Knowing the Gospel
What is the basic purpose of any church? As part of our mission plan, we put it like this:
The Parish of Northaw and Cuffley exists to glorify God, to grow disciples, and to share the good news of the gospel in word and action.
Over the next four weeks we're going to be picking this up in four titles: Knowing the Gospel, Growing in the Gospel, Showing the Gospel, and Going with the Gospel. As we do so, we'll be looking through Paul's second letter to Timothy.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2 Timothy 1:9-10)
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
This Wednesday, at 10am, we’ll meet in St Andrew to pray together.
We’ll be finished in time to join the Coffee Shop at 10:30.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Miles Kington
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17)
What does true wisdom look like? Where does it come from? James tells us that true wisdom is shown by humility and good deeds. How do we get it? It comes from God, and when we ask him for it.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am morning worship in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look at this part of James’ letter together.
In-person Coffee Shop
Our Coffee Shop continues in-person this Wednesday, from 10:30am - 12:30pm in St Andrew, Cuffley. You would be very welcome to join us.
Virtual Coffee Shop
Also this Wednesday, at 10:30, we'll be having our regular Virtual Coffee Shop, if you can join us for that, it would be great to see you. Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at how we can bring the virtual and physical together in some way.