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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page What happens in this coming year is not left to chance. God is in charge, and he promises to stay close: "The LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Many years later, the Lord Jesus made the same promise when he said, "I am with you always" Matthew 20:28. That's the reason we can wish each other a "Happy New Year! Words of Encouragement & Discernment. The Lord Jesus Christ said, 'I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, I will spit you out of my mouth!' "Revelation 3:15-16 Milk is great when cold. There's nothing quite like a cold glass of milk with some cookies. Milk is also good when hot. With a little chocolate syrup, it's great. But lukewarm milk? The thought of it is sickening. It just doesn't cut it. In Revelation 3, Jesus spoke of lukewarm individuals. He said, "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other!" (verse 15). It's interesting that Jesus said He would prefer either hot or cold. You would think He would have said, "I would rather you be hot. But if lukewarm is all I can get, it's better than nothing. “You would think that lukewarm would be more acceptable to Him, because it is somewhat close to hot. But Jesus was saying, "I don't want lukewarm. I don't want half-hearted commitments. I want you to decide. I want you in or I would rather you were out." Here's why. If you're hot, you're in. If you're on fire, if you're walking with God, then you're where God wants you to be. But if you're cold, hopefully you will at least realize you're cold and one day realize your need for Christ and come to Him. But the lukewarm person is in the worst state of all because he is self-deceived. The lukewarm person says, "I go to church. I read the Bible sometimes. I kind of believe in God—when it's convenient." That is the worst state of all. What is your spiritual temperature today? Let us all come together to make Bexleyheath Methodist Church, joyful, “on-fire” loving, caring and pro-active church.  Be hot or cold. Lukewarm life is worse and outside the walls of the Kingdom of God. Half-hearted commitment is not good. Avoid it throughout your life this year and always. Covenant Service held each year by the Methodist Church throughout the world always helps us to renew our vows, commitment and zeal for the Lord. I hope you would all share in the service this time 14th January 2018, to make us effective witnesses for the Lord in our community or Borough. Let us all be “hot” for the Lord.   I wish you a blessed Year Forever Singing His Praise, George Quarm
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PREACHERS DETAILS 2018 7th January  Stuart Fair 14th January  Rev George Quarm Covenant Service 21st January Benjamin Harry 28th January Rev George Quarm 4th February  Local Arrangements 11th February Rev Michael Baker 18th February Rev George Quarm Holy Communion 25th February Brentnol Roach 4th March  Rev George Quarm Holy Communion 11th March Samuel Kow-Arthur Mothering Sunday 18th March Stuart Fair 25th March Rev George Quarm Parade/ Palm Sunday
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page What happens in this coming year is not left to chance. God is in charge, and he promises to stay close: "The LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Many years later, the Lord Jesus made the same promise when he said, "I am with you always" Matthew 20:28. That's the reason we can wish each other a "Happy New Year! Words of Encouragement & Discernment. The Lord Jesus Christ said, 'I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, I will spit you out of my mouth!' "Revelation 3:15-16 Milk is great when cold. There's nothing quite like a cold glass of milk with some cookies. Milk is also good when hot. With a little chocolate syrup, it's great. But lukewarm milk? The thought of it is sickening. It just doesn't cut it. In Revelation 3, Jesus spoke of lukewarm individuals. He said, "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other!" (verse 15). It's interesting that Jesus said He would prefer either hot or cold. You would think He would have said, "I would rather you be hot. But if lukewarm is all I can get, it's better than nothing. “You would think that lukewarm would be more acceptable to Him, because it is somewhat close to hot. But Jesus was saying, "I don't want lukewarm. I don't want half-hearted commitments. I want you to decide. I want you in or I would rather you were out." Here's why. If you're hot, you're in. If you're on fire, if you're walking with God, then you're where God wants you to be. But if you're cold, hopefully you will at least realize you're cold and one day realize your need for Christ and come to Him. But the lukewarm person is in the worst state of all because he is self- deceived. The lukewarm person says, "I go to church. I read the Bible sometimes. I kind of believe in God—when it's convenient." That is the worst state of all. What is your spiritual temperature today? Let us all come together to make Bexleyheath Methodist Church, joyful, “on-fire” loving, caring and pro-active church.  Be hot or cold. Lukewarm life is worse and outside the walls of the Kingdom of God. Half-hearted commitment is not good. Avoid it throughout your life this year and always. Covenant Service held each year by the Methodist Church throughout the world always helps us to renew our vows, commitment and zeal for the Lord. I hope you would all share in the service this time 14th January 2018, to make us effective witnesses for the Lord in our community or Borough. Let us all be “hot” for the Lord.   I wish you a blessed Year Forever Singing His Praise, George Quarm
METHODIST CHURCH BEXLEYHEATH
Sunday Service 10:00 -11:00 am Join Us