- 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 ...
- The Declaration of Inter-dependence - Sunday 29 May 2016 -
There is something within our hearts, and within our culture, that vehemently denies dependence. I am not sure how much it is our ego, our hurts or our fears; but the thought of saying ‘I need’, or am ‘dependent’ on another is difficult. The thought that I am not able to survive or thrive in isolation is discomforting. Truly no man or woman is an ‘island’. Our faith, character, security are just unable to flourish when we are isolated from Christ and His community.
In reading Psalm 145 this week, I was struck by the wonderful captivating nature of God’s character and His works. “Every day I will bless you and praise your name…on the glorious splendour of your majesty and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” There is a calling to fix our gaze on Him, through His Word, His World (creation), His Works. To be still and recognise who He is and all that He has done and what that means for us. To recognise our complete dependence and captivation on Him! But it doesn’t stop there!
“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts…they shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.”
The flow on from being captivated by Him is the declaration of Him! That we are to commend, encourage, challenge, delight one another in the God who is our God! That in the midst of hurt and loneliness we reach out to Him and one another, knowing that we are unable to cope, in and of ourselves. That we are wonderfully dependent on one another. Dear friends my delight is seeing and being involved in a church which keeps pointing one another to the wonder of our Saviour! That keeps declaring His wonder, when our eyes are struggling to look to Him. That keeps reminding one another that we are dependent on Him and each other – and that is good! Friends God’s Word is a bold, unashamed, declaration of our inter-dependence!
Blessings Pastor Andrew