Children's Talk: We completed the story of Daniel. He was faithful to God and suffered the consequences. However God was his protector and Daniel was kept safe in the lions' den.
Morning Service: (Luke 24), Jesus Christ's crucifixion, abuse and suffering was necessary - through him God is able to forgive our sins. Following this suffering Jesus is glorified as he is raised from the dad and ascends into heaven to supreme glory and honour
Evening Service: (Revelation 5), It is only through Jesus Christ, who has been crucified, raised from the dead and ascended back into heaven that God makes real his promises of evil judged and defeated; death conquered and full salvation. Jesus Christ alone is the mediator between God and human beings.
At 11.00am we stood in silence, remembered and prayed
Today is Ascension Day (40 days after Easter). The day that that Jesus, who has been raised from the dead, ascends back into heaven. He ascends as a conqueror - having won forgiveness from sins and hope in death for those willing to trust him.
Children's Talk: Daniel was taken as a prisoner in Babylon. He was faithful to the LORD. He became a high ranking government official but remained faithful to the LORD even when laws that outlawed his faith were passed
Morning Service: (1 Samuel 20). David the king to-be and Jonathan, the crown prince, make a covenant friendship to always be each other's friends and never seek to take any revenge on each other's families. Jonathan died before David and David remained true to his promise. Their covenant friendship was patterned on the LORD's covenant with his people.
Evening Service: In Matthew 5:31-32 the Lord Jesus demands of his followers high standards in marriage, which is a God-given blessing. Sexual immorality, is the only ground for divorce and re-marriage. Christians must always live higher standards than formal religion and be willing to be different to others in our world.
Children's Talk: When human beings spoke the same language it led them to becoming proud of their own achievements and trying to reach the heavens by building a high tower at Babel. To frustrate their God made them speak in different languages so that the tower project was abandoned. This had the effect of people populating different parts of the world, which was God's intention.
Morning Service: 1 Samuel 19, David (the LORD's anointed and king to-be) has to escape the murderous hatred of king Saul. This leads to years of being a fugitive. God's ways seem strange but the LORD always protected David. He is the sovereign protector of his people.
Evening Service: (Matthew 6:1-4). Outward, showy religion that's full of brags and self-seeking is not true religion. The Lord Jesus declares that we must do our giving to the needy in as secretive a way as possible. Our religion must never be done to boost our reputation and image but humbly following the Lord.
A good time was had by all. Many topics discussed. In fact it was hard to clear the building at the end (which is a nice problem to have). Thought for the day considered how essential water is and Jesus' claim to be able to give us living water, which alone can satisfy the deep thirst of our souls.
Owen Jones was our speaker today. He reminded us that ultimately it's only in Jesus Christ we can say that we have everything. We can fill our lives with so much and be satisfied but how futile this all is withoutJesus Christ.
Children's Talk: Following his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. There was a miraculous catch of fish and a hearty breakfast on the beach. Peter the disciple who denied Jesus is then restored.
Morning Service: 1 Samuel 18. David the king to-be is feared by Saul , the king. Yet the LORD is with David, protecting him. The LORD is with his people.
Evening Service (Matthew 5:43-48), "Love your enemies". Those who follow Jesus Christ and are part of his kingdom must live by high standards. This is powerfully summarised by Jesus telling us to "Love our enemies" indiscriminately.It shows the degree of change in the lives of Christians
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10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
Explore the Bible,
@ 7.30 pm
Explore the Bible, Luke 12
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service
(normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
11th September @ 2.30pm
Details to follow
Details to follow