May 21

 

WorshipGod UK 2015 was held in Bath from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015.  People from 15 different nations and over 135 different church came together to devote three days to the theology, practice, and joy of God-honoring worship.

Our 2015 conference focused on discovering what it means to build our meetings around the gospel. Every meeting tells a story, and the story we’re supposed to be telling is clear: the story of the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jeff Purswell (pastor of Sovereign Grace Church Louisville and Director of Theology and Training for Sovereign Grace Churches) spoke on Friday during the second morning session on Gathering to Rehearse the Gospel from Isaiah 6:1-8.

 

Listen now:

 

You can download the audio of this session here.

 

 

To help you rehearse the gospel, we recommend these books:

 

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Photo Courtesy of Andy Maybury.

 

 

May 21

 

WorshipGod UK 2015 was held in Bath from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015.  People from 15 different nations and over 135 different church came together to devote three days to the theology, practice, and joy of God-honoring worship.

Our 2015 conference focused on discovering what it means to build our meetings around the gospel. Every meeting tells a story, and the story we’re supposed to be telling is clear: the story of the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

Kevin DeYoung (author and pastor of University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan) spoke during the first session on Friday morning on Gathering Around God’s Word from Psalm 119.

 

Listen now:

 

You can download the audio of this session here.

 

 

To help you cherish God’s Word, we recommend Kevin’s book:

 

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Photo Courtesy of Nathan Smith.

 

 

May 21

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WorshipGod UK 2015 was held in Bath from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015.  People from 15 different nations and over 135 different church came together to devote three days to the theology, practice, and joy of God-honoring worship.

Our 2015 conference focused on discovering what it means to build our meetings around the gospel. Every meeting tells a story, and the story we’re supposed to be telling is clear: the story of the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mike Reeves (Director of Union) spoke the first night on Gathering to Behold from 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:6.

Listen now:

 

You can download the audio of this session from here.

 

 

To help you behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, we recommend Mike’s books:

 

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Photo Courtesy of Andy Maybury.

 

 

Mar 05

A few Sundays ago, we had the privilege of hearing a testimony from Charlotte Munday. Charlotte has been such a blessing and encouragement to our church. I hope her story reminds you of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness toward her and all of us.

 

 
Transcript:

“I would like to share with you all a little bit about myself and my life and how I became a Christian and how my life has changed through this last year since opening my eyes and heart to the Gospel.

My name is Charlotte and for those of you who don’t know me, I am recently 30 and a mum to Isla who is four and Freddie who is two. We live in Bristol and have been coming to Grace Church for nearly a year now.

I went to a Catholic girls school. I would go to Anglican midnight mass on Christmas Eve with my family, but the majority of my exposure and knowledge of Christianity was Catholicism through school from the ages of eleven to eighteen. But if anyone asked my religion growing up I would probably have said I was a Christian, but actually now I don’t really think I was a Christian at all. I didn’t really grow up in an openly religious family, I remember praying when my mum was dying, but I think I felt my prayers were unanswered when she passed away, so felt genuinely confused by faith, and eternal life.

A year ago, I was encouraged by some members of the Church family here, to come along to Christianity Explored. I had no idea what I had let myself into, but felt immediately drawn to learn more about it, I was offered cheese and wine on the first evening, and had an evening out from babies. So it felt like the beginning of something new!

At the time I was struggling through another very difficult time in my life. My husband left me after Freddie was born, so I found myself abandoned, completely exhausted and alone and with the prospect of a very messy and expensive divorce to add to the stress. I constantly found myself struggling to work out why this had happened to me. In Christianity Explored we read through Mark’s gospel discussing it and questioning it, and I started to be able to answer one of my questions. Why do people do bad things? Sin. That was why. People sin, we all do. I started to be able to apply gospel teaching to my life and my understanding of life, and through this started seeing a relationship forming between myself and Christ. The more I read and studied the Bible the more I began to trust in the words of the Gospel and found myself wanting to learn more.

Trusting anyone or anything again, I thought would never happen, but this developing relationship started to change me and how I could see a future. It was at this point, I knew that I had become a Christian, I was trusting in God. I joined the ‘A-Team Chapman’ home group and began to get stuck into the church community, and was baptised in June last year by Nathan and Matt on our church weekend away in the swimming pool!

Through the words of the Bible, I feel less alone, less like a lost sheep, I feel God is at my side. Being a single parent, I do now rest in the knowledge that I am not parenting alone. The children aren’t going to miss out on fatherly love, but I can show them the love of the Lord our father. I definitely feel less guilt for what I can’t provide them, as I can offer them the greatest gift….Christ, whom provides, even if my bank account tells me otherwise!! And he has provided for us; I own my own home, am able to earn an income and am able to provide for my family.

Becoming a Christian has allowed me to find ‘me’ again and a way to move on. I have made friends for life in Grace Church, as have Isla and Freddie, and also found a relationship that will last eternity, through learning more of Christ, his life and what he has done for us. I don’t feel scared about our future, or court dates, or mediation sessions but excited about what is to come, as for all life’s ups and downs, my trust in the Lord is now allowing me to enjoy life, enjoy being a mum and smile again. “

 

 

Jul 18

 

Sunday 20th July 2014

1 Chronicles 16:8-10 – “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!”

Come and join us on Sunday we gather as a church to sing praises to the Lord our God. Jadie Stiven will be leading us in our time of singing and we’re planning on using the following songs:

 

This week Nathan Smith will be preaching the second part of our 2014 summer series on “The Beatitudes”, with a message from Matthew 5:5 on “Blessed are the Meek”.

The service starts at 10:30am.  Complimentary refreshments are available from 10am.

We have a creche that runs throughout the morning for children aged 6months-4year olds.  The doors open at 10:20am for our Sunday Kids Club, for children aged 5-10years old.

If you are planning on a visit you can find out what to expect,  what is available for children, and get a map and directions from your location to our meeting venue, Bristol Metropolitan Academy.

 

 

 

 

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.