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Feeling Fat? Need to tone up? A Vibrational Plate is a machine that gives the body's muscles a low-impact, high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. They generally contract once or twice a second, but just by standing on it, the vibrations cause an automatic reflex muscle contraction of 30-50 a second. Just 10 minutes on the Vibrational Plate will have the same results as 60 minutes of conventional strenuous training. U Improves fitness levels U Burns fat & tones UÊ“«ÀœÛiÃÊL>>˜Vi & coordination UÊ“«ÀœÛiÃÊvi݈LˆˆÌÞ & muscle strength UʘVÀi>ÃiÃÊLœ˜iÊ density This type of workout has actually been compared to doing about 3,000 leg bends, which of course would be impossible with a traditional workout. This means that not only does vibration plate training work, but it’s the best kind of workout that you can get! Many people who are excessively overweight have also said that it’s a great start to getting in shape because you don’t need to be extremely fit already to do it effectively. Training sessions are undertaken in a private room with a trainer, or alone, after your 3rd session – so no need to feel embarrassed about coming along! Initial session £15, all following sessions £5. For bookings or further information call:

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CLUBS & SOCIETIES DALLACHY AERO MODELLERS Holds model aircrafts and helicopter flying at old Dallachy World War 2 airfield. Mainly at weekends. Offers training on dual control. www.dallachyaeromodellers.org.uk LGBT 5K RUNNING GROUP Meets every Wednesday. Email jampa40@yahoo.co.uk or text/call 07941 553620 for info. NAIRN U3A Nairn U3A is a self help group for informal learning in a social setting for those no longer working full time. Meets fortnightly Wednesdays at 1.45pm in Nairn Community Centre. A guest speaker may entertain us, or the afternoon might feature a DVD and ends with tea and biscuits. Special interest groups, reading, history, scrabble, music and more meet on other days.

Call 01667 453537 or visit nairnu3a.org.uk IMPROVER LINE DANCING CLUB FOR OVER 50’S

Wednesday 2pm, Masonic Hall, Forres Only £3.50. Easy routines for fitness and fun with Jenny Duncan (ukaptd h/c). Call Jenny tel: 01463 233151 or Jacqui tel: 672019 FINDHORN PLAYBACK THEATRE At Findhorn Village Centre, IV36 3YR. Monthly performances - last Sunday of every month, 7pm-8.30pm. You share your stories, we create instant theatre. FORRES AREA FORUM 2nd Wednesday every month, 7pm-9pm in Forres Community Centre. For everyone who cares about Forres. Call 01309 676964 or email forresareaforum@ googlemail.com

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VOLUNTARY ACTION MORAY Encourages and supports voluntary activity, assist local groups and identify needs which require development. Contact 01343 541713 FORRES CYCLING CLUB Small friendly club. Training schedule throughout the year with club races every weekend and mid-week club time trials in summer. Call Alan White 674698

Forres Bluefins Swimming Club Various training sessions for all levels of competitive swimmers. Regular intakes throughout the year. Call Jayne on 07825 951944 Email: bluefins@hotmail.co.uk

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FORUM FOR MEN Meets every Wednesday. Social group for gay, t-men & bi. Email morgan@tramstop.org or text/call 07745 930383 for info. FORWORDS The Forres Writing Group (reg. Scottish charity SC042049) Fortnightly 7pm-9pm. Call: Brian 674489 or email Helen at mrsaddy@hotmail.com

T-Exchange Makerspace Make things, build things and exchange ideas. Third Friday of every month 7:30pm at Findhorn Village Centre.

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PASTORAL LETTER & CHURCH MEETINGS I like January, and not just because it is the month I arrived in the world. I like it for all sorts of reasons: crisp weather, January sales, Burns nights and even church in-service training courses which have refreshed and re-invigorated me in recent years. But mostly, I think I like January because it marks a change in mood. Somehow, once you turn the corner into a new year, you begin to look forward to longer days, new ventures, and a fresh start. But let’s face it, you don’t need to wait until January. If you’re embarking on a course of study then, in all likelihood, your fresh start will come in August or September. For a business, the new year may begin on the 1st of April when you close last year’s accounts. For others, new things begin with a new relationship and although these traditionally were in the spring, they may occur at any time throughout the year. I was reminded back in November that, for many American business people, Thanksgiving is like a new year since that is generally the

time when they begin to come into profit; Black Friday is not a grim day but instead the start of an optimistic and hopeful phase of their year. Of course, calendars have varied over the centuries and still vary from culture to culture so, if you belong to a community that celebrates a new year at a different time, January may be virtually meaningless in that respect. And even the Christian year (if you are in the habit of observing it) does not begin in January but at the end of November, with the start of Advent marking the coming of Christ into the world. This all goes to show that maybe now it is January, we should just all go back to bed and forget the new start. After all, on the basis of what I’ve written, we could make a fresh start anytime. And that is precisely what we can do. Indeed, it may be what we ought to do. The Bible says that the mercies of God are new every morning but if

Caroline Street Gospel Hall Sundays 6.30pm: gospel meetings. Tel: 01309 674375. Email: glcinfo@tiscali.co.uk Dyke Church - Church of Scotland Sunday 10am: family service. On the last Sunday of the month, we enjoy fellowship over a cup of tea. Email: john_macg@hotmail.com Edinkillie Parish - Church of Scotland Sunday worship 11.30am. Contact Mr Campbell Falconer (session clerk): 01309 674249. Kinloss, Findhorn & Alves Church of Scotland Alternating weekly. Kinloss and Findhorn 10am. Alves first Sunday of each month at 11.30am. Tel: 01309 690931 or 01309 690349. Lighthouse Baptist Church Clovenside Chapel, Forres. Sunday service 10am and 6.30pm. Refreshments served afterwards. Contact: 01309 676434. Email: info@lighthousechurch.co.uk Website: www.lighthousechurch.co.uk Moray Grace Fellowship Alves Village Hall. Sundays 10.30am. Contact Vic Cameron: 01343 850142. Email: vic.cameron2803@btinternet.com. Website: www.moraygrace.wordpress.com Rafford Church Sundays 9.30am: family service. Our praise is

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you’re not a morning person, his mercies are not restricted to that time of day. One writer says to God, "I lie down and sleep in peace because you surround me". In fact, the picture we are given of God is that he transcends times and seasons; he is always there. He doesn’t have ‘moods’ or bad hair days, he doesn’t go walkabout and he never takes a holiday! He is described as governing the seasons – not being influenced by them. So, He is there if you call. And that’s the point – if you call. So don’t wait for the month or the weather or your mood to change. Call on God right now and then, though January may not be the month of your birth, it could be the month of your new birth.

Rev. Colin Morison Elgin & Forres Free Church

from CH3 and Mission Praise. After the service, we enjoy fellowship over a cup of tea and a biscuit. We have a lively Sunday school with Bible stories, songs, games and crafts. You are also invited to join us at 4.30pm on the third Sunday of each month for a contemporary style act of worship. Contact Anne Garrow (session clerk): 01309 672930. St John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church Sundays 8am: communion. 10am: family communion. Tel: 01309 672856. Email: stjohnsforres@btinternet.com. Website: www.stjohnsforres.wordpress.com St Laurence Church Sundays 10am: family service. Tel: 01309 672260. Email: barryj.boydstlaurence@btinternet.com St Leonards Church Sundays 10.30am: family service. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Tel: 01309 672380. Email: donald.prentice@tesco.net. Website: www.stleonardschurchforres.com St Margaret’s Catholic Church Mass on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 10am. Contact Father Barnett: 01667 453323. If you are a member of a church not listed here, please email us the details and we will print this in future issues.

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USEFUL INFORMATION Local Holidays Christmas Day

Tues 25th Dec 2012

Good Friday

Boxing Day

Wed 26th Dec 2012

British Summertime Begins Sun 31st Mar 2013

New Year’s Day Scottish Bank Holiday Burns Night

Tues 1st Jan 2013 Wed 2nd Jan 2013 Fri 25th Jan 2013

Fri 29th Mar 2013

Easter Monday

Mon 1st Apr 2013

Early May Bank Holiday Spring Bank Holiday

Mon 6th May 2013 Mon 27th May 2013

Shrove Tuesday

Tues 12th Feb 2013

Father’s Day

Sun 16th Jun 2013

Mother’s Day

Sun 10th Mar 2013

British Summertime Ends

Sun 27th Oct 2013

School Term Dates Spring Term Starts

Mon 7th Jan 2013

Summer Term Starts

Mon 15th Apr 2013

Forres Academy & Feeders Thurs 14th Feb 2013

May Day Holiday

Mid-Term Holiday

Fri 15th Feb 2013

In-Service Closure

Mid-Term Holiday

Mon 18th Feb 2013

In-Service Closure

Fri 17th May 2013

Spring Term Ends

Thurs 28th Mar 2013

In-Service Closure

Mon 20th May 2013

Spring Holiday Starts

Fri 29th Mar 2013

Spring Holiday Ends

Fri 12th Apr 2013

Summer Term Ends

Mon 6th May 2013 Thurs 16th May 2013

Fri 5th Jul 2013

Useful Telephone Numbers SCHOOLS Andersons Primary School..........................(01309) 672887 Applegrove Primary School ........................(01309) 672367 Dyke Primary School ..................................(01309) 641275 Dallas Primary School ................................(01343) 890206 Kinloss Primary School ..............................(01309) 690376 Logie Primary School ..................................(01309) 611258 Moray Steiner School ..................................(01309) 676300 Pilmuir Primary School ................................(01309) 673034 Rose Abbey School ....................................(01309) 691872 Forres Academy ..........................................(01309) 672271

PHARMACIES Lloyds Pharmacy ........................................(01309) 672614 Rowlands Pharmacy ..................................(01309) 672784 Boots ..........................................................(01309) 673370

DOCTORS Forres Health Centre ....................................0845 337 1120 Leanchoil Hospital ........................................0845 456 6000 Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin................................0845 456 6000 DENTISTS Orchard Road ..............................................(01309) 675544 Leys ............................................................(01309) 673553

OTHERS Police Station ................................................0845 600 5700 Bus Station, Elgin .......................................(01343) 544222 Citizens Advice Bureau ...............................(01343) 550088 Dalcross Airport ...........................................(01667) 464000 Dallas Village Hall .......................................(01343) 890243 James Milne Institute (Findhorn) ................(01309) 692365 Rafford District Hall......................................(01309) 674583 Forres Town Hall ..........................................(01309) 675140 Moray Council (Forres).................................(01309) 694000 Moray Council (Elgin) .................................(01343) 543451 National Rail Enquiries ..................................08457 484950 Forres Library ..............................................(01309) 672834 Forres House Com Education Centre ........(01309) 672838

VETS Moray Coast Veterinary Group....................(01309) 672243

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First of all, as we finish 2012, a note of thanks to everyone who has to work over the festive period. Whether that has been the very busy mail workers in the run up to Christmas, the retail and service sector workers, the roads workers out in all weathers and the medical and emergency services workers that work throughout the holiday time. Now comes the challenge of losing some of the pounds gained from good (or possibly bad) food, including the chocolate coins and the usual ‘more exercise’ theme is featuring in the New Year’s resolutions. I think I have found a better balance in 2012 between working, relaxing and staying comparatively healthy but there’s always room for improvement!

A Happy New Year for 2013! It’s been a busy old year in the Lochhead household, with a house move focusing the mind for a good part of it. We are well settled in now, the housewarming has been had with friends old and new and we have had a great first Christmas in the house with the children keeping us on our toes! 2013 will undoubtedly be another challenging year but there is a lot to look forward to in rising to that challenge. First things first though, and getting the Christmas Tree, cards and wrapping paper off to be recycled.

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24 monday - 23 february the illustrators exhibition moray art centre, findhorn. 01309 692426. www.morayartcentre.org

24 monday - 26 january vivienne rickman poole ‘one man’s trash, another man’s treasure’ moray art centre, findhorn. 01309 692426. www.morayartcentre.org

28 saturday - 2 january bodysurf scotland presenting informal jam on contact improvisation. tickets ÂŁ170. universal hall, findhorn. 01309 690311.

31 monday mosset hogmanay party with cher & lady gaga 8.30pm. function suite, mosset tavern, forres. ÂŁ15. 01309 672981. info@mossettavern.com

CAROLINE STREET GOSPEL HALL, FORRES Gospel Meeting every Sunday 3.45pm Prayer & Bible Study every Tuesday 7pm Monthly Message - Monday 7th January 2pm

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)

JANUARY 2013 1 tuesday salmon fishing in the yemen (2011 film, cert. pg-13) 7pm. universal hall, findhorn. 01309 690311.

8 tuesday the pink castle philosophy club: “what is the meaning of life?� 7:30pm. glen mhor hotel, inverness. fun & friendly ‘thinking lgbt club'. www.pinkcastle.eu

9 wednesday “what is a steiner school?� tour 9:30am. moray steiner school, drumduan house, forres. see the

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JANUARY JANUAR RY EVENTS Saturday 19th ................... W Wedding edding Exhibition Saturday 26th ............ ............The The Barbican Piano TTrio rio For further details, telephone 01667 453476, e-mail info@nairncc.co.uk or check out our website at www www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk .nairncommunitycentre.co.uk school, ask questions, refreshments provided. call 01309 676300 to book. nadfas fine art lecture: ‘introduction to the wonderful world of gemstones’ 11am. sherwood suite, eight acres hotel, elgin. visitors welcome. “uncle george� - a personal view of george forrest (highland rock garden club) 7.30pm. nairn community centre. john owen: 01320 366246. music nairn: the barbican piano trio 7.30pm. nairn community & arts centre. playing brahms, paul schonfield & beethoven. 01667 453476.

10 thursday nct presents “let’s stick together� - nurturing your relationship when becoming a parent 6:30pm. findhorn village centre. hayleybarnes@btinternet.com

12 saturday elgin rugby player development trials 12pm. doocot


park, new elgin. open to any rugby union or league player. registration form on www.scotlandrl.com

19 saturday wedding exhibition @ nairn community and arts centre 01667 453476. info@nairncc.co.uk www.nairncommunitycentre.co.uk stuart macbride’s “close to the bone” book signing 4pm-5pm. waterstones, st giles centre, elgin. 01343 547321. www.waterstones.com

23 wednesday nairn u3a: art in the third age: projects from highland print studio 1:45pm. nairn community centre. all welcome. 01667 453537. www.nairnu3a.org.uk

Fruit and Veg sales & deliveries throughout Moray Orders now being taken for Seasonal Boxes Reg. Charity No SCO 42997

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burns night supper @ dallas 7pm. dallas village hall. an evening of burns music and entertainment. byob. tickets £10 available in advance. 01343 890420.

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26 saturday crohn's and colitis uk highlands & islands group public meeting 11.15am. centre for health science, inverness. www.groups.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/hi music nairn: the barbican piano trio @ nairn community & arts centre 7.30pm. playing brahms, paul schonfield & beethoven. 01667 453476.

27 sunday findhorn playback theatre performance 7pm - 8:30pm. findhorn village centre, iv36 3yr. 01343 850123. www.findhornplaybacktheatre.co.uk

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a look at old forres by franny duncan 7pm - 8pm. forres library. free admission. tickets not required. 01309 672834. forres.library@moray.gov.uk Inspiration for Transformation

FEBRUARY 2013 in brief

1 friday

british heart foundation (bhf) scotland: rock up in red wear your best red items. order free fundraising pack: 0300 330 0645. bhf.org.uk/red

2 saturday

sold on soul dance in aid of unicef 7:30pm. elgin town hall. tickets £10 from sound & vision, elgin. doors open 7:30pm. licensed bar. no under 18s.

7 thursday - 24 sunday

moray school of art: third year exhibition @ eden court, inverness

13 wednesday

“the cairngorm rare plants project” (highland rock garden club) 7.30pm. nairn community centre. john owen: 01320 366246.

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wedding fayre 12 - 4pm. the newton hotel, nairn. free admission. exhibitors will be offering their advice and expertise. contact hannah: 01667 459001.

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...a skiing holiday With the first of the snow arriving many will be turning their attention to their winter break skiing or snowboarding. Apres-ski in Switzerland

More resorts are being made easily accessible from Scotland with direct flights to France, Austria, Switzerland and Bulgaria. One stop connections flights to Japan, America and Canada are available. For those trying the sport for the first time or looking for value for money head to Bulgaria - a lift pass for the week costs less than £100. Nursery slopes in Pamporovo are perfect for improving skills. Unfortunately the limited kilometres of slopes here make it unsuitable for the more experienced. They should choose to stay in the resort of Bansko where there is a choice of more challenging slopes. Not got time for a full week away? Don't worry, many resorts and hotels will offer short breaks either mid week or over a weekend. To make the most of your time away choose a resort with a short transfer. Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil area is less than one hour from Geneva. With direct flights from Glasgow or Edinburgh you could be on the slopes by lunchtime. From Les Gets you can also go over the border to Switzerland. If you do have more time to spare why not combine the snow with beach or city! Adding a second centre to your holiday is easy and relatively inexpensive to do. Combine America’s number one city, New York with powder in Aspen or the golden sands or the Caribbean with Whistler in Canada. All Itineraries can be tailor made to suit your individual needs. For something different why not try up and coming Japan. With huge snowfall and amazing scenery it’s perfect for your next trip. The ski season runs from mid November to mid April but the best conditions are found in January and February. Niseko is the largest ski resort in western Hokkaido - best known for powder - on average 50 feet of snowfall per season! Again, many people choose to add a second centre. Its easy to include the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka Wherever you choose to ski it is imperative you have the right insurance in place for you and your family. The correct policy can provide cover from everything from no snow coverage to damaged or stolen equipment. All policies are different so check you have adequate cover before hitting the slopes. Enjoy your ski season!

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SUMMER MONTHS

Our small team at Cawdor, Alastair, Fiona, Suzie (dog) and Robert, will have a busy year ahead as we will have over 1,000 regular customers presenting us with their lawn problems. We are pretty small up here though, GreenThumb across the UK will hit 500,000 customers this year ! We will be providing local monthly updates as the season unfolds through the year again in Spotlight Magazine. This will also be our 2nd year at Pinewood Cottage and we thought it might be nice to let you see where we are based. Although we don’t know exactly what the weather will throw at us this season, we have a fair idea what we will be asked to tackle. Highlights will likely include:

WINTER MONTHS Moss and thatch; we will be aerating and scarifying all hours of the day to get through everybody before the Spring Weed and Feed Treatments start. Also look out for leatherjackets emerging (crane fly grubs) and eating lawn roots, sometimes causing devastation.

SPRING MONTHS Weedkill and Spring fertiliser; we will want some decent weather to get lawns off to a good start. Many of you will remember 2 weeks of hot sun in March last year, quickly followed by a week of snow and hard frost in April, which set the tone for a very poor season in the garden.

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Mowing; best practice is never cut shorter than 1”. Mowing too close is the most destructive thing you can do to a lawn (usually a man-thing) and in particular encourages moss to flourish ! June is when we will likely see the first signs of Red Thread fungal disease damage. Wet summers are the worst, and last summer was the worst yet !

AUTUMN MONTHS Moss control treatments and winter feeds; we will want to get all our customers’ lawns ready for next winter, and most will want to think about aerating and scarifying outwith the growing season, either themselves or using us and our machines. For more information about seasonal lawn improvements from just £15 per qtr, plus useful downloads and photos, go to www.greenthumb.co.uk. Although GreenThumb is a national franchise with over 200 branches across the UK, we are locally based in Cawdor and cover the whole Moray Firth area. Contact Alastair or Fiona for a FREE LAWN ANALYSIS on 01667 404774, or email us at: inverness@greenthumb.co.uk NEW FOR 2013, A WHOLE YEAR BASIC LAWN TREATMENT PROGRAMME FROM JUST £5 PER MONTH (NOW WITH DIRECT DEBIT OPTION)

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It is difficult to imagine a more romantic setting for your wedding than a 17th century house set in a sheltered walled garden. However, Innes is not just a stunning venue which you and your guests will never forget, but also offers a wholly flexible programme to enable you to plan your day exactly as you would like. Every wedding is unique and tailor-made for each couple. You may hold the ceremony here in the garden or in one of the two beautiful reception rooms. After the service your guests can wander around the gardens whilst you have your photographs taken in these tranquil, romantic surroundings. The reception and dinner may be held in the East Dining Room or larger parties can be held in our marquee extension which covers a walled garden complete with a summer house for the bar and a fountain around which the tables are set. After dinner you may enjoy dancing or other entertainment and then drive away down the tree lined avenue and look back on a magnificent floodlit house. Alternatively, you and some of your guests may stay the night in one of our splendidly appointed bedrooms and leave after a leisurely breakfast the next morning.

Any couple booking their 2013 Wedding with us during January 2013, will be offered complimentary wedding night accommodation along with a ‘Champagne Toast’ upgrade of their chosen drinks package.

Innes House – Elgin – Moray – IV30 8NG Tel. 01343 842410 enquiries@inneshouse.co.uk – www.inneshouse.co.uk Please quote ‘SpotLight’ when making an enquiry


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LOOKING AFTER FOOTCARE Should your feet be high up your list of priorities? Absolutely! We only get one pair of feet so it’s important to take good care of them. During your lifetime, your feet could walk the equivalent of four times around the world! To make sure that your feet stay fit, you need to look after them, keeping them clean, warm and well supported in good fitting shoes. If you are over 60, foot care becomes even more important. Age takes it’s toll: skin thins, joints begin to stiffen and feet become more vulnerable to the cold. Physically reaching our own feet can become more difficult and failing eyesight doesn’t help. In the elderly long nails can become a significant health issue because, if you can’t walk comfortably you are less likely to get out and about and take part in the social activities or daily exercise that is vital for our health and well being. Seeking help and advice about foot problems quickly will save you a wealth of discomfort both now and in the future, and will get your feet happy again!


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educate ...identify badger tracks; build a human tree... Woodland Activity Leader Training provides the knowledge and skills to enable you to confidently take groups out and lead environmental education sessions. The most recent course was fully booked, so we're pleased to announce new dates for Spring 2013 20th/21st April, 18th/19th May, and 8th / 9th June 2013. Wild things! - the Moray-based environmental education charity, would like to congratulate all 2012 participants on completing our inaugural Woodland Activity Leader Training courses. We are so proud of how hard our participants worked - learning new skills and games - even building human pyramids. Where else, but Wild things!, can you learn to identify badger tracks; build a human tree and spend an afternoon attacking your fellow participants whilst pretending to be a Wood Ant? All of this…and gain an accredited qualification too! "This may well be one of the most inspiring courses I have ever done."

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Learning Steps To gain confidence in specific applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Photo Editing for Beginners Learn how to edit photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.

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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John3:16) Now, did you ever hear such wonderful words as these before? Are they not amazing? Just think for a moment what they say! They reveal three marvellous and thrilling facts.

First, “GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD!” since you are in the world, it means that He loved you. If that does not startle you, remember that when God loved you, He loved a sinner, because that is what you are. The bible says that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23), and if you are honest you will agree. Now, although God loves you. He hates your sin. Sins will keep you out of Heaven, because God is holy and He must punish sin. Thus a holy God must find a holy way of saving sinners. Otherwise the sinner must pay for his sins, and that would mean spending eternity in Hell. The second great fact is this: “HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON”. The first statement tells you that God loved you. This statement tells you how much He loved you. He loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son! Do you know what that means? It means that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered on the cross of Calvary so that you might be saved. He shed His blood so that your sins might be put away. He died for you so that you might live in Heaven forever. You see – someone must pay the penalty for sin, either you or a sinless substitute. God gave His Son so that He could be your sinless substitute. And now for the third tremendous fact: “WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE”. What could be more wonderful? Think of it! God gives eternal life to those who believe in Christ. The Saviour has finished the work. He has died, has risen from the grave and gone back into Heaven. Now your part is to believe in Him. This simply means that you should confess that you are a sinner, realise that Christ is willing and able to meet your need, and then receive Him as your Lord and Saviour. This is the message which I had to tell you. Now you must make a decision. Will you accept Him or reject Him? Will you believe on Him or will you refuse Him? Will you bow humbly before Him or will you turn away in pride? I may never meet you upon earth, but I hope I will meet you in Heaven. If you too will accept the sinner’s Saviour, then you will be surely saved. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:35,36)

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