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Christians in the workplace

Help your friends meet Jesus

with Richard Borgonon
Wednesday February 20th, 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Hear how you can revitalise your spiritual life by helping your friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues meet Jesus. Hear Richard Borgonon share his own story of revival and the development of the resource 'The Word one-to-one'. Learn how you can also start helping your friends meet Jesus in the pages of John's Gospel.

When: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Where:

Grace Bible Church Holland Park

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Twelve Lords a Leaping...for joy

When was the last time you literally leapt for joy? I can’t think of a time I’ve leapt for joy, but there may have been a happy dance or two. But where does true joy come from? Surely it must come when true victory is won over our greatest enemy. The angels brought tidings of great joy, and that tiding was that God has come into to the world to save the world. Jesus is the only source of true joy because he brings a victory over sin and death that can never be taken away.

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Eleven Ladies Dancing - Keep on your toes

Christmas is just over week away. Does this strike fear or are you able to remember the hope it brings? We do have a great hope, hope that is bigger than all of the mountains in life.

1 Peter 3:15 'But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,'

What is the hope we have? How can you articulate this to colleagues and friends when they ask?

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Ten Drummers Drumming - Christmas noise

Does Christmas and all the hoopla surrounding it get to you much like the next door neighbour’s teenager who practices their drumming day and night. It gets to a point where you are just over it. Over the stress, over the multiple diary entries, over the present lists. Or maybe you revel in the Christmas beat. Filling your days with tinsel and Christmas traditions. However you approach Christmas each year it is important not to lose sight of what it is all about.

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Nine Pipers Piping - Shepherds Praising

Pipers piping conjures up images of the Pied Piper of Hamlin, playing away on his pipe with widows opening as children listen to the music. Multiply this by 9 and there is great music to be heard. While the Pied Piper was playing for manipulation, the Shepherds were telling a story out of excitement, which caused them to praise God. Imagine the scene as the shepherds told everyone they saw what had just happened.

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Eight Maids a Milking - Hard Work

Have you ever milked a cow by hand? It is not for the faint hearted: just the right amount of elbow grease combined with great compassion for the animal you are working with! What motivates you to work hard?

Proverbs 12:24 'Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labour.'

Proverbs 16:26 'The appetite of labourers works for them, their hunger drives them on.'

Proverbs 14:23 'All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.'

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Seven Swans a Swimming - What is it?

It’s hard to start this one, because who knows what “Seven Swans a swimming” actually means?! Some say it is a reference to gifts of the Holy Spirit, some a reference to sacraments. Who knows? And also, who knows how to work out what is the truth? We can wonder what does this festive season mean, what does life itself even mean?

The one whose birth we remember at Christmas grew up to say (John 14:6): “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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Six Geese a Laying - Prickly People

I don’t know what you think, but it seems in media these days geese have a bad rap. There was recently a Facebook ad, selling geese, that went viral, saying that the geese were jerks! It reminds me that there are some people who are really difficult to work with, and who can be really prickly (like geese!). Often, we can be judgemental towards how they are acting, rather than thinking and acknowledging the hurt that may have caused them to act that way. The Grinch is a good example of someone who is a bit of a jerk around Christmas, but that was because of the hurt deep inside him.

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