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Coronavirus Update no 23 – 3rd June 2020
When I first heard the Commission Collective video of ‘Blessed Assurance’ last Sunday [available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4dxW1gHJ0&feature=youtu.be] it caused me to rejoice and praise God, it still has over the last few days as some of the music and the phrases stick in my mind and shout out to be thought about and used in our personal prayers and worship. Phrases such as:
• ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine’,
• ‘all is at rest’
• ‘filled with His goodness, lost in His love’
• ‘Death could not hold You, You are victorious’,
• ‘to walk in His grace’
• and ‘O what a Saviour, wonderful Jesus’
I took a look at the history of the song and discovered the writer’s inspiration for the original song has been attributed to more than one passage in the Bible, whilst I cannot say which it was, let me draw your attention to one of these from Hebrews ch 10 v22
Heb 10:22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. (NLT)
Here we are encouraged to place all our trust in God, to hold onto the hope, (which means certainty), we have in Him, to continue to affirm that hope and rely on God to keep the promise He has given to us for the future.
Why not spend a few moments prayerfully reading these verses in Hebrews and listening to the recording of the song (see link above) rejoicing in, praising, and declaring ‘O what a Saviour, wonderful Jesus’
‘Thought for the week’
for this week’s is centred on Pentecost and can still be found on the ‘to think about’ page, or by selecting this link: http://www.southbourneevangelical.org/to-think-about.
The Zoom Bible Studies continue next Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. The Zoom codes will be sent to those who have asked for them on Monday, there is still room for others to join us.
Keeping in touch & Prayer
Please do phone us for a chat or to ask us to pray for you and those you are concerned about.
We have also enlisted some folk from the church who will be happy to pray for you if you give us permission to pass your prayer request on even then it will not be passed out beyond this group unless you ask for it to be shared more widely. Please also let us know how the matters you have asked us to pray for progress so we can keep our prayers relevant and up to date.
Together We Can
is an initiative led by BCP Council, working in close partnership with many other public, private and voluntary sector organisations to help and support the vulnerable people in our Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole communities to get through the coronavirus crisis. Call 0300 123 7052 from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, to receive information, advice and home deliveries of food and vital supplies. If you need help with a pharmacy prescription, contact your local pharmacy or GP.
Do please browse our website to find out more information about the church or contact us.
The Church was established in 1960 to share the good news about Jesus Christ in this part of Southbourne. We welcome and include folk from the local area and the wider area of Bournemouth and Christchurch.
Southbourne Evangelical Church is an independent evangelical church affiliated to the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Life in the 21st Century
Few would deny that the world, including our nation, is facing many difficulties, not only is there the economic situation but also broken relationships, family breakdown, stress and moral and spiritual problems.
We believe that the Bible and the Christian message are relevant to these and a host of other issues affecting people’s lives and we try to look at these in our services each week.
Why not come along and find out for yourself? You can find information on our activities on the Services and Activities.