Sunday 8th November – Sunday Morning

AaronNovOur visiting speaker today was Aaron Daview-Whitfield, who has been studying the book of Philippians with us. As we came to the end of chapter 1 today, it aptly tied in with Rememnbrance Sunday as he preached from chapter 1 verses 27-30, which he entitled “Christian soldiers in the fight of faith.”
We were reminded that the Gospel is Good News, God’s Good News, God’s message of Salvation. The message centres on the cross, Christ crucified, Christ risen, Christ ascended, Christ coming again. Paul says we are citizens of heaven who no longer belong to this world and its principles if we have come to the cross. We belong to the lord, to the kingdom of heaven, therefore, we should act and live our lives in a changed way. We must live different lives.

The Philippians were to shine out the Gospel by their conduct and manner. Before we come to Christian conduct we must first realise Christian doctrine. Paul always emphasied in every epistle we must know what the Gospel is before we start living out that life, otherwise we become a church of moral conduct. We are the Church of Christ, washed in the blood of the Lamb, we belong to the Lord, we are a new creation. The Christian faith is not just a rule book, it is living out the Gospel that has transformed us. We must know this faith in order to share the faith. We must bear fruit in our lives. James writes, ‘Faith without works is dead.”

The Christian life is about standing strong. There will be conflict, people seeking to attack the church and the Bible. As troops have fought for king and country, standing together, moving forward together against the enemy, we too must come together and bear one another in love. The church must know commitment. We must all support the work of the church. We need not be afraid, for we are on the winning side. We must stand with the sword of the Spirit. The enemy’s work is to divide and conquer, but God is love and peace. Do not be afraid (Psalm 21).
One of the greatest problems today is there is no fear of God, a watering down of the doctrine. The wrath of God will be revealed to those reject Him. Hell is a reality.

Suffering and affliction was marked by the Saviour’s feet. We must all suffer in various degrees. We should not be surprised by this. When afflictions come our way we may feel hurt, offended, grieved. Jesus suffered infinitely more. If we suffer for Christ we do not suffer alone. Christ is with us, all around us. There will be blessings and great joy, times of great advancement in the Gospel, but there will be times of suffering too. Fight the good fight of faith, looking unto Jesus, our victory.

Sunday 25th October – Morning Service

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This morning’s we listened to the Word of God being preached from 1 Samuel chapter 30, which our guest speaker, Gaius Douglas of Calvary Church, Haverfordwest, referred to as “The Pain of Loss.” We were shown that David was a man after God’s own heart. At his most difficult times he grieved, yet he encouraged himself in the Lord. God allows His people to come to that point so that we may realise that we have no control, we need to find our strength in the Lord. We may go through desperate situations but we need to encourage ourselves in the Lord, to wait upon Him. Matthew 11:28 promises “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” We need to exercise our faith, to meditate on God’s goodness, on what He has done for us. Don’t try to do things our own way; see the Saviour who came into this world and showed His love, the love of God. Rely on His promises, they will never fail. Put your hope, your trust in Him. Go forward in God, listen to God, hope in God.

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Sunday 11th October – Morning Service

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This morning we welcomed back Aaron Davies-Whitfield who continued with his series studying the book of Philippians, preaching from chapter 1 verses 21-26, which he titled “The Blest life and the Glorious end.” We were reminded that the whole purpose of every Christian is to delight the heart of God, to long to please Him by serving Him, loving him and following Him – “For to me, to live is Christ” (verse 21). God established us before the foundations of the world. He spoke creation but formed Man in the image of God. God delights in us and wants us to know His love. “To die is gain” – for the unbeliever death is separation from God, but for the believer it is sleep, we rest, we wake up in Christ, such is the victory and glory of Christ’s Resurrection.


The true characteristic of God’s men is to love God and to love people, to serve without needing praise, to admonish in love when needed. A minister of the gospel is a signpost pointing to Christ. We are pilgrims, this earth is not our home, we are just passing through. Our home is with the Lord. Our glorious end is the day we shall see Jesus and be like Him. On that day there will be no more sorrow, no tears, no death, no disease, only glory. Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life.

Sunday 16th August – Morning Service

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Today’s morning worship was led by Ian Middlemist who preached from Romans chapter 12, verses 9-11, focusing on bullet points for living a Christian life: we are called to a life of genuine love, showing brotherly affection and being mobilised in Christian service. Ian will be continuing this theme in our 4 o’clock meeting in the vestry, to which you are all very welcome. Verse