From The Manse

 

Dear Friends,

I have often felt that September marks the beginning of the Church year. The holiday season for most is over and our organisations are geared up for another session.

September is therefore a good time to recommit ourselves to God and to renew our pledge to be His faithful people- but what does this actually mean?

I believe it means considering afresh the promises we made when we became members of the Church and where necessary making changes to ensure we remain faithful to those promises.

Here are the promises;

I believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and I confess Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord.

I promise to join regularly with my fellow Christians in worship on the Lord’s Day.

I promise to be faithful in reading the Bible, and in prayer.

I promise to give a fitting proportion of my time, talents and money for the Church's work in the world.

I promise, depending on the grace of God, to confess Christ before men, to serve him in my daily work, and to walk in his ways all the days of my life.

At a time when society is becoming more secular it is important that as the people of God we do not yield to the spirit of the age or succumb to the temptation to think that the battle has been lost and our days are numbered. Instead, we must cheerfully rise to the challenges that are before us and with God’s help go forward knowing and believing that we will be equipped by Him for all that the coming days shall bring.

Let us then take time to reflect on our commitment; God needs you and the Church needs you!

If you haven't been for a while on a Sunday come along and if there are ways you think you could help or serve within the Church talk to me or to one of our elders. I assure you of a warm welcome and a listening ear!

Every blessing,

Your Friend and Minister,

Gary J McIntyre