Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

Belts and Braces

“Wobbly Christians who have no firm foothold in Christ are an easy prey for the devil” – John Stott Of all the pieces of armour Paul could have started with, he started with the belt of truth. Seems like a bit of weird place to start, with an item of clothing that just holds your trousers up. However! The belt of truth is far more important and indispensable than we may first think. The belt of a Roman soldier’s armour…

God Suit

“It is not suggested; it is commanded. The Bible would not have told us to take up the whole armour of God in order to withstand evil if evil could have been withstood without doing that”  Stormie Omartian The theme for the next few blogs will be the armour of God (Ephesians 6: 10 – 18). It’s a topic that I remember being talked about a lot when I was a child but, as an adult, I have to admit,…

Be-Attitudes

“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” (Lysa Terkeurst) We have come to the end of our look at the Beatitudes (or the “be attitudes” as I like to call them). I feel like I’ve been on an emotional operating table, where my heart has been investigated, dissected and then popped back together again, but in a (hopefully) better working order! There is so much…

Courage in the Fire

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:10) This Beatitude feels like a heavy one, and in many ways it is. No-one wants to be persecuted; no-one actively seeks it out. Yet, we are told that when it happens (whatever form that might take), we’re blessed?! What?! It doesn’t really feel like a blessing! It is important to note right at the beginning that Jesus is talking about being persecuted…

Lent: Day 40

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. As we come to the end of our 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, ask God how you should l commit to continue praying, fasting and seeking his face as part of your ongoing lifestyle. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THROUGHOUT THIS 40 DAYS – MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! Join us tomorrow for our Easter Sunday worship – 10.30am and 7.30pm. We’d also love to have you join us for our Sunday…

Lent: Day 39

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU It’s Good Friday. Take some time today to remember the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. Give him thanks for the sacrificial love that brought victory for your life and for our world. Offer your life again to Jesus in thankfulness. Join us if you can for our Good Friday reflection at 10.30am online. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see…

Lent: Day 38

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GROW. Today is Maundy Thursday, the day when Jesus washed his disciples feet just before he went to the Cross. How might you “wash the feet of the saints” by serving within the life of the church? If you’re not serving, ask God where He would like to you to get involved. If you are already involved in serving, ask God to bless and strenghten your work, to bring honour to Him. Why not join us…