There were some not able to join us today. Nevertheless homemade scones and Welsh cakes went down a treat. Our Thought For The Day was, "The LORD is my light and my salvation. We can know the LORD in and through Jesus Christ. This is a relationship that brings God's light and salvation into our lives.
Children's Talk: God shows us his great power and glory in creating all things. We sang "My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There's nothing my God cannot do".
Morning Service: (1 Samuel 16). We were introduced to Israel's new king. This was to be David. God provides for himself this king. The LORD sees the heart. It's not the outward that counts but our hearts
Evening Service: (Matthew 5: 27-30). Jesus Christ gives us God;s definition of the 7th Commandment; You shall not commit adultery. He declares that we can sin in our minds, hearts and emotions. Knowing this how important it is for Christians to get rid of things that cause us to sin. How grateful we are for a great salvation and a great saviour, who is Jesus.
Good number got together today. The scones and chocolate sponge went down a treat. Thought For The Day concentrated on Jesus' words: that he is the light of the world and if we don't follow him then we are in darkness
Children's Talk: David, the shepherd boy who became king wrote that God's word is more precious than gold. How true! Everything will one disappear but God and his word will remain.
Morning Service: (1 Samuel15). Thisis a hard chapter to consider as it speaks about God's judgement on sin and how he executed that judgement. Also Saul is rejected as king because he does not fully obey the word of the LORD.
Evening Service: Matthew 5:21-26. Christians must life lives of the highest quality guided by the words of Jesus Christ. He warns us that thinking badly or speaking badly about someone or to them is sin that condemns us and needs to be turned from.
A pleasant morning was had by all this morning. Plenty of tea, coffee and chat.
Our Thought For The Day concentrated on "light" being used to illustrate God's purity and holiness. The Good News about Jesus declares that we can know this God and have friendship (fellowship) with him through the crucified Messiah
Pat Norbury, our speaker today, shared with us her personal Christian journey; the journey that God has given her. She spoke of her childhood, her conversion, the difficulties on the journey and the glory that awaits her and all Christians at the end of the journey.
Children's Talk: David, the shepherd boy who became king, stated that the LORD's word is sweeter than honey. The LORD's word tells us about him and how we can know him through Jesus Christ.
Morning Service: (1 Samuel 14b), Saul the king will not submit to the LORD's word. His religion is outward and not from the heart. How important it is that we have hearts fully committed to the LORD and his word.
Evening Service: Matthew 5:20, We can only be rescued from the kingdom of darkness by being a given a righteousness. We cannot produce this righteousness (100% obedience to God's Law). To those who trust Jesus Christ God gives them Jesus' righteousness. One sign of genuine faith in Jesus Christ is a longing to live righteouslives for the glory of God.
Our Cawl Lunch was a very enjoyable occasion. Cawl, supplied by the Bucket and Spade, was delicious and so were the homemade Welsh cakes, Bara Brith and Teisen Lap. The lunch ended with an interactive presentation on some of the symbols of Wales ending with thinking about the fish as a symbol of the Christian faith. A great time was had by all.
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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