Welcome to our Sunday celebration! If it is your first time with us we would like to especially welcome you to our Sunday morning venue, the Innovation Forum. We hope that you will enjoy meeting with God and His people today! CrĂ¨che, kids and youth work provisions are held in the rooms on the 2nd floor. All our workers hold CRB checks. Free tea and coffee is in the first floor foyer after the meeting where we would love to get to know you more and help you make new friends and connections. The Welcome Desk is available for all information about the life of the church including the events listed in this Update.
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What’s Coming Up: Monday 7.00pm
Church in the Home Led by Russ and Irene Bennett in Ordsall
‘Yummy Mummies’ Group
Church in the Home
Held at various homes in Salford
Led by Kevin and Jo Hardwidge in Swinton 7.30pm
Church in the Home Led by Jennie Buss in Salford Quays
Church in the Home
Worship Group Practice
Led by David and Hannah Knight in Langworthy
King’s House, Manchester M1 7HB
The Innovation Forum, Frederick Road, Salford M6 6FP
For further information please ask at the Welcome Desk...
MEN’S BREAKFAST Saturday 27th November, 9.30am - 11.30am Food, fun & fellowship. Held at Josh Channings’ home in Monton.
Worshipers’ Workshop 27th November 2010, 10.30am to 4.00pm @ King’s House, Manchester Aimed at all worshipers, not just those involved in worship teams, but everyone who lives to praise God. The day will help us all better live and express a life of worship and includes practical teaching and worship.
‘Treasure Hunt’ Outreach Saturday 11th December, 10.30am-12pm Reaching out to the Ordsall area, meeting at Russ and Irene’s home. We will find many people who need the love and healing power of God, so let’s make Jesus famous together!
Important Dates Next Year: Church Weekend Away, Cefn Lea: 8th-10th April 2011 Without Borders 2011, Stafford: 23rd-28th July 2011 Saving forms are available from the Welcome Desk!
Like Father, Like Son
By Jennie Buss
As we journey with God through our lives, the milestones of maturing are often centred on a fresh and personal discovery of another facet of His character and Person. Simply learning new information can make it appear that we are growing, but real growth is about being transformed by growing closer in relationship with Jesus. As we have been hearing a lot about our identity as sons, I have been reflecting on how I can make this mind blowing truth real in my life. After all, in the words of Leonard Ravenhill, “Of course you’ve been challenged, but have you been changed?”. I really want to grow in this area, because I know that being solid and secure in my identity is the right foundation on which to do everything in life. But how do we take this truth – our adoption as sons into God’s family – and see it change the way we live? God showed me that I will only understand my identity as a son through knowing Him as Father. It all has to start with God; after all, we are only sons because He is the Father! So, I have been reading the Word, and discovering more of who the Father is. I have seen how Jesus related to His Father while on earth with absolute submission and joyful trust (Luke 22:42), and a complete obsession with the Father’s purposes! This week at work, I have been really conscious of how my entire life is wrapped up in the purposes of God, and everything I do, from advocating for a young refugee or doing some boring administration, is kingdom work. In every situation I have been able to ask God: What is your purpose here? What is your heart for this person? What needs to be done to advance the kingdom in this situation? I am all about my Father's business! (Luke 2:49) I have also read how we can call our Father ‘Abba’, or ‘Daddy’ (Romans 8:15) and as I have used these words in prayer, I have experienced a deeper level of intimacy with God. I have seen how we bear His likeness, like Father like son, and how we carry his authority in the family business (John 20:21). I have prayed for quite a few people this week, friends who need comfort, healing, wisdom. I have remembered that I am a son, and have been able to take authority over situations and speak the Word of God into people's lives with power.
“Jesus related to His Father with absolute submission and joyful trust.”
Dave Emmett stated in his first message on the topic of identity, “The most important thing about you, is how you think about God.” I am convinced that as we pursue real, intimate relationship with God, allowing Him to reveal Himself to us more and more, we cannot fail to be transformed into mature sons and daughters of the King. Happy growing!