– Welcome 15 September 2019

“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’….. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, I am strong.” – 2 Cor 12:8-10

Glory belongs to God, and is on display when we are most vulnerable and yielded. Being a frame for God’s glory is Paul’s pleasure and expectation in hard times.

Praise God for worship and preaching where we can learn together like this!

Claude

 

Welcome – 8 September 2019

Spring has Sprung again! 
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,  and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. (Gen 1:14-15)
In the same way, we are the Light of the World – holding in our hands the Good News of Jesus Christ, for all to see. This is the True Light, which will last forever, no matter the time or season. May the spring of Spring put you in step with God's Great Plan to shine His glory. 
God has determined it to be, and it will be so!

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)