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The Bible uses the illustration of a good shepherd to describe one facet of God's relationship with his people. A shepherd cares for his flock - feeding, watering and protecting the sheep. Jesus Christ; the Good Shepherd, who gave his life for the sheep, cares for his own without fail.
Morning Service 1 JOHN 5; 12-15
One of God's great promised blessings is to give assurance to his those, who trust Jesus Christ (have the Son), assurance that their sins have been forgiven and that they have eternal life. Should this assurance be lost then we can confidently pray for it.
Evening Service: Judges 9:26-57, Abimelech's "humiliating" death
Following killing his brothers and becoming king, Abimlelch reigns for 3 years; supported by the people of Shechem. Then the LORD breaks in with severe judgement on him and the Shechmites. They lived ignoring the LORD and then came the time of reckoning. The Shechemites are destroyed by Abimelech and he is stooped in his tracks by a woman dropping a millstone on his head.
As we were learning the Bible verse, The LORD is my Shepherd, We heard the story of the of the shepherd leaving the 99 sheep to rescue the lost sheep. When he finds the sheep he rejoices with his neighbours. There is rejoicing in heaven when people repent and trust Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.
Morning Service (1 John 5;6-11)
Jesus' baptism, his crucifixion (his shed blood) and the Holy Spirit together are God's testimony that we can have forgiveness of sins & eternal life in his Son, Jesus Christ.
Evening Service, Judges 9;1-25
Abimelech supported by the Shechemites becomes king. He slaughters his brothers and half-brothers but the LORD will not standby when his people forsake him, worship idols and blatantly disobey him. The LORD calls us to account in his time.
On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came to give Jesus; disciples power and help to tell others the Gospel.
Morning Service: John 16;1-15
Jesus will soon ascend back into heaven. He will send the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will convict people of sin, righteousness and judgement. He will also guide Christians into all truth and they will understand the Good News about Jesus. Understanding God's promises in the Gospel will give them strength stand when opposition and persecution comes.
Evening Service, Acts 2;1-21
As God and Jesus Christ had promised the Holy Spirit was poured out. The were many extraordinary happenings: sound of a great wind, what looked like fire, Jesus' disciples being able to preach in "foreign" languages so that visitors to Jerusalem heard them preach in their own language and finally a powerful sermon resulting in 3000 being converted.
It was lovely to catch up with some people we'd not seen for some time. As usual there was plenty of tea, coffee and chat.
"There's nothing new under the sun" was the focus of our "2 minute thought for the day". Human nature doesn't really change, in spite of our inventions and discoveries. God has set eternity in our hearts and our hearts are restless until we find him through Jesus Christ
Jesus ascended to heaven following his death and resurrection to a place of honour. He is at God's right hand ruling and praying for his people. His ascension to heaven guarantees that his people will follow to enjoy God's glory.
Morning Service: Hebrews 10:11-12
Christ's death on the cross is the one person, the one point in time through which God is able to forgive all sin. Christ then ascends to heaven and to God's right hand. One day all his enemies will be made his footstool as they are totally subdued and he is victorious.
Evening Service: Acts 1:1-11
Following his resurrection Jesus in total control leads his disciple to Bethany. Here he ascends to heaven in his real human body. As the God-man he is now in the presence of the of majesty in heaven. Jesus ascended to eternal glory, those who trust him will also inherit eternal glory.
Children's Talk: Following his death & resurrection, Jesus ascends back into heaven. The angels tell the disciples as they look upwards that Jesus will return to our world.
Morning Service (1 John 5:1-5)
To those who love God, God's commandments are not a burden. Faith in Jesus Christ gives us new life: in fellowship with the Father, who is light. God gives us his love so that we can love Him and others. God's commands (genuine) religion is not a bind for Christians because they love him who first loved us.
Children's Talk: The Bible teaches that God knows everything. He knows everything about us. Jesus taught to us ask for God's forgiveness each day.
1 John 4:17-21. If we believe that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and then enabled to love God and others with the same kind of love that sent Jesus to the cross then we can reason that we are genuine Christians. This assurance is a great blessing living now and as we look forward confidently to the Day o Judgement.
Judges 8. The LORD works a total victory for the Israelites against the oppressing Midianite army. The LORD's ultimate & total victory is seen on the first Easter weekend where Jesus works total forgives for those who trust him and conquers death.
We looked at the occasions when Jesus appeared to people after his resurrection. Following his resurrection, on several occasions he appeared to more than 500 people. He appeared to individuals e.g. Mary Magdalene and Peter, to groups of people and to a congregation of over 500 hundred people. The angles said on the first Easter morning to the ladies who had come to the tomb, "Why look for the living among the dead?"
Morning Service: 1 John 4: 12-16
We cannot see God but he has shown his love through Christ dying on the cross. This love is made complete as Christians love others as God has loved them. Through Christ's death on the cross we can "abide in God and he in us". We have an indestructible relationship with God.
Evening Service: (Judges 7), Gideon's vast army is reduced by the LORD to 300. On the face of it the Israelites are heavily outnumbered and face certain defeat. Gideon is fearful but the LORD enables him to overcome his fear. Israel defeats the Midianite army. The victory is the LORD's
Jesus appears to his disciples but Thomas is not there. He refuses to believe unless he sees Jesus and the wounds inflicted on his during the crucifixion. A week later Jesus appears again and Thomas sees him. Thomas falls in worship before Jesus saying "My Lord and my God"
Morning Service: 1 John 4:7-11
Christians are called on by God to love others as he has loved. God's love is constant, undeserving, self-sacrificing and self-giving. Jesus Christ dying, taking away God's wrath, is the greatest display of God's love.
Evening Service: (Judges 6:25-40)
The LORD has chosen Gideon to deliver the Israelites from the vast Midianite army. Being typically human Gideon is scared and doubts. he asks can the LORD deliver Israel through me. The LORD can, he gives Gideon assurance so that he will not doubt and his Spirit so that Gideon has the gifts needed to be his people's deliverer.
It was a great blessing and privilege to meet together and celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead.
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10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
June 10th @10.30 am,
June 17th @10.30 am,
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service (normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
Details to follow
13th June @ 2.30pm
Speaker: Gwyon Jenkins
Details to follow
Explore the Bible
@ 11:45am & 6.30 pm
"Luke chapter 6 (part 4)"