Hanwell Methodist Church
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Messages from our Minister
This web page is reserved for messages from our Minister, Shirlyn, who posts messages from time to time for Church members and members of the local community.
If you would like to get in contact with her, please refer to our Contacts page.
Our Minister's message
specially written for us
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ,
our Intercessor and Friend.
Now is the time:
not for suspicion but for acceptance
not for envy but for sharing
not for isolation but for welcoming
not for destruction but for regeneration
not for hurt but for healing
not for death but for life.
We are called to experience, explore and reflect on the power of God working in our
lives and the life of the gathered and scattered church community. This calling should
also be displayed in our commitment and willingness to respond to Christ commission,
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I
have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age"
(Matthew 28: 19-20).
Therefore, the time is now, not tomorrow or when we are certain of God's purpose for us, but in awareness that it is God, who equips and strengthen us in our given task. The time is now, not tomorrow for us to rejoice in the richness of God's blessings and risk something of ourselves that the gospel message would touch lives around us. The time is now, for us to exemplify Christ transformative work on cross, through acts of forgiveness and extended grace for healing and renewal.
As we continue in our Christian discipleship, may we have the faith to face the challenges we will encounter and the humility to place them before God’s throne of grace.
Peace and Grace,
Meet our Minister, Shirlyn
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