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Football shirt donations

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Earlier in the year we donated a number of football shirts for children in South Africa. This was organised through our friends at Carmel Assembly in Hadfield, Derbyshire. In the pictures you can see some of the children at the Hope Valley Farm School rather proudly displaying their newly acquired football shirts. Thanks to all who were able to give to this project. There is likely to be another trip later in the year, so we can hopefully contribute again. (Pictures shared with permission)

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God in our midst

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This wonderful short video from Jesuslifetogether.com perfectly illustrates the vision I described on Sunday for our services. When we start our service we are not just singing through a list of songs, we come together to worship the Lord using the songs as vehicles to help us enter in to the presence of the Lord. Jesus said His Father is looking for us to worship Him in spirit and in truth, John 4:23.

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The Timing of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

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This is an article by David Soakell of Christian Friends of Israel.

img_2609When was Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) crucified and resurrected? Did He really die on Good Friday and come back to life on Easter Sunday?

These are questions I’ve pondered on for many years. Now before we go any further, I need to stress that for the majority of Christians, Easter Sunday (or Resurrection Sunday) is the day Christians celebrate, for genuine reasons, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) from the dead. The majority of Christians also spend time on the Good Friday time to ponder on and contemplate, often in silence, what the sacrifice of Jesus means to them. This, along with Easter Sunday, is a Holy Day for most Christians, and therefore it is not my desire or purpose to dishonour any Believer in the Lord Jesus who use Good Friday to reflect on the death of Jesus, and Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection. Read the rest of this entry »

Times of change

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On 29th January we celebrated the long service that John & Hilary have given to the Lord in pastoring Celebration Church. At the end of December John officially stood down as Pastor after 23 years of faithful service. Read the rest of this entry »

Answer to prayer: Britain refuses to sign Paris summit statement

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I’m pleased to be able to report the UK refused to be a signatory to the Paris summit statement issued yesterday, January 15th.

Whilst we all want peace in the Middle East, we know from the Bible peace will not come as a result of a conference of 70 nations which did not even include Israel, a one day conference which had at best questionable motives and timing.

Read the brief article on Christians United For Israel website here.

Jesus, the reason for the season

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This year Hanukkah and Christmas both occur at the same time. Hanukkah, which is described as the Feast of Dedication in John 10:22-23, and which Jesus celebrated, is fulfilled by the miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit of baby Jesus by Mary (Luke 1:26-56). And Christmas, of course is when we celebrate the Lord’s virgin birth.  However, in amongst all the commercialism and busy-ness of the season, it’s good for us to be reminded of who and what it’s all about. Here’s an extract from a Chuck Missler article to help us:

The Names of Jesus Christ

Names have great significance in the Bible. A name was not just the label that differentiated one person from another, but often described something about the person. The name Abraham is translated “Father of a multitude”, Jacob means “supplanter” and David “beloved”. The most important names in the Bible, however, describe God Himself. Through His names, God expresses the reality of who He is. God does not cloak His identity and distance Himself from His creation. Instead, we have a God who desires to be known:  Read the rest of this entry »

Join us for our Carols Service

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Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the miraculous conception and birth of the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We will be singing a selection of traditional Christian carols, liberally sprinkled with Bible readings, and we’ll be taking a brief look at what the whole Christmas thing actually means for us in 2016.

As someone said this week, it sounds like a riot! Predictably not, but it will be a great time and we’d love to have you with us!

6pm, Sunday 18th December at St John Fisher Church Hall, Waltham Road, Scartho, Grimsby DN33 2NA.