Sunday October 18th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

As we read in Corinthians we, like Paul, are simple human beings who do not fight against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of darkness and evil. We must always remember that we do not win these battles through human plans and methods. God’s mighty weapons are available to us as we fight against satan’s “strongholds”. We must choose whose methods to use – God’s or the world’s.

Paul assures us that God’s mighty weapons of prayer, faith, hope, love, God’s Word, and the Holy Spirit are powerful and effective. These weapons can break down the proud human arguments against God and the walls that satan builds to keep people from finding God. When dealing with the pride that keeps people from a relationship with Christ, we may be tempted to use our own methods. But nothing can break down these barriers like God’s weapons. Everyday we must clothe ourselves with the Armour of God and be ready to use these weapons in every situation. 

With love and blessings

Sandra

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Sunday September 20th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

Tonight as I write this I feel absolutely exhausted but utterly fulfilled! Tonight as I write this we rejoice that 7 children from God’s Warriors asked Jesus to be Lord of their life. They will never be the same! Their lives have been changed eternally. Praise God!

I am so aware though that the physical team that serve at God’s Warriors are just a part of what happened tonight – and what a team they are! But you are all a part of the team for you have been faithfully praying – the foundation upon which any of our ministries are built. And you have been baking – filling the tummies of young children who love the supper we have. And you have been encouraging us and spurring us on. As a church we are a Body and we cannot do without any part – not the arms, not the legs, not the eyes…….not any part. So I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart – and to give God ALL the glory for His faithfulness and for His transforming love that He freely pours out upon us forever. 

With love & blessings,

Sandra

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Sunday September 13th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

Many diseases of both body and mind are self-inflicted. For example, ulcers are often caused by worry and anxiety. Heart attacks are caused many times by overexertion. Unjustified worry, fear, prejudice, hatred, and envy can contribute to mental stress, which can lead to mental illness. So one way to have a healthy mind is to avoid these practices. But the Bible’s way to a healthy mind is this, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” If you have the mind of Christ, worry will be offset by trust, hate by love, and fear by faith.

If you are struggling with this today, ask the Lord for help and pray this prayer “Fears sometimes seem as if they would overwhelm me, Lord Jesus, but then I remember Your gift of power, love, and a healthy mind. Thank You for the promise of healing and love, as I keep my mind on You. Amen”

With love & blessings,

Sandra

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Sunday September 6th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

To “walk as Jesus did” or living as Christ did, doesn’t mean choosing 12 disciples, performing great miracles and being crucified! We cannot merely copy Christ’s life – much of what Jesus did had to do with His identity as God’s Son, the fulfilment of His special role in dying for sin, and the cultural context of the first century Roman world. To walk today as Christ did we must obey His teachings and follow His example of complete obedience to God and loving service to people. 

On another note, camp is looming quickly! We would love to have as many as possible come and join with us, whether it be for the whole weekend or the day on Saturday. Camp is a great way to get to know the church family in a deeper way and it’s always full of great fellowship, food and ministry. So get those registration forms back to me quickly!

With love & blessings,

Sandra

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Sunday August 30th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

Many in the world today view the Bible as outdated and not relevant in this present age. But we know that the Word of God is not simply a collection of words from Him or a way for Him to communicate ideas – but it is living, life changing and dynamic as it works in us. With the incisiveness of a very sharp knife, God’s Word reveals who we are and what we are not. It penetrates the core of our moral and spiritual life. It discerns what is within us, both good and not so good!

The demands of God’s Word require us to make decisions – we must not only listen to the Word but we must also let it shape our lives. Sometimes this is easy and other times it is painful but ultimately it is for our benefit. Are you letting the Word of God shape your life today?

With love & blessings,

Sandra

 

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Sunday August 23rd, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

There is a high price to be paid if we want to follow Jesus, as a disciple. We cannot have any ambition of our own, we are simply to be a follower. We have seen in Scripture that we have to be prepared to say ‘goodbye’ to all and everything we have if we are to follow Jesus. We are to “deny ourselves and take up our cross daily and follow Him”.

Yet how many of us or those around us only want a ‘part time’ Christian life? Is Church when we feel like it? Is reading the Bible only when I have time? Is praying just when I need something? Do we simply lead a normal secular life most of the time with a splattering of these things here and there?

I think we know the answer to these questions. Jesus didn’t die and rise again so we could live a life like that. In the words of the well known hymn it is summed up in the last two lines – “love so amazing, so divine, demands my life, my soul, my all”.

With love & blessings,

Sandra

 

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Sunday August 16th, 2020

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

Jesus did not arrive unannounced or unexpected. The Old Testament prophets had clearly predicted the coming of a great one, sent by God himself, who would offer salvation and eternal peace to Israel and the entire world. Then came John the Baptist, who announced that the long awaited Messiah had finally come and would soon be among the people.

In God’s work in the world today, Jesus does not come unannounced or unexpected. Yet many still reject Him. We have the witness of the Bible, but some choose to ignore it, just as many ignored John the Baptist in his day. However we must not give up.  We must continue to pray for our unsaved family, friends and colleagues, knowing that God hears and honours our prayers.

This Wednesday is our monthly church prayer meeting at 7:30pm in the lounge. I encourage you to come along and join with us in praying for the many lost souls around us and to seek the Lord for all He has for us as His church.

With love & blessings,

Sandra

 

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