We had a great time this morning celebrating Pentecost together. If you want to revisit this morning’s gathering or want to catch-up a link is below.
Thank you to everyone who sent in a picture, it was great to see them all.
The “We Are Church” video is available on Facebook here.
Do we have the right information about you?
One of the things we’ve been doing in lockdown is to get some of those administrative tasks done.
It’s important to us that we have the right information about you and communicate in the most appropriate ways.
As such, on the 20th May 2020 we sent out an email to everyone in our mailing list to ask them you check and validate the information we had about them with the subject “[Fulwood Free Methodist Church] Information Consent Request…”.
This email included a link where you could see the details, amend them if required and then send in your confirmation. Thank you everyone who has done that, which is many of you. If you haven’t clicked on the link and been through the form can we encourage you to do it soon.
If you didn’t get the email please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you one.
Please find below a couple of book reviews from the Christian Resources Centre in Preston. You can still order from them via email on email@example.com which is now the only way to get in touch with the Christian Resource Centre, the shop is closed as per the Government guidelines. Some of their suppliers have closed so they are limited to what they can source but they have a few of each of these in stock.
PENTECOST TO THE PRESENT – JEFF OLIVER
PENTECOST TO THE PRESENT BOOK ONE – Jeff OLIVER – £15.99
PENTECOST TO THE PRESENT BOOK TWO – Jeff OLIVER – £15.99
PENTECOST TO THE PRESENT BOOK THREE – Jeff OLIVER – £15.99
PENTECOST TO THE PRESENT BOOK Trilogy – Jeff OLIVER – £36.99
Contrary to popular belief, miracles did not pass away with the twelve apostles. If anything, the Pentecostal sparks that were lit by them continued to spread throughout the known world. In this first instalment, the reader will learn how Jesus and the apostles established the concept of the Holy Spirit’s abiding presence in the church laying the groundwork for a Christian initiation that included salvation and Spirit baptism. The reader will see how spiritual gifts operated through the twelve apostles as they spread Christianity into the known world. How bold witnesses, supernatural signs, and practical love resulted in massive expansion of the early church despite extreme persecution. How Montanism tried to revive the church from moral decay through strict living and prophetical gifts before it was rejected. How Emperor Constantine I reunited the Roman Empire under a new Christian-friendly regime. How the new state-run churches, overrun with sin, caused many to flee to the wilderness resulting in another intense spiritual revival. How the Middle Ages featured the mass conversion of much of northern Europe through miracle-working missionary monks, followed by a period of great jubilation, mystical faith, and charismatic revivals, and ending with the incredible healing ministry of Vincent Ferrer.
FULL BLESSING OF PENTECOST – ANDREW MURRAY – £1.00
When Paul came to Ephesus, he found some disciples and asked them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? They replied that they had not heard that there even was a Holy Spirit. Many Christians are in a similar position today: soundly saved and born again of the Holy Spirit, but not walking in the power of the Spirit. Andrew Murray says that the biggest lack in the church today and the single solution to all its problems is the real moving of the Spirit. Whilst so much time is wasted with men’s ideas and men’s methods, if we were simply to seek the power of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work, the whole Christian landscape would change. In an age when methodology is on the increase, Andrew Murray takes us back to basic biblical principles, showing us how to experience the Holy Spirit’s power, and why it is the one thing needful. Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was born in South Africa where he served God as a pastor and evangelist. His devotional writing brought him world-wide renown and he became much in demand as a Bible teacher and conference speaker.
PERSPECTIVES ON PENTECOST – RICHARD GAFFIN – £9.99
A careful examination of the New Testament teaching on the gifts of the Spirit. Makes a case for the cessation of tongues at the close of the apostolic era.