Good News!

Think about some good news that you had recently – the birth of a baby, a marriage or a job appointment. I wonder how you heard about it? I wonder what your instinct was when you heard the news? Increasingly people use things like Facebook and Twitter to pass on good news but even if you don’t ‘do technology’ I am sure that you will agree that there are few things as frustrating as having good news that you can’t share.

For Christians there is no greater news than the Easter message. The death and resurrection of Jesus provide us with tangible assurance of God’s love for us and the means for our forgiveness and reconciliation. There are few Christians who don’t want to share God’s love with the people around them but many of us struggle with how. Over the next few months we have planned a number of activities that we believe will help us. The two main events are InsideOut and Catch the Flame please put these in your diary now so that you do not miss out.

InsideOut is a series of four Wednesday evenings starting 11th April. Led by Steve Lee from Miracle Street, these sessions will help us to share God’s love in practical and natural ways as part of our daily lives. You can watch a personal invitation from Steve on our website (lifechurchhook.org/insideout) As well as helping us to live our daily lives as followers of Jesus these evenings will also help us get ready for Catch the Flame which will take place over 26/27th May as we work together with the folk from St John’s. On the Saturday afternoon we will be holding another Fun Day followed by an open air ‘Church in the Park’ event on the Sunday. Catch the Flame is intended to tap into the 2012 Olympic theme as well as taking place at Pentecost weekend.

Please make it a priority to get involved on those dates, above all please pray that we will see people respond to the good news over the coming months.

This blog post featured in the April 2012 edition of Lifelines
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