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Good News Church Motto 2024.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8 v12.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5 14-16
The first part of our motto is “Jesus said, I am the light of the world”. It can often seem that there is a lot of darkness, as around 50 wars are happening world-wide and we see so much injustice.
Through lent we remember Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the wilderness, and the darkness and difficulty he faced. These 40 days and nights of trials and temptations are what we mark as the season of Lent. Christians are “invited to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word”. Luke records in 9 v51 that Jesus set his face upon Jerusalem – he knew what lay ahead and it was very difficult – yet he was obedient to death on a cross and through his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53 v5).
As we approach Holy Week and Easter, let us make time to prepare and
pray and consider afresh the sacrifice Jesus made in our place – and respond to
his love, forgiveness and grace.
Arise Peak and Dales
Prayers for the area 1-31 March
Book club : Would you be interested in reading a Christian book and discussing it with others? As a start, the book “Stand” by Warren Wiersbe is about the Armour of God. It is easy to read. See Chriss or Rob. We have had some good interest in this and a date will be arranged soon.
Stand, Putting on the Full Armour of God by Warren W Wiersbe and published by 10Publishing.
When David volunteered to meet Goliath’s challenge to Israel, King Saul was concerned about what David would wear into battle. In fact, Saul placed his own armour on David. But it didn’t fit, and it would have proved more of a hindrance than a help in David’s battle. He was better off without the king’s armour, carrying just his sling and five smooth stones.
But there’s no reason for today’s believer to be gazing off toward the battlefield mumbling, “I just don’t have anything to wear.” In Ephesians 6, God tells believers exactly what to wear to stand firm – and His armour is tailor made. Stand will reacquaint you with each piece of armour God has provided – and you’ll learn how to use that armour in your daily fight on the battlefield
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Do come and join us Sundays 10.30am - 11.45am, followed by refreshments.
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Rob and Cheryl Cross
Sunday service May 2022