Welcome 25 August 2019

John 14:1-3,6: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”.

What a supreme comfort to know that Jesus has prepared a room for His believers after physical death. Not only has He prepared the place in heaven for His own but also promises to return and then take them with Him and be together in eternity. This existence will be in fulfillment of God’s design and a strong affirmation that Christ alone is the way of salvation.

Alan Cameron

Welcome 18 August2019

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.

(1Pe 1:3-5)

 

What an amazing fact – In His great mercy, God has chosen us and caused us to be born again.  Not only that He has set aside an inheritance for us, one that does not fade or perish, but is kept secure for us, in heaven.  Rejoice in the knowledge of this.  And hold onto it when you are grieved by various trials, because while you are being tested by the fire, you are being purified.  Praise be to the Lord God Almighty!

Welcome – 11 August 2019

The sum of all worship is Loving God totally and Loving one another as He loves us. There are different forms of loving, like singing to the Lord and greeting a neighbour. And we create different structures to assist our love, like Sunday Services, and morning Bible readings. But these forms and structures must never be confused with "Loving" itself. We can do all these very well and still neither be Loving God nor our neighbour.
Today, love the Lord, and love your neighbour. If the singing and the service enable you to do this, all the better! But the Worship which God recognises doesn't depend on these. 
Every day, however unsuccessful you are at keeping and coping with the forms and structures, keep Loving the Lord and Loving your neighbour. That's what matters.
 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself … do this, and you will live." (Luk 10:27-28)

Welcome – 4 August 2019

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh! (Matt 25:6)

Betrothal is a thrilling event, but it’s only the curtain-raiser for the Wedding Day. My Curtain Raiser: I yielded to Jesus humbly and unreservedly in July 1970, astonished that this putrid, fleshly apology for a human being could be welcomed by Him. Us Brides-To-Be are now waiting for the glad call – eager to be found ready, but apt to distraction. Visiting our sacred covenant in Scripture, worshipping gladly, praying earnestly, ministering thankfully and witnessing faithfully keeps our lamps topped up – But sorrow and distraction are always near. It helps not to be a “Lone” Bride!

Praise God that His strength was always there when we look back – and for our mutual encouragement, especially each Sunday.

 

 

Claude

 

Welcome 29 July 2019

God has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (Hebrews.1:2)

To our Lord Jesus is ascribed glory because He is the Creator of all things.

He made the world. Unlimited power is His. Unlimited possessions are His. We are also His. He says, "All that the Father has are mine”. Praise God, what a revelation we have of Him! He purchased us with His precious blood. He will never leave us nor forsake us. We belong to the "heir of all things". Our needs will be supplied, then, for we are heirs of, and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. Let us keep our eyes turned heavenward. O blessed "heir of all things”, take us under Your wings today and may we be gloriously happy in fellowship with You. Amen.

Ron