On the Lord's Day I preached from Galatians 3 and Matthew 11- back to our series at last. We began with communion. The message from the first six verses was very basic I guess but was appreciated by many. You can preach justification by faith all day long but the default position most of us continually drift to is faith plus works and so we need constant reminders that is not how people are saved. In the evening we were looking at the interesting story of John the Baptist and his doubts and what Jesus says of John there.
In the afternoon one of my former assistants who is now in the USA called with his family. It was good to have them here although sadly the trip has been occasioned by the death of his father. Our seminary students were here from Holland and S Africa. Mark lived as a student in Utrecht for a while and served for six months in Pretoria at one point as well as attending the seminary so there was plenty to talk about.
Attendance at church was not too bad but we are going through a difficult time all told. The only answer is to cast ourselves on the Lord.