Children's Talk: Even though we are in depths of winter we can look forward to spring, summer and autumn. This is what God has determined. He promised this to Noah after Noah had left the ark following escape from the great flood
Morning Service; (Isaiah 40) God's promises and purposes for the Messiah were/are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He is the glory of the LORD revealed. His people gain strength in their souls because of all that Christ has accomplished. Meditating on him brings strength to tired souls.
Evening Service: (2 Samuel 7). God promises David (Israel's greatest king) that his dynasty will last forever. Through the ups and downs of the nations' history God's promise held firm. Then Jesus Christ was born into our world. Born as a descendant of David. he is King of kings and Lord of lords
Our final coffee morning of 2017 gave us the chance to get together after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas for a quiet cuppa and chat. In our Thought For The Day we concentrated on the old making way for the new. Jesus Christ tells us not to try and fit his new way for our lives into the old ways that we are used to.
Children's Talk: Using Q&A we retold the Christmas story focusing on the truth that the baby in the manger in Bethlehem was Emmanuel - God with us.
Morning Service: Christmas can be so complicated and detailed. Yet we can truly describe Christmas in two words: Christ Jesus. Christ means Messiah and Jesus means Saviour. This is what Christmas is all about.
Children's Talk: Amongst all the good things that happen and we receive at Christmas Jesus Christ has to be the best. "It's not Christmas without Christ"
Morning Service ( 1John2:4-11). To be a Christian is to have fellowship with God (who is light), to know Christ, to be in Christ and to abide in Christ. If we know Christ then love must dominate our lives.
Evening Service: Psalm 51:12-15. David (Israel's king) has committed terrible sins. He has been severely convicted of these by the LORD. He has repented and shown his desire now to live with a clean heart. Now he asks that the LORD will restore to him the joy of the LORD's salvation. We can pray this bold request because the LORD is abundantly merciful to repenting sinners.
Tea, coffee, chat with plenty of homemade goodies - what a great get together on a cold winter's morning. We thought about Isaiah's great prophecy (Isaiah Ch9) that the Messiah born as a child is mighty God. Only a great person who is both God and man can do the work of redeeming sinners.
Morning Service: When Christians sin they confess their sins and their continual assurance of forgiveness is Jesus, the righteous. He is the who is with the Father and who speaks in our defence as Satan accuses us. Jesus as propitiation turns away God's wrath from guilty sinners and on to himself. Jesus Christ is the Christians continual hope.
Children's Talk: As we near Christmas - the time for giving, receiving and giving thanks we thought about the way our heavenly father provides for us each day and always
Evening Service: (Psalm 51), David the king having been terribly convicted of his sins now prays that he will hear things that will make him rejoice: he wants to hear about God's abundant mercy in forgiving repentant sinners. Along with this request is the prayer that he will follow God with a clean heart and a right spirit. Genuine prayers for God's mercy are always accompanied by desires to be godly and turn from sin.
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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