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Keep Your Head

“Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty” – Steve Lawson The final piece of armour to put on (though not the final piece in the whole outfit) is the helmet. The helmets of the Roman era were made of bronze or iron, with bits that protected the cheeks, jaw and back of the next, and they were HEAVY! They were lined with felt or sponge to make it more bearable to wear.…

Flaming Arrows

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16) A shield is a piece of armour that we are probably very familiar with. Soldiers have shields, knights have shields, police have shields, superheroes have S.H.I.E.L.D (ok, that one is slightly different!), but we are familiar with the job of a shield – to protect the carrier. This particular shield (Scutum) was made from…

These Boots Were Made For Walking

“Wear shoes on your feet which are the Good News of peace” – Ephesians 6:15 Now, I’m no Imelda Marcos but I do love a good shoe – namely a brown boot, or a flip flop (mostly because it’s fun to say!). Whilst shoes are fun to collect, they serve a very functional purpose – to protect our feet and help us move from one location to another without injury (most of the time!). And no shoe was more practical…

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…

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…

Lent: Day 32

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GATHER. You are invited today to seek God through prayer and fasting, and to join us this evening at 7.30pm as we look to discern together what the Lord is saying to us at this time. Why not join us at 7pm tonight for half an hour of prayer on Zoom. 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…