Pastor’s Piece, July 2019

A part of the building.

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Ephesians 2: 19-22

We read these words a few weeks ago as we continued in our study through the letter from Paul to the Ephesian church. It’s a great comforting paragraph to say that we are members of God’s household, one built on the cornerstone of Jesus – the one who holds everything together.

As we come to summertime, many of us will be taking some well-earned breaks – going away, spending time with friends and family, exploring new places, or making the most of the nice weather (hopefully) and having time at home.

Whatever we do and wherever we go we are still a part of this household of God’s. We are never alone, never apart from Him; unless we want to be. Even then he doesn’t let go easily.

The weeks to the end of July we will continue with our series in Ephesians. Once we get to August we will have our summer series of All Age services looking at four different stories from across the Bible. Those services will be slightly different and we hope will be fun for everyone as we learn together from God’s word.

If you are able to be at ABC this summer then my prayer is that you feel a part of the family that God is creating and working on in the church. If you are away from the church then don’t feel lost, or left out. With God we are never alone, if you aren’t at church for a couple of weeks then please pray for those who are there.

Whatever you are doing, let’s pray for each other and enjoy the times that we are together learning more of God’s love for each of us.

Have a great summer.

–Steve

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