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Church News

16th March 2015

In most shops you'll find a clearance section that contains damaged goods. The give away is normally on the labels. Things like slightly irregular, has slight mark or does not work properly. They rarely tell you where the blemish or fault is, so bargain hunters like me have to take the time to look over the item closely to try and find the blemish - normally after close scrutiny you can find it.

The reality of life is that we as human beings are very similar. We all know that none of us are perfect (and If you think you are you've just found one of your imperfections!) and it's not until we get to know each other more closely that we discover those imperfections.

In yesterday's Mothers Day message about two imperfect mothers I mentioned a brilliant little book by John Ortberg that I read a few years back entitled Everybody's normal till you get to know then. I found it really helpful as John outlines three key things that I think everyone needs to know;

1. There's no such thing as normal.
2. How to get close to someone without getting hurt.
3. The Secret's of strong relationships.


The Bible is jam packed with loads of irregular people, some of them very damaged goods that have suffered terribly had the hands of people and circumstances. What I find personally inspiring is that God has chosen to take these broken people and used them to fix a broken world.

Let these words from Paul the Apostle to the church in Corinth 2,000yrs ago inspire you today: "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God" 1 Corinthians 1 verses 27-30

Have a great week!



Pastor Phyl
PS: Feel free to connect with me on Facebook or Twitter!

Did you miss Pastor Phyls message yesterday? Why not Catch up online now,


 
Are you booked in for the forthcoming events?

Cherish Women's Conference
May 2015

ABC Fun Weekend
July 2015

Rocknations Youth Conference
August 2015
Here't the really cute Mothers Day Video that Pastor Phyl shared in yesterday mornings message. Enjoy!
Tuesday
JAM 6:30pm
Wednesday
Jolly Tots 9:15am
Evening Plus Groups
Thursday
Coffee 11:00am
Crafting 4 Pleasure 1:00pm
Evening Plus Groups
Friday
#YABC Youth 7:00pm
Sunday
Breakfast 9:30-10:00am
Morning Service 10:30am
Open Doors Sunday

Every day millions of Christians around the world are being persecuted.
This Sunday March 22nd we will be making time after the morning service to write cards and letters of encouragement to persecuted Christians around the world. 

If you're a Christian guess where the ten most dangerous places for you to live are?
  1. North Korea
  2. Somalia
  3. Iraq
  4. Syria
  5. Afghanistan
  6. Sudan
  7. Iran
  8. Pakistan
  9. Eritrea
  10. Nigeria

 
Happy Birthday to the following this week:
19th March
Imogen Price
22nd March
John Hannigan
Helen Palfreman
 
If you know anyone celebrating a forthcoming birthday or celebration then please drop us a line at info@abclife.org
Next Sunday Morning 22nd March is Youth Takeover Sunday when the young people of ABC will be taking the service. Please make sure you get there early to get a great seat!
Do you need prayer? 
If you need prayer for a situation, friend or relative then email prayer@abclife.org and we'll pray for you.
 
Do you need Pastoral Care or Assistance?
If you need help and support and want speak to someone in complete confidence then email pastor@abclife.org and we'll be in touch.
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