New Horizon News – 6/08/2014
Grace enables us to change!
There were lots of laughs, courtesy of Malcolm Duncan at Monday’s Evening Celebration, as he took the NH stage for the first time this week to commence his series on ‘The Sermon on the Mount’. ‘The Kingdom is the reign and rule of God exhibited in and through us’, Malcolm declared, as he challenged those who had gathered not to simply just read this passage of Scripture, but to live it out.
On Tuesday evening, the tent was filled once more to capacity, as we prepared our hearts to listen to what God would say to us on the subject of His grace and its enabling power. ‘The idea that grace has rescued us should transform us!’ cried Malcolm. We look forward to having Malcolm with us again in tonight’s Evening Celebration, as he continues with his studies from Matthew.
As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of ‘The Rwandan Genocide’, we had the privilege of hearing the incredible story of Emmanuel Murangira at New Horizon Extra on Monday evening’. Emmanuel spoke of how 800,000 people were slaughtered in just 100 days, with 102 members of his family murdered. However, despite such devastating circumstances, Emmanuel had managed to let go of his hate. ‘Forgiveness is not an easy thing – but who said God wants us to do the easy things?’ Emmanuel said. ‘The Bible tells us that what is impossible with men is possible with God. I have seen it. I have lived it. The Church needs to fulfil its biblical mandate whether in Rwanda or NI. God starts with reconciling us to himself’. Read this powerful story here http://newhorizonni.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/from-horror-to-hope/
Meanwhile, toe-tapping and swaying were just some of the scenes last night at ‘The New Irish Arts’ presentation of ‘Greater Love (stories, music and images of World War 1)’. With a little help from artistic director Jonathan Rea, the delighted audience were transported back in time through some glorious arrangements of familiar melodies such as ‘Daisy Bell’, ‘Moonlight Bay’ and ‘Colonel Bogey Medley’. As well as hearing accounts of local individuals who had made personal sacrifices during the War, we were reminded of the greatest sacrifice that was ever made for mankind, when Jesus took the punishment for our sins on the cross.
New Horizon not enough? Come along to New Horizon Extra tonight for an old favourite – The Livewire Praise Night! An opportunity for young and young at heart to enjoy an extended time of contemporary praise – ‘The Diamond’ is the place to be at 2200hrs. ‘Belting out songs all bursting with truth, this is a great way to reflect and respond to God’s challenges and encouragement to you during New Horizon week’.