God isn't fair!
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us
according to our iniquities. Psalms 103:10 (NKJV)
If there was ever a sentence or scripture in the Bible that you should highlight, circle, and underline, it's this one! If there's one truth to walk away from God's Word with, it's that He hasn't dealt with us according to our sins.
Let's refresh our minds of this fact: When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, he brought on horrific
consequences to each of his descendents. By disobediently
partaking of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, he set himself and the race that would flow from him at irreconcilable odds with Almighty God.
Sin entered into the human condition, and from that point on, mankind would no longer fall into the "innocent"
category of heaven's ledger but instead into
the "guilty" category. In fact, the Bible describes us as "enemies of God" and "children of wrath" (Romans 5:10, Ephesians 2:3). Whether we saw ourselves that way or not, that's how God viewed us in our sinful condition—a rebellious race deserving of eternal punishment.
This backdrop is what makes Psalm 103:10 so indescribably amazing. As guilty as we were and as deserving as we were to receive judgment, God determined not to give us what we earned. He determined not to punish us according to what our sins deserved, which was a hopeless fate beyond human description.
No, instead He did something we did not and could not deserve. He sent His perfect son to absorb the shockwaves of
our sin and completely cover them in His
righteousness. None of this was "fair" in the strict sense, and we can be glad that God wasn't fair to us, but went way beyond fairness by being way more gracious than we deserved.
Thank you, Lord, for being "unfair" towards us when it comes to the unfathomable grace You've poured upon us.
Think about it…
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Be thankful for their faith and changed lives
Ask God to help them know His will
Ask God to give them spiritual wisdom and understanding
Ask God to help them live to honour and please Him
Ask God to give them more knowledge of Himself
Ask God to give them strength for endurance and patience
Ask God to fill them with joy and thankfulness
He promised He would never leave us, never, no, never alone.
He taught us to love one another and harvest the kindness we’ve shown.
He showed us the strength of the Spirit. And all that our faith can achieve.
He promised the comfort of healing, if only we trust and believe.
He told us of life everlasting, for us and for those we have known.
He promised He would never leave us, never, no never alone
Only by being connected with Christ through faith can anyone have eternal life and only through a continuing connection with Him can anyone have power for living
Our Love for Jesus Christ should translate into love for others
Hammers To Use In Warfare
Your Word Says
Isaiah 45 v 2; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron
Isaiah 49 v 25; I will contend with those who contend with you and your children I will save.
Isaiah 54 v17; no weapon formed against you will prosper and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
Matthew 12 v 20; A bruised reed he will not break and a smouldering wick He will not snuff out.
Nahum 1 v 13; Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away
Praying Using the Word of God
Isaiah 55 v11; so is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Jeremiah 5 v 9; I will make my words in your mouth a fire
Jeremiah 23 v 29; Is not my word like fire and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
The word of the Lord has POWER, it is LIFE, therefore every need can be answered if we wait on the Lord for HIS WORD. It takes time, but the result is worth it
Our new Women of Action group commenced in January of this year. Aiming for the women of the church to build each other up spiritually and to reachout into the community around us to ensure that the Gospel message is heard and understood. The group is facilitated by Sue Farr and the meetings are held monthly, generally on the last friday of the month with a few exceptions.
We are holding a Good Friday Service at our Church commencing from 11:00am till 1:00pm, this is for the free churches in Ashington. Hot drinks will be served prior to the start of the meeting. Worship and the Word will then be delivered.
We held a Nigerian Evening in the Church on Saturday the 17th of February. A wonderful night of Nigerian Worship, Culture, food and fellowship was had by all, led by the Akinsola Family. Pictures below.
Our Friday Diner at church is on the last Friday of every month from 12:00 till 2:00pm. Soup and sandwiches and a range of other hot meals will be available for each of the coming months. This is an outreach for those who may be lonely, or who maybe are just in need of company. There is no charge for the food but donations are welcomed.
The Lent Services this year will be our own in the church for six weeks starting from Thursday the 15th of February, from 6 till 7. We will be focussing upon the Beattitudes for the six week period. Rev Michael Hedley and Pastor Ayodeji Akinsola will be sharing the teaching over these six weeks.
The ordination service of Rev Michael Hedley took place on Saturday the 25th of November 2017. It was led by Phil Hartshorn the WRU President of 2017/18, with input from Rev Ian Fall chair of the ministerial committee. It was a wonderful day for all concerned. A very special privelege that this service was delivered in our home church and not as it is usually done at conference. Thanks to all who participated and a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful gifts that you have given us both
Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley.
We welcome back once again our great friend and brother in Christ Pastor Ayodeji Akimsola as he went back to Nigeria to minister at his home Church, the Charis Family International Church in Basorun. He has now returned to the UK to our church and it is lovely to see him again. We are planning a Nigerian worship, food and fellowship night on the 17th of February.
Once again this year it was a great priviledge for our rapidly growing Church Family to witness yet another baptism. Gordon gave his life to Jesus in July earlier this year and he went through the waters of baptism at Bedlington Trinity Church. A fantastic time was had by all and we truly rejoice that his life is now heading in a new Holy Spirit filled direction.
We have commenced a new Parent Toddler Group in the church in Ashington starting on Thursday 5th October The Tiny Rainbows Toddler Group is held on every Thursday morning apart from School holidays from 10:30 - 12:00.
We held a Baptism Service on Saturday May 27th at Bedlington Trinity Church for Caroline Taylor who joined our fellowship earlier this year. We had a wonderful time in God's presence and the service went so well. Pictures of the event are below this text.
The property adjacent to our church number 73 North Seaton Road which is currently a dwelling house and in need of refurbishment can now be utilised as The Word of Life Mission House.
Work will begin soon to refurbish the building ready for it to be used for our outreach programmes.
Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever
This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what? It is forever. Hallelujah!!!!!
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Wesleyan Reform Union
North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG
Tel: 01670 814425
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