Welcome 30 August 2020

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

Greetings brothers and sisters.  Nicodemus struggled to understand what it meant to be born again (John 3:4), and so have many people since.  But we rejoice in the fact that through His mercy, we have been born again. We hold on to this and the promise of an inheritance beyond our current understanding.  Not only do we hold onto these promises, but we can rejoice in them too, even during the trials of COVID-19.  Hallelujah – what an awesome God
we serve!

Blessings,

Mark

Welcome – Sunday 16 August 2020

A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” – All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it! Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:6-8)

All flesh is grass! How we know it! So many going to their eternal Home, so many limping along in depression and despair, lonely or oppressed by violence and poverty.

“Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

Time to treasure our faith family, and the Nourishment in our Faith barns – our prayer and Bible Study groups, the Contact ministry and Church Services all sustaining hope, because

 The word of our God will stand forever!

Shalom!

Claude