July 5 2020

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Learning for Life: Ecclesiastes  9:30

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Minding His Presence

Listen to the sermon Richard Hovey

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Bulletin: July 5 2020

Newsletter: Weekly Letter June 28 2020

Scriptures: Exodus 40:16-38; Psalm 27:1-4; Matthew 28:16-20

Songs:

Richard Hovey

The Lord God has given us a promise of his presence. This is seen in the construction of the Tabernacle in the Old Testament, following which the presence of God was known in the cloud and the pillar of fire. The presence of God was made manifest in the Lord Jesus Christ, who made the heart of God remarkably known. Today we have the gift of the Spirit – God’s presence among us as his people. What is the significance of God’s presence among us? How do we attend to his presence? How are we affected by it?

June 28 2020

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Learning for Life: Ecclesiastes  9:30

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Boasting in the Cross

Listen to the sermon John Nelson

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Bulletin: June 28 2020

Newsletter: Weekly Letter June 21 2020 

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24; Psalm 112:1-4, 10b; Galatians 6:11-18

Songs: 

John Nelson

When we read Galatians 6: 11-18, we gain an awareness of the conflict between grace and law, faith and deeds, but also become aware of modern-day parallels. Through Saul of Tarsus’ dramatic life changing conversion on the road to Damascus, the greatest antagonist of the church is transformed, becoming the Apostle Paul, the greatest missionary of the church.

Who was this Apostle Paul? The Apostle Paul is considered to be the second most important person in the New Testament and maybe even better known than Jesus due to his 13 letters. Why is he credited with spreading the Christian faith and his letters (epistles) credited with completing the New Testament?

What was the main purpose of the Apostle Paul’s writing of Galatians? To whom was it written? The early church faced a major controversy, but who was involved in that controversy? Why were the Jewish law and Christian freedom in conflict?   How did the Apostle Paul’s writings correct this problem? The Apostle Paul preached about the Good News, but what was it and who was it for?    Paul teaches us that the “rule of faith” is the Bible and we should defend the truth of the gospel and reject all false teachers and prophets who would misuse or manipulate the truth. We are free in Christ and are required to walk in the light and “boast in”…celebrate….glorify in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ!

June 21, 2020

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Learning for Life: Ecclesiastes  9:30

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Never Weary

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Bulletin: June 21 2020

Newsletter: Weekly Letter June 14 2020

Scriptures: Galatians 6:1-10; Psalm 51:10-12; Matthew 25:31-40

Songs: 

Richard Hovey

We are called to not grow weary in well doing. Does this mean to always be kind or nice to people? Does it mean to go always go out of our way for others – especially in the family of faith? What does it mean to do good to those who are struggling as a result of sin? Paul call’s us to minister onto one another humbly in the midst of wrongs committed, sowing to the Spirit. This is a ministry that originates in our lives out of the grace of God; as we operate out of this space we learn how to never weary in doing good.

June 14, 2020

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Learning for Life: Ecclesiastes  9:30

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Make the Tree Good

Listen to the sermon Joel Russell-MacLean

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Bulletin: Bulletin June 14th

Newsletter: Weekly Letter June 7, 2020

Scriptures: Galatians 5.13-26, Psalm 92, Matthew 12.31-37

Songs: 

Joel Russell-MacLean

Let the Holy Spirit of Jesus and God the Father live within you: be born again in the Spirit, live in the Spirit, be led by the Spirit.

The Spirit’s fruit in your life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.

This is close to the heart of Paul’s plea to the church in Galatians; Jesus gave up his life so all of that could happen!

The church in Galatia had tenderly cared for him at a point in own his life when he was vulnerable and had made much of him. They were his friends, whom he loved.

Now, he ached for them and was torn up inside for them and didn’t know what to do. For, instead of continuing to grow deeper into the freedom and the love that comes with living in the Spirit, the Galatians were trying other things.

In these first weeks of Pentecost, we will be reading through Paul’s letter to the Galatians and reflecting on living in the Spirit.

June 7, 2020

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Learning for Life: Ecclesiastes  9:30

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The People of the Triune God: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Listen to the sermon Joel Russell-MacLean

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Bulletin: Bulletin June 7

Newsletter: Weekly Letter May 31 2020

Scriptures: Galatians 3.23 – 4.7; Psalm 68.4-6; Matthew 28.16-20

Songs: 

Joel Russell-MacLean

The world rips itself apart time and time again. Human envy and desire pits us against one another over and over again and our differences become our vulnerability instead of our strength and beauty.

The Creator has been revealed as Three-who-are-one, difference within unity, beautiful and wonderful.

Paul exhorts us to let this God, the Holy Spirit of Jesus and of God the Father live within us and to be born again in the Spirit, to live in the Spirit, to be led by the Spirit. The Spirit will confirm in your heart that Jesus gave his life for you and that God knows you and chooses you to be his child. 

The Spirit will welcome you into a new family with brothers and sisters from around the world and across time.

This is close to the heart of Paul’s plea to the church in Galatians; Jesus gave up his life so all of that could happen! 

The church in Galatia had tenderly cared for him at a point in own his life when he was vulnerable and had made much of him. They were his friends, whom he loved. Now, he ached for them and was torn up inside for them and didn’t know what to do. For, instead of continuing to grow deeper into the freedom and the love that comes with living in the Spirit, the Galatians were trying other things.

In these first weeks of the season of Pentecost, we will be reading through Paul’s letter to the Galatians and reflecting on living in the Spirit.

 

An attempt to explain the Trinity

Here is an instructive and funny video on the difficulty of describing the Trinity which you may remember from a few years ago: St Patrick’s Bad Analogies.

 
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