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Thought for the Day by Alex Forrest (Voluntary Staff Worker)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Does anyone else feel drained? I feel like I’ve started a completely new job during lockdown. Pretty much all my responsibilities have changed and I’ve now become a video editor, blog writer, and CD creator. I’m one of those people that feels like I have to do the best job I can in any situation, so I have been pouring much of my energy into doing the best job I can in these new roles.
I guess for many of us our jobs look very different and we’re are constantly struggling to make it seem to others as if we’ve adapted to this new lifestyle well. We might be feeling exhausted from putting on a good front during zoom meetings or making it look like the new skills we need to do our jobs have come easy to us. We might be struggling with the fact we’re unable to work at the moment, feeling useless in comparison to all the heroes out there keeping us safe.
The very familiar words of Ephesians 2 remind us that being good at our jobs is not what saves us or defines us. You are not saved by performance. We are saved through God’s grace. If you’re struggling with adapting to this new lifestyle or anxious that you’re not doing enough right now, remind yourself that it doesn’t make a difference to your salvation, which has already been given to you as a gift by the grace of Christ.
The most important work you can do in this time, is good work that God has prepared for you to do. All things that we do for the glory of God are good works, and are things God wants us to do. The work we should really be focussed on is glorifying God. Make sure all that we do in the coming weeks is done in the knowledge and joy of the gift of our salvation, so that none of us may boast in our own abilities, and take comfort in knowing we are not saved by work, or works.
Catch up with Paul and Vanessa Fludder
Small Group Central this Wednesday 7.30pm
Small Group Central will be operating again this evening for those that do not regularly attend a Small Group. If you are interested in attending please either email Don (email@example.com) or Judith (firstname.lastname@example.org) Bawtree or give them a ring on 01273-508181 and they will send the necessary Zoom invitation..
A Reminder about BH Youth Live - TONIGHT
Stephen and Lizzi Demetriou will be hosting BH Youth LIVE on the Lockdown PraiseUp Youtube page from 7:15-8:15pm tonight. They’ll be teaching from the Bible, playing crazy games, and getting the youth involved in mad fun challenges. If you’re 11-18, come join in the fun! Message Stephen to get involved!
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Mental Health Awareness 2021
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We have now restarted in church services with 8.00am, 10.00am and 6.30pm services. Numbers for the 10am & 6.30am services will still be limited and must be booked in advance via MyChurchSuite or the website. These services will still be livestreamed on YouTube which can be accessed direct via the website or via MyChurchSuite.