Sunday, 17 June 2018

Just Another Melodic Monday - Trust and Obey

The hymn "Trust and Obey" by John Sammis, performed by Chelsea Moon and the Franz Brothers.

Trust and obey
For there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Midweek Message - A Blessing That Lasts (Psalm 1)

Our entrance into the Psalms begins with the word "blessed"!  Only by listening to the Lord can we find a lasting happiness - a blessedness that will endure even after death.  However, we will not be saved by our imperfect obedience to God's Word.  Instead, we must trust in the Righteous One, Jesus Christ.  He is the Saviour that God has provided and the one in whom we will find a happiness that lasts forever.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Just Another Melodic Monday - Be Thou My Vision

This is the hymn "Be thou my vision" performed by Kenta Dedachi and Yuyu, with an additional bridge that goes:

O God, be my everything! Be my delight!
Be, Jesus, my glory! My soul satisfied!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The Midweek Message - Taste and See (Psalm 34)

In Psalm 34, David writes about a time when he was a desperate man and in serious trouble.  He recognises that God helped him and turned his life around, and so he invites others to trust God - to "taste and see that the Lord is good!"

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Midweek Message: The Voice of the Lord (Psalm 29)

On the Sunday morning when I'd planned to preach from Psalm 29 - a psalm about storms and floods - we experienced a tremendous storm and flooding!  We still managed to meet together as a church, but were unable to make a recording of the message.  Here, then, is a recording I made later at home, so the sound quality and atmosphere will be different to usual.

In this psalm, David recognises the character of God's voice witnessed in the natural world.  The Lord speaks with authority, and thus He is able to give us guidance we can trust.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Just Another Melodic Monday - Abide with me

A gentle start to the week with "Abide with me", a testimony of - and prayer for - God's ongoing help and guidance.  Words by Henry Lyte, music by Justin Smith and performed by Indelible Grace Music.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Just Another Melodic Monday - Holy Father, Rich in Mercy

We recently had what we call a "song evening", a time when we gather together as a church to learn new songs.  As it was a sunny day, we all sat outside in the garden, singing along to the accompanying guitar, ukelele and banjolele!  

One of the songs we learned was "Holy Father, Rich in Mercy" by Phil Moore and Colin Webster.  It's a trinitarian song, giving praise to and seeking help from God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.