There’s this scene in the Bible (Mark 2:1-11) where Jesus is teaching to some people in a home. And of course, the place was packed. But 4 friends were determined to bring their paralysed friend to Jesus, and to get their friend healed. So they broke through the roof of the house and lowered their friend down. Jesus, seeing their faith, healed the paralysed man, forgave his sins, and told him to get up and walk.
It seems to me, there are times in our lives, when really want to walk on. We want to move forward, but we can’t seem to. There’s something paralysing us. Sometimes we know what it is, and other times we’re not so sure.
The Encounter Weekend is about helping you to discover what things might be paralysing you, and helping you to get up and walk again. And that’s done, not by our power, but by bringing you to Jesus. With people there to pray with you and bring you to the cross, it’s a retreat to come to Christ and let him speak to you. There’s no sweeter words to hear from him than “you’re forgiven” or “get up, take your mat, and walk.”
It’s a great time to meet with Christ, and get walking with Him again.
Let’s walk on.
When: February 24-26 (Friday evening to Sunday noon)
Where: Whitemoor Lakes,
Barley Green lane
Cost: £50 (what a bargain. 2 nights! food & board included)
Registration deadline is 27 January 2012.