“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.”
1 Corinthians 14:1
Tonight is the first of three Wednesday nights where Russ Kline is going to be training and equipping us to move in the gift of prophecy. We're starting at 7.45pm in the Kerith Centre - I'm really excited for what I think is going to move us forward as a community in our use of the gifts of the Spirit.
Given the number of people who came to hear Russ on Sunday night, and others who couldn't make it on Sunday but I know are coming tonight, the Kerith Centre car park is likely to be overwhelmed! That's without taking into account that we've also got Freedom in Christ and Peach & Coconut courses running tonight. We might end up having to do this:
To prevent that I'm asking for as many people as possible to park in Charles Square car park in the town centre. I know that we all think that we're the exception who fully deserves to park at the Kerith Centre, but unless you're diabled, a Kerith car park badge holder, or a woman coming on your own the rest of us are more than capable of safely making the less than 10 minute walk from Charles Square - just think of all those calories you'll be burning off if you need any additional motivation.
For anyone who might be tempted not to come because of the extra walk then I'd strongly encourage you to press through! I've been in Africa where people will walk for hours in the blazing heat to get to church whereas we often get put off just by a bit of rain or not being able to park right next to the front door. In Paul's command to eagerly desire spiritual gifts there is a sense of being willing to pay the cost of pursuing the gift - let the walk tonight and the £2.20 (I think) for the car park be part of the cost for you. You'll more than reap what you sow :)
Hope to see you later,