28 Apr 2019

Dear family in Christ

As we gather for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, let us give thanks to the Lord for another year of his grace, wisdom and strength in our spiritual journey together as his beloved people at St John’s Chapel. We are called to be his ekklesia to the nations. We are called to follow Jesus Christ faithfully as his committed disciples, and being empowered by the Holy Spirit to be witnesses for Jesus to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

The AGM is an important time to give an account of what the Lord is calling his church to do in obedience to His will. Praise and thank God for the many brothers and sisters who have been serving the Lord faithfully in the Parochial Church Council (PCC), in the various church ministries, at the multiple evangelistic platforms and missional outreaches across all the congregations. May we continue to be found faithful in the worship (latreuo) of God by serving his will and purposes.

May our spiritual lives grow in godliness and maturity as we edify one another in the Lord. May our hearts be deeply encouraged to see children, youths, adults and the elderly coming to salvation faith in Jesus Christ. May our hearts rejoice to see brothers and sisters in Christ being restored in their relationship walk with the Lord.

Let it be our prayer and mission that as we see the gracious salvation plan in the missional heart of God, may we be a missionary church of Spirit-filled committed disciples of Jesus Christ, always ready to take the gospel to the nations.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

 

Maranatha
Pastor John

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