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
We are commencing a new Parent Toddler Group in the church in Ashington starting on Thursday 5th October This will be held on every Thursday morning apart from School holidays from 10:30 - 12:00.
We had the privelege of hosting the Ashington Churches Together 24 hour Prayer Event which began on the 29th of September from 12:00 noon through till Saturday 30th September 12|:00 noon. The Church was open to anyone to come and pray. We spent most of the day praying for God to transform our community. Wait and watch and see what God does.
We held a MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 29th of September, and raised a sum of £90.00. Thank you to all who supported us and donated various gifts including cakes, soup and many other things. God bless
We held a Summer Fayre Event in the church on Friday 11th of August which was extremely successful, we raised £200 pounds which funded the purchase of some new musical instruments for the church
Word of Life Church held a Summer Praise event on July the 29th. This was a wonderful opportunity to come together and worship our Awesome God in Spirit and Truth.
It was truly a fantastic evening of one and a half hours of praise and worship and following that we had a wonderful time of fellowship over supper of which we would like to thank all who brought something along to share.
We are looking forward to an Autumn Praise Event and then Our Christmas Praise Event. Look out for dates for these events.
Ashington Camera Club held its Annual Exhibition of their photography work in our church during the week from Tuesday 20th till Saturday 24th of June.
This was a really well attended event with prints sold. Many people came into the church who had never been in before. The Camera Club stated that they had been looked after better than ever before and are looking to repeat the event next year.
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.
During the summer we received some wonderful news. Melissa McDonald from the local Co-op walks by our church to get to work and saw our sign for the group. The Guide Post Co-op sponsor a local community group and raise funds each month through the year. They chose our Toddler Group to support during the summer holidays. They placed buckets for collections on their till areas and held a Cake and Tombola stall and are also holding a sponsored 12 mile walk to raise further funds for the group.
Melissa asked what we needed and they then set about raising funds. They have so far donated a range of painting and play-do materials, desks and chairs as well as a host of other play materials for our group.
They are also donating tea, coffee buscuits and a range of other things to the group. We have been truly blessed by Melissa McDonald and all the staff, customers families and friends at Guide Post Co-op for their wonderful efforts in raising funds for our group. A Big Thank You to all at the co-op for their efforts. God Bless.
The picture below is Lindsey and I with Melissa receiving the gifts donated so far.
The Toddler group meets every tuesday at Guide Post WRU Church between 10:30am and 12:00 noon.
Word of Life Church combined with WRU Guide Post hold a weekly coffee morning every wednesday from 10:30 - 12:00 at Guide Post Church and Friday 10:30 - 12:00 at our Ashington Church. Free Coffee, Tea (including speciality teas), cold drinks, cakes, savouries, and biscuits are available. All are welcome. Pictures of the two halls are below
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!!!!!
Contact us at:
Word of Life Church
Wesleyan Reform Union
North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0JN
Tel: 01670 814425
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Our new range of Christian Greetings Cards and encouragement scripture cards are now available to purchase from us on this website and also in church
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