Our Morning Service On 21st March 2021
We are a gathering of believers united in our love for Christ, where all are welcome to come and join us for worship, where we hear the Word of God preached faithfully. We confess the Reformed Faith as outlined in the 1689 Baptist Confession, holding to holy scripture as the only certain rule of faith and practice and seeking to glorify God in the town of Ramsbottom.
Ecclesiology Week 2021- Dr James Renihan
We are delighted that Prof. James Renihan is returning to teach his ecclesiology course October 27th to November 3rd 2021 God-willing. Go to our 1689 page for more details and to secure your place – numbers are limited.
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Visit our testimonies page to read Sarah's own story of God's saving grace in her life. Despite her best efforts to make herself right with God, she came to understand that salvation must be by grace alone, or not at all! There is no possibility of saving ourselves, which means that all the honour and praise goes to Christ alone.
God Has Spoken
God has the eternal, divine, inherent right to tell His creatures what to believe and how to live. He does not derive His authority from any external source, He asks permission from no one, and has never consulted a counselor to help Him make decisions (Is. 40:13-14). Hebrews 6:13 teaches us that when He wanted to confirm His promise to Abraham, God swore by Himself. There was and is no higher court of appeal, for “God’s Word is the ultimate authority, and as such it can be authorized only by itself.” The Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, declared as He prayed to the Father, “Your Word is truth” (Jn. 17:17). Therefore, God’s written Word stands as the fixed and absolute standard by which we judge all things.
Conversion therapy ban announced in Queen’s Speech
As expected, yesterday’s Queen’s Speech included a reference to banning conversion therapy.
The Government issued a statement saying:
“We will ensure the action we take to stop this practice is proportionate and effective, and does not have unintended consequences. We will ensure medical professionals, religious leaders, teachers and parents can continue to be able to have open and honest conversations with people.”
This pledge is welcome. However, even if the Government’s proposals contain no threat to religious freedom, there is a long battle ahead to argue against amendments from MPs and Peers which may interfere in ordinary church life and family life.
Redemption from the Powerful Art of Selling Fake News
Sue Ellen Browder, former Cosmopolitan magazine writer from the 1970s & 80s, talks with Carl Trueman and Todd Pruitt about the role she played in the feminist movement and “sexual revolution” of that period.
Sue’s story is compelling as she speaks about her “double life” as a happily married woman raising children, tending her garden, and baking fresh bread while writing made-up stories on feminism and sexual liberation. Can a media outlet really have a manual on how to write fake news to accomplish the desired outcome? The truth is shocking as she explains how fictional journalism was used to spread propaganda that deceived an entire generation, and still does today.
As you listen, you will appreciate just how biased and disingenuous the news media is, and how determined they are to pursue their anti-God agenda. It’s fascinating to hear how many factors were in play, how truth mingled with lies to achieve predetermined goals, and above all how abortion became the great issue that united the “Sexual Revolution” and the “Women’s Movement”
Essential listening for all who seek understanding of how we arrived where we now find ourselves.
What Does It Take To Be A Cross-Cultural Missionary?
What does it take to be a cross-cultural missionary? What kind of sacrifice is involved, and how great is the commitment required? Who is really qualified for the work, and how should they be prepared? What is the role of the local church both in sending missionaries and in their work out in the field? How do we measure "success" in missions? These and many other questions are answered by Chad Vegas & Brooks Buser in this informative, challenging & VERY important discussion.
Of God And Of The Holy Trinity
Michael Haykin writes on the essential nature and glory of the triune God, as he focuses upon the wonderful phrase in chapter 2 paragraph 3 of the 2nd LCF which states that “the doctrine of the trinity is the foundation of all our communion with God, and comfortable dependence on him.” The trinity is not derived from academic speculation, or an extra to the gospel, but essential to who God is and what God has done for us. Although the trinity is largely forgotten or confused in the church today, this doctrine is vital to our salvation, piety and worship of God. “We worship, one God in trinity and trinity in unity.” Chapter 2 of our confession helps us not only know more of our triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but helps us to honour him as such.
Leading Little Ones To Worship
As a fellowship, God has blessed us with a large (and growing) number of small children. What is their greatest need? What is the highest priority for their parents? Is it not exactly the same as every human being, that we should be drawn to worship God? Where will they gain understanding of the great truths about the Bible, God, creation, providence, sin, covenant, Christ, salvation, and indeed all that matters? Where will they be in the presence of the Father, receiving the word of Christ, under the influence of the Spirit? And above all, how will they be made ready for the glories of heaven, to acquire a taste for such glory and be transformed into creatures of glory? Is it not under the ordinary means of grace in gathered worship? We need to lead our little ones to worship, but how can this be done? Two mornings of seminars, June 12th & 26th. All welcome.
INDIA’S CRISIS: WHY FEAR WHEN JESUS IS HERE?
India is currently ravaged by the impact of Covid-19, with the reported death count increasing rapidly each day. It is tragic and heart-breaking. It just shows how helpless we can become despite all that has been achieved in our country.
As much as we mourn the loss of life and all the damage being done by this virus, more people are being shackled by fear and panic. Some news channels are doing nothing but spreading fear. Countless people who are glued to television sets are being negatively impacted by what they see. Because they are constantly watching gruesome visuals, what they see is what they think is happening to them. The fearmongering type of negative reports are producing adverse effects. I do not suggest that we should be ignorant of the reality, or less empathetic towards the suffering, but we have a duty as Christians to consider how we respond to fear.
Trinity Grace Conference July 9th & 10th 2021
Summer Conference 2021
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
“The first foundation of righteousness undoubtedly is the worship of God.” John Calvin
“To worship God in truth is to worship Him as He commands.” R. C. Sproul
This July, we will be exploring this theme, seeing how it is laid out in God’s word, examining how our fathers in the faith engaged in worship and applying this teaching to our lives in the 21st century.
The worship of God is the most fundamental thing we do as His people. Man was originally created by God to bring Him glory in worship, and in Christ we are called out of the world, to live as people who worship. God’s greatness demands that we worship Him, as prescribed by His word. Worship is a great source of blessing to us, His people. The supreme expression of worship is found when God’s people gather together in the name of Christ to worship God by the Spirit in a Biblical manner.
Sadly worship today is often misunderstood or taken lightly by many professing Christians. This has lead to countless controversies and worship being trivialised in some churches. The past year has seen a great challenge to the gathered worship of God’s people. We need Biblical direction and inspiration in order to rightly worship God in spirit and in truth.
The conference is for all those ages 16 to 30 years.
Hope In Grief
Grief is a very difficult emotion to deal with; there’s a lot of pain in it; and the loss of the one with whom you were one flesh is probably the hardest of all; the pain, darkness and sadness that envelops is terrible.
But the Bible teaches that we do not grieve as those who have no hope. Sad, but not in despair, because the Christian has hope.
Why is that so? How can that be? Find out in this moving, personal account of hope in grief.
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Here you can find the Churches and organisations we support as a fellowship. We support these works with resources which God has blessed us with and prayer for the glory of God.
Overseas / Missions
Trinity Grace Church has supported overseas missionary ministries for many years. We first began our involvement in the early 1970s and since then have expanded our gospel outreach to a needy world. We believe it is the responsibility of local churches to engage in this ministry, and we have rejoiced to play our part in the building of God’s kingdom throughout the world.