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Thankful for Church & Community

By 15 Dec ’09April 16th, 2010No Comments


Church & Community

When i say church i mean “church” and not  “the church”. I’m talking about church as Jesus intended it  and not the political quagmire it often is. Church as community is awesome! When it all works in the way it should it really is fantastic. People rally round and drop things in times of need and you find yourself giving the same treatment. In true community your friendships and relationships are honest true and so so good!

This isn’t just confined to church. The same concepts can be applied to any group of friends but i guess it’s easier to recognise the actions of a tight knot community working well together in a church environment – at least that is what i have seen. As a result of this i am so thankful for our church Oaktree

Oaktree is such a great church. It’s so far from stuffy liffeless churches that so many people assume is what the church is. I have made some amazing friendships and met some really amazing people. They are a great support to Ruth and I and they hold no punches and call me up on stuff too.

If you have pre-defined ideas on what church is i dare you to come to an Oaktree service and think the same afterwards.

Thank you Jesus for Oaktree!

During the season of Advent i wanted to try and be thankful for as much as i can on a daily basis so I’m gonna try and be thankful for at least one thing a day


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