This morning it was a delight to have Tom and Mabel Shaw with us. Tom preached on ‘ The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand’ [Psalms 37:23-24 ESV]. Tom used the illustration of a man who lived in South Africa and somehow he had never seen his brother who lived in England. He made arrangements with his brother to sail to England to see him. When the boat pulled up in the docks, the man looked over the side to see if he could see anyone who might be his brother. He didn’t see anyone, but noticed a man walking away from the boat. ‘That’s my brother’ he said, pointing to the man walking away. ‘How do you know?’ he was asked. ‘He walks like my father’ he said. People should know we are believers because we walk like our heavenly Father in godliness.
Sorting out the Newsletter for the Church this month and realised we have a Coffee Afternoon coming up in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind [NI]. I knew it was coming up as I received a pack from them to help promote the event. So, if you are free on Saturday 21st March between 2-4pm, why not come along to Connsbrook Ave Congregational Church, Belfast.
Woke up this morning to the news that Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in the big boxing fight. Not really into boxing, though I have developed a liking to watching YouTube videos of boxing knockouts!! But Fury is some chap, isn’t he? 6ft 9in tall. Nothing seems to trouble him. He goes into the ring knowing he can take whatever the opponent throws at him and just goes for victory.
This morning in church we are looking at an even greater Victor and Victory – the gospel of Christ. It points us to One who triumphed over sin, Satan and death to gain eternal life for those who trust in Him.
This coming Sunday we are looking forward to having Mark Armstrong with us both morning and evening to share with us about the work he is involved in Zimbabwe.
Here is a video to give you a flavour of what Mark is involved in.
Why not come along and find out more. Services are at 11am and 7pm
This morning we are continuing to look at Paul’s prayer for the church in Colosse. Looking at the prayers in the Bible is a great way to learn how to pray and what to pray for.
In the evening we are looking at an overview of the Book of Exodus before we dive in and look at a few of the chapters over the next few weeks.
Why not come and join us.