Children's Talk: A torch is vital as we make our way in darkness. The Bible lights up our lives to God's ways so that we can know right and wrong. Without the Bible we are sure to get spiritually lost.
Morning Service: (1 John 3:11-18). Love for other Christians is a certain sign that a person has true faith. This love is to be sincere, sacrificial, self-giving and constant i.e. the same kind of love as Jesus showed for us as he gave himself on the cross.
Evening Service: Judges 3, the Israelites three times forsake the LORD. He brings on them his judgement on their sins. Yet he does does nor forsake them but raises 3 Judges to deliver them from their enemies. The LORD always gives us the opportunity to turn from our sins. He delivers us ultimately through Jesus Christ.
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A quiet but pleasant morning was spent discussing many things over a cuppa.
In out Thought For The Day we concentrated on the conversion of Saul of Tarsus - an event that has had a great effect in our world as through Paul many became Christians and the Gospel spread across the Roman Empire.
Children's Talk: How important it is to say "Thank you". Jesus once healed 10 lepers but only 1 came back to say "Thank you". God is to be thanked always for his continuing goodness.
Morning Service: Christian living is to be dominated by righteous living. Living as God desires and commands. Jesus Christ is righteous and he has lived a righteous life. He is the role model for each Christian. To claim to be a Christian and not practice righteousness must not be - it is inconsistent.
Evening Service: (Judges 2:11-3:6). The LORD accuses the Israelites of being stubborn and unfaithful to him. He is their covenant God but they choose to break the terms of the covenant. They are faced with the facts that the LORD greatly blesses his obedient people but the Israelites stubbornly refuse to acknowledge this.
Children's Talk: In the Bible we read about the things that God wishes us to do and Jesus Christ coming to set us free. We learnt a song to help us remember these facts.
Morning Service: (1 John 3:1-3). Our focus was on the wondrous love of God lavished on sinners. because of his great love we are given a Saviour to trust for the forgiveness of sins. God's love will lead to all those who trust Jesus seeing him and being transformed to be like him.
Evening Service: Judges 2. After reaching the Promised Land the Israelites compromised, became apathetic and disobeyed the LORD. Their unfaithfulness as challenged by the Messenger of the LORD's presence appearing a a physical form (a person who is God but also distinct from God and who can only be the Son of God) The Israelites respond to his challenge with sorrow and repentance. God in his mercy sends Judges to deliver them from their enemies.
It was a cold morning but there was plenty of hot tea and coffee with plenty of chat. n our Thought For The Day we considered Jesus, the living bread who came down from heaven.
He is essential for our spiritual well-being.
Children's Talk: The rainbow is the sign of God's promise that he will never flood the world again. Noah and his family were kept safe through their faith in God.
Morning Service: (1 John 28-29). The return of Jesus to our world is an awesome prospect. Christians, because of their faith in Jesus can be confident, when Jesus returns knowing that their sins have been dealt with through Jesus Christ (he is our advocate and propitiation)
Evening Service: (Judges 1). The Israelites make a good start when they reached the Promised Land. They experienced God's blessing as they lived keeping him at the centre of their lives. This good start, however, faded away and they spiritually declined as they compromised God's standards. This meant that they lost out ion God's great blessings. A good start is only the start we must persevere.
It was a pleasant morning even if the weather outside was blustery and showery. It's just great to meet together for a cuppa and a chat,
Our "Thought For The Day" considered Jesus great invitation to all; "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance).
Children's Talk: Namaan was the leader of Assyria's army. He was famous and wealthy but he had leprosy. He was persuaded to listen to God's word & help. At first he refused to listen but when he gave in to listening to God's word he was healed completely.
Morning Service (1 John 2; 15-25). Christians live in a world where they continually hear ideas and thoughts that oppose the Good News about Jesus. They stand firm by taking God's word into their hearts and in the Holy Spirit, who has been given to them.
Evening Service (Judges, an overview): By God's grace the Israelites are rescued from slavery and death in Egypt and reach the Promised Land. As God's covenant people they should live as God decrees. Obedience to God will bring great blessing. The Israelites however are tempted into following other gods. "Judges" describes a gradual wandering from God and the Israelites lose out on the blessings of obedience.
Children's Talk: It's a treat to have gifts at Christmas especially if the gift is useful e.g. a good pair of gloves. Jesus Christ, God's gift, is too wonderful for words. There is no gift like him. He is unique and precious to all who trust him.
Morning Service: John 2:12-17, Christians cannot have divided loyalties. They cannot love God and also love the things that have their source in a world that rejects the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a challenge but a great motivation to lie life as God desires
Evening Service: Psalm 51: 16-19. Sincere and wholehearted religion is a delight to God. God despises superficial religion. However we must be sure to be sincerely right as we can be sincerely wrong. David (the king) outlines in Psalm 51 that sincere religion is acknowledging our sin and throwing ourselves on the Lord's abundant mercy. We cannot deal with our own sins we must trust God's Messiah - Jesus Christ
Children's Talk: We looked back to Christmas and gave thanks for the enjoyable time we had. We gave thanks to God for the indescribable gift of Jesus Christ.
Morning Service (Deuteronomy 5:1): Moses calls on the Israelites to hear, learn & do the LORD's word as he speaks to them. True religion is not a burden or a bind but delighting to obey the LORD's word with deep love for him in our hearts. We love him because he first loved us.
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10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
Sunday 25th February 2018
@ 10:30 am
@ 6.00 pm
Explore the Bible
@ 11:45am & 6.30 pm
"Luke chapter 6"
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service (normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
5th March 2018
14th March @ 2.30pm
Speaker: Details to follow
11th April 2018
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