Welcome – 8 November 2018

Wisdom is invaluable! Do you have it?
Every day we pick a path, weigh a decision, invest an hour, move a soul, but without Wisdom it will be for naught! Wisdom is one of God's "communicable perfections" Рwhich means humans have it because He had it first! So when we pick, weigh, invest and move, we can to do it all in God's wisdom. Or not. 
The opposite is foolishness. Do you have it?
Proverbs 8:35-36 
For whoever finds Wisdom finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,
but he who fails to find Wisdom injures himself; all who hate Wisdom love death.

Welcome 28 October 2018

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory…” (Hebrews 1:3)

Is it your desire to see the glory of God? Then look upon Jesus. When we see Him, we see God for He is God. How wonderful it is that in our Bible such a revelation of God is manifest in the person of Jesus. Moses prayed to God to show him His glory, and God had His goodness pass before him while he was sheltered in the rock. We have the privilege to have Bibles in our hands to enable us to read and meditate on the revealed glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. In this we can truly rejoice!

May today’s service be a further opportunity to see the glory of God in the prayers offered, the hymns and songs sung and in the reading and the preaching of the Word.



Fwd: Welcome – 21 October 2018

For my 42nd birthday, my wife read Psalm 42 to us. Not one we may have particularly thought appropriate for a birthday: It's a Psalm about feeling downcast and forgotten, and longing and thirsting for God.
The sad truth is we often only remember our thirst for Christ when we are troubled! But isn't He the Only fountain of Life, whether in the good and bad? Perhaps in the "moment of downcast heart" we are more blessed Рbecause there we are reminded of and drink anew the True Life of Christ.
Let's remember Him when the living is pleasurable too!
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation (Psa 42:5)

Welcome 14 October 2018

“Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life..”

David the psalmist, overflowing with love for his God, wrote this, but his gripping story in the two books of Samuel show a man seldom far from conflict or danger. And when things were going well for him, he murdered one of his most faithful men to hide the fact that he had committed adultery with his wife. And the rest of David’s life was a sorrowful consequence of that and other sin. So was David right to say-

“and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever”?

Yes. Because Jesus was his Shepherd.

“Christ’s righteousness, imputed to us by God, totally restores to us what is lacking in this weak and mutilated righteousness of ours” – Peter Vermigli (1499-1562)

Welcome to this place of restoration!