He Has Shown You

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Youth

-GUVyouth Friday Night Social - 9th November - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Netherfield Campus
-Sunday Evneing Youth Service - 11th November - 4:30pm to 6:00pm - Netherfield Campus
We ask that people please pray for the teams and for the youth that attend.

Simply Worship
-Sunday 11th November - 7:30pm to 9:30Pm - Netherfield Chapel
A time of worship – Plain and Simple  No other agenda. Come to spend time worshipping and honouring God.

Advance Notice:- Christmas Events
-23rd December we will have a Joint Celebration. This will take the form of Nativity by our Children, a meal together and Carol’s By Candlelight. Please mark that date in your Diary
-25th Christmas Day Service at Netherfield. Invite family and friends.


HE HAS SHOWN YOU!

Micah 6:8 New International Version (NIV)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.


Micah 6:8 The Message (MSG)
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
    what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour,
    be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
    take God seriously.

Micah 6:8 English Standard Version (ESVUK)
He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,[a]
    and to walk humbly with your God?


Life can be hard.

There’s no getting around it. It is complicated and messy. We face choices every day. Some simple and some hard. Many of the complications in our lives come from our own poor decisions. How can we make the right choices?

I don’t know whether you have experienced times when the choices were easy and life-giving. At other times the choices are hard and we fear the outcome. Couldn’t God just speak to us and give us a sign?

We want things to be simple. To make an easy choice that has clear and favourable outcomes for our lives and those around us. 

We see in the Bible that Israel wanted it to be simple as well. 
In the Old Testament book of Micah, Israel wanted to know the rules (Micah 6:6-7) He asks would God be pleased if we sacrificed a Thousand oxen? Would he be pleased if we went through rituals of worship? Would he be satisfied if we even sacrificed our firstborn?

Micah the Prophet responds and says No! 
(Good news for firstborn children.)

It is an issue with our own hearts. It’s about the way we live our lives – not a religious ritual. Not a sacrifice. Not an excuse.

Micah clearly communicated God’s desire. 
These three things are required: justice, kindness and humility.

He gives us no space to hide behind our own rituals and excuses. Each of these three requirements starts with a soft and loving heart. We won’t act justly if we hide resentment or hate. We won’t show kindness and mercy if we seek to serve ourselves. And a prideful heart will always walk ahead of God.

If we want to learn to make wise choices let us learn to live actively as a people who act Justly, love mercy and walk in humility!