It was good to have a few folks back from holiday and we were pleased to welcome a new person along.
We opened with prayer and a time of sharing. It was good to hear a report on one of our group who had travelled to Ephesus recently. We were very pleased and thankful to God to hear from another who has found Christ in recent days. She spoke of the peace she had found.
Carol preached on John1:5. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it". Carol emphasised how the light within us, that Christ has placed at our point of salvation, will outshine any darkness that comes our way.
We closed in prayer before a time of fellowship together.
We had a good number again from the local area this week. We also had a visitor from our Greenock church which was very nice.
Mark Rogers began our evening leading a fabulous time of song and worship. Leah sang a beautiful solo before Mark gave an excellent testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Diana followed this by speaking from verses in the gospel of John about eternal life. She spoke of the difference between knowing Christ at a head knowledge from a deep spiritual knowledge. As we turned to prayer, one lady responded to an appeal for ministry. During the worship at the end of the meeting Diana ministered to some of our newer folks. Another lady spoke at the end of the touch of God in a way she hadn't felt for years.
It was a good night. We are grateful to God for His continued blessing.
This week one of the local councillor's came to collect our contributions for a local charity and decided to join us for the start of our meeting.
We began with some singing led by John. Mags then gave testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Many of our folks were very encouraged by the word brought by Rae. 'Behold, we are going to Jerusalem." Rae spoke of what that ultimately meant for Christ. 'Now is my soul troubled, what will I say? Father save me from this hour.'
God would have us face our own difficulties and find not only the cross but glory!
A beautiful time of worship followed as His deep presence came upon us.
We then had tea and cake to celebrate one of our folks birthday.