In the news this week: Theresa May is criticised for a pledge on overseas abortion funding, women respond to Labour’s plans for men on all-women shortlists, and advocates of Named Persons suggest getting JK Rowling to endorse the controversial scheme.
There are many projects across Kenya that need our prayerful and financial support – please follow this link to see what some of these projects are and explore the TRAIN Kenya website for further details. Click here to read updates.
Hands off our children!
Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister,the Rt Hon Theresa May, calling for Government to scrap the guidance stopping parental access to children’s medical records
When parents, a couple of weeks ago, started to receive letters from their doctors’ surgeries telling them they would no longer be allowed access to their child’s medical records, unless the child gave explicit permission, we thought it was maybe misinterpretation of new GDPR requirements. It appears, however, that we were wrong, because the Government has now issued a Briefing Paper entitled Patient records and confidentiality. As part of this, The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced guidance on confidentiality and the disclosure of health records in relation to children.
Rosaria Butterfield interview
Rosaria Butterfield was a zealot for the LGBTQ cause, but is now equally zealous for the cause of Christ and Biblical Christianity. Listen to this fascinating interview and follow her on what is a rollercaoster of a spiritual journey.
What difference does the gospel make? What power does it possess? What happens when a community embraces Christ and allows his word to transform them? This moving short film shows the impact of the gospel upon the Sawi people of Papua New Guinea when Don Richardson’s family visits 50 years after they first preached Christ. See how the people of “Peace Child” really have made peace through the gospel.
Last week Billy Graham died. It is surely right to remember the life and faith of a man used of God for the conversion of so many. For all his faults in the work of evangelism, his zeal and conviction are surely a spur to us all.
View this short film to see what is happening to the minds of our young people today as a result of “the sovereignty of the individual”. If you stop believing the truth, you won’t end up believing nothing: you’ll end up believing anything.
This year we celebrate 500 years since Martin Luther launched the Reformation in the German town of Wittenberg. In the coming weeks we will be launching a special page with news and resources for your information and encouragement, but here is a great place to start. Michael Reeves has put together a series of messages that are accessible to everyone. Be inspired and challenged as you listen and ask: “Do we need a new Reformation in our own churches today?”
Sharing the gospel message with family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours can be daunting, but if we are really well prepared and we have thought carefully about our approach it can give us much more confidence. We have put together this summary as resource to help us to that end. May the Lord encourage us all to be bold and compassionate as we make known the saving power of Christ Jesus to all who are willing to listen.
For a number of years, Prof Jim Renihan has been visiting the UK encouraging us to return to our confessional roots and build churches that are distinctively Reformed Baptist, committed to the 1689 Confession. Along with a team of men over in the States, Prof Renihan has been training young men for the ministry through the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, based at Westminster Seminary in California. Plans are now afoot to establish a stand-alone seminary based on the 1689 Confession, and we were asked to produce a short film showing our support for the project and our need for more help on this side of the Atlantic, where the Confession was born! If you would like more information, or you are interested in hearing more about the ministry of IRBS and Prof Renihan in particular, please contact us using the contact button on the website.
Pilgrim Bible Notes
Now Available Online
Many of us have found Alec Taylor’s Bible Notes to be a great blessing over the years. We warmly commend them to all our readers. We print a number of copies for our own church members and would be happy to send you hard copies – just email us using the contact button on the homepage and we’ll let you know the cost. Alternatively, you can access present, past and future notes on the God’s Glory Our Joy website at http://ggoj.org.uk/pilgrim-bible-notes/download
Trinity Grace Church
The Beliefs page, here you can find out what we believe either in brief or in full. For the brief version look at our doctrinal basis, or if you want a more comprehensive statement, read our church constitution, or access a copy of the 1689 Confession. Alternatively, you will find answers to key questions such as, “What is a Christian Church?”
Testimonies, On this page you can read how the lives of real people in our church have been transformed through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you click on A to Z, you will be taken to a page containing many quotations from the Bible on issues that we all face in our lives day by day. Finally, you could try our Community page. Here you can read about our pastoral care programme for both young and old; our youth and children’s ministry; and our outreach into the local community.
Above all, contact us, talk to us, visit us, and allow us to serve you in whatever way we can, all FREE OF CHARGE. Since the Lord Jesus has loved us with an everlasting love, we want to share that with you; we want to bless you in His name.
Do something today that might change everything forever.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Hope to see you and your family in the church very soon!