2nd Eric Taylor preaching @ AP, AM; Mark Pickett, PM.
7th Good Friday: Joint-Service with Eglwys Efengylaidd Aberystwyth @ AP, 10:30am (note time).
9th Communion as part of the Evening-Service (one week later than usual).
15th Men’s Breakfast, 8:30am @ AP.
Saturday Morning Outreach, meet at 11am, outside The Christian Bookshop.
17th Officers’ Meeting.
18th (No Small-Group Prayer-Meeting) Tony Brown speaking at Whole-Church Prayer-Meeting (Tony will join us online, via Google Meet, but those able to attend will still come in-person to AP .
20th Women’s Evening, 8pm @ The Manse.
24th Members’ Meeting, 7:30pm @ AP.
28th Bible Club, 6-7pm @ The Manse.
- Whole-Church Prayer-Meeting dates: 11th, 18th & 25th | Small-Group Prayer-Meeting: 4th only (Tony Brown joining online on the 18th).
- Speak to Rhodri, Ian, or Eric if you are interested in joining one of the three small-groups.
- The weekly Women’s Fellowship continues to meet on Wednesday mornings, in AP basement at 10:30am.
- The monthly Bible-Reading-Groups Bible-book is Hebrews this month. All church-members are encouraged to read it and consider Christ as you do. Those attending the groups (Women’s Evening / Men’s Breakfast / Bible Club) do keep a note of observations and questions to share with your group. Good questions to ask (these are questions the Bible asks about itself):
- What did you learn about the Lord Jesus?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- How were you corrected and rebuked?
- How do you feel you need to change?
- What did you learn from scripture that will help you endure (keep going) and be encouraged?
- What did you learn that will teach you to do works of service to build up the brothers and sisters in AP?
- What have you learned that helps you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind?
- What has helped you love your neighbour as yourself?
- The book-table continues to go out every Saturday (weather-permitting), members, speak to Eric if you are interested in joining the work.
- Rhodri & the family (as well as some others from AP) are at the Word Alive conference in Prestatyn from the 1st to the 6th of April.
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This month, Tony Brown, the author of Sharing the Gospel with a Jehovah’s Witness will be speaking in a whole-church prayer-meeting. The shop has bought a number of these books and we are able to sell them at the reduced price of £2 (RRP £4.99). (Editorial description shown below).
In this comprehensive guide to what you need to know about Jehovah’s Witnesses, ex-Jehovah’s Witness, Tony Brown, shares his extensive knowledge and experience of the teachings of the Watchtower Society. He explains what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, why their message is so compelling to so many, and how their doctrines differ from those of biblical Christianity. He provides many practical tips for ways in which we can seek to share the gospel with these neighbors. If you’ve ever wanted to share the gospel with a Jehovah’s Witness, but not known where to start, then this book will give you the practical knowledge you need to come out from behind the sofa and open the door.
FIVE PURITAN WOMEN: Portraits of Faith and Love – Jenny-Lyn de Klerk (Crossway, 2023)
We may have heard of or read the works of the Puritans, and yet how many Christian women from that period have we read about? Not many, I’m sure! Therefore what we have here is quite a refreshing opportunity to meet these five women, most (if not all) we won’t have heard of. These women can teach us how to be devoted to the Lord Jesus, how to grieve well, and how to do family-life right. Recommended by Tim Challies.
SARAH EDWARDS: Delighting in God – Sharon James (EP, 2023)
It seems we’re in a golden-age for biographies of Christian-women. This is another helpful one, and a great starting point for reading about either Sarah or her famous husband Jonathan. The hope is that the book will It will encourage us to delight in God as Sarah did, and also to work and pray for revival similar to what they experienced way back in the 18th Century in America (but she was British!). The book is endorsed by Iain Murray as ‘attractive and challenging [and] important for today.’
RESILIENT FAITH: Learning to Rely on Jesus in the Struggles of Life – Lewis & Sarah Allen (Crossway, 2023)
Though this book is published by American press Crossway, Lewis and Sarah Allen are British, writing from a UK context. I’m finding how devotional this book is very helpful… for example, the questions at the end of each chapter aren’t pointless add-ons, but are actual useful bits of homework for genuine reflection, meditation and prayer. What’s more, the book is very pastoral, it’s full of examples of real people and their struggles, and it seeks to encourage the reader to address similar issues. I also like how Christ-centred the book is. How about this quote to help you get out of bed in the morning:
Can you thank God for the new life he has given you, for the mini-resurrection he has just performed in bringing you up from sleep? What about praising him that you are not alone in this new day with all its burdens, but that by the Spirit you are united to Christ and are part of his bride, the church? Rather than hitting snooze and rolling over, you can get up, because the Lord of the universe is with you.