We Remember

We Remember

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We Remember

By Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Silence falls across the nation as people stand and sit in quiet contemplation and remembrance. We remember the sacrifice made by men and women to give us the freedom we have today, and we remember the cost of that sacrifice to civilians and soldiers. We might also use the silent opportunity to pray for areas of the world where there is conflict today and for the innocents around.

I’ve had the duty of leading this time in many different supermarkets over the years and I have always been moved by the fellowship shown and support to each other. It is also the case that two minutes can seem a lot longer than 120 seconds when we stop the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and pause and reflect. But that’s a small amount of time out of a day to make a significant and life changing difference.

As Christians we frequently remember the greatest sacrifice of all, Jesus the Son of God, coming to earth to give up His life to pay the price for our sins. Our monthly communion meeting takes bread and juice which we eat and drink as we read His instructions to us in Luke 22

V17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said “Take this and divide it among you”………

V19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

And so, we remember. We remember that God’s love for us was, and is, so great that He made the sacrifice once and for all. He laid down his life for us as John writes

1 John 3 V16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us

So how do we respond to this? Do we give up our own lives to Him in part or completely? Do we hold onto our past in a way that holds back the future God has planned for us?

I want to encourage you today to take two minutes and to use this time to remember why His sacrifice was made (to reconcile you with God) and to sacrifice to Him every part of your life, trusting in His faithfulness and love. We remember His promises from Jeremiah 29:

V11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

We remember.

Chris Griffiths of Jubilee Church Wirral

Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

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The Power of a Word

The Power of a Word

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The Power of a Word

By Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

We know from Genesis that God used just four words “Let there be light”, and the Universe was created, a place of incredible vastness, filled with galaxies, stars, black holes, moons, planets and of course the Earth.

There was a power and a purpose in what He said that was clear, unambiguous and to the point.

Similarly, when God recognised Jesus at His baptism with not only a physical  of a dove but also with a voice from heaven that said “This is my Son whom I love”” (Matthew 3 :17). Powerful words indeed from our all powerful creator and Father God.

So God’s words have power and so do ours! We know what James wrote in his letter, in chapter 3 with him warning us about how we should “tame the tongue”, James also wrote (3 v 6) “the tongue who is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body”. I do believe that we as believers consider what we say, who we say it to and when we say it. We can use our words to encourage each other, to build each other up, to disciple and to help deliver God’s message to all we meet. We can use our words to strengthen relationships, or to build new ones and maybe in a future Sunday meeting we should all try and speak to somebody we don’t know very well at the end of the meeting – see what happens when we step out in faith!

The challenge for us in the current world we live in is to apply the same spiritual controls to our social media presence; do we use our messages, our social media words, to likewise build up and encourage relationships, or is it more likely to be the opposite? God will use us for His purposes as we read in Philippians 2 v 13 “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil His good purpose” and that goes for all of our interactions both physical and online, so let’s consider our online words in the same way as our spoken ones, and together build up our church brothers and sisters through them.

When we see the life of Jesus in the Gospels, we see that Jesus knew exactly what to say and when to say it because of His relationship with our Heavenly Father God. By opening ourselves up to a deeper relationship with Jesus we too can have the spiritual wisdom and knowledge that will give us the power of the right word at the right time – so let’s use it!

Blessings to you all.

Chris Griffiths of Jubilee Church Wirral

Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Thoughts and insights from Jubilee Church Wirral

Happy Father’s Day!

By Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

Now I know that this occasion has been and gone for another year in the world.

But for us as believers we can celebrate our Heavenly Father every day, with a prayer of thanks for His work in our lives, and His faithful love for us.

As I was down to lead church on Father’s Day, I asked God what message He had for us, thinking about the differences between the way mothers and fathers express their love, and the phrase came to me of ‘sacrificial love’.

So whether you’ve made sacrifices for your own children, or whether you’ve experienced sacrifices made on your behalf as a child, or whether you’ve given up something for something dear to you, we can all say that sacrifice and love are linked together.

Jesus’s whole life was a living sacrifice for us, he gave up his wishes as a man to ensure that God’s plan was fulfilled every day of His life on Earth.

Can we say the same? What are we holding onto and why? What benefit do we get from putting our desires in front of God’s desire for us to be the very best version of ourselves, for His glory?

We can be encouraged that Jesus came so that we could have life to the full, by trusting in God’s plan for every part of our lives (Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”)

There is a huge difference though between the world and the Kingdom in the outcome of sacrifice. In the world personal sacrifice would mean the person is worse off than before, whereas believers sacrifices mean they not only gain from God’s blessings but also from living in God’s plan for their lives. And as God knows everything, is in every situation, in every time, how much can we be blessed by His working in our lives!

So there we have it.

Let’s be encouraged that whatever sacrifice we make in our lives for God, He will bless us back infinitely more with a life of Christian purpose, heavenly power and enduring love.

Chris Griffiths of Jubilee Church Wirral

Chris Griffiths, Jubilee Church Wirral

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