Welcome – 1 August 2021

The seasons continue; The darkest day is gone and the sun rises a little earlier every dawn. This reminds us of God's inner thought in Genesis 8:22

Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from his youth. And never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done,

As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
shall never cease.
For all the uncertainty in our world, every dawn is a reminder of God's certain providence. While we wait for our Lord to Return and Restore, While we persevere under injutice, turmoil and fear, pleading Him to banish every cause and effect of evil, Look daily at the rising Sun and remember His Providence.
Will He, who spared not His Only Son but gave Him up for us all, not richly provide us with all things, along with Him?! Rest in Him.

Welcome 25 July 2021

"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven". Matthew 5:13-16


Dearest Church Family
It has been a tough and worrying time for many of us. However, the truth is, Christians, living under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in obedience to Christ, will inevitably influence the world for good; as salt has a positive influence on the flavor of the food it seasons. In the same way we are light in the darkness. Where there is strife, we are to be peacemakers; where there is sorrow, we are to be the ministers of Christ, binding up wounds, and where there is hatred, we are to exemplify the love of God in Christ, returning good for evil. It is when we depart from the Spirit-led lifestyle of genuine discipleship that the distinctions between ourselves and the rest of the world become blurred and our testimony is hindered. Only by remaining focused on Christ and being obedient to Him can we expect to remain salt and light in the world. Let us draw near to Him this morning, desiring His kingdom, desiring His kingship.

In Christ 

Matthew 

Welcome 11 July 2021

For I consider that the
sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is
to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the
revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly,
but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be
set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of
the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning
together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but
we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait
eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Rom 8:18-23

 

Greetings fellow Saints. What
hope this passage gives us in times of tremendous suffering!  But these sufferings are nothing in comparison
to what is in store for His children!  Hallelujah!


Blessings,

Mark

Welcome 4 July 2021

the word of God is not bound – 2 TImothy 2:9
Paul was chained from ministry, but the Gospel message he preached wasn't. 
It is God's power for salvation, and like lockdown it powerfully interrupts human lives – but instead of despair, it brings Hope. If you're frustrated yet again by lockdown and want to give up, take hold of the one thing that can never be locked down. God's Word teaches us that our world is confined to decay and futility, by the Will of God, in the certain hope, that One Day it will be liberated into a New Heavens and Earth. 
Appreciate what God is doing and serve Him with all your heart. Build yourself up in faith, encourage your Christian friends and family, and call all to seek the One Saviour who will bring us into His Kingdom.
Welcome to God's plan

Welcome 27 June 2021

"Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together!
Who told this long ago? Who declared it old? Was it not I, the LORD? 
And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance
". – Isaiah 45:21-23
Greetings Church Family,
There is no one who can argue or reason against God, proving He is the only true God. It was only Him, who foretold Judah's captivity as well as their deliverance. Considering that there is no other God, there is then no other God that saves. Through the precious blood of Jesus Christ, we are blessed to be here today, knowing the one true God, knowing the one true Saviour. In time, every knee will bow; willingly or unwillingly. But for us, as His forgiven children, we are able to bow in appreciation, in adoration, in worship, today and forevermore.
Amen. 
Regards

Matthew 

Welcome 13 June 2021

Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us
to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept
in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though
now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
so that the tested genuineness of your faith
—more
precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to
result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1Pe 1:3-7

 

Greetings brothers and sisters.  What beautiful words these are from the
Apostle Peter.  Join us today as we worship
the living God and learn more about Him through the preaching of the Word.

 

Blessings,

Mark

Welcome – 6 June 2021

Welcome to our sweet weekly fellowship and corporate worship! Of
course, Sunday is no holier than the other six days, though some act
that way. Neither is anyone closer to God by coming here, though some
behave that way. “God does not dwell in temples made by human hands”.

God made us to worship him every day in every place. He is Spirit and
we worship Him in spirit and Truth, The blood of Jesus shed for our
24x7x366 access, and the Holy Spirit to keep us there – truly we have
Fellowship with God.

Nonetheless – miss Sunday worship and miss out! May the service today
be stoking the fire as you sit under God’s word and sing over God’s
goodness.

Welcome 30 May 2021

Isaiah's vision of the Lord revealed the Seraphim's worship of our Holy God, in response Isaiah said; 
" Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

It was only after the coal touched Isaiah's mouth, that God spoke to Isaiah. This is emblematic of God's purifying work. 
In a warm welcome to you all this morning, how blessed we are, purified by the atoning work of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. By His blood we are brought into the very presence of our God, into a personal relationship; A relationship where we are able to honour and worship in the Holy of Holies, where our Holy God speaks to us through His word and through His son. All thanks and Glory be to our God for his redeeming work. How blessed we are gathered in this place today, able to worship, able to receive from His precious word.

In Christ Alone

Matthew

Welcome 16 May 2021

But as for you, O man of
God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the
eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good
confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Ti 6:11-12

Greetings fellow
saints.
  This Sunday we celebrate four
baptisms!
  What an honour and blessing to
be able to witness these Christians make the good confession.
  We, their brothers and sisters, need to encourage
them a
s they begin the good fight, to flee sin, to pursue righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, steadfastness and gentleness.
  Not only that, but we should also use this
blessed occasion as a reminder to ourselves to do the same!

 

Blessings,

Mark

Welcome – 9 May 2021

Welcome to another Celebration of Jesus Christ!

I was thrilled to hear last week that the Sunday service went so well, Most of the usual actors were out of action for some reason, but that didn't hinder the Corporate Worship. It is so satisfying to see God supply all that we need, and most typically, in people! This is also humbling because no person is sufficient, neither indispensable. But God has given us One Another.

"the whole body makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love" (Eph 4:16)

The Church is the Fullness of Christ who fills all things in every way. Let's be the Church!

#UnitingAllThingsUnderChrist