The Importance Of Prayer

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:13-14 What is it about prayer that is so important (or should be) to us as Christians and disciples? Not only is it what we are commanded to do, but it is how Jesus lived His life; constantly praying to the Lord for clarity, guidance and… Read More

Where Are We Sent?

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved…. Read More

Love Jesus

“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:28-30 The most important commandment as said by Jesus was to love thy God. And thy neighbour. But love. Thy. God. As this is the most important commandment for Him and the church, as disciples we need to live this out as… Read More

Holy Spirit, Come

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4 “Pentecost” is the Greek name for a festival known in the Old Testament as the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23:15; Deuteronomy 16:9)…. Read More

Job Alert!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.  Colossians 3:23-24 After a few years and on the way to getting over a pandemic, we have a few openings to join our wonderful team! The Story So Far… We are a Church of England Church plant in the new build development of Barking Riverside, London. Barking Riverside is an area of… Read More

Learn Jesus

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 Over Lent we focused our Sunday Celebrations and a few blogs on Habits. These are the things we do individually to make space for Jesus in our every day lives. We specifically looked at Habits that break, those that disrupt our very busy, fast moving, modern lives; silence & solitude and the Sabbath. Last week at our Sunday Celebration, Urbain… Read More

Hubs Bring Us Closer

What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3 Last week we spoke about Hubs which is our main way of being church and we wanted to expand on that this week, so you can really see the heart of each of the Hubs we have. Prayer helps change things, makes things happen and where we as church have a want to see Jesus… Read More

Our Discipleship Journey Together

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47 At our Sunday Celebration last week Sam introduced the idea of Hubs to us: these are the foundation of our church as the main way we ‘do church’. As we see from Acts 2:42-47, we aren’t meant to be disciples alone; we are meant to live… Read More

And God Saw That It Was Good…

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.’ Psalm 24:1 Last Friday was Earth Day: an annual celebration that honours the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect the Earth’s natural resources for future generations. With the first Earth Shot Prize in October last year and living in an area focused on reducing our carbon footprint with the Envac system and protecting the existing… Read More

Stories Of Hope

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 16:34 As a church, we had a great Easter weekend! We engaged with so many people through working with Christ Church and having our Easter Egg Hunts across the estate. Our Sunday Celebration was a wonderful mix of prayer and worship, a community meal and cardboard testimonies, or #storiesofhope, that showcased what Jesus had done in everyone’s lives. For those who have followed along with the blogs over Lent, know that I have personally… Read More