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The Itch & The Fingernail

by Colin Dexter

A short Drama suitable for performing in a church service

Requires 8 players

Main Points :-Nobody is insignificant in the body of Christ  If we work together, celebrating our differences, acknowledging our gifts, each bringing what we can we can achieve more. Each part of the body is important and has a role.

Contact:  colincd@hotmail.co.uk

FRESH START

by Colin Dexter

Find Friendship. Change Habits. Discover Freedom

What is Fresh start?

Your local Fresh Start is a friendly group where you will find support to help you overcome any life controlling issue that you are facing. This could include smoking,drinking,gambling to name a few.

Fresh start is based on the 12 steps principles and is completely confidential, creating an environment of tryst and mutual respect for every member. The groups are run by trained volunteers dedicated to helping you achieve your goal.

 

contact jonrowlands@capreleasegroups.org

A Time to Welcome

by Colin Dexter

Why is Nahum so important?

by Colin Dexter

Nahum’s singular focus on the impending judgment of Nineveh offers a continuation of the story that began in Jonah. Sometime around 760 BC, God sent Jonah to Nineveh to preach repentance and hope to the Assyrian people, a message they heard and adopted—at least for a time. One hundred years later, during the time of Nahum, the Assyrians had returned to their bullish ways, conquering the northern kingdom of Israel and lording their power over Judah in the south (2 Kings 17:1–618:13–19:37). Jonah failed to realize what Nahum reminded the people of Judah: God’s justice is always right and always sure. Should He choose to grant mercy for a time, that good gift will not compromise the Lord’s ultimate sense of justice for all in the end.     (Chuck Swindoll)

www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-minor-prophets/nahum

Billy Graham’s final public message

by Colin Dexter

When Dr. Graham turned ninety-nine last November, his son Franklin released a video that turned out to be his father’s final public message to the world. Here is my transcription of Dr. Graham’s message:

“I’ve been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible only as individuals surrender their lives afresh and anew to Christ and live the Christian life wherever you are.

“First, we do everything we can to follow in the steps of Jesus. We’re to live a life in which we love one another, we help one another, we live according to what Jesus lived.

“The Holy Spirit is the one that helps us live that new lifestyle, which is one of love, gentleness, and patience, and all of these things that are the fruit of the Spirit.

“Secondly, you read his word every day-the Bible. I know it’s very difficult, but you need to start somewhere and I suggest you start with the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, and in the Old Testament start with the very first verse-‘In the beginning, God.’ And study those passages.

“And the third thing: go to your knees and pray, until you and God have become intimate friends. I cannot describe to you the joy and the peace that he gives to you as a result of that daily routine that you have in prayer.”

The day I gave my life to Jesus Christ

by Colin Dexter

3 November 2009 will always be a special day. Its the day i gave my life to Jesus Christ. Once an atheist a liar a cheat and an addict i can look back and be thankful that life is no longer like it was 4 years ago and truthfully say life with Christ is an amazing adventure. It is not always easy i go through the same struggles as any man but God never lets me down when i am weak he is my strength he has blessed me with so much and i know there is so much more to come.  MH

Waleswide

by Colin Dexter

Waleswide is a collaboration of evangelical churches and organisations for the planting and strengthening of churches across Wales.

Waleswide was established after a nationwide gathering of church leaders in 2005.  This church planting consultation acknowledged the need for an intentional and collaborative approach to church planting and strengthening in Wales.  As a result Waleswide was formed and commissioned.

Waleswide works with leaders to see churches established especially where there is no evangelical church presence, and where churches need to be strengthened in their effectiveness.

Hosea 12 v 6

by Colin Dexter

So now, come back to your God.
    Act with love and justice,
    and always depend on him.

Discipleship

by Colin Dexter

We are in the middle of a preaching through some topics on discipleship.

  • I believe (What is a Christian)?
  • I forgive                Matt 5 23-24
  • I pray
  • I serve(I worship) Ephesian 2:10
  • I learn                   Matt 11:29                                  20th August
  • I go                       Matt28   (living the Life)          10th Sept

 

Thanks to Rob Jones (NWC)

 

 

Stop Criminalising Christians In Iran

by Colin Dexter

Iranian Christians are being treated like criminals for taking part in normal church activities…

…Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani and three others from his church received sentences of ten years or more.

…Mr Afshar-Naderi was arrested along with two others while at a Christmas celebration, and faces 15 years in jail.

…Hadi Asgari was arrested during a picnic and has been given a ten year sentence.

…Nasser Navard Goltape was one of four men arrested after three of them, who were from Azerbaijan, visited friends in Tehran.

Send an email to your MP and the Minister of State for the Middle East to stop the Iranian government criminalising Christians.  (CSW)