As we were learning the Bible verse, The LORD is my Shepherd, We heard the story of the of the shepherd leaving the 99 sheep to rescue the lost sheep. When he finds the sheep he rejoices with his neighbours. There is rejoicing in heaven when people repent and trust Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.
Morning Service (1 John 5;6-11)
Jesus' baptism, his crucifixion (his shed blood) and the Holy Spirit together are God's testimony that we can have forgiveness of sins & eternal life in his Son, Jesus Christ.
Evening Service, Judges 9;1-25
Abimelech supported by the Shechemites becomes king. He slaughters his brothers and half-brothers but the LORD will not standby when his people forsake him, worship idols and blatantly disobey him. The LORD calls us to account in his time.
On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came to give Jesus; disciples power and help to tell others the Gospel.
Morning Service: John 16;1-15
Jesus will soon ascend back into heaven. He will send the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will convict people of sin, righteousness and judgement. He will also guide Christians into all truth and they will understand the Good News about Jesus. Understanding God's promises in the Gospel will give them strength stand when opposition and persecution comes.
Evening Service, Acts 2;1-21
As God and Jesus Christ had promised the Holy Spirit was poured out. The were many extraordinary happenings: sound of a great wind, what looked like fire, Jesus' disciples being able to preach in "foreign" languages so that visitors to Jerusalem heard them preach in their own language and finally a powerful sermon resulting in 3000 being converted.
It was lovely to catch up with some people we'd not seen for some time. As usual there was plenty of tea, coffee and chat.
"There's nothing new under the sun" was the focus of our "2 minute thought for the day". Human nature doesn't really change, in spite of our inventions and discoveries. God has set eternity in our hearts and our hearts are restless until we find him through Jesus Christ
Jesus ascended to heaven following his death and resurrection to a place of honour. He is at God's right hand ruling and praying for his people. His ascension to heaven guarantees that his people will follow to enjoy God's glory.
Morning Service: Hebrews 10:11-12
Christ's death on the cross is the one person, the one point in time through which God is able to forgive all sin. Christ then ascends to heaven and to God's right hand. One day all his enemies will be made his footstool as they are totally subdued and he is victorious.
Evening Service: Acts 1:1-11
Following his resurrection Jesus in total control leads his disciple to Bethany. Here he ascends to heaven in his real human body. As the God-man he is now in the presence of the of majesty in heaven. Jesus ascended to eternal glory, those who trust him will also inherit eternal glory.
Children's Talk: Following his death & resurrection, Jesus ascends back into heaven. The angels tell the disciples as they look upwards that Jesus will return to our world.
Morning Service (1 John 5:1-5)
To those who love God, God's commandments are not a burden. Faith in Jesus Christ gives us new life: in fellowship with the Father, who is light. God gives us his love so that we can love Him and others. God's commands (genuine) religion is not a bind for Christians because they love him who first loved us.
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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