Choosing the Best Place
Oct05

Choosing the Best Place

Choosing the best place   Feeling overwhelmed on Monday last week, I needed prayer ASAP.  Everything had been building up over the last 3 weeks, the stress, worrying about everyone, running about everywhere and feeling I wasn’t getting anything done , I was at breaking point and in all honesty and sincerity, that’s how I felt. Let me tell you , being a Pastor is not easy. Worst thing you could say to a Pastor is “ you only work one day a week” Please don’t think I’m looking for sympathy. I am being open this morning and in being open I learned something of great value and significance that I can pass on to the Church this morning.   I went and got prayed for and just laid on the carpet of the living room in tears.   “ Lord I pray that you would speak to Pastor Jimmie’s heart right now” Please choose people of prayer and passion to be open with, get yourself into a place of humility and the Lord responds!!! That was all that was needed in that prayer for to Jesus responded instantly.   All I heard was ““Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” I knew this story well and knew straight away what Jesus was saying to me….   Luke 10:38-42 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[a] feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus[b] answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”     There was nothing wrong with what Martha was doing, it was her attitude that was wrong, she was coming from a place of stress and anxiety,  she wasn’t enjoying (obviously serving Jesus) because she was complaining about it.   Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without complaining or arguing” How can we be in the presence of Jesus and moan?? Jesus would have probably encouraged Martha if she served with all humility. It’s not everyday that the King of Kings comes to your house!!   Jesus wasn’t...

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An Everlasting Love
Oct05

An Everlasting Love

A revelation of God’s love is foundational to everything. It is even foundation to who God is, for “God is Love.” God exists in an active state of love.  Richard Towe   Refelct for a moment the magnitude of the invitation you have received through the gospel call, an invitation to join God Himself in an eternal fellowship of love. It is essential that you and I see to the fullest extent possible the love God has for us as His children. Our ability to trust Him through life’s experiences depends on that revelation.   That’s why Paul prayed for Christians in in Eph. 3:17 that we would be “…rooted and grounded in love” and that we would “…be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge.”   Eph 3:8-19  To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship[a] of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;[b] 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[c] 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.   Paul doesn’t pray about having a bigger church or finances………..   Paul prayed for the thing they needed most: to know the love of God: not just head knowledge, but experiential knowledge that comes out of personal interaction with God. That knowledge lays the foundation for your walk with God. It Shapes your...

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He is Worthy – 24th Sept 2017
Sep21

He is Worthy – 24th Sept 2017

Are we worthy?   Sunday morning – Burning in my heart HE IS WORTHY deserving effort, attention, or respect Revelation 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Greeting the Seven Churches 4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed[a] us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings[b] and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,”[c] says the Lord,[d] “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Vision of the Son of Man 9 I, John, both[e] your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and,[f] “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia:[g] to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” 12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;...

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Choosing The Best Place – Sunday the 5th August 2017
Aug11

Choosing The Best Place – Sunday the 5th August 2017

Choosing the best place   Feeling overwhelmed on Monday last week, I needed prayer ASAP.  Everything had been building up over the last 3 weeks, the stress, worrying about everyone, running about everywhere and feeling I wasn’t getting anything done , I was at breaking point and in all honesty and sincerity, that’s how I felt. Let me tell you , being a Pastor is not easy. Worst thing you could say to a Pastor is “ you only work one day a week” Please don’t think I’m looking for sympathy. I am being open this morning and in being open I learned something of great value and significance that I can pass on to the Church this morning.   I went and got prayed for and just laid on the carpet of the living room in tears.   “ Lord I pray that you would speak to Pastor Jimmie’s heart right now” Please choose people of prayer and passion to be open with, get yourself into a place of humility and the Lord responds!!! That was all that was needed in that prayer for to Jesus responded instantly.   All I heard was ““Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” I knew this story well and knew straight away what Jesus was saying to me….   Luke 10:38-42 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[a] feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus[b] answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”     There was nothing wrong with what Martha was doing, it was her attitude that was wrong, she was coming from a place of stress and anxiety,  she wasn’t enjoying (obviously serving Jesus) because she was complaining about it.   Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without complaining or arguing” How can we be in the presence of Jesus and moan?? Jesus would have probably encouraged Martha if she served with all humility. It’s not everyday that the King of Kings comes to your house!!   Jesus wasn’t...

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Newsletter – 23rd July – 29th
Jul26
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