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St, Bride's 16 Church Terrace Newtonmore PH20 1DT
Sunday Services are :Laggan 9.30am, Kingussie 10.30am, Newtonmore 11.30am
Please see below for updated service details
Church Services September
3rd September Joint L/N service 10.30am Laggan
10th September Joint L/N service Newtonmore 10.30am followed by Stated Annual meeting and Soup and Pudding Lunch
17th September 9.30am Laggan 11.30am Newtonmore
24th September Joint service Kingussie 10.30am
OurAugust church newsletter is here
Monday 18th September 2023
Psalm 119 v 34
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.
The idea of obedience has fallen on hard times in our culture. Many even consider it impossible to follow a set of moral guidelines.
The psalmist had realised the more he knew about God’s expectations as to how he should behave, the better his life would be.
For all Christians it’s not a simple list of do’s and don’t. It should be a way of life.
It should be obvious in our dealings with others. In difficult times and situations we should listen for the voice of God by engaging in conversation with him. He will guide our thoughts and actions if only we let him.
Tuesday 19th September 2023
John Ch 10 v 27
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Jesus in using this analogy…….in pointing out that sheep only recognise the voice of their particular shepherd when calling them,
those who do not listen to the witness of Jesus (as the shepherd) are not part of his flock. Jesus points out in a later verse that his teachings and miracles are all consistent with predictions of the Messiah, but these men refuse to accept him.
Wednesday 20th September 2023
Hebrews Ch 11 v 8
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
True, faith is defined as trust, relying on God when looking to the future without any idea as to any obstacles, difficulties and twists and turns in the road ahead.
The great figures of the Old Testament, such as Abraham, Moses, and David, all lived according to this type of faith. They all trusted in God's intent to make good on the promises he made. The model of faith demonstrated by them in light of all the struggles they faced, should inspire all Christians in their daily lives.
Thursday 21st September 2023
2 Corinthians Ch 9 v 7
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Paul in writing to the Corinthians was providing them with universal, biblical principles about giving to meet the needs of other believers. The amount should never be more than one has and should be given cheerfully. A gift is only a gift when the giver is not obligated to hand it over.
The opportunity to help others in greater need should fill the giver with joy and has the added benefit of pleasing God too.
Friday 22nd September 2023
Joshua Ch 1 v 8
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua was instructed to ensure that the Laws of Gods be strictly and carefully observed, if the great work, to which he had been called, was to be successfully accomplished. He was “to read, mark, and inwardly digest it,” and carry out its provisions to the letter.
Perhaps we as Christians would be better equipped to deal with the challenges we face in our lives were we all committed to reading God’s word on a daily basis, we all have such a lot to learn.
Saturday 23rd September 2023
Luke Ch 14 v 27
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Jesus was continuing to instruct his disciples as to how to lead their lives in accordance with God’s expectations and laws.
Humble, generous, and responsive people will certainly receive God's blessings. In following Jesus thought for the disciples there would be a cost. For them there would be many hardships, they would need to be prepared for what was ahead of them.
As believers and followers we too need to count the cost and understand which aspects of our behaviours we may have to give up.
Entering God's kingdom is free, but being a useful citizen takes sacrifice .