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    Changing Seasons

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011


    CHANGING SEASONS

    This term, we here at EBC have been celebrating our recent past. I say recent past because we have just been reflecting on the past ten years when EBC’s history stretches back around 107 years. Over a century of church participation and leadership – What a Heritage!

    Babies have been born and families grown. Youth went on to become sensible, well-adjusted adult influencers in their generation. Men and women, in our past, committed themselves to each other and took part in shaping their society and culture to be what we have today. Consider all the church leaders who have been influencers to the multitude of people who have shared their faith at EBC. The pastors, the deacons, the Sunday school superintendents and teachers, the ministry leaders, home group shepherds and volunteer servants who went ahead of us to lay a foundation that has stood for over a Century. Wow!

    We have much to thank God for, so it is right to celebrate, and celebrate we have. We have celebrated our Vision, Purpose and Mission, thanking God for the leadership and vision that has afforded EBC the facilities we enjoy on a regular basis.   We have celebrated our volunteers. We have celebrated our multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation with a special focus on our mature aged saints. This week we will be celebrating with our young members and their families with the annual EBKidz Christmas production.

    The term has not yet finished. Yes there’s more to come before we celebrate Christmas.

    It’s good to reflect and observe milestones or markers in our past as long as it helps us continue to move ahead. Selwyn Hughes uses the illustration of a driver glancing in the rear vision mirror “as a reference point not a resting point.” To remain fixed on the mirror rather than the road ahead would be disastrous. The road ahead has been to every generation, perilous and challenging. We face similar challenges to those that confronted families over the last 107 years, and the way forward will only be found in the Spirit of God’s leading.

    In looking for the Spirit’s leading regarding the way ahead, we will be observing a time of Prayer and Fasting next weekend. On Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8am there will be a prayer meeting in the foyer. You are invited to join us as we celebrate God’s gifts to EBC and wait on Him to lead the way ahead. If able, we invite you also to fast with us.








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