Rivercity News – Sunday 20 March 2016

Hi Church

Over the years Nikki and I have discovered faith to be a journey.
The great reformer Martin Luther King Jnr said it this way:
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”.

When God called us to leave Brisbane and serve in the UK back in 2010,
we took a step of faith not knowing what the outcome would be.
We didn’t have friends, family or the finance to make it happen. I was only offered
a seven month contract that would be reviewed at the next National Conference
to take place in May 2011.

In the natural, our future was uncertain, but by faith it was secure.

We had a word from God that reassured our hearts. We also had prophecies – given
to us years before – that now started to add courage to our steps.

In the same way – when He called us to leave the UK and return to Brisbane to serve
with you here at Rivercity Family Church – He gave us a word, a burden for you and
confirmed it through prophecies.

We can’t see the whole staircase but we are taking the first steps!

Paul said to Timothy “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies
previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
(19a) having faith and a good conscience… ”

When God speaks to you through His Word or through prophecy, He releases faith in your spirit
and it begins to strengthen you for the journey ahead.

Don’t doubt. Don’t shrink back. Don’t miss the opportunity. Step forward. Be courageous.
Obey the word He gave you.

See you on Sunday!
Gary and Nikki Rucci
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Easter Services – next week

9am – Good Friday – 25 March – one hour service, with communion and a short message.
9am – Easter Sunday – 27 March – Guest Speaker – John Partington (National Leader of AOG, Great Britain)
Grab some fliers from the church foyer to invite someone along to church this Easter!
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Date Claimer: Rivercity Men’s Breakfast

On Saturday 9th April, we will be having our first event as ‘Rivercity Men’.

Our special guest speaker is Mike Robins from Newquay, Cornwall (the ‘surfing capital’ of the UK).
Mike, a personal friend of Gary’s, leads a strong multi-site church with the Elim denomination.
He comes with more than 30 years’ experience in consulting churches, training leaders & mentoring men.
For more information, see Dave Wildermuth.

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