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Welcome to Church!

Below are somethings you might ask and expect:-

How should I dress?

Come in relaxed casual wear as you would to a regular tyoe restaurant.  Make sure you are comfortable.

What can I expect?

Parking: As you drive in, turn to the right and there is visitors parking. It’s close to the main door.

Through the doors: You will be welcomed by a couple of greeters who will show you to the sanctuary doors where ushers will again welcome you, hand you the weekly bulletin and direct you to vacant seats of your choosing.

In the Sanctuary (the main auditorium)?: Sit wherever you like.  There are no reserved seats. Familes have gravitated to the right hand wings of the church. Music will be playing as you enter, and people will be connecting.

Will I be asked to announce my name or speak in public?

No, you will not be asked to do anything that will make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. A tear off communique slip is attached to a weekly bulletin which you can fill in and hand in on the offering plate if you would like us to pray for you or if you are comfortable to give us any information.

What’s next?: The pastor or someone will welcome everyone to the service and make some announcements. The praise team band will also come to the front and will lead in some singing to direct our thoughts toward God. And the service will start.

What style of music do we use?  We have a blend of modern songs and older genres of music called hymns. This is led by a band of musicians and singers.

Is there a talk:? Yes! A time to expose and explain the meaning behind a Bible passage is given that is applied to how it can affect our lives today.  This takes about 30 minutes of the service. We will always reference the Bible during this time.

How does the service end? The service ends with a song and prayer.  Time for social interaction happens at the end of the service where coffee is served. Feel free to meet our caring and loving church family.


9:30 am Adult Sunday School

10:30 am Morning Worship

We are busy in a series entitled “He Stoops to Conquer”. All of Mark’s Gospel is a study on the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Preaching March 3 — Pastor David Sparrow

Preaching March 10 — Don Higgins (Elder) — Eternal Life, the Real Thing ! Reading: I John 5 : 11 – 20      NASB

Preaching March 17 — Don Higgins (Elder) — Parked on a Comma ! Reading: Romans 5 : 1 – 12 NASB


Chapter 1 — The Work Commenced.  (January 6)

Chapter 2 — The Work Criticised. ( January 13)

Chapter 3 — The Work Conquered. (January 20)  

Chapter 4 — The Work Challenged (January 27)

Chapter 5 — The Work Confronting (February 3)

Chapter 6 — The Work Commissioned (February 10)

Chapter 7 — The Work Correcting (February 17)

Chapter 8 — Plain Words of Teaching (February 24)

Sunday morning this week

Plain Words of Theology

Text: Mark 9:1-3

This chapter begins with Jesus telling His disciples that some of them would actually see

 " … the kingdom … present with power" (Mark 9:1) before they tasted death. To "taste death" (Mark 9:1) is simply an idiomatic way of saying before they die. By the time John Mark records these words Peter, James and John were, of course, dead. So we must ask ourselves what they saw during their lifetime that was obviously " … the kingdom … present with power" (Mark 9:1). The simple answer is the Transfiguration, because Matthew, Mark and Luke all relate the Transfiguration to what immediately precedes it (compare Mark 9:1; Matthew 16:28 and Luke 9:27 with Mark 9:28). Before we proceed, let us look at some necessary background to the event:

 

a)     Historical Background.

Both the Eastern and Western church remembers the Transfiguration on August 6 each year. Tradition has it that Mount Tabor was the scene for the events of Mark 9:1-11, and the Eastern church calls the Transfiguration "the taborion." The most likely reason for the choice of Mount Tabor is that it is mentioned in Psalm 89:12. It is 1000 feet high, and a fortified town was built on its summit in 218 B.C. by Antiochus III. This town was still inhabited at the time of the New Testament and that makes it an unlikely location for the Transfiguration (see The New International Dictionary of Bible Archeology, 1983, Regency Reference Library Zondervan, p. 433).

 

b)     Geographical Background.

Authorities place a spur of Mount Hermon as the most likely site for the events (see p. 234, The New International Dictionary of Biblical Theology, 1982). The summit of Mount Hermon is 9,200 feet high and is perpetually covered with snow. Geographically, it is nearer to Caesarea Philippi, and would provide the necessary solitude for the momentous details of Mark 9:1-13.

 

c)     Textual Background.

There appears to be some discrepancy in the timing of the events. Mark says it happened

" … after six days … " (Mark 9:2),

while Luke says it was

" … about eight days after … " (Luke 9:28).

There is no real difference here; both are saying what would be expressed in the 21st century as "about a week." The immediate occasion of the Transfiguration is prayer. Jesus

" … took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as He prayed … " (Luke 9:28-29)

the Transfiguration took place.


6:30 pm Biblical Teaching — (The evening services are on hiatus while Pastor David is in Africa. They recommence on March 17)

Our evening studies focus on the Bible and Faith.


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