The Church which meets at Chesterfield Hall is one of a group of evangelical, Bible-based churches, established and growing in many parts of the world, all holding the same beliefs and sharing a common purpose and practices.
We believe that God loved the human race which He had created, so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us so that if we believe that, then we have our sins forgiven (see John 3:16 above). We try to follow the teachings of the New Testament about baptism and how the early churches were formed and functioned. We would not claim to do this perfectly.
Thought for the Month
Christmas for most of us will soon become a distant memory. The challenges we all face in everyday life will soon be taking up most of our time. That must have been the case for Mary and Joseph too. The joy and excitement of the birth of baby Jesus and the visits from shepherds and wise men was soon to be replaced by the news that the baby’s life was under threat from King Herod. So instead of resuming a normal family life they had to escape to Egypt.
Many people have had to do a similar thing in our world today and so face a very uncertain 2018. We do well to remember them in our prayers and support those charities that help them if we are able. We should also remember that although Christmas is past the message of Christmas goes on, the reason Jesus came to this earth was to die for us, to bring us peace with God, and eventually peace with each other. Jesus says to those who believe in Him “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. (John 14 v 27)
May you know Gods peace and blessings in 2018.