To the pilgrims
As we move, yet again, to another meeting venue, we take to heart the apostle Peter’s encouragement that the church is not where we meet, the church is not a building made with dead materials, but living stones, precious to God!
As you come to him (Jesus), a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.[1Pe 2:4-5 ESV]
And more, as God’s people we are only “passing by” as pilgrims and sojourners, who have a mission, a purpose and a duty:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.[1Pe 2:9-10 ESV]
We are moving both for our own good and for an opportunity to proclaim the excellencies of God in another area – North Leatherhead. We are excited for this new season!
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honourable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.[1Pe 2:11-12 NKJV]
From the 31st of July 2022 we will be meeting at The Bridge Youth Centre, Leatherhead KT22 7RB (at the back of the Kingston Road Recreation Ground Playground).
We hope to see you there!