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We have moved! Sunday services now take place at Whitton Methodist Church at 1:30pm

What our Church is about:

1 Thessalonians 1:3 “... remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father.”

 

Faith

We are about faith in Jesus Christ: “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). “Whatever is not from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).

 

Love

We are about love, because God is love (1 John 4:8). So we want to fulfill the great commandments: ‘“And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31). Without love our words are like clanging cymbals, our abilities are nothing, and we profit nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).

 

Hope

We are about hope, looking for the fulfillment of God’s promises to come in the future. “Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance (Romans 8:23-25).” Hope enables us to persevere in our faith to the very end.

Faith, love, and hope are expressed through action- as Paul says here, work. Jesus said, “I must be about my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). We want to stimulate one another to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24), remembering that faith without works is dead (James 2:20)

We pursue faith, love, and hope as the disciples did in Acts 2:42: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

The doctrine of the apostles is learned through the consistent, systematic exposition of the word of God, in both Old and New Testaments.

We experience fellowship, sharing in the life of God through the Holy Spirit, as we endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).

We love one another.

As we break bread (communion) we depend on the grace of God to enable us though we are weak and unworthy.

We pray together, praising, worshipping and thanking God, asking for His will to be done for us and others.

 

 

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