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Children's Talk: A very religious man went to the Temple to pray. His prayer was very proud and self-centred. He told God that he was a great man. A tax-collector prayed, "God be merciful to me a sinner". Jesus declares that it was the tax-collector who gained a right standing with God
Morning Service: Acts 21, Paul is mobbed in Jerusalem and almost killed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important thing to him. More important that tradition etc. He suffers for this.
Evening Service: Galatians 3: Why did God give us his Law? So that we can recognise sin, recognise that we have sinned and that we need to gain a right standing before God through faith in Jesus Christ. God's Law points us to Jesus Christ
It was, as always, a pleasure to meet up for tea, coffee and chat. Our thought for the day was having two birthdays. Her Majesty, the Queen, has an official birthday as well as her "real" birthday. Christians have two birthdays; the day that they were born into this world and the day they became Christians.
Our guest preacher to day was David Lewis. He works for Daylight: a Christian organisation working in prisons
Morning Service: Luke 5, Grace to the outcast Matthew was a tax-collector: a cheat, a traitor and hated. Yet the Lord Jesus calls him. Jesus Christ came to call sinners to repentance.
Sunday Evening, Acts 9:1-31: God's grace is remarkably seen when the Lord Jesus calls Saul from a life of persecuting Christians to a life of following Jesus Christ.
Once again a very pleasant morning. Plenty of top quality home made cooking. Our thought for the day was; making the correct spiritual choice. Joshua, leaders of the Israelites makes this choice: I will serve the LORD.
Children's Talk: When we trust Jesus Christ God remembers our sins no more
Morning Service: Acts 21: 1-20. Paul is warned that trouble awaits him in Jerusalem. Nevertheless he states that he is willing to be put in prison and even killed for Jesus' name. Paul was so grateful to God for rescuing him from his sin that he considered his life to be a living sacrifice.
Sunday Evening: We explored one of the great wonders of the Christian message: Christ became a curse for us. This was essential if we are to gain a right standing before God through faith in Jesus Christ.
School holidays, people away and other commitments meant that we were down in number today. It was still nice to meet together for tea, coffee and chat. Thought for the day was thinking about how we should respond to Easter: Trust the Lord, rejoice and glory in his salvation.
Children's Talk (Morning): Thomas Jesus' disciple was not present when resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples, on the first Easter Sunday. He refused to believe that Jesus was alive. One week later Jesus appears to the discples, with Thomas present. Thomas says to Jesus: My Lord and my God.
Morning Service (Acts 20:13-38). Paul is saying, "Good-bye" to his friends from Ephesus. He tells them to watch out for each other. Jesus Christ paid a great price (his blood) to make them his people. When we watch our for each other then do it remembering that is more blessed to give than to receive
Evening service: In Galatians chapter 3 Paul uses the example of Abraham to drive home the point that we are justified through faith. Abraham did many wonderful things but also he did things that showed clearly that he was a sinner. He gained a right standing with God through faith.
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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