Friday, 21 November 2014

HALLIE'S DEDICATION

This Sunday in Chesterfield our time of worship will include the dedication of Richard and Emma's daughter Hallie.  They as her parents and family make a promise to bring Hallie up God's way, to demonstrate his love to her and teach her to know him for herself. We as a church promise to support them and their family.  It will be a special time for them.

Please stay after the meeting for a buffet lunch in the Function Room to celebrate the dedication. Food contributions towards the buffet would be very welcome.

Monday, 10 November 2014

THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

NLC are hosting the next Christians Together for Chesterfield prayer meeting at the Winding Wheel on Thursday 20th November 7.30 pm.  We want to be good hosts so we are closing down all home groups just for that one week and asking that as many as is possible from the church to be there.

It will be a celebration of worship lead by our band followed by prayer for Chesterfield town centre including ministers from the other town centre churches and their congregations.  We have a lot to thank God for and a lot of concerns for our town that we need to cover in prayer.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

READY FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME THIS SUNDAY?

This Sunday could be an experience of a lifetime for you.  Yes, we will spend time remembering those men and women who gave their lives for us but we will also honour the one who went to the cross that we might have eternal life. 

Jesus said, 'I have come to give you life and life to the full.'

The experience of pleasing and warming the heart of God by our sincere, heartfelt worship is amazing and the great thing is that the Bible says that God is no man's debtor.  As we honour him the experience we enjoy can be life shaping and amazing.  I believe this Sunday tears of love may be shed, laughter and joy could burst out, hands raised, knees bowed, and so much more.

Whichever of the many ways we may choose to express our love, I pray our hearts might feel like exploding.  The Psalmist puts it this way: 'I will BURST into jubilant song'

God honours faith, expectation and enthusiasm.  Come ready to meet God.

I think it was John Wesley in 1738 who said when he encountered a touch from God: 'My heart was strangely warmed.'  This Sunday may OUR hearts be strangely warmed as we have a new encounter with God.

So excited!

Dave