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Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year!

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colourless dreams tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.,

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labour by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me – my banner will be clear!

Anonymous African Pastor – Nailed to his wall.

“Christ means everything to me in this life, and when I die I’ll have even more.”
The Bible: Philippians chapter 1 verse 21 – GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)

Quiz update

634 people downloaded the latest PowerPoint Christmas Quiz – Size Matters!
Some for a bit of fun and many others to use it in a Family Service / School Assembly / Youth Group – it’s great that from my one little office, that I can help/assist hundred’s of other people, in so may different places with their Christmas presentations.


Christ My Example

Christ My Example – Philippians Chapter 2 verses 1-11– sermon by Gordon Curley

(Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)


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Happy CHRISTmas

God manifest in flesh, oh wonder to behold!
Creative power within the breast that felt the blast of cold.
God in our likeness made, oh may we understand
The One who made the wondering worlds appear as lowly man!
He stood within the realm He fashioned with a thought;
His creatures gazed upon Him; alas they knew Him not,
They cried out for His blood, His claims cast down as dross,
They spat upon His princely face, then nailed Him to a cross.
BUT He made the tree for that cross of wood,
He made the hill on which it stood,
And in some hidden vein of land
He made the steel that pierced each hand;
He made the sun which hid its face;
He made the fathers of that race
Who, in their hatred knew Him not.
He made the fiends with which He fought,
And there, in death, He made a way
Back to Himself
Eternally.

(Poem by Willie Mullan)

Emmanuel – God is with us

Emmanuel – God is with us – Carol Service 2012 – Matthew chapter 1 verses 23 – sermon by Gordon Curley

(Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)


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Christmas Greetings!

Wishing you all joy and peace at Christmas time!

Follow that Chariot!

Follow that Chariot! Acts chapter 8 verses 25-40 – (Philip and the Ethiopian) – sermon by Gordon Curley

(PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)


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The Fruit of the Spirit is SELF-CONTROL

The Fruit of the Spirit is SELF-CONTROL – Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-23 – sermon by Gordon Curley.

(PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)


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A curry night to remember!

30 men squashed into the home of Mike Peach and enjoyed good company, good humour and great food at last nights ‘The Net’ event for men.

After eating plenty of mouth-watering food purchased from Belash Balti House we sat back in the relaxed surroundings of Mike’s home and enjoyed listening to Bob Telford talk about his life & faith. Bob is a popular and entertaining speaker – frank, funny and compelling. He spoke candidly about his life, the loss of his son and his faith in Jesus. This evening was certainly not one to be missed!

The picture of Bob was taken for the cover of ‘Ignite’ the quarterly magazine from Counties which gives you the latest news and information from the evangelists, exhibitions and resources.
‘Ignite’ is a FREE magazine, why not request your free copy today – contact: Counties

Ladies Craft Evening

The Ladies Craft evening at Duncan Road Church went with a lovely Christmas swing. More than twenty people turned up to ‘create’ or just to chat. Past school friends were reunited and new friends were made as mums turned up whose children attend the Friday night ‘Kids Klub’ and the Thursday morning ‘Noah’s Ark’ Parent/Carer group at Duncan Road Church. Other Christians from some of the local churches brought along neighbours and relatives which all went to make a nice wide-ranging mix of people.

Everyone felt welcome and enjoyed the experience of being able to play at making things!
Mince pies and refreshments were enjoyed and at the end of the evening invitations to the Christmas Services were readily received along with booklets explaining the real meaning of Christmas.

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