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We completed the 40 Days of Purpose program in October 2005. This page contains some comments on the program.
40 Days of Purpose is a powerful life-
The launch video enthused us for the coming 40 days
The first chance to sign up to be part of 40 Days. Mike Elcome led us as we prepared for "40 Days".
Sunday 11th September
The theme of the first Sunday was "What on Earth am I here for?". Our Sunday Club and young people studied the same subjects as the adults.
In the following week we started the daily readings and first Small Group meetings -
(the sound level is a little low at the beginning, but does improve)
Sunday 18th September
At this Communion Service we received into membership our new staff, and Peter & Ruth Manson
Sunday 25th September
This week we learned about the second purpose, Fellowship. We were formed to be a part of God’s family, and connecting with other people in a Purpose-
Audio file: "Formed for God's Family"
Sunday 2nd October
By memorising the weekly verses and reading the daily chapters in The Purpose Driven Life, we gained a head-
Audio File: "You were created to become like Christ" (Sermon starts about 4:40 into track)
Sunday 9th October
This week, we focused on the purpose of Ministry; for many people this marked their high point in the Campaign. It was so exciting to discover the special way God shaped us for serving Him, and in the Many Hands Fair we got to explore that shape and find ways to put it to good use right here at SBC! Followed by Many Hands Fair.
Audio File: "You were shaped for serving God"
Sunday 16th October
Have you ever wondered, "When a person becomes a Christian, why doesn't God just take them straight on to heaven?" The answer is that God has an assignment for each of us; you were made for a mission! What is that mission? You don't have to speculate. Just as Jesus was leaving to go back to heaven, he left clear instructions for each of us. We explored the only one of the five purposes we can’t do in heaven!
Audio File: "Made for a Mission"
Sunday 9th October
The Many Hands Fair was held after the morning service, as part of the 40 Days of Purpose. It was an opportunity to come along and find out about the many ways we can serve one another and the wider community. It was also an opportunity to volunteer your time, your resources or your ideas in an area that interests you.
Sunday 23rd October
A service of celebration at the end of "40 Days".
Every Sunday evening for 30 minutes after the evening service
during September and October 2005 we prayed for the 40 days of purpose
We believe prayer was central in the run up and throughout the 40 days of purpose.
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