From The Pastor's Pen

AN IPSWICH CHURCH

From The Pastor's Pen

NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain        1 Corinthians 15:58

 

I’m surprised how quickly I give up. Even after all these years as a Christian, if what I’m praying for doesn’t happen quickly, I find it so hard to persevere. I’m not alone, am I?

God’s promise in the verse above is: ‘your labour in the Lord is not in vain.’  Because of that, Paul can confidently insist ‘stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord.’

A great American prayer-warrior, Cotton Mather, prayed for revival several hours each day for twenty years; the Great Awakening began in America the year he died. The British Empire finally abolished slavery as the Christian abolitionist, William Wilberforce, lay on his death bed, exhausted from his nearly fifty-year battle against the slave trade. Hudson Taylor saw converts in China, but nothing like the almost one hundred million believers that live there today. Even the great apostle Paul left behind a relatively small number of converts, scattered in outposts around the Mediterranean, and not immune to doctrinal disputes, divisions and other fleshly indulgences.

Don’t give up because nothing seems to be happening. Keep going. Sometimes it’s not what we finish, but what we begin, that makes the difference.

                              

About us

Our vision is to be a caring and empowering community of God’s people, bringing healing and restoring hope through life  changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

We not only have a big heart for people but a big heart for our city. Vision Christian Family is one of a number of Ipswich churches who want to see Christ’s kingdom dynamically established in the lives of God’s people. Everything we do ultimately works toward this single purpose.

Contact Info

Geoff Wilson - pastor
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geoff.nwilson@yahoo.com.au

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