A biblical definition of 'repent' Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 ¶ And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Yesterday evening I did think of doing pizza, but didn't really fancy it. I had some tomatoes from the garden that had bits that needed cutting out and cooking, so I did a sort of gratin. Chopped the tomatoes, some onion and red pepper and added smoked bacon bits (lardons) to mine and mushrooms for Kay. Put them into two gratin dishes, added some garlic and parsley and put in the oven for ½ hour or so till they were cooked and topped mine with grated Cheddar cheese and Kay's with sliced goats cheese, put them back in the oven till the cheese was melted, then served it with wholegrain bread and butter.
There is a Baptist church near here that some years ago called a pastor who then tried to make major changes, I think, though not sure, of Charismatic nature. When the membership voted the changes down, the pastor left having been there six months. He took a great number of the members with him and started a new church. One of their members came to our seniors lunch club, He told me about a year ago that that former pastor was now back as a member. When I asked how they could possibly accept him as a member when he had done so much damage to the church in the past, he said "I am the only one who has been there long enough to remember him."
Pastors sometimes change. Many pastors over here we anti charismatic for many years, and suddenly changed and became Charismatics. We once had a pastor who when he was called agreed to be one of a team, but the leading elder so to speak. He soon changed and said he was in charge.
The Channel Tunnel was closed for a time today as 200 migrants stormed the tunnel entrance, Some getting several miles into the tunnel. Back in about 1881 a previous attempt to build a tunnel was halted because the Govt. feared it would be used for invasion. Seems they had good reason.
Thanks Bro Garry for the update. The news over here did make it quite plain that he asked people to say if they were Christians and then shot them seemingly targeting Christians. They also said they thought he was British
Ours is on Wednesday. If needs be we sometimes change it to Thursday. My daughter's church has it on Tuesday, which is useful for us as we can sometimes get preachers from them and their pastor to lead our Wednesday service, Last night my son in law led our service. He spoke on 1 Sam:18. David and Jonathan's friendship. One point he made was how they would have been considered incompatible by the world, One a prince, heir to the throne, similar to the Prince of Wales, and the other a poor shepherd boy. He said many Christians have close friendships with other believers who the world would consider incompatible. He mentioned two deacons in a church he was a member of in London. One was a Greek Cypriot the other was a Turkish Cypriot, absolutely incompatible the world would say but they had a close friendship in Christ for many years.