The Sharpening of a Friend

God’s love is revealed in the gospel:
by it he has shown himself to be holy
and the one who, in Christ, has made us holy.

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Order of worship: 
Pastor to People: 

Since later June, we have been blessed to have Dr. Paul Joshua in our midst.  From Bangalore, India, Paul has been involved in the life of Stone Hill in a variety of ways, serving as the first participant in our “Global South Leadership Residency” (GSLR). I asked Paul to reflect on the past three months. Here are his thoughts:

G: God’s Grace was evident right from the start of this program. The way in which I heard about the GSLR, and the way it has worked out here in Princeton, including the warm welcome I received into the life of Stone Hill Church, are testimony to that abundant grace. May you grow deeper in being a grace-filled church!

S: God’s Sufficiency was my constant companion. Leaving family and life back in India for three months was not an easy prospect. Whether through the warm hospitality and concern of Pastor Matt and Karen and the many families who invited me into their homes, whether through provisions of various kinds, I experienced that God’s grace, as He promised, was more than sufficient.  May you grow deeper in exercising that generosity within the body of Christ!

L: The GSLR has provided valuable Learning. Besides being able to conduct research at the excellent libraries in town, my interaction with the folk at Stone Hill was also most instructive. I trust that I have contributed to your growth as well. May you continue to serve and learn from the church world-wide! 

R: The warm and godly Relationships we have cultivated is something that I would like to continue. I will take a piece of Stone Hill with me back to India. I trust that I will equally leave behind God’s blessings. It would be most encouraging to know that you are standing with us as we serve the Lord in Asia. I can assure you of our prayers for your life and witness in this part of the world. May we all, as one body, live to the praise of His glorious Grace!