Revival week 2019
‘Journeying With God’ was the theme for our circuit revival week in March. We met every night at Trinity at Bowes for worship and prayer. What a powerful week with each night to think about the power of forgiveness and love.
We ended the revival with a circuit church service in Broadwater Farm community hall with 500 people. All the churches across the circuit were shut so we could gather as one church.
I have never come across anything like this before, but I can see how much it meant to the people especially when they came up for prayer every night. I haven’t come across a circuit that meet every night for worship during the week. The week also helped me to see how African/ Caribbean people worship.
Humble Service in the Body of Christ
‘For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully’ - Romans 12:3-8
Love in Action
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer - Romans 12: 9-10
All the gifts was used during our circuit revival. Paul is writing this to show unity. Paul urges us not to think to highly of ourselves, but to be honest about ourselves. All our churches are important. All members are called to the Christian church by God. The circuit revival was a positive example of this.