Sunday 19th September

We hope you can join us in the church building for our Sunday worship services. We will have a short time of fellowship after the service, with refreshments provided.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – Don’t get isolated

This morning we continue our study of Mark’s gospel, turning to Mark 9:38-41, where Jesus warns his disciples against sectarianism.

https://youtu.be/ocvRnbXr0eM

6pm – Obey God rather than men

This evening we continue our study of the book of Acts, turning to Acts 5:12-32. In this passage we see how the the apostles faced persecution in the early church.

https://youtu.be/FFfMzvBGjmE

From the Pastor’s Desk

Psalm 86 verses 1-7.

When you read Psalm 86, a psalm of David, you might be tempted to think that David is having something of a ‘pity party’. Yet this psalm is worthy of much study.

First of all note that David is in big trouble, he describes himself as being poor and needy. What David, the great king?

Yes, because this psalm is set in one of two possible parts of David’s life; either running away from king Saul or some years later running from his son Absalom, both of whom are determined to kill him. Either way he has little in the way of resources, money and power. That’s poor and needy in my book.

But secondly notice, how he asks of God for something tremendous. He asks that God should “Bow down His ear” or as the ESV translates it “Incline your ear.” But who is David talking too? Not some servant who has to stoop to his master, rather he addresses the mighty God. There is something both wonderful and shocking in these words. It is not that God would listen, but that God should move to help His servant David, from the throne of heaven.

A third thing is to note the reasons David gives that God should answer his prayer. We can list them.

David was poor and needy. – God cares for the poor and needy.

David is the Lord’s true servant.

David is holy [ESV – godly], which means that David knows himself to be set apart for God. Isn’t this true for all believers in Jesus.

David trusts God in all things in his life.

David prays to God.

David knows God to be the good and forgiving God.

David knows God to be a God of mercy.

And David knows that God answers prayers. Because God has answered his prayers in the past.

It is very instructive in this psalm that David’s primary petition is that God should have mercy upon him. Isn’t that the one petition that we can and should pray. Remember the Tax-collector at the Temple. “God be merciful to me a sinner.” [Luke 18:13].

A quote from Charles Spurgeon on this psalm to finish:

“Great as God is, He loves His children to be bold with Him.”

Sunday 12th September

We hope you can join us in the church building for our Sunday worship services. We will have a short time of fellowship after the service, with refreshments provided.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – False greatness and true greatness

This morning we return to Mark’s Gospel (Mark 9:30-37). We will be looking at the disciples’ false view of greatness and what is true greatness in heaven.

https://youtu.be/DSBzvrxKQ5w

6pm – Sin within

This evening we return to our study of the book of Acts (Acts 5:1-11). We will look at the incident of Ananias and Sapphira, which is recorded in these verses to understand the effects of sin within the church.

https://youtu.be/reDHN0kQsNM

Sunday 29th August

Please join us in the church building for our Sunday morning and evening services. We look forward to seeing you there.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – Without Him we can do nothing

This morning we return to our study of Mark’s gospel and chapter 9:14-29. We will be thinking about the Christian’s absolute dependency on Jesus.

https://youtu.be/nle85o85Ldg

6pm – A Holy Community

This evening we return to the book of Acts and chapter 4:32-37. We will be looking at the community which formed the early church, as described in this chapter.

https://youtu.be/YZNg7e2Ppqc

Meetings restarting in September

We are pleased to announce that we will be restarting two of our midweek meetings at Saltford Community Church this September.

Our Food for Thought soup lunch will restart on Monday 6th September at 12:30pm and continue to meet on the first Monday of each month.

Our Toddlers group will restart on Tuesday 7th September 9:30am and each Tuesday thereafter.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the church building!

Sunday 22nd August

Please join us in the church building for our Sunday morning and evening services. We look forward to seeing you there.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – Do you love life?

This morning our we look at Peter’s encouragement in 1 Peter 3:10 for anyone who would love life and see good days.

https://youtu.be/-vph52azogw

6pm – What God Requires

This evening we will be meeting to watch a pre-recorded sermon from Alistair Begg. For those not able to attend in person, please use the video below to watch the message.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qspzLpvn8_U

Sunday 15th August

Please join us in the church building for our Sunday morning and evening services. We look forward to seeing you there.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – A little talk with Jesus

This morning we turn to Mark 9:2-8 and Jesus’ transfiguration.

https://youtu.be/TKTwmIBDsIQ

6pm – Obey God not men

This evening we continue our study of the book of Acts. This week we look at the Apostles’ and church’s response to the Jewish authorities in Acts 4:13-31.

https://youtu.be/LqNtZp5Rv_I

Sunday 8th August

Please join us in the church building for our Sunday morning and evening services. We look forward to seeing you there.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – Kingdom of God, Present with Power

This morning we continue in our study of Mark’s Gospel, looking at Jesus’ words to his disciples in Mark 8:38-9:1.

https://youtu.be/Wod6GppqjdU

6pm – 3 Words

This evening we continue our study of the book of Acts. This week we look at the reaction of the leaders to Peter and John in Acts 4:13-14.

https://youtu.be/ZUCBtECNUY8

Sunday 1st August

Please join us in the church building for our Sunday morning and evening services. After the church service we plan to serve tea and coffee outside in the church car park (weather permitting!). We look forward to seeing you there.

For those unable to attend in person, the services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

11am – Being a Christian is tough

This morning we continue in our study of Mark’s Gospel, looking at Mark 8:31-38, and thinking about the difficulties of being a follower of Jesus.

https://youtu.be/fcaiXZMaPc4

6pm – Trouble Ahead

This evening we continue our study of the book of Acts. This week we encounter the trouble faced by the early church in Acts 4:1-12.

https://youtu.be/o8h510Vob0U