Here on earth we often live life as if we are going to live forever and yet the Bible tells us we are like a blade of grass that is here today and gone tomorrow. The reality is that we only briefly pass through this world and our citizenship as Christians is in heaven. We are called to live life with eternity ever before us.

Christ suffered all He did for us because of the joy that lay before Him. If we focus on the same eternal perspective how does that affect how we live in the here and now? How can we make our short life on earth count for Christ and eternity?

It is my absolute passion to share the love and message of Christ with those around me. I don’t want any of my family and friends to be eternally lost. I want them to become my brothers and sisters in Christ forever. I shudder at the thought of my life being in any way an obstacle to others finding Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. I am sure you feel the same.

With this in mind please consider who you might invite and accompany to the Alpha Course in the New Year. Be praying for those you might ask.

Be encouraged by the words of Jesus, who said: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.” (John 15:16)

Chris Mellor
Senior Leader