FELLOWSHIP IN THE “UPPER ROOM": In the West we think of Jesus and His disciples sharing “the Last Supper,” including the Passover Lamb, on Thursday evening, the night before His crucifixion. But because the Jewish day started at sunset, they probably ate the sacrificed Passover lamb on the day Christ was crucified. Christ was crucified at the third hour, 9am (Jewish time in the NT is broken … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 28th March 2021
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
There’s nothing like Your presence, filling every part. Your tender loving mercy, overflows our hearts. When life comes crashing down, and troubles overbear. Its nice to be assured, that You are always near. Come fill Your church, anoint us, till we can hardly stand. Grant us Holy Spirit gifts, as we join hand- in- hand. Your church, we bow in worship, serving day by day. We give You all … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 21st March 2021
HOPE: As humans we hope for all kinds of things. “I hope I don’t get COVID19. I hope you get well soon. I hope I’m not late for work. I hope I win lotto.” This kind of hope is a yearning optimism of aspirations we wish for. But the Bible speaks of another kind of hope …….. Jesus! Jesus is our “God of hope,” Romans 15:13. We know that at the end of our physical life on earth our soul and … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 14th March 2021
WILL WE TRUST GOD WITH OUR FUTURE?: Jesus Christ told the disciples, who he had shared daily life with for 3 years, that soon He would be gone, and they could not follow Him yet to where He was going (John 13: 33, 36). He was referring to His death, resurrection, and ascension. The disciples were distraught. What would they do now without their leader? Hope for a future seemed dashed. Jesus … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 7th March 2021
So, you doubt you have power?: The power of the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and the Son of God was born (Luke 1:35) Jesus gave the 12 disciples Holy Spirit power and authority to drive out demons and cure diseases (Luke 9:1) Jesus gave the 72 disciples power to overcome all the power of Satan (Luke 10: 18-19) Jesus promised the disciples the gift of Holy Spirit continual power just … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 28th February 2021
HOW TO SURVIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES Facing another unexpected Lockdown, we may have found ourselves this week a little anxious. Will this affect my job or study? How long will this go on? Will there be more community cases? How safe am I? These reactions are normal and valid. However, Jesus shows us a very different way of living in times of uncertainty. As the Apostle Paul was returning to … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 21st February 2021