Arrangements during the week
If you need help during the week please ring the Church (Ansaphone) and we will get back to you as soon as possible:
Telephone: 0208 441 9321
OR, if you have Internet Access, eMail the Church Secretary
PASTOR’S PAGE (Rev Emmanuel Ntusi)
Pastor’s Message (Text For The Year 2018)
Dear Members & Friends,
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” Colossians 4 verse 6
In 2018, here at Underhill we want to focus and encourage each other to be more effective in our ‘crossing places’ (work, school, home, playground etc.) The above mentioned verse though a message given directly to the Colossian church, it is also a word for the people of Underhill for this season.
At our 2018 Bible verse launch Sunday, Heather Stevenson began to share her first thoughts on what God is saying to us. Below is the extract from her message.
As we go about our everyday lives we are bound to come into contact with people who do not share our Christian beliefs.
Among these there may well be followers of other faiths, atheists, agnostics, humanists, and also those who are confused or just don’t know what to believe.
These are the people God has led us to meet at our “crossing places” – the Bible tells us to make the most of every opportunity as we engage with these individuals. We are to welcome the chance to have a conversation, hear their stories and share ours, doing it in such a way that we don’t come across as disrespectful, arrogant or aggressive. Our way of expressing ourselves should be pleasant, courteous and considerate. We want to draw people towards Christ – not scare them off!
We are called to be salt and light in this world – our conversations need the unique seasoning of the gospel, the good news of who Jesus is, what he has done, and what he is still doing. Remember, each person we are privileged to share our story with is special to God, known by Him and loved by Him, so we can view each opportunity for meaningful conversation as a gift from God and He will help us to listen, to answer, to sow the gospel seed or help the seed that has already been sown to flourish.
We are to be courageous and plain-
“Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord to thee – take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee”
(Frances Ridley Havergal)
With every blessings,