- Creation Ministries – May 2016 - Friday 8 April 2016 - Life on the Ocean Wave – from Atheist to Christian Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has proved no God is necessary? Is evolution happening today? If there is a loving God, then why do we die? Want answers? Get them! Creation ...
- Marriage God’s Way Recordings - Thursday 10 March 2016 - Singleton Baptist Church certainly had a big and challenging, but relevant day on Saturday 5 March 2016 as we looked at God’s good design for marriage. We looked at the purpose of marriage as the creator intended, and at how this purpose impacts and improves ...
- Good Friday Service 2016 - Thursday 25 February 2016 - Our Good Friday service starts at 9.30 am at the Church. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. Our sermons are recorded and are available for free download. For upcoming topics see the Preaching Schedule. Date Preacher Topic Passage 20 March Andrew Allinson The Cradle Philippians 2:5-11 25 March Andrew Allinson The Cross Colossians 2:6-15 27 March Andrew Allinson The Crown Hebrews 12:1-2 Previous Easter Sermon ...
- Captivated by Our Calling - Sunday 3 July 2016 -
I think, I think too much of myself! It can so quickly appear that this world is centred and fixed on one point: me. I would never say that out loud (although I appear willing to write it), but I count my life as of great value and preciousness to myself. I think that you might, if you’re honest, think the same.
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” Acts 20:24
Wow! Paul was heading to what he knew was imprisonment and possibly death and he had to leave those he loved. The giving away of his life was nothing to him. He didn’t see himself as the centre and purpose of the world. He realised that it wasn’t about him! That his life was not his! Yet at the same time Paul knew that although his life was not counted as precious to himself, he had been given the most precious of callings: to display the gospel of the grace of God. Paul was transfixed, captivated by the wonder and weight of his calling: He got to declare and display the gospel of Christ crucified for the undeserving!
Friends we think too much of ourselves, and too little of the privilege and calling that God has placed on our lives! Every day, as we walk into work, home, school, university, we are walking in choosing either to say ‘today is all about me’, or ‘today is all about my Saviour’. I will bear some mocking for my belief, I will not ‘fit in’ because I will value what my Saviour values, and flee from what He calls me to flee. I will do things that this world will say are ‘foolish’. I will say things that this world will say are ‘stupid’. I will do so, why? Because I am captivated with the Saviour who has called me to declare the excellencies of Him who called me out of darkness and into His marvellous light. May we rightly think less of ourselves and be captivated by His calling on our lives. So that this world may see Him wonderfully displayed and enjoyed in our lives.
Blessings Pastor Andrew