Fresh Hope – 10th February 2017

Everything big starts with something small.

One kernel of corn can produce a stalk with two ears, each having 200 kernels. From those 400 kernels come 400 more stalks, producing 160,000 kernels. From those 160,000 kernels, come 160,000 more stalks, producing a total of 64 million kernels!

Too many of us are not willing to take the little steps that God places before us. If God has called you to do a particular thing then leap at the opportunity, no matter how small. Don’t sit around and wait for opportunities to jump out at you, instead, find a need and fill it.

Instead of just waiting for big opportunities to come knocking on your door, why not get out there and start to sow seeds of kindness wherever you go?

Last weekend, we saw around 1000 people attend our church. Who wouldn’t have thought, 27 years ago when we started out, that that would have been possible. When I left my catering career to take on the little church, I had no idea as to what to do in running a church…but I did know how to love people and make them feel special. Year after year, I simply did what I could do in reaching out to people with love and hope, and gradually those seeds began to multiply.

When no one else was around to open up the building and sort out the heating, vacuuming and toilets, I would just do what was needed and made sure it got done. It was a very small and slow start, but it was just a simple case of finding a need and filling it.

Today, things are very different as we have teams of volunteers, staff and leaders, all who make Champions Church what it is.

Stop dreaming and scheming and get your hands dirty; God will open doors of your next opportunity, if you’ll just serve in any way you can.

Luke 16:10-12 ‘Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?’

Pastor Mark

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