Snapshot 3 february 2017

Dear Friends

I am challenged by this passage that I read in my personal devotional time:

Colossians 3:10-11 “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life...”

To the church in Corinth he writes “if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature the old has passed everything is new”

At the heart of this passage lie two truths:

1. Jesus died so that we may restore a friendship relationship with God. By accepting his offer of forgiveness we enter into a new life. There is a new beginning; God declares this relationship restored and we are declared forgiven. But this is only the start.

2. From that moment on it is up to us; we need to put on this new life. It is like having a smart jacket - we need to wear it.

Paul goes on to describe this new life: it is life where people are kind, humble and gentle, and where people forgive each other easily. Where people allow others a little space to make mistakes. In the middle of everything that life throws our way, it is a life that knows peace. Imagine living in a world where everyone lives by this code!

In a world where more and more people are drawing a line in the sand I think this is the better, less complicated life. The key to this life is stated, “and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”

This year our leadership - the pastors and the elders - have committed ourselves to do everything in our power to help you learn to know your creator. We want you to have this God life, this best life, this uncomplicated life.

This Sunday is “Vision Sunday” at Eastside make sure you are there as I share how we will aim to make this happen in your life this year.

Riaan

Love Pretoria East

Once every 6 weeks church leaders from across the City of Tshwane and beyond meet together for a time a worship and fellowship. Not only is this a great networking opportunity but we always leave encouraged, challenged or both. This past Wednesday we had a great time of worship together and we were challenged by Pastor Ronnie Barnard on church leadership.

Oh, and did I mention we also get to eat a yummy breakfast together? :-)

Worship @ Love Pretoria East

Calling all Engaged Couples!

The Marriage Preparation course starts this Wednesday, 8 February 2016. Here's what it's about:

What is The Marriage Preparation Course?

The Marriage Preparation Course was developed in 1985 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) to help couples invest in their relationship for a lasting marriage.

Over five sessions, the course will help you to:

Recognise the importance of commitment; Understand and appreciate your differences; Learn the art of communication; Resolve conflict; Spend time together; Recognise the influence of your family background; Develop a good sexual relationship; Talk about your goals, values and dreams

For more info on what to expect, click here

To register, email Fransie by clicking here

Advance Notice: Kids will get wet!

Advance warning to all parents of children aged 2 to Grade 5. It is with much sadness that we acknowledge that summer is coming to an end. But what better excuse to get wet in this heat than a "Summer-End-Party". This will be happening on Sunday the 26 February during children's church so please diaries and note that your child may leave church slightly on the wet side :-)

Got Your Diary?

The Youth are having a Burger and Milkshake Competition!

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