Posted by George Crowder, 28 Jul 2021
In the first of a series of three posts on the Christian essentials of faith, hope and love, George Crowder examines the true nature of Christian faith.
It must be heart-breaking for someone with a life-threatening condition to know about a new treatment but have no access to it. Family and friends will campaign and fundraise. Every effort will be made by them because they know that there is a solution to the problem, and that they just need to get hold of it somehow.
For Christians, salvation is like that: it is the application of the solution to the problem. Christ’s atoning death on the cross is the solution to the problem of our sin; sin which separates us from God.
Yet, as Calvin explains, “We must understand that as long as Christ remains outside of us, and we are separated from him, all that he has suffered and done for the salvation of the human race remains useless and of no value to us.”
The very thing we human sinners need most is available in Christ, but it needs to be accessed by us to receive it. Salvation is not ours automatically. Salvation does not simply happen to all human beings now Christ has died and risen from the dead.
The Church Society Annual General Meeting 2021
Posted by Marion Mason, 26 Jul 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Church Society will be held at King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton on Wednesday 1st September 2021, commencing at 4.30pm.
At this meeting, held this year at our annual JAEC conference, we elect our honorary officers and Council, hear reports from the Chairman of Council, and Chairman of Finance, and have a chance to discuss issues of importance to us as a Society. If you are a member of Church Society, please come along to exercise your vote and make a contribution.
Please download the official notice of the AGM and the nomination form for those who might wish to stand for election to Council.
Summer Sermons in Ephesians
Posted 15 Jul 2021
The full set of eight summer sermons is now available to download.
Eight sermons on Ephesians are now available to download in audio and video formats. These can be used in online or in-person services, on sermon phone lines, in midweek meetings or however would be most useful to your church.
1. Ephesians 1:1-23
2. Ephesians 2:1-22
3. Ephesians 3:1-21
4. Ephesians 4:1-16
5. Ephesians 4:17-5:2
6. Ephesians 5:3-20
7. Ephesians 5:21-6:9
8. Ephesians 6:10-24
We hope that these will be a blessing to weary ministers and hungry congregations alike!