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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Church Membership: Why Bother?
In this excellent article by Adam Parker, we are directed to the many privileges and responsibilities of membership and leadership. Of elders responsibilities he says: the elders aren’t responsible for the member’s body: they are responsible for the soul. The soul is easily neglected, especially in our own day, but the elders of the church are meant to be specialists for the member’s spiritual good. How is this done? What does soul care look like? At the bare minimum the answer should include ensuring that the word, the sacraments, and prayer are safeguarded in the local church. These three things are the primary and ordinary way that God plans to care for his people, and if they aren’t in place church leaders are shirking their responsibility to “keep watch over [the] souls” of God’s people.
On Sunday, May 30th, cries of terror filled the scattered homes that make up the rural community of Nwori Nduobashi, Nigeria. It was around 3 in the morning, and people were still asleep when an armed band broke into their homes, flashing light in their eyes to confuse them while they swung their machetes. In the meantime, some attackers stood by the door and windows, killing those who tried to escape. Some had guns.
If a door was too solid to break down, the attackers set the house on fire. The few people who managed to escape were chased down and killed. Some bodies were found later on in the bushes—or only their clothes.
God’s Ancient Answer To Our 24/7 Anxiety
A new study is concerned about the potential for the dehumanisation of work. “As the relationship between work, time, and place changes, there is a need to rediscover patterns of rest”. God has already provided the remedy. “The biblical idea of a Sabbath is an ancient answer to a very modern anxiety”. It is a day that “demonstrates for all of us that we are not defined by what we do or what we consume”. As a day of worship it gives us something that rises above and points beyond the daily grind. The need for it is hardwired into our nature from the creation of the world. We neglect it at our peril.
New Abortion Update!
View our latest update on abortion on our abortion page using the link below.
The Peppered Moth- evidence for biblical creation, not evolution!
Read the below article "Reclaiming the peppered moth". It shows how Moths were intelligently designed to adapt.
Praise God, in His eternal wisdom & kindness, I was raised in a loving Christian home. From my earliest days I remember hearing God’s word preached faithfully & was taught to memorise scripture & particularly loved singing hymns.
There was no question in my mind that God was great and powerful, but I didn’t know Him to be ‘my’ God until many years (& many terrible choices) later!
When I hit my mid teens, I no longer had a network of church friends, as my dad had taken up a pastorate on the outskirts of Cardiff, and the great love of my heart became very obvious: myself.
After many attempts at a ‘conversion experience’ I decided Christianity was devoid of real power & went off in search of real pleasures!
Gula Update July 2021
REV Polycarp , who was kidnapped months ago, has been released with a few others. His wife delivered a baby boy at the time of his release. What rejoicing for everyone. Karl Kumm University. There are problems so pray that COCIN and the KKU management will solve these and that the University will open in September as planned. The rains are really good and the first lot of Irish potatoes (as they are called) are being harvested. May the crops of grain, mainly corn on the cob, mature well. Our only fear is that the herdsmen will come and destroy the crops as they have done in many areas, particularly as they often retaliate if some of them have been killed after they have killed local people. We don't have a farm but the IDP's are good and bring us produce.
Leading Little Ones To Worship Seminars (3&4)
Why is it so important to lead our little ones into the gathered worship of God's people, and how can it be done? In the third and fourth seminars, we discuss the practicalities, beginning with the critical principle of honesty with our children, and concluding with the fact that we must rest in the sovereign providence of God at the last.
New Podcast- Baptist History with Matthew Bingham
Where did the early Particular Baptists emerge from? Is the language that we use to describe early baptistic pastors and laypeople unhelpful? How does a good understanding of so called 'Reformed Baptist' history help us grasp and appreciate our theological identity now?
These questions and others are helpfully confronted by Dr Matthew Bingham in this episode as we interview him about his influential research and fascinating new book titled 'Orthodox Radicals- Baptist Identity in the English Revolution'.
Kenya Prayer Diary July 2021
Friday 2nd: Eric & Martha Kahure relocated from Miathene to Meru Town on the 29th June. They plan to begin Sunday morning services without delay since there are at least 12 who have been gathering with them consistently. Please pray that this work will take off with God’s blessings. Saturday 3rd: The second Ladies’ Breakfast meeting is taking place today from 08.00. May this further cement the ties between older and younger women as the latter group is taught what is good. Later there will be a Men’s Hangout, where they hope to learn together how to ‘man up’ in loving and leading their women in a godly way. Sunday 4th: Ministry Today: (1) Nairobi TBC. Manases Bor is taking the Adult SS class on Biblical churchmanship. MI preaches in the morning from Romans 3:26; EA in the afternoon service from Matthew 5:31,32. In addition, we shall be interviewing Yvonne Wambui for membership. (2) Paul Ruhiu is preaching at the University of Nairobi main campus service on the Sufficiency and the Bible.
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