Posted by Dave Quinn

Here is an excerpt from October’s newsletter – the Broadcaster…

Burning brightly together

In a recent sermon I shared about the importance of meeting together as Christians so we can encourage each other on towards love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24). For those who were not there I thought I would share it again.

There is a story of an elderly gentleman who had stopped going to church. He had been a regular attender for many years, but he just stopped going. One day the Pastor called over to visit him. The man invited him in and went back to sitting by the fire. The Pastor did not say anything, but just sat with him. After 30 minutes the Pastor stood and pulled a coal from the fire on to the edge of the hearth. It had been on fire and glowing, but in a few minutes it went cold and grey. Both men just starred at it. With that the elderly man stood and pushed the coal back into the fire and said, “Ok Pastor I get it, I will see you in church this Sunday”.

This story reminds us of the importance of not neglecting meeting together and being around the right people when we can. Like the coal in the fire, it is easier to burn and be on fire when we are together.

God’s Richest Blessings,

Pastor Dave