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Pentecost Sunday

24th May 2015 | David Bareham

Before starting his message today, David gives us a short time line of the events leading up to Pentecost. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit was foretold in the Old Testament and we can read many examples of this. Jesus also promised the arrival of the Holy Spirit and it was at Pentecost that this promise came true.
David reads from Acts 2 and then proceeds to give us three points to consider. He continues to ‘tell it as it is’ in the bible and we hear many examples from scripture of ‘happenings and signs’ that showed people were filled with the Spirit.
For us to be a shining light, the Holy Spirit must overflow from us. In that way, our lives will change and all will know!

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Citizens of Heaven – Part Three – Righteousness

10th May 2015 | David Bareham

It has been a very important week here in the UK as we have elected a new government. David tells us that he knows churches up and down the country have held prayer meetings, praying that God’s righteousness will prevail and that the right person will be running the country.

After a brief summary of the last two weeks messages, he reads from Philippians, chapters 1 & 3 and follows with a light hearted look at what makes us ‘British’
We have many characteristics and traits that make us what we are and it is our hope that through Jesus, people will know that we are of the church.

When we put our faith in Christ, He gives us His righteousness. We have been clothed in a robe of salvation and have become saints.

We must always be careful of what goes into our hearts and souls, because when God ‘shakes’ us, everything that is inside, will come out for all to see. We have to ensure that we fill ourselves with the Holy Spirit. The church is often accused of not ‘practising what it preaches’ and by having the righteousness of Jesus within us, we will not be seen as hypocrites.

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Citizens of Heaven – Part Two – Grace

3rd May 2015 | Tope Olukemi

Today Tope looks at ‘What qualifies us to be citizens of heaven?’…He asks a list of questions and then reads from Philippians 3:3-7
Our human efforts (no matter how good we think they are) will not qualify us. Even what was written in Jewish law, all the rituals and tasks to be performed, is still not enough.
Sadly, these things are seen by the secular world as a guarantee of being accepted into heaven.
Tope reads from Ephesians 2:1-9, which states quite clearly, what entitles us our citizenship!

He reads the parable about the unforgiving servant and breaks the story down into a way that makes it easier for us to understand. His debt was impossible to pay, yet his master forgave him and wrote it off.
Jesus paid the ultimate price…a debt that we cannot repay….yet, by his GRACE, we are forgiven and our place in heaven is secured.
Tope also teaches us that we have to learn to show the grace to others that has been gifted to us.

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Citizens of Heaven – Part One – Intro

26th April 2015 | Malcolm Sullivan

NOTE:- Due to a technical problem we do not get to hear the first reading of Malcolm’s message. To set the scene, he reads from Acts 16, starting at verse 7.
Malcolm then gives us a short history and geography lesson which ties in with his reading. This new series is to show us that although we may live in different areas and places and we may sometimes feel like foreigners…our first call is in heaven. Once we have asked Jesus to forgive our sins, we are sanctified – but for the rest of our lives, we are to walk with Jesus and be more like Him.
We are encouraged to pray to be set free and to become an active member of the kingdom of God……This is all part of the process of gaining ‘Citizenship’

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Focus Sunday – Journeying with Hope

19th April 2015 | Malini Colville

We have a guest speaker today, Malini Colville, representing ‘Home for Good’. It is an organisation involved with helping and providing homes for fostered and adopted children.
We first hear about Malini’s family, her church and what she does within the organisation. She then reads from the book of Ruth and interweaves that story of a family that is broken and in turmoil to emphasize the work that she and ‘Home for Good’ are involved in.
We also see a video from Krish Kandiah (the founder of the organisation) that tells the story of a young abused child that he had in his care for a while and how his own son helped in the healing process. When listening to Krish’s story, the statistics he mentions of children going into care each day, are quite staggering.
Malini finishes her message by showing us how the book of Ruth is relevant to us today and what we can do to help the children that come into care.

For more information, click this link Home for Good

 

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Our Statement of Faith – Part Eight – What is Church?

12th April 2015 | David Bareham

This is the final part of our teaching series looking at our ‘Statement of Faith’ and David takes an in depth look into scripture for his message today.
It is also our Baptism Sunday in which we see six of our congregation saying goodbye to their old life and joining in to a new life with Jesus!!

With what we read and see in the media, there can be some confusion as to what church is. If we look at Acts, we learn about the early life of the church and David’s message helps to clarify some….if not all……of the confusion some of you may have felt.
The church is God’s plan for today and David first tells us what church is NOT and then with many references to scripture, we hear what church IS.

We also take communion today and I felt that I would leave it in the recording as it fitted in well with the overall theme and emotion of our service for this morning.

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