Pastor's Notes

Home Groups study - April 2019
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Pastor’s Notes

Dear Friends
Georgina and I would like to thank everyone for all the hard work that was done to
make the induction service such a memorable occasion, which was also honouring to
Starting 3rd of February 2019, we will be studying the life of David before he became
king with the sermon series title, “Moving Closer to God’s Heart.” From David’s life we
will seek to learn how we can draw closer to God’s heart, and from Saul’s life how and
why we draw away from the Lord’s heart. Sometimes it may be necessary to read a lot
of Scripture, but it will help us to gain a better understanding of the whole story.
Please could you prayerfully read the texts below before each service, so that you can
hear from the Lord about this critical theme for our walk with God? I would greatly
value your prayers for me as I seek to hear and prepare what the Lord wants me to
share with you. The Lord richly bless you all.

24 Feb 19
1 Samuel 24 Psalm 23
“Always Honour God”

Home Group Study
Through our study of David’s life before he became king, we considered some of the key steps
to draw closer to God’s heart. We also learnt how Saul drew away from God’s heart; his key
shortcoming was that he was more concerned with how other people thought of him, than how
God thought of him and what God had done for him. For a variety of reasons all of us can fall
into Saul’s trap, always chasing after other people’s approval. Rather, we need to rest on God’s
perfect and truthful assessment of who we are, and His ability and commitment to transform us
to be all He has made us to be. The studies on Self-Esteem will help us to see ourselves as God
sees us, and become more secure in our relationship with God and others.
New Sermon Series
Foundational to having a healthy God-focused self-esteem is to be growing in our wonder at

God’s love for us and be growing in our love for God. So, over the next six weeks we will be con-
sidering God’s love for us, and our loving response to Him. Please could you prayerfully read the

texts below to hear from God, what He would want to teach you and us as fellowship about this
subject? I would greatly value your prayers for me as I seek to hear and prepare what the Lord
wants me to share with you. The Lord richly bless you all.

7 April 19

John 15: 11-17 & 1 John 5: 1-5 Proving our Love for God

Easter Series – The Lord Takes Charge
The Lord said: “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life – only to take

it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority
to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my

Father.” (John 10: 17-18) The Lord God planned the Easter story before the foundation
of the earth, and put into effect at a time and place that He chose. Through Easter
week we’ll read, reflect and ponder how the Lord took charge to save us from sin that
we may be children of the living God. Please take time to prayerfully read the texts
below and I would value your prayers as I prepare to share His word for us. Thank you
& God Bless, Kumar

Sunday 14th April – Palm Sunday
Matthew 21: 1-17 & 23-27
Thursday 18th April – Maundy Thursday
Matthew 26: 17-35
Friday 19th April – Good Friday
Matthew 27: 32-54
Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday
Matthew 28: 1-20