An article in todays times talks of the possibility of having located the remains of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra just off a small coral island in the South Pacific. The intrepid lady, along with her navigator, disappeared 75yrs ago during an attempt to fly around the world along the equator. Other unsolved mysteries listed in the article include the final resting place of Noah’s ark, the rockets from Apollo 11, Hitler’s ashes, Shergar the racehorse and Atlantis.
There is nothing like a good mystery to get us interested. However I wonder if some of the mysteries that are a little more close to home are unhelpfully ignored. Secrets like “why so many young people are leaving church?”, “what happened to family bible studies?” and “who is really responsible for the spiritual development of young people?” do not maybe have the sensational factor, but are equally, if not more, worthy of serious consideration, debate and decisive action.
To that end in a couple of weeks we’re planning to put on our first ‘3D" event. The idea is to take an issue that affects young people and families and
DISCOVER with a careful look at culture, society and church what is actually going on. Before ...
DISCERN what God has to say about that issue in scripture and then...
DECIDE in groups how to face the issue in our own homes and families
You can see where the 3D comes from now! Issues in the pipeline include Sexuality, Drugs, Transitions in education, Youth Culture, Success, Film, Music, Grandparents etc.
No doubt there are Mysteries that God alone knows the answers too, but I’m constantly thankful that, although there are some secrets (Deut29v29) that we’ll never know, there is in God’s Word answers that equip us for life and godliness (2 Peter 1v3). It’s my pray that in facing some of these “secrets” families and church family will be strengthened and encouraged to keep trusting the bible to solve these daily mysteries and thus glorify him more in homes and church.
3D will take place in Christ Church Fulwood church Lounge on Friday 20th April at 7.30. Coffee and tea will be available and we aim to take about 1hour 15 mins. (Babysitters available on request Please phone 07847301254)