Children's Talk: We again thought about giving thanks to God and in particular giving thanks that Jesus came into the world and for the first Good Friday and Easter.
Morning Service (1 Samuel 1): This part of the Bible starts in very difficult spiritual days but into this situation and through a lady, who cannot have children, God brings Samuel. He became a great man of God and a mighty prophet. Difficult situations do not stop God working and fulfilling his purposes.
Evening Service: In Ephesians 3 Paul notes that Christians are losing heart. He is in prison yet prays that they will become more aware of the greatness of God's work in them, and wonder and be more and more amazed with Jesus Christ and the Gospel.
Homemade cup cakes and Welsh cakes went down a teat and were enjoyed by all.
Our Thought For The Day: Jesus said that we cannot serve two masters. We cannot serve God and money He tells us to count heavenly things to be precious because all the things we have in this world will end and decay.
Children's Talk: We continued our theme of giving thanks to God. Today we though about clean, water and rain. Finally we sang thanking God for his great love
Morning Service: 1 Samuel, overview: In 1000 BC the Israelite nation are in a mess so God raises up Samuel to faithfully declare his word. The nation drifts from God and want a king like the other nations. This king: Saul, is a disaster so Samuel anoints David the shepherd boy to be king.
Evening Service: Ephesians 1:16-21, Paul prays that Christians will grow in appreciating and understanding the greatness of God's work of saving sinners. He prays that we will know the hope better, appreciate our spiritual riches and God's power at work in us. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, in Christ.
A quiet morning but enjoyable this week with a few of our regulars not being able to attend.
Our thought for the day was "Stay hungry, stay humble". Genuine Christians are people who are humble, in the sense that they know that before God they have nothing to boast in. They are hungry wanting yo be more righteous: becoming more like Jesus Christ.
Children's Talk: The theme for this series of talks is saying "Thank you" to God. Each day we are given many blessings by him and so it's right for us to thank him. We concentrated to day on thanking God for the food we are given each day.
Morning service: This was our final look at the Song of The Suffering Servant (the Messiah). Following his terrible suffering there will be glory and he will be satisfied at the results of his suffering; many people will be counted righteous and share in his glory.
Evening Service: (Romans 15:1-13), Paul, the Apostle, prays that the congregation at Rome will be experience harmony and that they will be filled with the joy and peace that comes from trusting Jesus Christ. This harmony will lead to the Roman Christians glorifying God with one voice. This harmony is achieved as Christians have towards each other the same attitude as Jesus Christ has.
A good time was had by all chatting, tasting delicious homemade savouries and drinking plenty of tea and coffee.
Thought For The Day (Greg Francis): We often count day to special days e.g. birthdays, Christmas. We can't count down to the day when Jesus Christ returns to our world but we must be ready for this momentous day.
CHILDREN'S TALK: Ten Lepers ask the Lord Jesus to heal them. He does, yet only one comes back to say, Thank you! How slow we can be to give thanks to God for his blessings
MORNING SERVICE: Isaiah 53;7-9. The Messiah suffers silent and willingly. He doesn't rage and protest against unfair arrest, abuse and death. He meekly submits to God's plan: he dies for the transgressions (rebellious acts against God) of others.
EVENING SERVICE: Romans 10:1. Paul, the Apostle, desired from the bottom of his heart the salvation of people belonging to his nation. This is a worthy desire for all Christians. Christians are called to pray sacrificially, conscientiously and fervently. With this must be the readiness to tell others the Good News as faith come by hearing and heard by the word of Christ.
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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