Children's Talks: (Morning)Thinking back over last week's stories i.e. Noah's Ark and Rescue From The Fiery Furnace we learnt that God is faithful (1 Cor 1:9).
Evening: Belshazzar becomes king of Babylon. He throes a party and tramples on the name of God. Handwriting on the wall tells the king that his days are numbered, he has fallen short and a new king will take over. That night Darius the Persian conquers Babylon
Morning Service: (Isaiah 52:13- 53:12). In 740 BC Isaiah the prophet declares and writes a song telling that the Messiah will suffer for others, and then be glorified,
Evening Service: (Galatians 5:22-23). All who confess to be Christians are changed. They live a changed and ever-changing life. They keep in step with the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit becomes more developed in their live.
What better place to be on a wet July morning. Great homemade sponge, plenty of tea, coffee and chat.
Thought for the day (Andrew Thomas): was thinking about the work of Jesus Christ as rescue mission, restoring us to God
Children's Talk (morning): Noah and his family was kept safe during the Flood. God has promised never to flood the world again. The rainbow is the sign of his faithfulness.
Children's Talk (evening): The emperor in Babylon commands all to bow down to an enormous statue. 3 Jewish lads remain loyal to God and refuse. They are thrown into a furnace but God is faithful and rescues them
Morning Service: (Acts 28:11-31) Some of the Jewish community in Rome reject Jesus as Messiah. Paul preaches and makes the point that this Good News will be listened to and believed throughout the world.
Evening Service: (Galatians 5) Christians do not live as they like but follow God leading us to live his way. This is a struggle but not impossible as God equips his people to live: getting rid of evil things from their lives and replacing them with good things.
A good time was had by all. Homemade cheesecake, sponge and sausage rolls went down a treat. Plenty of lively discussion about a wide range if topics.
Thought For The Day: the Bible declares that life without God is meaningless and empty. It's just a rotation of events happening but with God in our lives there is hope and meaning.
Children's Talk: our theme was again God's great love and we learnt this great Bible verse: "God is love / Duw cariad yw"
Morning Service (Acts 28:11-20): Paul reaches Rome (as a prisoner in chains). He is a prisoner because of the hope of Israel: Jesus Christ. Christ is not only the hope of Israel but the hope all, who trust him. Paul gives thanks and is strengthened when he meets Christians, who live in Rome
Evening Service: Galatians 5:16-24, Christians must not live as they like. The Holy Spirit leads us and points us in the right direction so that we don't give into the temptation of not living our own way but follow God's desires for us. This leads to tension and a struggle in the hearts, minds and lives of Christians.
Nice number met up today. Again plenty of chat, coffee, tea and home-made goodies. Thanks again to all for your support.
Today's "Thought For The Day" (by Greg Francis) concentrated our minds on: even though sometimes it seems as if God is too late, in fact, he never is.
Children's Talk: we told the story again of the prodigal Son, concentrating on the love of the Father. We sang "Jesus' love is very wonderful."
Morning Service: Paul finally reached Rome (Acts 28:14) after arrest, storm and shipwreck. He is able to keep on telling the Good News because he keeps in mind great, unseen, eternal and spiritual truth.
A good time was had by all this morning. Plenty of chat and homemade cakes.
Thought for the Day concentrated on the critical timing of Jesus telling his disciples, for the first time, that he was going to be a suffering Messiah
Children's Talk: We told the story of the son who treated his father shabbily. He took the inheritance and went away from his father. After hitting rock bottom he decides to go back to his father, that he had wronged. The father, however, welcomes the lost son. Jesus tells this story to tells us that no matter who we are or what we've done God always welcomes repenting sinners.
Morning Service: Acts 27. God sends Paul to Rome, through a life-threatening storm. God does not desert Paul in the storm but speaks to Paul in the storm. He re-assures Paul of his plan and care. God never abandons his people but speaks to us in the storm.
Evening Service: (Galatians 5:7-15), For those who trust Jesus Christ there is the certainty that God's declaring us to be righteous can never be reversed. Now that we have had our sins forgiven we must live change and ever changing lives that are dominated by love. This is is self-sacrficing, self-giving and constant.
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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