sermon ralph mallinson

Carrying hopes and dreams

We are the inheritors of the salvation Simeon proclaimed. We are carrying hopes and dreams of a time when God’s kingdom will fully come and God’s will be fully done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Maybe also we, like those two old people, need the gift of perseverance, to wait in faith and hope on God. Certainly like them we need to have great expectations that God will work out God’s purposes as year succeeds to year.

nigel silvester sermon

Ecclesia

This is challenging stuff.

It is clear that ticking-over is not an option. To achieve the Vision we do need to change gear from just maintaining what we have and to move into mission mode.

That means that as church we need to do more than turn up for worship on a Sunday. It means, among other things, telling people outside of here about God’s love; it means finding opportunities to recruit new Christians and to help them grow in the faith – and it means doing our bit to change the world!

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