SERVICE TIMES

Sunday:

Morning Service - 10.00 am

1st Wednesday of the Month - 10.30 am

Communion service in the lounge.  Morning tea will be served. 

I've been Thinking - 10 March 2019

posted date: Friday 8th March 2019

Oh! The joy of discovery. That's what drives us.

Take a moment away from your work, your leisure, and look closely at whatever you find:

        the shape of a leaf.

          the texture of a rock.

          the swooping flight of a bird.

          what is that leaf?

          how old is that rock?

          why does that bird behave the way it does?

When we open our minds to discovery, we allow ourselves to ask, to seek and to find.

Jesus says, “ I came so that they may have life and may have it abundantly”. (John 10:10).

That’s exactly what happened to
St. Paul.

After Paul's miraculous conversion on the road to Damascus, he starts a life of discovery.

Paul discovers God is alive and he could receive from Him first hand
(Gal 1:12). Through his fellowship with Jesus (1 Cor 1:9). Paul discovers, in spite of what he has done to God's people in the past, God has set him apart even from his mother’s womb and was pleased to reveal Jesus to him (Gal 1:15). Through his struggles to understand and to receive Jesus' disclosures to him, he discovers Jesus is his sufficiency.(2 Cor 2:9). He learns the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want (Phil 4:11-13). In his life experience, Paul learns from Jesus to consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus His Lord (Phil 3:8).

Do these sound like abundant life? Absolutely. Paul has discovered for himself a life of joy, peace and hope as he fellowships with Jesus, and learns to trust Jesus (Rom 15:13, Eph 1:18).

What's more, Paul has discovered the lover of his soul, the source of these disclosures is none other than the being of perfect love, perfect wisdom, who is far above all rule and authority and power and dominion in the universe, not just in this age but also in the one to come (Eph 1:21)

Oh, what joy of discovery, that Jesus is my trusted friend.

Joseph Lam

Elder