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Remembering the Past as we Look Forward 

Last week whilst looking through the filing cupboards in the church office I came across several old letters and documents that showed little glimpses of the history of Living Springs Community Church. And this got me thinking. 

We all have a responsibility and a part to play in the history of the church we attend. Our responsibility, to remember the past, to honour those who have gone before us. Our part to play is to be part of the history of Living Springs going forward.

We need to steward well what God has given us, we need to step out into what God has called us to do, we need to pray like never before.

We are entering a new season at Living Springs, God is giving a vision of what the future for Living Springs will look like, history will record how we respond. 

Let Us Not Neglect Meeting Together!

I have been thinking about why should people come to church on a Sunday. After all, you can get the latest worship music online, listen to best preachers from anywhere in the world and even attend a full church service at church online (complete with an online pastor). So why do you need to come to church?

The author of Hebrews seems to address this issue in Hebrews 10:24-25, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one and another - and all the more as you the see the Day approaching"

I believe that one of the key reasons we should continue to meet together is fellowship. As I wrote earlier you can listen to worship, hear preaching and even attend church online but in my opinion, doing these remotely takes away fellowship, meeting people face to face.

We live in a world where loneliness is epidemic surely fellowship at church can play a role in defeating loneliness. As the author of Hebrews writes in v 24 we can spur one and other on, best done in meeting together (v 25).

A regular church attender used to be someone who came every week to church, nowadays that would be someone who came twice a month.

Can I encourage you to not neglect meeting together, to prioritise gathering together.

Adam Boud, 24/03/2019