Children's Talk: God promised many years before the first Christmas that a great light would come into the world. Jesus Christ born in Bethlehem is this promise becoming real.
Morning Service: Jesus is described in John chapter 1 as the Word. He declares and reveals God. The Word has no beginning, but is the eternal creator. The first Christmas is the Word becoming flesh to give us spiritual light and life
Children's Talk: We have many gifts at Christmas. We receieve these gifts from others. The Bible writers thinking about Jesus Christsay, "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift"
Morning Service: (Guest preacher: David Lewis). In Ephesians 2 we read about the great transformation faith in Jesus Christ leads to: from spiritual death to life, from condemnation to forgiveness. All this is experienced because of God's great love.
Evening Service(Guest preacher: David Lewis); 2 Kings 5. Naaman was a great soldier and success but he was afflicted with leprosy. He was healed when he humbled himself to trust God and his was for healing. Accepting God's way for forgiveness through Jesus Christ is the only way for us.
Children's Talk: The first Christmas happened because this was what God has promised. He always keeps his word and does what he says he will do.
Morning Service: 1 Samuel 8. The Israelites foolishly replace the LORD with a king, like the other nations had. This was a decision that they would regret: the vast majority of their kings in the future proved to be not a force or good. Rejecting the LORD always has a negative effect.
Evening Service: Matthew 5:7, Christians have experienced God's mercy in their lives, rescuing them from the plight of their sins. Having experieced God's mercy they now use this as a springboard to show mercy to others.
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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