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Being away at the LiT (‘Leaders in Training’ camp) this week, we were talking about being resolute.
Resolute isn’t a word we often use these days and I wonder if it is because people in the world today are not resolute in much?
Though failings are not always due to a lack of resolve, passion, or commitment, it is still the case that when things don’t work out, we often do not like to recognise our part.
If you get a poor grade in school, it’s because the teacher didn’t instruct well enough.
If your marriage is failing, it’s your spouse’s fault, or their job, or the kids.
If you get knocked over really badly in the surf, many will hang up their wetsuits before having the resolve to get back on the board.
We are simply used to giving up at what we are not gifted at rather than being purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Yet, as Christians Jesus calls us to be resolute in following him towards eternal life just as he “resolutely set out for Jerusalem” in Luke 9:51.
Jesus’ setting out for Jerusalem was not just him going on a trip, but it was him being purposeful, determined, and unwavering in going towards suffering, humiliation, and hardship for the sake of saving us.
Michael Raiter, one of the speakers this week, told us that we all need to go through Jerusalem on our journey following Jesus to heaven.
We are welcoming suffering, and hardship, but for the sake of the gospel.
Though the journey will not be easy, we must be RESOLUTE just as Jesus was.
And along the way, hopefully we will find the strength to do our best in education, our families, surfing, and in all things for the glory of the kingdom.
This Sunday we take a break from our series on Romans, and Simon will be speaking on the topic ‘The glory of God’ from Psalm 19.
We had a great day at ‘Real Kids!’ this past Tuesday, and we will have a special presentation and report about the day during our services.
We will have our popular weekly question and answer time during our services, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
Our youth group, Refuge, plus Kids’ Club and Andy’s Club will be taking a break during the school holidays, and will return from Sunday 21st October.
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.
See you at 10am or 5pm this Sunday, God willing!