Jesus' simple Message of God's love.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Candle Light Carol Service tonight at 6:30

Candle Light Carol Service tonight at 6:30 at the church.

Christmas Carolling today at 5:30 at the High Street
(If it's not chuckin'-down rain) 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Family Service

The First Gift of Christmas, God's Gift, was The Saviour: Jesus of Nazareth (Born in Bethlehem)

5 Gifts: the surprising facts of Jesus Birth
God's 'hero' came as a baby
God's 'hero' wasn't rich and famous
God's hero was found in a manger
God first announced the birth of the Messiah
to the poor and lowly (who truly appreciated it!)
Magi or 'Wise Men' (inaugural 'king-makers')
came to worship the Messiah.

Sermon Part 1

Sermon Part 2

Communion at the Lord's Table

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Third Week of Advent, Luke 1 The Annunciation

Part 1
This stuff is a journalistic report by Luke. Why does Christmas matter? If nobody knows when Jesus was born, why does it matter that He was born? How He was born?

Part 2
God's plan matches our desperate need and He has heard our cries to Him. God had a plan that works out for good, to those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purposes. "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Part 3
The birth of the Messiah is worth celebrating, and this is a fine time to remember the birth of Christ. Let's be exact about the meaning of THIS solitary life.

Part 4
God announces the 'coming' magnificently in Luke Chapter 1

Part 5
What a scandal! A fatherless child. An unwed mother!!! Adopting the child of a pregnant fiancée.

We get distracted by the many other pursuits that are not about Jesus Christ during the Christmas season. But the communion table draws us to the essential work of the life of Christ.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Advent 2 The Birth of John the Baptist

The birth of John the Baptist is a unique story which represents the end of the Old Testament and the start of the New Testament.

Part 1
The Christmas story begins with the cousin of a girl whose dad is a descendant of a lost kingdom from long ago...

Part 2
The circumstances of the Annunciation to Zechariah about his and Elizabeth's baby boy.

Part 3
John the Baptist is set-apart from his mother's womb. 
Why do you think it matters to God if he has wine or strong drink?

Part 4
The Angel Gabriel announces that 'It is time!'

Part 5
While Zechariah is talking with the Angel Gabriel, people are getting restless outside.