Posts by Danie Shallcross

Posts by Danie Shallcross

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…

Peacemaker

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9) We live in a world that is broken and full of injustice. In just these past few weeks, we have mourned over the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard and been saddened to the core by the murder of members of the Asian community in the USA. It seems every time we turn on our TVs or pick up our phones we are greeted by…

Lent: Day 37

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Ask the Lord to give us creative insight into how we can reach more people for Jesus. Pray for salvation and baptisms. Ask God to give you opportunities to speak a word for him, or to invite someone to church. Why not join us at Renew Well – prayer on Zoom at 10.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them…

Lent: Day 36

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GROW. Please pray for our Leadership Team. Ask God to bless their unity, sharpen their spiritual discernment, root their servant-heartedness, and embolden their leadership. Pray that God show us the people “who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom” (Acts 6:3) who might join the team. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring…

Lent: Day 35

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Pray about who you could invite to our Easter Sunday morning celebration or Easter Sunday Live. Why not join us for our Zoom prayer gathering this evening at 7pm. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into a real relationship with Jesus as Friend, Saviour and Lord. MY BIG ASK Pray for the one…

Lent: Day 34

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. Pray for our worship groups and the AV teams, that together they will offer the best they have to God, empowered by his Holy Spirit. Pray that, together, we will be a people who delight to worship God. Pray that, as people join us for worship, they will encounter the presence of the Living God. Why not join us tomorrow for our Sunday prayer gatherings on Zoom – 10am to pray for our Sunday morning…

Lent: Day 33

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU Why not join us for prayer on Saturday morning at 8.30am on Zoom. We will be praying especially for blessing and healing. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see his love and to bring them into a real relationship with Jesus as Friend, Saviour and Lord. MY BIG ASK Pray for the one thing you want to ask God for throughout…

#checkyourheart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8) “To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something beautiful for him” (Mother Teresa) For me, this is potentially one of the most challenging of the beatitudes. I mean, they are all pretty challenging, but this one…