Not so many were able to make it today. Nevertheless is was a pleasant morning. The homemade goodies were up to the usual high standard.
"Thought For The Day" was thinking about the words of Jesus to Thomas, one week after he had been raised from the dead; Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
Children's Talk: Easter treats have some past explanations reminding us of Easter.
Morning Service: 1 Peter 1:3-5, "The resurrection and the Christian's inheritance". Christians' inheritance is the salvation that will be revealed in us. Jesus' resurrection guarantees that God's promises will always be kept. This inheritance is reserved for us in heaven and is the reason why Christians can praise God, even in the darkest moments.
Evening Service: Where's the Body Gone? We sang and listened in celebration of Jesus' victories. It was lovely to see and hear younger members of the congregation taking part. We recapped the events of the Easter weekend with them. Our talk considered the question, "Where Jesus' Body Gone?" - he was raised from the dead so there is no body in any tomb!
Preacher Ian Hughes (Zion Chapel, Llanelli)
Afternoon Service (Welsh); We considered the cross. It shows us
Evening Service: We thought about the words that Jesus uttered on the cross, My God, my God why have you forsaken me. Christ went to such depths of suffering for us.
Good number met together this morning. Homemade "maids of honour", sausage rolls and pigs in blankets went down well, with tea and coffee. Lovely to see new faces. Our Two Minute Thought For the Day was Jesus' words on the first Maundy Thursday: This is my body broken for you, this is my blood shed for you.
Morning Service: 520 BC, Zechariah prophecies in Jerusalem: a righteous, humble and gentle King will ride into Jerusalem. He will bring peace. On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus of Nazareth rides into Jerusalem; he is God's promised Messiah (Saviour-King). He bring peace to our hearts by dealing with our sins on the cross.
Children's Talk: We told the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds waved palm branches and shouted out "Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"
Evening Service. Psalm 2, tells us that in spite of all opposition God's installs his King. God's puroses are unstoppable. This king will reign forever. Our response must be to welcome him into our lives (as Psalm 2 puts it; "Kiss the Son"). Jesus Christ, God the Son, is the king who is righteous, gentle and full of compassion
Morning Service (Acts 20:13-38): Towards the end of his 3rd Missionary Journey; Paul says, "Good Bye" to some of his friends. In his goodbye he states that he has lived his life in humility - totally depending on Jesus Christ. He reflects that the Gospel is a gospel of grace that calls on us to repent of our sins and put our faith in Jesus Christ. This good news is the priority in Paul's life.
Evening Service (Galatians3:20): Christians through faith in Jesus Christ are justified. Each day they live through faith in Him; the Son of God, who loves us and gave himself for us. Faith each day includes:
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Next Sunday 22nd Sept @ 10.30 am
Proverbs: The Name of the LORD is a strong tower
10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
Explore the Bible,
Explore the Bible, Luke 14
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service
(normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
9th October @ 2.30pm
Details to follow