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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page And since the blood of Jesus paid for every sin you would ever commit, God sees you as ‘accepted’ and ‘righteous’ and ‘complete’. So the word for you today is: because God sees you in Christ, you are irreversibly blessed. Amen!  Let us look at these qualities, which we must all strive for this church year; I call them signs of matured Christians.                    *Signs of Matured Christians* ✅ They always speak the truth ✅ They are good listeners ✅ They hardly take offence ✅ They are quick to forgive ✅ They are reliable ✅ They are supportive ✅ They have appetite for prayer and fasting ✅ They rely on the Word of God ✅ The more God lifts them up, the more they become humble ✅ They hardly defend themselves ✅ They are quick to repent ✅ They seek peace and pursue it ✅ They love people and they are compassionate ✅ They know when to talk and when to be quiet ✅ They are full of wisdom in many aspects of life ✅ They respect people and are very sensitive to people's feelings ✅ They have a lot of patience and they are not short tempered ✅ They fear God ✅ They give honour where it is due ✅ They are content with what they have ✅ They have good leadership skills ✅ They are hospitable ✅ They are not carried away by all kinds of teachings ✅ They are good followers ✅ They have a sacrificial spirit ✅ They don't gossip and look down on people ✅ They have faith ✅ They take part in church activities and attend church regularly ✅ They are clean in every aspect of life ✅ Their spirits are sensitive, they hate sin ✅ They don't act holier than others ✅ They don't compete with others *Ask yourself: Am I a matured Christian? May God give us the grace to identify and work on our weak areas?    Revd Vindra, a colleague writes, which I admire the reflection. Finally Friends,  “September is one of my favourite months as summer lingers and one can have truly spectacular days. It is also that time when we slowly move from summer to autumn and we become very aware that summer is at its end. September is also a time for new beginnings, a change of form at school, a completely new school or the beginning of life at university. In September, the Methodist year officially begins, and we mark this by having the Covenant service on the first Sunday in September. This year it is particularly special as we will be receiving folk into membership, reminding them of what it means to be a member of the Methodist Church. It is also around this time that members receive their membership tickets. Do you know where your membership ticket is? Do you know that it says? It says, as a member of the Methodist Church I am called to: Worship within the local church, including regular sharing in Holy Communion, and through personal prayer. Learning and caring, through Bible study and meeting for fellowship, so that I may grow in faith and support others in their discipleship.  Service, by being a good neighbour in the community, challenging injustice and using my resources to support the Church in its mission in the world.  Evangelism, through working out my faith in daily life and sharing Christ with others.” As we begin a new year and reflect on the year past, I would like to encourage you to prayerfully consider what the membership ticket says and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and encourage you as you seek to fully serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this time and place.  I look forward to seeing you at the Advent and Christmas Services, New-Year Service, and the Covenant Service when we will one more acknowledge God’s promises to us and entrust all that we are into his hands for his purposes. New beginnings! This is a very special time in your lives. Enjoy the academic year, enjoy the church of God and let us all be involved in the work of God. We thank God for baptism of our young ones in the last Methodist Church year, Jonathan Andrew Little, David Elike Gamadeku, Adjoa Oyemam Aggrey and Josef Benjamin Aggrey. God bless them and their parents. Thanks.   George. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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PREACHERS DETAILS 2018 July to September 2018 1st July  Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 8th July  Azuonye 15th July Quinty-Williams 22nd July Rev George Quarm 29th July  Fair 5th August Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 12th August Benjamin Harry 19th August Jinks 26th August  Local Arrangement 2nd Sept. Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 9th Sept. Taylor 16th Sept. A Quarm 23th Sept. Rev George Quarm 30th Sept. Drury
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page And since the blood of Jesus paid for every sin you would ever commit, God sees you as ‘accepted’ and ‘righteous’ and ‘complete’. So the word for you today is: because God sees you in Christ, you are irreversibly blessed. Amen!  Let us look at these qualities, which we must all strive for this church year; I call them signs of matured Christians.                    *Signs of Matured Christians* ✅ They always speak the truth ✅ They are good listeners ✅ They hardly take offence ✅ They are quick to forgive ✅ They are reliable ✅ They are supportive ✅ They have appetite for prayer and fasting ✅ They rely on the Word of God ✅ The more God lifts them up, the more they become humble ✅ They hardly defend themselves ✅ They are quick to repent ✅ They seek peace and pursue it ✅ They love people and they are compassionate ✅ They know when to talk and when to be quiet ✅ They are full of wisdom in many aspects of life ✅ They respect people and are very sensitive to people's feelings ✅ They have a lot of patience and they are not short tempered ✅ They fear God ✅ They give honour where it is due ✅ They are content with what they have ✅ They have good leadership skills ✅ They are hospitable ✅ They are not carried away by all kinds of teachings ✅ They are good followers ✅ They have a sacrificial spirit ✅ They don't gossip and look down on people ✅ They have faith ✅ They take part in church activities and attend church regularly ✅ They are clean in every aspect of life ✅ Their spirits are sensitive, they hate sin ✅ They don't act holier than others ✅ They don't compete with others *Ask yourself: Am I a matured Christian? May God give us the grace to identify and work on our weak areas?    Revd Vindra, a colleague writes, which I admire the reflection. Finally Friends,  “September is one of my favourite months as summer lingers and one can have truly spectacular days. It is also that time when we slowly move from summer to autumn and we become very aware that summer is at its end. September is also a time for new beginnings, a change of form at school, a completely new school or the beginning of life at university. In September, the Methodist year officially begins, and we mark this by having the Covenant service on the first Sunday in September. This year it is particularly special as we will be receiving folk into membership, reminding them of what it means to be a member of the Methodist Church. It is also around this time that members receive their membership tickets. Do you know where your membership ticket is? Do you know that it says? It says, as a member of the Methodist Church I am called to: Worship within the local church, including regular sharing in Holy Communion, and through personal prayer. Learning and caring, through Bible study and meeting for fellowship, so that I may grow in faith and support others in their discipleship.  Service, by being a good neighbour in the community, challenging injustice and using my resources to support the Church in its mission in the world.  Evangelism, through working out my faith in daily life and sharing Christ with others.” As we begin a new year and reflect on the year past, I would like to encourage you to prayerfully consider what the membership ticket says and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and encourage you as you seek to fully serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this time and place.  I look forward to seeing you at the Advent and Christmas Services, New-Year Service, and the Covenant Service when we will one more acknowledge God’s promises to us and entrust all that we are into his hands for his purposes. New beginnings! This is a very special time in your lives. Enjoy the academic year, enjoy the church of God and let us all be involved in the work of God. We thank God for baptism of our young ones in the last Methodist Church year, Jonathan Andrew Little, David Elike Gamadeku, Adjoa Oyemam Aggrey and Josef Benjamin Aggrey. God bless them and their parents. Thanks.   George. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _______________
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