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Big Jesus wins award for the 'best community entry' in the parade.
We had a unique perspective on Jesus, His fame and renown. If the crowds were silenced even the stones would have cried out to Him. This must be what it was like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem, re-enacted for the benefit of his LGBT people... What does this say for us and for Him?
Sunday and Wednesday 6.30pm @ St Pauls
Egerton Road Blackpool
OUR MEETINGS RECOMMENCE SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER
Jorge’s Coffee Club
JK's Cafe and Grill 14 Birley St, Blackpool
Final Night Of Fireworks
Weather permitting we'll meet up at 8.15pm Saturday 23rd October
As before at the Rose and Crown at the bottom of Birley Street and walk down together.
Monthly Age 18+ LGBT+ Swimming Sessions Moor Park Leisure Centre 8.30 - 9.30 last Thursday of the month. People need to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 07788 295521
Blackpool First Ever Winter Pride Sat 6th November 2021
Daytime event at Winter Gardens Evening Winter Ball
After Show Party
Extract from Jim’s Preach 'God is Faithful'
Extracts from the Testimony of Joshua, the Man of Faith:
God spoke to Joshua “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them. I will give you every place where you set your foot I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Be strong and have courage, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
The LORD your God is giving
you rest… and has given you this land.
Instruct the people: When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.”
Many people have spoken about experiencing a sense of the presence of God in Liberty meetings. As we experience His presence here and in our lives we are gradually coming to know God more. The glory of God is the beauty of His Spirit. He reveals this beauty to us and in us even though we are, as Paul said, like ordinary clay jars, not very special and very often full of cracks (2Co 4:6,7).
The presence, the Glory of God is all around us. At times we are aware of it. The Glory of God is also within us all the time but we only we experience the presence at times. As we get to know God more we become more able to respond to His prompting or inspiration.
Getting to know someone is not just quietly spending time with them but involves being actively involved with them. As we do this we discover what they are really like.
As we respond to God's leadings in our lives we discover more what God is really like.
From my reading of the story of Abraham, our father in faith, he knew the Lord’s faithfulness. When the Lord told Abraham to leave the place of his birth and go to a place that He would show him Abraham responded to God’s prompting and set off trusting that God would be with him every step of the journey and would be with him at the destination.
Abraham was like us. He would have found that first step of faith was perhaps one of the hardest of all the thousands of steps of faith he would make. Abraham’s journey is like our life’s journey with many steps and stops and mundane times as well as times of encounters with God.
Generations after Abraham his descendants, the people of Israel, miraculously escaped slavery in Egypt. They reached the border of the Promised Land but were frightened to go in because the people there were huge, they seemed invincible, like giants.
God had promised to give them the land and they were not able to trust that He would. For the next 38 years the Israelites wandered around the wilderness until all those who lacked trust in God, who were in a state of unbelief, died. When we are in unbelief, a state of not being able to trust in God, we can’t walk into all the good He promises us.
The next generation, led by Joshua who trusted God, were to enter the Promised Land. Joshua had experienced the unfailing guidance and provision of God throughout his life. He knew that God was trustworthy and always faithful.
We can gain insights from Joshua’s story. Those who represented unbelief had to die and be left behind. We can consider what must die in our lives before we are ready to fully enter into everything God has for us.
Joshua knew that the land ahead was a gift from God to his people so he knew God would overcome any ‘giants’ in the way. All that God wants us to come into in Him is a gift and He will find a way to overcome any obstacles.
We can remember God’s promises in scripture ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ ‘Be strong and have courage…’ ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.’
The Ark was the presence of God with the people. Joshua followed this. Jesus is the presence of God with us. We must remember to follow His leading then we’ll know which way to go because none of us have been this way before
At this time you may be in a place of darkness, remember God is faithful. It could be the place where you will see a great miracle that sets you free, God is faithful.
You may be in a place of testing… remember it could be the place where you will see God provide a way through for you … God is faithful.
You may be feeling that you can't sense God and wonder if he has left you, remember God is faithful. Jesus promised that he will never leave us or forsake us.
When we can't feel His presence He is still with us. In those times, which we all experience we need to ask him to help us carry on trusting Him until he reveals His presence again.
You may find yourself in the position of having to take that first step of faith into the unknown.
Remember when you journey forward to a place unknown, that place is where you will experience the faithfulness of God as you step out in faith, God is faithful.
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