Welcome 3 May 2021

"… it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" – Phillipians 1:20-21

Greetings Church Family
In describing his ambition in life, Paul
captures for us, what for him is the defining essence of worship. 
His passion
is that whatever he does with his body, whether in life or death, will always
be worship towards Jesus Christ. 
Paul’s
point is that for you and I, as Christians, our lives, and even our deaths, are
an act of worship when the greatest gain
, is found in exalting Christ. Here are some wise words from John Piper – “The
authenticating inner essence of worship is being satisfied with Christ, prizing
Christ, cherishing Christ, treasuring Christ . . . it encompasses all of life that
flows from the heart.”

 
In Christ Alone,

Matthew

Welcome 18 April 2021

For by him all things
were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or
dominions or rulers or authorities
—all things were created
through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things
hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in
him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile
to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood
of his cross.

Col 1:15-20

 

Greeting brothers and sisters!  Isn’t it amazing to think that our Lord Jesus,
the Creator of all things willingly died on the cross for us, so that we may be
redeemed!  Do not waste this God given grace!  Remember to grow together, put on the new,
and redeem the time!


Blessings,

Mark