lord from time to time.
Frank Tsiwah shared with us on - Meeting the Risen Christ - The Case of Mary Magdalena and Peter. Based on John 20:1-18 he looks at at the following points:
Today I pick up my series on Hebrews and continue where I left it last time, when I spoke about growing in spiritual maturity. For today the focus is in particular on ‘The certainty of God’s promise’. It is a perfect match – a divine one – with where we are as Church.