Day 103 – Tue 13 Dec – In the Knowing God group we were on chapter 3 – Knowing and being known – “Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord”, it’s a brilliant for a church like ours “you can have all the right notions in your head without ever tasting in your heart the realities to which you refer”. We had a great discussion on chapter 4 The only True God which is an exposition of the second commandment, one of the girls said brilliantly if you’ve read a book then watched the movie all you can see in your mind is the character. I’m hoping to preach through the 10 Commandments next year.
I spent the morning in preparation and managed to I hope be fresh in preaching it, I think I was a little bit long. The carol service was a mixture, our numbers were down considerably on last year. There were over a 100 there but I seem to remember last year we were about around the 180 mark. I also think they had put more chairs out so the room looked a little more sparse. On the other hand people took over 50 gospels and probably 30/40 of a Rico Tice evangelistic DVD. It’s hard to not just think about the numbers who came but there were some who said they might come to our carol service on Sunday.
I was pretty done in after the carol service but briefly met with the boys on the WSC, we’ve stalled a little bit on questions 16-20!! Donald has been charged with doing flash cards!! Claire was out in the evening at her work do so I was making tea – to say the house was carnage would be an understatement but the kids were in good form. After the Herculean task of tidying up I tried to get some work done but didn’t do that well.D