Pastor Tim Pianta 65 Main Street, Tolga, Phone 0418882605 Email tolgacommunitychurch@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Offering Opportunties to serve

At TCC we like to offer opportunities for our people to serve.  Serve in areas where they can use their gifts and natural abilities.  We had the priviledge of one of our members who is currently studying to share some insights from what they have been learning.  And isn't that what Church should also be about?  A safe place to share your joys, struggles and what you've been learning and challenged with?

One of our members shared "I started to read, I mean really read my Bible about 12 years ago and I was living in a very remote part of Australia.  I was learning pure gospel,commentary by my side, Christian TV...and no religion.  By religion, I mean ritual and ceremony, carried out without God's involvement at all.  It wa not until the end of last year; and particularly the beginning of this year that I ran smack bang into religion.  A battle I never thought I would have to fight..."

You may or may not agree with this statement, but this person went on to share about this statement and the deep sadness they experienced by what they see in our local churches. 
What do people see when they walk into our local churches?  Do they run into "religion" or Jesus?
Do they feel welcomed or unwanted?  Do they get confused about a Leader's opinion or do they hear the gospel?

We need to be aware of what we are speaking, how we live and act - we want to bring honour to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Thank you to our member who shared some of their experience with us on Sunday.

(posted by Administrator of TCC)

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