New Horizon News – 4/08/2014
An enduring passion for His kingdom…
The second of August arrived and the familiar sight of ‘The Big Blue Tent’ could only mean one thing – New Horizon 2014 was officially underway! Despite the weather, Saturday night saw a great crowd gather together for the Opening Celebration as Vaughan Roberts used Daniel Chapter one to challenge us to draw godly lines in our lives.
Vocal chords were fully warmed up come Sunday evening as the incredible New Irish Arts band led us once more in an amazing time of worship. Songs included old favourites such as ‘Here is Love vast as the Ocean,’ the ever popular ‘In Christ Alone’ and more recent choruses such as ‘Build your Kingdom Here.’ Rachel Gardner then took to the stage to remind us that ‘the Kingdom is all about the King’ and encouraged us to try and ‘see more of the King.’ She told of a group of churches who gathered together in Southampton wanting to be ‘good news.’ Asking the local authorities what they needed they replied, ‘We need 40 foster families.’ The churches came back with 75 Christian families who were willing to go through the fostering process. This is what happens when people see Jesus,” said Rachel. ‘The Kingdom is beautiful.’
Rachel had then only a few minutes to catch her breath before making her way over to The Diamond to join Vaughan Roberts and Barry Forde as ‘New Horizon Extra’ commenced. As Barry interviewed the two speakers for the week, those who had come along were both blessed and encouraged to hear the stories of how each came to faith.
‘It was as if Jesus walked off the pages of that book and into my life,’ Vaughan declared.
From Horror to Hope
– tonight at 10pm in The Diamond at the University of Ulster, Coleraine
Vaughan continues his studies of Daniel in the morning Bible studies this week as Malcolm Duncan, leader of Gold Hill Baptist Church, takes over for the Evening Celebrations. Not to be missed is tonight’s New Horizon Extra “From Horror to Hope -Learning from Rwanda” .
As 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide, Emmanuel Murangira, representative for Tearfund in Rwanda and Burundi, will look back over the last two decades offering “a window on the work and witness of the Church in the quest for peace and reconciliation”. This special event is set to “challenge and inspire all who share this vision for the Church in Northern Ireland”.
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