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No Offence - None Taken
Faith
A Secret & Hidden Wisdom
No Offence – None Taken  Living free from offence
 
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offences should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.  And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him. Luke 17:1-4
 
NONE TAKEN.
I choose not to be offended.
I choose not to live offended.
I choose not to allow it to take hold.
I choose to forgive.
 
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1. 
You have been set free!
Living offended holds you captive.


The word offence comes from the Greek  - Skandalan which means to snare, to place a stumbling block in the way, noose, trap.
 
Consequences of offence
Offence leads to bitterness.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:14,15
 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars. Proverbs 18:19
 
Offence becomes a stronghold.
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

 
Herodias‘s Offence.
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her." Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet. On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist." The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted and had John beheaded in the prison. His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. Matthew 14:3-11


Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him. Mark 6 :20
 
It is Gods to avenge.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the LORD. Romans 12:19
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 20:22
 

The Lord grants us wisdom. A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offence  Proverbs 19:11
 
Freedom from offence can be found at the cross.
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.“ Luke 23 v 34.
Freedom from offence starts with forgiveness.

 
“Father forgive” derives from the Greek aphiēmi, which means "to send away." To let go, to give up a debt, release. The word was used in legal documents to describe releasing a person from an office, severing a marriage obligation, or cancelling a debt that was owed.
 
It’s the same language that is used when he taught the disciples how to pray -  the Lord’s prayer, he uses the verb aphiēmi in the context of debt: "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Matthew 6:12
 
It’s Your choice / It’s your healing
1.
Forgive
2. Pray for your offender Mathew 5:44
3. Stop talking about it / Let your words be few Ecclesiastes 5:2
4. Make every effort for unity and peace Ephesians 4:3
No More Excuses
Mossvale Men's Meeting
Wednesday's at 7pm
5th 12th 19th 26th February 2020

Let's identify and overcome the excuses men use to keep them from being the men God has called them to be!
SAVE THE DATES

Young Adults Dinner & Social evening

(age 17+)
Friday 21st February 7.30pm
Friday 20th March 7.30pm
Friday 24th April 7.30pm
Tim & Grace's house

Young At Heart meal
with Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)
Friday 29th March 
following the church service

Seek God for the City 2020

COMING SOON!  We are excited to once again be taking part in "Seek God for the City" The forty days to Palm Sunday makes an ideal time to venture into a season of sustained, hope-filled prayer, for our city and for the nations [February 26 – April 5, 2020]

It’s hard to pray beyond our own problems, especially in difficult times. But since God does great things in the midst of troubled times, now is actually the best time to pray beyond ourselves with expansive prayers of solid hope. We will either find God-given courage to pray great things, or we will find that our hope, along with our love, will grow cold.

We will Seek God in two simple ways: First we will seek God’s face and then we will seek His kingdom. And as we come to God, seeking His face, then He comes to us bringing His kingdom.  

We are providing free copies of the booklet to the congregation, however if you want to give a donation of £2 that would be appreciated.

It is also 
available as an app for iphone or android that links to many of the key websites for praying for the nations (Operation World and PrayerCast)

Dare to Dream: Woman2Woman Worship Day
Saturday 9th May 2020


The day costs just £10 which will includes a delicious lunch and a donation to this year's chosen charitable project.

Registration from 9.30am, the event starts at 10am.

Tickets ARE SOLD OUT - please pay for any ordered asap. Contact us about the waiting list for cancellations.
Wonder - Woman2Woman Worship Weekend
23-24th October 2020


Deposit £35, payable by cash or BACS. 
Limited places left!
10th February 2020


THIS WEEK

MONDAY

PRAYER & PRAISE
7.00pm

TUESDAY

ABIDE
Prayer and 
Devotional Meeting

9.00am

THE MOSSY CAFE
10am - 2.30pm

BABY SENSORY 
CLASSES

10am|11.30am|1.30pm

ALPHA COURSE
6.30pm

WEDNESDAY

THE MOSSY CAFE
10.00am - 2.30pm

CANCELLED
CARE VISIONS 
TRAINING

10am - 2pm

SEWING2GETHER ALL NATIONS
Sharing Lives
Sharing Languages
10am - 1.00pm

MEN'S MEETING
7.00pm
THURSDAY

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
9.45am

THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME
1.00pm - 3.00pm

SLIMMING WORLD
5.30pm | 7.30pm

W2W BIBLE STUDY
6.00pm
FRIDAY

W2W BIBLE STUDY
9.30am

THE MOSSY CAFE
10am - 2.30pm

READY STEADY PLAY
1.00pm

IGNITE
YOUTH GROUP

7.30pm
SUNDAY

THE MOSSY CAFE
9.30am and
after the service

PRAYER MEETING
10.30am

SUNDAY SERVICE /
KIDS CONNECTION

11.15am
Devotional
Prayer Meeting
Tuesdays 9.00am
in the Group Room.

Sewing2gether All Nations
Sharing Lives
Sharing Languages

A weekly Sewing Workshop for English language learners to practice conversational English in a supportive environment.
We provide practical support for asylum seekers, refugees and new Scots.

A prayer meeting for the nation of Burkina Faso
and the work of Acacia Partnership Trust is held on the first Saturday
of each month in the Mossy Cafe at 9.30am. 




 
Pray for unity in 
the body of Christ
so that we will glorify God and so the world would know that God sent Jesus.

Street Connect is a Christian charity who reach out to and support disadvantaged and marginalised people, bringing them hope for a brighter and more fulfilling future. Their aim is to support and offer hope to individuals who are homeless, dealing with addictions, suffering mental health issues or experiencing social isolation, including people in prison or those with past convictions. 

They now have a drop-in café every Thursday in the Holy Trinity Church, Bishop’s Court, Paisley, PA3 2AF and would love for you to come in and see what they are doing. They are there every Thursday morning from 9.30 for prayer and then drop-in is from 10 am - 1 pm. They also run a Recovery Group from 1.30 - 3.00 pm for those who want to go further in their recovery.   

To find out more visit www.streetconnect.co.uk


The Freedom Programme

Facilitated by Lynn Smillie of No Feart, a CIC set up to help address the issue of domestic violence. 

For details email
Lynn Smillie at info@nofeart.org
or phone 07706754817
We need
your support.
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Baby Sensory Classes
 
Classes run in the Mossvale Hall on Tuesdays at 10am 11.30am and 1.30pm
and must be prebooked. 

Check out their website to enquire about attending. 
www.babysensory.com
Welcome to our latest regular hall users:
Care Visions Fostering. 

Their foster carers will be receiving regular support and training here at Mossvale. 

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer they would love to tell you more about it.
Slimming World

with Danielle 07851369599

In the Mossvale Hall on Thursday evenings at 5.30pm & 7.30pm 
Ready Steady Play 

Free Parent & Child Play Sessions provided by Childcare First in the Mossvale Hall Fridays from 1.00pm.

www.childcarefirst.com.
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