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22.1019 Dry Bones Live Again
29.10.19 Ordination of Pastor Debbie Orr
06.10.19 Message from Danny Carnan
13.10.19 When Mountains Fall
When Mountains Fall
 
On a high mountain, Jesus revealed his divine glory to Peter, James, and John. They returned and immediately he is approached by a desperate father. Jesus gives some tough love to the crowd before healing him: Matthew 17:17  “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you?
 
These words were aimed at the disciples, the crowd, Israel, the world, and us. A highly restrained expression of the exasperation of Jesus with evil people who don’t really know how evil they are! (Luke 11:13 John 2:24–25). And in this passage, the sovereign God makes a clear statement: Little faith results in ministry failure. Like all of Jesus’s rebukes to his disciples, it is not intended to condemn us but to encourage us to press in further. “Little faith” is not a permanent label. Jesus means it as a catalyst for our transformation. Because then he said: Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

Would we live differently if we really believed nothing would be impossible for us? We are meant to move mountains — to see the impossible occur through the exercise of faith in the omnipotent promises of our sovereign Lord. If we are not seeing mountains move, we are living beneath our means. We are living in poverty when we have millions in our heavenly bank account.    

If we recognise that we have little faith, let us repent today and join the disciples in pleading, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5), and not let God go until he blesses us with an answer. It is a request he loves to grant. Jesus really does mean for us to move mountains. He wants us to live in the bold joy of knowing that nothing will be impossible for us. Are you ready to face them?
 
All of us at one time or another have had to face some mountains in our lives. Some of us maybe facing or dealing with some mountains in our lives at this very moment. The mountains in your life are not to control you, but by the power of God, you control the mountains; for Jesus has said: “Have faith in God,” “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:22-24).

The mountain that Jesus Christ was talking about in this scripture is anything that stops your progress and growth in your walk with the Lord.  It means anything that that keeps you stagnant, has you going backwards, or keeps you from moving forward in the Lord Jesus Christ. Anything that keeps families from having peace and love to rule in their homes. It is anything that keeps husband and wives from loving each other. It is anything that keeps children from honouring and obeying their parents.
 
Jesus said in John 14:1 that when are facing life’s mountains, He says to "Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me."  There is not a single mountain that God cannot handle, if you trust God and not doubt and say to your mountain to be removed and be cast in the sea; it shall come to pass. 
 
But you cannot live any kind of way and expect the mountains in your life to move. Mark 11:25-26 says, "And when you stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."
 
But notice that in Mark 11:23 it does not tell how fast the mountain will move.  Nor does it tell us that how it will be moved. It just tell us that if we have faith in God, tell the mountain to move, and not doubt, the mountain will move. Your mountain may not move today, tomorrow, next week, or next year, but it will be moved.
Scottish Refugee Council are celebrating diversity and the cultural richness that refugees bring to the South West of Scotland this October. 

This family-friendly regional gathering will be held on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the University of the West of Scotland, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE.

The event will offer an accessible and interactive platform for Refugees living in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire to come together and engage with the New Scots Integration Strategy. 

As well as the opportunity to engage with some of the key themes of the strategy the event will be fun-filled with music, information stalls, food refreshments, activities for children and more on offer!  

The event is free but booking is required. Spaces are limited. Book now!
FINAL PAYMENTS NOW REQUIRED
MISSION SUNDAY | ELDERS ORDINATION | LET'S LUNCH

SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2019
2gether (Paisley & District Evangelical Alliance) have become increasingly exercised to encourage the churches to pray together for Paisley and Renfrewshire. 

We are aware that many Christians across the church community in Renfrewshire pray regularly, but we sense a call from The Lord to come together and seek His Face, and pray for God to revive His Church and move among the people of Renfrewshire as He has done in other Scottish communities in times past.

Next year in August 2020 we are prayerfully considering an evangelistic initiative called The Turning and believe The Lord is going to use this to begin to move powerfully in our region. 

In preparation for this, following the Biblical principle of "preparing the way of The Lord" as John The Baptist did, we are calling on all Christians with a heart for Renfrewshire to meet together regularly to pray.
Save the date! Friday 13th December 
14th October 2019 


THIS WEEK

MONDAY

PRAYER & PRAISE
7.00pm

TUESDAY

ABIDE
Devotional prayer time
9.00am

THE MOSSY
10.00am - 2.30pm

BABY SENSORY
10am|11.30am|1.30pm
WEDNESDAY

THE MOSSY
10.00am - 2.30pm

SEWING2GETHER
ALL NATIONS

Sharing Lives
Sharing Languages

10.00am

WOMAN2WOMAN
1 to 1 sessions

12.00pm - 2.00pm
THURSDAY

SLIMMING WORLD
5.30pm | 7.30pm
FRIDAY

THE MOSSY
10.00am - 2.30pm
SUNDAY

THE MOSSY
9.30am and
after the service

PRAYER MEETING
10.30am

MISSION SUNDAY
ELDERS ORDINATION

11.15am

LET'S LUNCH
Devotional prayer meeting Tuesdays at 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

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.
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

Slimming World
in the Mossvale Hall


Thursday evenings
at 5.30pm & 7.30pm 
BABY PLAY SESSIONS
Provided FREE by Childcare First, for parents and children aged 0 -2
next sessions:
MESSY PLAY Friday 25th October 1.00pm, Mossvale Hall.
SONG TIME Friday 1st November  1.00pm, Mossvale Hall.
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