Monday, 21 December 2015

Just another Melodic Monday - Who would have dreamed?

From the Christmas-themed album "Prepare Him Room" by Sovereign Grace Music, this is "Who would have dreamed".  I love the thought that we could have held God in our hands - it reminds us of the human reality of the birth of God's son.  

There hasn't been an opportunity for us to learn the song as a church this Christmas, so hopefully next year!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Just another Melodic Monday - O Love that will not let me go

You should have seen the smile on my face when I discovered this wonderful hymn being sung to a tune that will suit our acoustic set up perfectly!  The traditional tune I know is fine, but more suited (in my opinion) to a keyboard rather than a guitar.  

The recording below is produced by Indelible Grace Music (another discovery for me!), and is taken from the album "The Hymn Sing: Live in Nashville".

Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday to the Father - 11/12/15

Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' "
Matthew 6v9

Thank God for an encouraging first public service last Sunday!  I'm beginning to discern a core group of believers that will initially make up the church, and it was great to also see several friends who had come to encourage us.  In total, there were 12 adults and 13 young people (from age 0 to 16).  

Please pray for the service next Sunday.  On Sunday evening, I was struck by the reality of holding a weekly meeting!  Pray that we'll be able to recognise gifts within the church, so that responsibilities can be shared out appropriately.

Please also pray for wisdom as we consider other opportunities to meet together.  It's important for us now to establish a regular time for corporate prayer during the week.  I suspect (due to family commitments all round) that this will entail separate men's and women's weekly meetings.  Pray that we'll be able to organise these within the next couple of weeks.

But most of all, praise God for his faithfulness!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Just Another Melodic Monday - Cling to Christ

Here's a song we'll be singing soon on a Sunday.  It's from the latest album, "Sooner Count The Stars", by Sovereign Grace Music.  The song is called "Cling to Christ", and reminds us of the need for complete reliance on Jesus Christ  for salvation. An acoustic version is also available on Youtube.