17 September 2017

Dear family in Christ

In the second epistle of Peter chapter 3, the apostle Peter wrote that in the Last Days, there would be scoffers who will ask why the promise of the Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has not been fulfilled yet. Peter encouraged God’s people in 2 Peter 3:9 that “the Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

This is the heartbeat of our loving Abba Father. “None should perish” is the key theme of the coming Diocesan Mission Conference on 17-19 October (2 evenings 17 & 19 Oct and 1 full day 18 Oct). This missions conference seeks to REFRESH THE MISSION CALL upon our whole diocese to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations – A TOTAL MOBILISATION that the called are sent, that the blessed become a blessing, that the church is alert and tuned in to what God is doing in our world today.

I am thankful and encouraged in the Lord that St John’s Chapel is a missional church in various ways. I call upon our church community to gather at this missions conference to hear what the Lord is doing in these Last Days in calling people to Himself all over the world. Let us refresh our call and commitment in how we can all be involved in world missions in praying, giving, encouraging and going.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”  Matthew 24:14

Maranatha

Pastor John