Good evening. Once again welcome to our online service from this morning in our church fellowship. Today we have the introduction from myself, a testimony from Ivan and Kristie and the Word from Matt Petley.
Firstly, here is a worship video from Matt Redman, Endless Halleluyah:
Service introduction from Andy:
Testimony from Ivan and Kristie:
Today’s message from Matt Petley:
2 Peter 3: 1-9 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of [a]us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and [b]perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [c]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
- 2 Peter 3:2 NU, M the apostles of your Lord and Savior or your apostles of the Lord and Savior
- 2 Peter 3:7 destruction
- 2 Peter 3:9 NU you
Good morning and welcome to our online video and message for this week. Today we have Dr Annang continuing his excellent study of the book of Daniel, and before that there is another double bill of video of songs that we have featured recently, that we will be looking to sing congregationally whenever we will be permitted to actually sing together again.
That brings me on to the regulations for recommencing our services. We are still planning to restart our Sunday service next weekend (12th July), providing there is no local lockdown imposed on our area, as Leicester has had this week. I will be posting another page on this website in the next few days regarding the practicalities and arrangements of attending. It certainly won’t be church as normal, as the regulations prevent us from singing, for example, but nonetheless it will be a start of our meeting together again, dv.
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Good morning everyone, welcome to the strange new world of socially distant church! Today’s speaker is Matt Petley. Matt and his wife Laura and children Beth and Danny have been fellowshipping with us for several months now, and it’s great to have Matt share the Word with us. It’s just a shame that it coincides with the start of ‘online church’ due to the coronavirus crisis!
In the weeks to come we will try to make best use of online facilities for our services, so please bear with us for this. In the meantime, take the time to listen (and perhaps relisten) to messages, studying your Bible as you listen. We also need to stay in touch with one another as best we can, by phon and on the Whatsapp groups. Celebration Social is where you can just chat and share things and stay in touch, and Celebration Prayer where we can share our prayer requests and answers to prayer.
Speaker: Andy King Date: 15 March 2020
Listen to Andy’s message here:
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of love, power and a self-disicpline. NLT
Listen to Jeff’s message here:
Mark 13:28 – 32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: when it’s branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Listen to Andy’s message concerning the Lord’s return here:
Titus 2: 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ
2Timothy 4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Listen to Clive’s message here:
Matthew 24:4 -14: And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Here is the concluding message of this study of the end (of-the-age) times Scriptures. It features a general overview and the importance of remembering Lot and his wife!
Jesus’ first coming to earth, as prophesied in the Old Testament and recorded in the Gospels, and His second coming, His return to earth as King of Kings, are the greatest events of history by far.
Of course, we cannot know the time of the Lord’s return, but we can have an understanding of the overall scope of His return. Indeed I believe it’s essential we have a clear understanding of the principle elements and time-frames, otherwise we will be in danger of deception. And both the Lord Jesus and the apostle Paul, in speaking of these things, warn us not to be deceived concerning the end times.
Listen to part 1 of this study here: