|Published on Sat, 3 Nov 2018 08:00|
From the Pastors Desk
Welcome to the month of November
Developing an Excellent Spirit
Welcome to our new teaching series, “Developing A Spirit of Excellence”. For six weeks based on the Book of Daniel we are going to explore what it really means to operate in the spirit of excellence, in our respective ministry, our worship, our jobs, our home and in our relationships.
If there was ever a time that the world needed the church and the children of God to boldly come to the fore, it’s now. These are difficult times as the nation anxiously awaits a clear direction out of Europe. We are facing a possible winter of discontent as talks of essential service workers striking grows.
The fatalities of youth violence in our community continues to rise. This is the context in which we have been called to let our light so shine before men that men that they may see our good work and come to glorify our father in Heaven.
For inspiration, we look to the story of Daniel and his companions in the Hebrew scriptures. Even as an exile in Babylon, Daniel was marked out by his excellent spirit. His was an excellence that went beyond his natural attributes, being determined more than anything by his attitude of heart. The scriptures tell us that although we are like fragile jars of clay, we have this light shining in our hearts, a power that comes from God.
The series is not merely about perfection, being more professional or getting better at protocols. Rather it is about doing the best we can with the gifts and abilities God gives us and giving our best to the glory of God.
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