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Redemption – Part One

27th September 2015 | Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm starts a new series today, which will nearly take us up to Christmas. We start by reading from Exodus 1 and we hear a little about Joseph and how, even when he was suffering greatly, he still glorified God.
The Israelites had been made slaves by the Egyptians and they were crying out to God and were wondering why (it appeared) He had left them.
Of course, He hadn’t abandoned them. He was preparing them for greater things!

God will never let us suffer more than we have too, because He is in control. Malcolm shares a story of how in times of suffering (but only when God’s timing is right) prayer gets us out of these situations. We are reminded that if we look to Jesus….We will be freed!

At the end of his message, Malcolm leads us into a time of testimony from the young people in our church that are being baptised today.

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Compassion Sunday

20th September 2015 | Malcolm Sullivan

Our message today is slightly different from normal. We have invited various groups along to share with us what they do to help the local community and beyond.
We as a church, help and support these organisations and we highlight one today as we hear from Claire, from ‘Compassion’.
They help children around the world and we hear an amazing testimony from a sponsored child, Ronnie, and how his whole life was turned around due to their help.

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Growing Up

13th September 2015 | Tope Olukemi

Tope reads from 1 Peter : 2 and starts his message by telling us (as we all know) that all physical, living things grow. This is expected and accepted.

What happens though if we, as Christians, don’t grow spiritually?
Tope uses an analogy of what it is like to taste fine food. If we like it, we want more. It should be like that with God. Once we have tasted of Him, that should encourage us to want more of Him. It is that desire that helps us grow.

Tope continues by giving us some practical tips as to what we can do, to help us grow.

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Running the Race – The Finish

16th August 2015 | David Bareham

In this, the last in our short series looking at Hebrews 12, David shows us how important it is to not only ‘Run the Race’, but also that we must ‘Finish Well’.
Poor Fidel gets ‘volunteered’ again to help give us a practical example which brings together and summarises the last three weeks teaching.
As followers of Christ, we have nothing to fear at the time of judgement. We have to persevere in our race so that we can be with Him in heaven. David paints a picture of what we can expect when we meet with God!

Although Hebrews is full of teaching, it also contains warnings and David tells us we must listen and be obedient.

He finishes by asking. ‘Who would we like to speak too and to listen too when our race finishes?’………..As some of you know, my wife was the first person in our church to run her race and as David said back then ‘To finish well’ ……. This series has reminded me of that time and I think I would like to hear her story of what heaven is like.

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Running the Race – The Obstacles Before Us

9th August 2015 | David Bareham

Following on with the theme of the last two weeks, David gives us some simple ‘exercises’ to do, which help illustrate the need for us to strengthen ourselves spiritually, so that we can encourage others to respond well to suffering.
We mustn’t put obstacles in the way of the fellowship. Among others these obstacles include disunity, bitterness, ungodliness and missing the whole point of grace.

David then gives a more detailed look at these issues and what we can do to rid ourselves of them.

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Running the Race – Our Training

2nd August 2015 | David Bareham

In this, the second part of our series looking Hebrews 12, David discusses God’s discipline and gives us five points to consider.

To get us ‘warmed up’ for his message, David gives another practical demonstration of one definition of ‘Training’…..This time he uses Rex (who is one of the ‘fitter’ members of the congregation) to put us through our paces! Needless to say, there were some people that struggled slightly!

We hear that although God loves us so much and we are His family, the fact that we allowed sin to enter our lives, we suffer and have trials. This is not God’s plan, it is of our own creation.
To help illustrate his point, David references one of the members of our congregation at Community Church Chadwell St Mary and the pain, suffering and problems he has. But despite all that, he ‘oozes’ Jesus! David asks “What do we do?”

Suffering is not part of the new heaven and earth we are promised. We are a Kingdom people and when we are suffering, God hasn’t left us – He is still working in our lives.
David finishes his message by taking communion and praying for us.

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