The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland begins next week on Saturday 18th May and will conclude on Friday the 24th May. Throughout the week commissioners to the General Assembly examine its work, life and laws and make decisions that affect the future of the church. The General assembly is the highest court of the church, and as such it is its sovereign governing body. It usually meets once a year. And a minister (teaching elder) or an elder of a Kirk Session (ruling elder) is usually commissioned to participate in its proceedings about every three years.
This year the so called Blue Book (containing the Assembly Reports, and referred to it by its colour) has the title: Jesus Said: Follow Me.
In our postmodern world it is so easy for individuals, congregations and the national church to follow the swinging moods of the world. Often the pressure is immense, and the arguments appear to be reasonable. Please pray that the General Assembly, the commissioners, and the whole of the church will know who to follow! We all will indeed follow the Risen Lord in discussion, decision making, service and conduct of life. After all He is the Way, the Truth and The Life. For no-one can offer us a way that leads to the truth and eternal life only Jesus Christ. Let us walk in His footsteps, living by and proclaiming His truth, and conducting a life filled with His obedience to God, our Father. Regardless what the world says.