Again some very nice cakes on offer with plenty of tea, coffee and chat. In "Thought For The Day" we concentrated on the blessings that God gives us in the Good News about Jesus. Paul, the Apostle, called these the "unsearchable riches of Christ". The riches are given to us through faith in Jesus Christ and are ours for ever. All those who trust Jesus Christ will never be spiritually bankrupt.
Children's Talk: Pharoah, king of Egypt, orders that all Jewish male babies be killed. Moses' parents hide him in a basket on the Nile. Moses is then raised a prince in Egypt by Pharoah's daughter.
Morning Service: 1 Samuel 22: Saul, the king, continues to pursue David, who will become king. In opposing David, Saul is subtle and finds a ready ally in his slaughter of the priests.
Evening Service: Jesus Christ warned his followers not to do their religion in an outward and superficial way that attracts the praise of other people. Their motive is to be God's glory and not the praise of others.
Our speaker today was Gwyon Jenkins. We thought about "the faith that saves". A lady outrageously shows here gratitude to the Lord Jesus by washing his feet with tears, wiping them with her hair and anointing him with expensive fragrance. She did this because faith in him had saved her from her sins and she could live her life with great peace in her heart
Children's Talk: We started learning the words spoken by the angel on the first Easter morning: He is risen, he is not here.
Morning Service, (1 Samuel 21-22:5): David the king to-be flees to enemy territory. This is a foolish and dangerous choice. We see David with all his blemishes, but the LORD over-rules and he is provided for and kept safe.
Christians pray. Jesus Christ tells us how to pray. Pray to God on the basis of the father-child relationship that exists between those who trust Jesus and God. Pray in a humble and modest way not showing off of thinking that many empty words are needed to gain the Father's attention
Plenty of homemade goodies to choose from today. Plenty of coffee and chat. As it was Polling Day for the General Election we thought about making choices and in particular Jesus encouraging us to choose the narrow way that leads to life, rather than the broad way that leads to destruction.
In our "Explore the Bible" session we discussed the return of Jesus to our world. He will return visibly and in glory. He will return as Judge. hH will return to finally destroy death and complete the work that he has started in the lives of those who trust him.
Evening Service: (John 7:37-39): Jesus likens the blessings that a person receives when they trust him to "rivers of living water in the heart". God is not stingy when blessing those who trust Jesus but generous. Jesus' description of blessing being rivers of living water become reality on the Day of Pentecost: the Holy Spirit is poured out bencuase Jesus is glorified.
Lively chat about all manner of topics, homemade eclairs and scones with plenty of tea and coffee all made for a pleasant morning. In our Thought For The Day we concentrated on how pointless it is to put too much emphasis on things that don;t really matter and pass. To spend taking taking seriously considering Jesus and then trusting him is to give time for things that matter and will not be taken from us.
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Next Sunday (19th May 2019)
at 10.30 & 6.00pm
Sunday 26th May 2019
@ 10.30, Dr David Powell
@ 6.00, Lloyd Thomas
12th June @ 2.30pm
Details to follow
10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service
(normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
Explore the Bible,
@ 7.30 pm
Explore the Bible, Luke 12