Call Us Today on 0845 6060820|info@baildonmethodists.org

Uncategorized

/Uncategorized

Hebrews 12:3 (NKJV) says, "For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls." Consider means to "think over, ponder, or compare." So let's consider what the cross was to Jesus Himself.  For Jesus, the cross was a fate worse than death. Indeed it was [...]

By | 2018-03-28T15:58:00+01:00 March 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Future Growth Plan (Draft)

QUESTION 1: What good things happen because of our church? What good things happen because of our church? Who benefits? Who makes it happen? What resource would be needed to increase the benefit? How might that resource be identified 1. We seek to do God's work and live Jesus-Shaped lives Our community, [...]

By | 2018-03-29T14:10:29+01:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A GREAT STORY ON FORGIVENESS!

Bridgeport United Methodist Church, Bridgeport, West Virginia I met Joel while attending seminary at Emory University in Atlanta. He was working on his Master of Divinity degree, and we were in the same ministry assessment group. Joel was a big guy.  He did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth, where he played football. Our mutual athletic [...]

By | 2018-03-28T16:02:21+01:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOD SEES WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH

Today’s Truth She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me [El Roi],’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me’ (Genesis 16:13, NIV). Friend to Friend One day I was sitting on the patio with a friend, Beth, and her stepfather, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:00+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A SHAMELESS AUDACITY

Today’s Truth Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever (Psalm 136:2, NIV). Friend to Friend I often settle for so much less than God’s very best for my life.  I tend to invest time in good things and miss the highest things God has planned for me. You may have heard [...]

By | 2018-02-10T19:50:24+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Annual Report 2016-17

This is an extract from the annual report required by the Charity Commission. It has been prepared by our Church Secretary, Rosemary Francis for the year August 2016 to August 2017. It is reprinted here because it illustrates a hidden part of the excellent work of our Church Secretary, for which we are truly grateful, [...]

By | 2018-01-20T20:51:14+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHAT’S THE POINT OF PAIN?

Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. - Colossians 1:24 The great professor and author C. S. Lewis once wrote on the subject of pain, “We [...]

By | 2017-12-31T16:01:44+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

YOU CAN CRITICIZE CHRISTIANS, BUT NOT CHRIST

A preacher announced a special men's meeting in his church, proposing to give the men a chance to air their objections to Christianity. Over 1,200 were present. The first objector said, "Church members are no better than others." "The ministers are no good," said another. And so the objections were mentioned one after another, as [...]

By | 2017-12-31T16:00:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRAYERS THAT DEFEAT SATAN

At our Citywide prayer, Amy told that because she had been a frail child, her Buddhist parents dedicated her to, not just one, but to two gods. When she was in her twenties, she became a Christian. One night as she lay in bed, she felt she was being choked. The next morning she had [...]

By | 2017-12-31T15:58:53+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 REASONS TO HOPE WHEN YOU’RE HURTING

1. God is truly in control If God is God, then nothing happens apart from His knowledge and permission. While it is difficult to imagine why God allows some painful things to happen, His character, revealed in the Bible and through the testing of generations, leads us to the conclusion that He is willing and [...]

By | 2017-12-31T15:56:14+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments