“And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?”
(Our God, Chris Tomlin)

I’ve been away from St Mark’s this weekend, volunteering at a Christian student event called Passion London. The lyrics from one of the songs we sang there are taken from Romans 8, which was the theme of the sermons at the two meetings held at Wembley Arena. (If you want to know more about the global event, their blog can be read at http://268generation.com/blog/).

I feel like I have lived these verses over the past two years on our adventure to grow as a church and to move into a new building (which will be called Goldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church, not St Mark’s, which would be pretty confusing for this blog title!) There has been plenty of opposition, trouble and hardships to overcome, but in it all, we have known God’s presence, learned new lessons and ultimately seen that God’s will will prevail. One of the verses which held us up during this time is from Proverbs 21:30:

“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”

May we have unshakeable confidence that God is for us, that all things work together for good, that nothing can separate us from His love and may we grow in faith as we look back on all God has done to bring us to this place.

P.S. Photos from the work done at St Mark’s last weekend to follow!