Below are a few of the articles in our AUTUMN 2017 edition of our Newsletter.

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Dear Friends,

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13 verse 8.

I read the following story – which may or may not be true, but either way it has in it a very valuable lesson. One day, there was a blind man sitting on the step of a building with a hat by his feet and sign that read “I am blind, please help.” A creative publicist was walking by and stopped to have a look. He saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat. He dropped in a few more coins and, without asking for permission, took the sign and rewrote it.

The same afternoon the publicist returned to the blind man and noticed that his hat was full of notes and coins. He paused for a moment and the blind man asked him if he was the person who had rewritten his sign and, if so, what did he write?

The publicist responded: “Nothing that wasn't true. I just wrote the message a little differently.” He smiled and went his way. The new sign read: “Today is golden autumn and I can't see it.”

Sometimes we need to change our strategy. “If we always do what we've always done, we will always get what we've always got."

Did you ever stop to think that the New Testament part of the Bible is almost silent on the method by which we should conduct ministry? I think the reason is obvious. If it weren't, some of us would stick to the same methods used in Paul and Peter's day religiously and rigidly. God never changes and His Word never changes. However, often our means of communicating needs to change with the times. Remember, "Nothing changes if nothing changes." In other words, if what we are doing in our relationships, our family life, and in our churches isn't working, or isn‘t as exciting as it once was then we may very well need to change ourselves and/or our strategies and methods, even our traditions and practices. Change is so often feared, yet in reality it can be the best thing ever for adding new life and vigour to our responsibilities. So let us all grasp change and trust that God‘s hand is upon it all.

Yours in Jesus


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