Children's Talk: We learnt a new memory verse. After all the upheavals of his life Joseph was able to tell his brothers "God meant it for good", Gen 50:20.
Morning Service (Daniel 7): Daniel is given of vision of 4 ferocious beasts rising up out of a stirred up sea. The "Ancient of Days" *God, Most High) has authority to bring all that is human crashing to the ground.
Joseph is finally re-united with his father. As he look back on his life and the mistreatment that he had received from others he says, "God meant it for good"
Morning Service (Daniel 6):
Daniel has an "excellent spirit" and is to be appointed to the top job in the Empire. His enemies plot his downfall. Due to Daniel's faithfulness to God he is thrown into the lions' den. No person can help him but God delivers him.
Ephesians 6:17, The Sword of the Spirit: the Word of God, In Spiritual warfare the Bible is vitally important. This is God's revelation to us in which he declares himself and his ways ultimately in the Good News about Jesus. The truth of God's word gives us the attacking edge when it comes to dealing with temptation in our own hearts.
Children's Talk (Joseph part 8):
Joseph's brothers return again to Egypt with the youngest brother (Benjamin). Joseph holds back on revealing himself to them. They only see a high ranking Egyptian official and they bow before him, just as Joseph's dreams had predicted.
Morning Service; Daniel 5:31
Just as God had decreed the Babylonian Empire falls. In a time of huge political upheaval Daniel's priority is "be faithful to the LORD". He knows that the situation is in God's control and trusts his sovereign God. God's people are assured that he rules over all things and have the privilege of trusting him
Children's Talk, Joseph part 7
The famine is causing havoc in many countries but because God has enabled Joseph to know the meaning of Pharoah's dreams the land of Egypt is managing. Joseph's family (back in Canaan) hear that there is food in Egypt. Joseph's brothers arrive in Egypt & come face to face with Joseph who is now in his 30's. They don't recognise him. On the face of it Joseph treats them harshly but he shows them great mercy. They take food and their money back to Canaan.
Morning Service Daniel 5(b),
Belshazzar, proud God-mocking king of Babylon has been waned by God that judgement is coming. Even though Belshazzar is terrified he refuses to repent. God's swift judgement falls on him - he is killed and the Medes & Persians take over the Empire. We are foolish to mock God and ignore his warnings of judgement.
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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