spur one another on
I was rather hoping we could have enjoyed our bike ride on a Saturday.
Despite our challenges, and different aspirations for worship we like to meet with other believers.
When a friend is going through tough times we can either stand back and be religious, or be there for them.
Someone I know says “we are a mini church” if we don’t look after our own relationships we can’t be much use to the wider church.
Whizzing down a favourable incline we both spotted this church, begging us to park up and pay a visit.
Tom suggested we padlock the bikes and investigate.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I drop into any church building I feel like a surveyor.
What vibes does the place give off, does the minister and congregation have any real appreciation of the fundamentals of the Christian Faith?
Do they love Jesus?
Do they believe in the scriptures?
Are they waiting for the second coming?
Personally I’m horrified by churches that have no Bibles.
So what of St.Hubert’s at Idsworth?
I got a real buzz from going to this church!
There was an extract from Psalm 24 pinned to the main doors.
Once inside the thick walls cooled us from the blazing heat outside.
A Bible was wide oven at Isaiah 53, and I was able to read several verses out loud, particularly enjoying the RSV rendition of verse 8.
By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people.
There may not have been an official service when we popped in, but there were visitors present, and I came away thrilled that I’d been inside. Hopefully the others were similarly encouraged.
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 another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10: 24 & 25