A Question Of Christian Devotion - A Message From Pastor Gordon

With the ever increasing pressures of modern life in every area - work, recreation, domestic, administrative and financial, it seems, at times, for the Christian believer, that the deadlines for things to be done continually interfere with prayer, Bible reading, and church attendance. As a pastor I a very conscious of this, because although I obviously ought It have more time at my disposal for spiritual things than many, nevertheless, I find that my time is continually being eaten into by the things of this world that must be done now. As we used to say, when was in the navy - immediately if not sooner!

Why all this you may say? Because if Jesus Christ is Son of God, raised from the dead, and coming again, and we are his disciples, then, however difficult, however it may be necessary to tread on a few toes, even if it might upset someone we love, or it means missing ·'match of the day' or having to postpone or cancel something we would have like to do or see, then whatever the cost we must give God the priority that heed demands - "Seek ye first the kingdom of God".

We can tell, if we are honest with ourselves, what is the level of our spirituality. If, for some reason, totally beyond our control, it is just impossible to attend church, are we truly sad or secretly glad.

May this Scripture portion challenge and encourage you -

"Let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up, stimulate and incite to love and helpful deeds and noble activities. Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together as believers, as is the habit of some people, but admonishing - warning, urging and encouraging - one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching." - Hebrews 10: 24 & 25 Amp: V.

See you on Sunday!
Gordon Burgess,
The pastor.