‘I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid’ John 14:27 (NLT)
A personal message from the Pastor
The present situation around the world understandably evokes different emotions from people. Many are concerned, worried, fearful while some are simply uncomfortable with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus situation. There is a lot of discussion and analysis going on amongst many people, especially within Christian circles, offering their explanations regarding this matter.
Whatever your view and whatever your take on the situation, I encourage you to note the words of our Lord Jesus the night before He was crucified. Let’s read it again;
‘I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid’
Jesus clearly instructs us not to be afraid because He has given us His peace. It is peace that passes all understanding. Believers should not panic or respond as the world does. Why? We have something the world doesn’t have- the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.It’s our choice
Notice what the Lord says ‘don’t be troubled or afraid’, meaning that being troubled or afraid is a choice. You can choose to be or you can refuse to be. Brothers and sisters, let us refuse to be troubled or afraid. Let’s use this time in a positive way. Let us make this an opportunity to reignite our relationships with each other, have quality family time, do something you’ve always wanted to do, go on a walk, start an exercise regime, do some studying and most importantly use this time to enhance your relationship with God through prayer and study of the Word.
Some key information:
Starting on Monday 23rd March, I will be posting regular blogs where we explore a scripture to meditate on and to encourage you throughout this season.
Live streaming of church service:
In accordance with government guidelines, we are suspending our church gatherings. However church services will continue, and will be streamed online. You can join the service on:
Friday @ 7.30pm – 8.15pm
Sunday @ 11.00am – 12.15pm
We encourage you to join in along with your family and friends. You can also use this opportunity to evangelise to your friends and family by asking them to link up to our church live stream. Please share the word around.
At service time, please follow the steps below to join the service.
- Go to Youtube on your browser, phone, tablet or smart tv.
- On the Search bar search for “LWICUK”; this will take you to the church Youtube channel.
- If there is a live streaming, you will see a video with the word LIVE on the bottom of that video.
- Click on the LIVE video.
Our Media team will also be sending a link to everyone on our mailing list. The link takes you directly to the live stream.
How can we help?
If we can be of help to you or anyone you know who needs prayers, food items, deliveries or any other support, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of our ministers or leaders. Please let us look out for one another. Let us rise up to the occasion and be more practical and proactive about our faith.
Giving is a major part of our worship. We encourage you to continue to support the work of the church with your giving. The church is a source of hope, strength and comfort no matter the situation. You can give by Bank transfer, Standing order, Direct Debit or by cheque.
Church Account Details
Account Name: Living Word International Church
Bank Name: HSBC Bank plc.
Account No: 61738690
Sort Code: 404208
Thank you for your generosity.
Let us look forward to greater, bigger and better things ahead. Let us place our faith in our God who makes all things to work together for our good.