Chapter 147 [day 242]: Sunday 15 November
RIGHTEOUS IN CHRIST
Good morning all
What do you consider makes you a good person?
Many people, even Christians, think that God will accept them because of the good things they do, or the bad things they don’t do.
The culture and teachings of many religions suggests that regular and devout observance of religious practices makes you more acceptable to God. Some people possibly imagine they are issued with a religious loyalty card and the more church services they attend the more bonus points they collect.
If Christians are generous, charitable and kind, then they could get additional points awarded, and if they read their Bible and pray every day, then they get bonus gold stars.
The theme of today’s service is God’s love and God accepts us because of what Christ has done, not what we do.
After 25 weeks of the Chapel being closed for Sunday services, we were able to resume a modified form of gathering together on Sunday mornings from the end of September for 6 weeks until we have had to revert to ‘Virtual’ services again until the end of this month.
But whether we are physically meeting together in the Chapel or sharing together a recorded service, we can still be together in spirit as we share in hymns, songs and Bible teaching.
Here’s today’s compiled video which lasts 44 minutes >>> https://falconlodgechapel.sermon.net/21693210
· Don’t forget the BCM Toylink appeal which was highlighted in our previous email. Each November we normally hold a ‘Toylink Service’ at which we donate NEW toys to Birmingham City Mission to be presented to needy children for Christmas.
· Here’s more information about BCM’s Toylink project including what toys are suitable >>> https://www.birminghamcitymission.org.uk/christmas-toylink/ There are also alternative options of either ordering a toy online and have it delivered direct to BCM, or you could make a cash donation to the Toylink project via https://www.give.net/toylink We will provisionally designate Sunday 6 December as our Toy Service Day for you to bring your gifts - subject of course to us being able to resume services by that day. If you are unable to attend on that day for any reason, let us know and we will organise to collect the toy from you.
· We are planning to collect and distribute your Chapel Christmas cards as normal. If we are able to resume Chapel services by Sunday 6 December, the usual Christmas post box will be available for you to deposit your cards. We will then organise to safely and hygienically sort the cards for distribution the following Sunday. This will be repeated the following Sunday, and for those Chapel members who are still shielding and unable to come to the Chapel, we will deliver cards to you as well as collect any cards you wish to send.
More on Wednesday and in the meantime, enjoy today’s service and stay at home and stay safe