30 August 2020
Acts 11: 19-30 - Revival!
Welcome everyone, Katie, Jan and Ian will be leading worship and Anne will be bringing the message.
The children's service can be found on www.hillsong.co.uk, or go to YouTube: "Hillsong kids online service". It is released each Sunday morning, so do check that it is the most recent post!
Lord, would you open our hearts to the message that Anne brings us today so that your word can build us and strengthen us to be more like Jesus.
Reading: Acts 11; 19-30
Thank you Anne once again for another thought provoking and inspirational sermon. In Anne’s sermon, she mentioned having listened to Jill Duff, the bishop of Lancaster. Jill was one of the speakers on “United Breaks Out”, which was this years online New Wine for us. Although we have missed out this year on the smelly toilets, flooded tents and gale force winds, we have still had the privilege of being able to listen to all the speakers (who would have been at the National Gatherings) online. New Wine National Gatherings has been a real blessing over the years to those of us who have been able to attend and introduced us to many different spirit filled and empowered speakers and to Christian organisations that we otherwise would not have heard of. One such speaker we heard four years ago was Simon Guillebebaud, who is the founder of Great Lakes Outreach (GLO), which has a Vision to see Burundi transformed in Jesus name. I (Jan) receive regular emails from the organisation and last week received a prayer that I felt I had to share with you all (it gave me goose pimples when I heard it). Since Lockdown, GLO have been meeting on zoom every week with between 100 and 150 people from a dozen nations to hear what God is doing. During one of their sessions this is what happened.......
May God bless you all through this coming week and may you all be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit's power to equip you all to serve and honour our Lord and be 'salt and light' wherever you go.
Update from Vicky Hinks.
Vicky has just had a second round of chemotherapy which she is having fortnightly at the moment. She would like to thank her church family for their support and encouragement particularly for her birthday last week and beautiful flowers received. She is greatly uplifted knowing that so many people are praying for her. Please continue to pray that God will continue his healing and for strength for her to cope with any side effects of the treatment.
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As you meet this week, begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to guide your discussion. Then read Acts 11: 19-30 and discuss these questions:
1) Paul said that "Christ crucified" was a stumbling block to the Jews. What stumbling blocks to faith can you see in those around you who have heard the gospel but not believed?
2) Who or what has encouraged you recently e.g. an answer to prayer.
3) Can you share one area of your life where you are a "new creation"?
4) Do you feel able to share "your story, your song" in an appropriate & relatable way? What sometimes holds you back from sharing the gospel?
Please pray for revival on Hayling Island.
End by praying for each other.
When will services resume at the Community Centre?
These guidelines from the government make it clear that due to the fact we meet in a shared community facility, it is not yet safe for us to open:
However, we are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you posted!
Paul Dennison, from the Bridge Church, will continue to collect for the Food Bank. Sarah and David are still happy to receive food for the Food Bank at their home until we are back at church, and even then to organise its delivery to the Bridge.
As to Hayling Holiday Lunches, the government has said they will only provide vouchers for the summer and not in future holidays, so Hayling Holiday Lunches will resume when needed.