Dear Friends,
The New Testament of the Bible contains the three synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. They are called the synoptic Gospels because they contain many of the same accounts of Jesus' life and words. They also contain some "hard sayings" of Jesus.  We find one such "hard saying" in Matthew 10:37-38, where Jesus speaking to the twelve disciples says, "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me". Jesus is saying that the only worthy response to what He has done for us is to put Him first in all our affections and in all of our daily lives. Anything less is an unworthy response to what Jesus has done for us on the Cross.  That is a hard saying, it is why Jesus calls it "our cross" to bear, and says "he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me".  

The promise is that we are never alone when we put God first. In this "hard saying" of Jesus, He is also quoting from Micah 7:5-7.  Micah was an Old Testament Prophet who looked forward to the coming of Jesus during a difficult time in the history of Israel and Judah because they were not faithful or worthy in their response to the Lord.  But Micah says of those who seek to respond by putting God first, "Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me".  Tomorrow, during our Family Service, we will look at this some more.

This Saturday our Family Service will take place as normal at 11.15am on Zoom and Facebook.  In the afternoon, there will be a special Church Family Fellowship at 3pm with the Victorio Family on Zoom.  They are planning to leave late March for their long-term mission trip to the Philippines.  They will be greatly missed but we are also excited to see what the Lord has planned for them.
Tonight (Friday) at 8pm, after Adult Sabbath School at 7pm, we will watch the third instalment of the six part series on the Book of Daniel. Pastor Gary Kent from Australia will lead out in the series exploring the historical sections of the book of Daniel. On Monday at 7.30pm, we will continue our series looking at the Apostle Peter's First Letter in the New Testament, believed to have been written from Rome, towards the end of his ministry.  All events will be shown in our GYL Zoom room. 

Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

- Pastor Mark Borrett
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Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm on Zoom. Luka Mhishi will lead out. See below for larger image of "Sabbath School for Life" for Q1, 2021.

Friday Night Study of Daniel 6-Part Series at 8pm. We will be watching the third episode, Daniel 3 - The Furnace

Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Zoom. Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning! Sini and Paul Manogaran will lead out. 

Saturday TeenStudy@GYL at 10am on Zoom. Janna Wilkinson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room. 

Saturday/Sabbath Family Service at 11.15am on Zoom. Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message. There will also be a children's story.

Saturday/Sabbath Church Family Fellowship at 3pm on Zoom. With the Victorio Family, who are planning to leave late March for their long-term mission trip to the Philippines.

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom. We will continue our series looking at the Apostle Peter's First Letter. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out. 

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There will be a Special Church Family Fellowship with the Victorio Family this Saturday/Sabbath February 6th at 3pm

The Victorio family are planning to leave late March for their long-term mission trip to the Philippines. They are a completely self-supporting ministry, working side by side with the South Central Luzon Conference and other Conferences.  All expenses will be coming from their own pockets, with an estimate of £350-£400 per month living expenses for a family of five.  One-off donations or a monthly commitment, even from as little as £5 per month, will be greatly appreciated.

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“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” - Phil.4:6.
  • Pray for protection of all those serving on the frontline. 
  • Pray for our vulnerable, elderly and the infirmed. 
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people, to stay close to the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for those looking for, or struggling, in work.
  • Pray for Eric Baker who is still in hospital after an infection.
  • Pray for Sonia Raj as she recovers from Covid, plus protection for her family.
  • Pray for Helen Wilkinson as she recovers from Covid, plus protection for her family.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is home now and still having on-going treatment for cancer. 
  • Pray for Colin and his ongoing rehabilitation.  
  • Pray for Kiala and the ongoing treatment to his hand and work situation.  
  • Pray for Bev and for her ongoing treatment and recovery for problems in her lower back and legs. 
  • Pray for the Victorio family in the preparations for their mission to the Philippians.  
  • Pray for Ana Nunes for her house move and for her job to be made permanent. 
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our ongoing return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church & for our Government for wisdom in directing the affairs during this critical period.
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