Australia is currently in the process of carrying out a census. One of the questions, which is optional, requires an answer concerning a person’s religion.
There are many people who are not regular ‘church goers’ who would still prefer Australia to be recognised as a Christian country. These have been advised by some to register as belonging to the denomination into which they were born.
But is it enough to be a Christian by name only? What does God say?
When Jesus was asked which is the greatest command we have, he replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 (New Living Translation)
In Hebrews we are told
- to hold firmly to the hope we claim to have..
- to consider how we can stir up one another to love and to help one another to do good works..
- and not to give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing. Instead, to cheer each other up with words of hope and to do it all the more as we see the day coming when Christ will return. (Taken from Hebrews 10:23-25 from the New International Readers Version)
We pray that there may be those filling in their census forms, who will be moved to become vital Christians and make God and His Son the centre of their lives.
Current meditation: No Pretending
If you live in the Taree/Forster area please feel welcome to join BFG:
BFG (Bible & Friendship Group)
Join with neighbours for a cup of coffee, friendship and Bible based discussion.
Current study: ‘Old Testament Characters– by Peter Scazzero
10.00 – 11.00am first Tuesday of the month in various homes
For further details phone Jan: 6559 3869 or Col: 6553 4846