1st January 2017
Sun 10:00am – The Book of Judges
“God Always Keeps His Promises!”
Sun 6:00pm – 1 Thessalonians 3:
“A Parents Prayer!”
Wed 7:00pm – Malachi/Prayer
“Second hand sacrifices!”
For Your Diary & Attention
– Communion today
Prayer Wed 7:00pm
The Book of Malachi
We are taking names for our next Baptism service – please see one of the Elders or Pastors for details.
From the Pastor’s Desk
Q: What does it mean for a Christian to backslide?
A: The Old Testament uses the term “backsliding” to speak of those who have been near to God but have allowed sin to take them away from Him. The prophet Jeremiah said, “Our backsliding is great; we have sinned against you” (Jeremiah 14:7). Backsliding in Scripture is always seen as a very serious matter: “‘Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the Lord your God and have no awe of me,’ declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty” (Jeremiah 2:19, NIV). Backsliding can be caused by many things. However, whatever the sin might be that leads us away from God, it must be dealt with honestly and brought before Him in repentance. God loves us and wants us to be close to Him. Even when we sin against Him, He promises to forgive. “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them” (Hosea 14:4).
We must always fight against backsliding, but if we do backslide, we know that when we renounce our sin and return to God, there is forgiveness and reconciliation. The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “Billy Graham”.
VBS = Jan 16-20 – 2017
Israel – Jan 2018 (start saving)
Ps David Guzik will be our guest speaker- April 2nd.
Please note there is a VBS meeting in classroom #1 straight after this morning’s service!
Helen’s Heart 2017
There shall be no night there and they shall reign forever and ever – Rev 22:5 As we face another year, we could look on it with pessimism based on the previous year, 2016, with its increase in volume and intensity of domestic crime and indeed terrorism striking fear into all countries of the world. But I have read the last page of the Bible – it tells me of a heavenly city, with a pure river of life as clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb – Rev 22:1 I don’t want to dwell on the past, I look to the future…The Lord’s coming is near – James 5:8
CCSH has a tithe and offering container at the left side of the sanctuary as you enter for your grace giving for the work of the Lord here. – CCSH Account number: 2490144 & BSB: 306089 for those who wish to give electronically. 2Co 9:6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
We ask that once the service has commenced that should you need to leave the sanctuary that you please be mindful to not be a distraction to those worshipping and listening to God’s Word. If you are returning please do so to the seating at the back of the sanctuary – thank you for your consideration.
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