Children's Talk: Jesus told the story of the lost coin. The lady who had lost the coin hunted high and low for it. When she found it she was so happy and celebrated with he friends. Jesus tells us that when one person turns to God there is great happiness and celebration in heaven
Morning Service: (Isaiah 53:4-6), These verses tell us the reason for the great suffering of God's Messiah. He suffers for the transgressions and iniquities of people like us (sheep who have gone astray). He deals with our rebellion against God so that we can have peace with God.
Evening Service: (Galatians 6:11-18). A Christian should only "boast" in the death (the cross) of Jesus Christ. We can't get ourselves into a restored relationship with God. We can only gain a right standing before him through faith in Jesus Christ.
A good time was had by all. Pleasant morning with plenty of chat about all manner of topics.
Thought For The Day (Andrew Thomas): The statue of Christ the Redeemer dominates the Rio sky-line. Yet few consider Jesus Christ him self and trust him to be their Redeemer: sent by God to pay for our spiritual freedom
Children's Talk: Jesus told the story of the shepherd who went looking for the lost sheep even though there were 99 sheep safe in the pen. Jesus described his work in our word as: The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.
Morning Service: (Isaiah 53:1-3). Isaiah declares that when the Messiah comes into our world he would be so unassuming and humiliated that people would refuse to accept him as the Messiah. He would be despised and rejected yet his sufferings are for the sins of people like us.
Evening Service: Galatians 6:7-10 - You reap what you sow! Christians have gained a right standing before God through faith in Jesus Christ. As a result of this they make the life-style choice of "sowing to the Spirit" i.e. living lives full of things that are pleasing to God. This life-style choice leads to eternal life.
Even though we were down in number today it was lovely to see a new face coming back to join us. As usual there was the tea, coffee, chat and banter
Thought For The Day: focused on greatness, which human beings achieve through sporting, career, film success. Interestingly John Newton (who wrote Amazing Grace) noted two things that were great to him: (1) He was a great sinner, (2) Jesus Christ is a great saviour.
A good number got together this morning and once again it was a very pleasant time. Good coffee, tea and chat.
Now that the Olympic games have started Thought For The Day concentrated on Eric Lidell, who refused to run on a Sunday because he was a devout Christian (1924 Olympics). Running a race is also a good picture of living as a Christian as we focus on Jesus Christ.
Evening Service: Galatians 6:10. God is not mocked. How futile it is to try and fool God with insincere religion and faith. Christians, having gained a right standing before God, are changed to live ever changing lives full of compassion, willing to bear each other's burdens.
A good number met today and a good time was had by all. Plenty of chat and homemade cake, scones etc on offer.
Thought for the day was thinking about Jesus Christ being our cetain and sure guide in spiritual matters using the illustration of marine pilots
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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