"God Has Room For Failures" by Nigel Turner - Continuing our series, The Genesis of Grace. This message contrasts the amazingly successful life choices of Joseph with his brother Judah, who made a lot of unrighteous decisions in life.
But whose lineage did God choose for Jesus to descend from, the person who knew power and success and who was at the helm of the world super-power of his day, or the brother who struggled with righteousness and who failed to make godly choices?
If you ever feel that you're less than successful in life then this is a great message for you.
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"His Kindness Is Assured (Pt 2)" by Pastor Charles Fleming - Continuing our series the Genesis of Grace with the second part of the message, 'His Kindness Is Assured'. When we think of the vastness of the universe and the fact that God created it for us to inhabit, He wanted us to have somewhere to live that constantly communicates to us His divine power and nature, and that then He came as one of us and walked on the earth, Jesus revealing the Father's involvement and intimacy, His desire for relationship with each one of us. It's His kindness that will always lead us to Him.
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"His Kindness Is Assured" by Pastor Charles Fleming - How is God's kindness assured during a time such as the Coronavirus lockdown? A time that has so many various challenges and difficulties, but also unexpected opportunities and blessings, such a mixed bag! For some of us it's as Dickens said in his novel A Tale Of Two Cities, it's 'the best of times,' and sadly for some it's 'the worst of times', and for many us it's a mixture of both! In this message the kindness of God is revealed and what our response to it should be. This is a message in its season. To view this message in video format click on the Facebook icon at the top of the Home page, it will take you to the Church Facebook page.
"Grace That Overlooks" by Nigel Clark - it's easy when we're living under pressure like we are at the moment with the Cover-19 lockdown to feel hemmed in and start to be especially aware of our shortcomings, our failings, our weaknesses. In this message Nigel Clark gives us God's very gracious perspective toward us even in our lowest state, and how His desire is to lift us up and to strengthen us, all we have to do is look to Him. There is a few minutes of worship before the preaching starts.
"Desired By The King" by Simon Longworth-Riggs - During the Covid-19 lockdown we still have life choices to make, even though they are very different ones to the everyday choices that we're used to making, in fact it could be argued that this time offers us the opportunity to make choices of real consequence which could have a remarkable impact on the rest of our lives. Will we continue to make the choices that show that we understand that the King of Heaven desires us not as His subjects but as His followers and friends, will we commit ourselves to hearing Him, considering His ways, submitting to Him, consenting to Him and putting our relationship with Him first and foremost so that we emerge from this time with a wholly refreshed and deepened relationship with Him? To view this message in video format please go to the menu at the top of the page and select the Podcast option where you will find a link to view the video or click on the Facebook icon and go to Posts on the menu bar.
"What Do You Do When You Don’t Know What To Do?" by Pastor Charles Fleming - The circumstances of life can be confusing and it's not always easy to know what is the right thing to do. There are many tests and challenges, and trying to understand the grace of God in it all can be quite perplexing. Looking at the life of Abraham this message helps us understand where God's grace is to be found in the apparent contradictions that can occur in life. This message is also available in video format on the Church Facebook page (click on the Facebook icon at the top of the Homepage) a link is also available in the Podcast area of the website.
"Death Raised It’s Head And Grace Shouted It Down" by Pastor Charles Fleming - In the present circumstances of panic and fear regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, when death has raised it's head in what seems like the most arbitrary and unpredictable way, many are afraid and panic-stricken, do Christians need to have that same fear or should they be living in something different? This Easter message encourages the faith of those already confident that God has got this and it's filled with assurance for those who so far may not be so sure. Please go to the Church Facebook page via the button on the top of the Homepage of the website for something special for Great Creations from Laura and Tabitha Longworth-Riggs, there is also a worship song followed by some spontaneous song by Lib.
"Kindness Amid Trouble" by Pastor Charles Fleming - In a departure from our present series, 'the Genesis of Grace', Palm Sunday offers an opportunity to look at equally relevant themes of God's grace to us, especially the kindness of Jesus in our present circumstances. If you would like to watch this preach via Facebook please click on the Facebook symbol at the top of the website Homepage. Please ensure that you look at the Blog area of the website where you will find all the latest testimonies and prophetic words, go to the Menu, 'Our Vision' and select 'Blog'. This is also the first Sunday of the month, so it would be great if we all take communion after listening to the word, even though we're apart we are still unified by the Spirit of Christ.
"God Is For Us!" by Pastor Charles Fleming - A commonly held misconception is that once we become Christians life will be easy, full of blessing and straightforward, isn't that why Jesus suffered, so that we don't have to? Sometimes it is hard to believe that God is for us when life holds so many unexpected twists and turns. Continuing the theme 'the Genesis of Grace' we learn from the life of Jacob that it's clear to see that although he had the family birthright and his father's blessing reserved for the elder son still his life had great pain and sorrow, but God was with him. The song 'Blessing', by Elevation Worship, is a declaration of what it means for God to be with us.
"Grab Grace Whilst You Can!" by Pastor Charles Fleming - This is a very apt message in regard to everything that we're presently facing with the Coronavirus, self-isolation and social distancing. As fear and panic grips many there is much to be learned for our own lives from the biblical accounts of those who learned to trust God through the battles of life. This is no less the case in the account of Jacob, he battled with his brother, he deceived his father, he battled with himself, and finally he wrestled with God and wouldn't let go till he was blessed. If we hold onto God and insist on trusting Him in spite of all our worries, anxieties and fears, He promises that He will bless us.