May 20

This past Sunday we gathered as a church to sing songs of praise to our God.  We sang the following songs, that celebrated the mercy of God we have received:

 

Nathan Smith preached a message in our “Believe & Live | Gospel of John” series from John 8:12-30, entitled: Jesus, Light of the World. You can now download it or listen to it from here.

 

 

 

May 06

This past Sunday we gathered as a church to sing songs of praise to our God and share communion together.  We sang the following songs:

 

Peter Bowley preached a message from Psalm 42, entitled: Fighting for Hope in the Time of Trial. You can now download it or listen to it from here.

 

 

 

Apr 29

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This past Sunday (27/04/2014) Jadie Stiven led us in our time of singing praises to God with the following songs:

 

We were pleased to welcome our friend Andy Paterson (pictured right) as guest preacher.  Andy serves as Mission Director for the FIEC, and was previously senior minister of Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol.

Andy preached a message entitled, “Everyday Evangelism” from Colossians 4:2-6.  You can now download it or listen to it from here.

 

 

 

Feb 10


The sermon audio from yesterday (Sunday 9th February 2014 is now available.  Take a listen to Nathan Smith unpack John 6:35-40 and tackle the question: Can you lose your salvation? in this sermons entitled, “Who Jesus Saves, Jesus Keeps.

Get it here.

Here’s the quotes that were used too:

 

Mike Bullmore:
“Those who truly believe in Jesus are kept in faith and grace, all the way until the end, by the unconquerable power of Jesus.”

Canon of Dort; 5th Point of Doctrine; The Perseverance of the Saints, Article 8:
“So it is not by their own merits or strength but by God’s undeserved mercy that they neither forfeit faith and grace totally nor remain in their downfalls to the end and are lost. With respect to themselves this not only easily could happen, but also undoubtedly would happen; but with respect to God it cannot possibly happen, since his plan cannot be changed, his promise cannot fail, the calling according to his purpose cannot be revoked, the merit of Christ as well as his interceding and preserving cannot be nullified, and the sealing of the Holy Spirit can neither be invalidated nor wiped out.”

Charles Spurgeon:
“It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of his children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: he tells us that we are nothing, but that “Christ is all in all.” Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee-it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee-it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument-it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.” Keep thine eye simply on him; let his death, his sufferings, his merits, his glories, his intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to him; when thou liest down at night look to him. Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after him, and he will never fail thee.”

 

 

Feb 01

Last Sunday (26th Jan) we finished our new year preaching series entitled: “The Church: God’s People Together.”

In this 4-week series we want to go back to the New Testament and consider afresh what it means to be God’s people together by studying the four main images that the biblical authors use to describe God’s church:

The Body
The Building
The Bride
– The Family

 

Nathan preached the fourth and final part of the series with a sermon from Ephesians 2:1-22, on The Family.  The audio for that message can be listened to and downloaded from here.

 

 

Jan 21

We’re currently working our way through a preaching series entitled: “The Church: God’s People Together.”

In this 4-week series we want to go back to the New Testament and consider afresh what it means to be God’s people together by studying the four main images that the biblical authors use to describe God’s church:

The Body
The Building
– The Bride
– The Family

 

Matt preached the third part of the series on Sunday 19th January with a sermon from Ephesians 5:25-32, on The Bride.  The audio for that message can be listened to and downloaded from here.