Gwydyr Rd, Crieff, UK, PH7 4BS

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“The Loud Cry: Discipleship, Mission and the Last Generation”

Dr  Cedric Vine presented a mini-series on the Gospel of Mark in Crieff back in October 2010, and we are delighted that he has agreed to be our speaker once again this autumn. This mini-series will be based on the Gospel of Matthew.

Dr Vine is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University in 1994. In 1999 he completed an Andrews’ MA in Theology at Newbold College and in 2012 successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Sheffield on the Gospel of Matthew. Before going to Andrews University, Cedric taught in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College (2008-2015). He also served as a pastor in the north of England for nine years after being ordained as a gospel minister in 2006. He is an excellent, thought-provoking speaker, and this study weekend will be of great interest to all those church members and their friends who take Bible study seriously. Free admission. All welcome! Plan to attend!

The program runs over the weekend of October 4th to 6th.

Friday Oct 4th

  • 19:00-20:30 The Loud Cry: The Necessity of Different Christian Identities in the End Times

Saturday Oct 5th

  • 10:00-11:00 The Prophet: Caring for the City more than the Church
  • 11:20-12:30 Worship service:  The Righteous Person: Being a Legalist to Save Others
  • 13:00-14:00 Fellowship Lunch (please bring a contribution)
  • 14:30-15:45 The Disciple: How to Move Beyond Nominal Christianity
  • 19:00-20:30 Informal Discussion and Q&A session

Sunday Oct 6th

  • 10:00-10:50 The Wise Man: Why Knowledge of Biblical Truth is Not Enough
  • 11:00-11:50 The Scribe: Distinguishing Between the Important and the More Important

All meetings will be held in the Crieff SDA Church, Gwydyr  Road, Crieff PH7 4BS. Young children will be catered for during the Sabbath 10:00 – 11:00 slot. Limited parking is available in the church grounds for the disabled. If travelling by car please park with consideration to local residents.

 

 

This year’s Christmas Morning Service will be led by Angela Logan

All welcome

Please note the service will start at 10:30 and also that no refreshments will be served

Recordings from the 2018 Spiritual Awareness Week, where Weiers Coetser led us in a Week Of Prayer, 3-10 Nov 2018.

Follow the links to the audio recordings.

  1. Ways In Which The Bible Can Get Us Into Trouble” (Sabbath Service)
    • Tracing highlights of a journey in which the Bible becomes central to our faith.
  2. Are Things That Are Strong Really Strong?” (Sunday)
    • There are many contemporary challenges to the authority of Scripture? How do we evaluate them? How fragile is the authority of Scripture?
  3. The Eyes Of Faith” (Monday)
    • Reformers developed the idea of the perspicuity of Scripture.  This is a big word that says that anybody should be able to understand the message of the Bible. What skills do we need to practice in reading the Bible for it to be a book that keeps on giving?
  4. When Life Gets Complicated…” (Tuesday)
    • How does the Bible help me with living my day-to-day life?  The Bible is not only about information. It speaks to the conundrums that I face in my every day life.  But sometimes it is difficult to build a bridge between an ancient text and the challenges that twenty-first century life throw our way. What Bible reading practices help make the Bible more relevant to our personal worlds?
  5. The Outstretched Arms of Jesus” (Wednesday)
    • In the final analysis, the Bible is not just about facts and information.  Neither is the Bible simply a set of instructions about how to live life. So much of the Bible is about a person. What difference does Jesus at the centre of Scripture make to our lives?
  6. Resilience” (Thursday)
    • Further exploring earlier themes from the week, we look at the function of Scripture in an imperfect world. We live in a world where there is great suffering. We all experience suffering in our own lives.  How do we bounce back from such situations? An operative word to rebound during times of difficulty is “hope”. What is the basis for Hope in our world?
  7. Right or Wrong? The Bible’s Ethical Claims on my Life” (Friday)
    • Further exploring earlier themes from the week, we look at the function of Scripture in an imperfect world. We live in a world where there is great suffering. We all experience suffering in our own lives. How do we bounce back from such situations? An operative word to rebound during times of difficulty is “hope.” What is the basis for Hope in our world?
  8. An End-time Faith” (Sabbath Service)
    • We live in a post-Christian era. Many of the straight-forward answers from the past do not impress any more. What does it mean to live an end-time faith? A final word of encouragement that a life based on Bible principles is worth pursuing. It offers opportunities for tremendous personal growth, courage and adventure.

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

 

 

A short time of contemporary Praise and Worship

Previously...

The close of the Week of Prayer

MP3s from the weekend study conference held at Crieff Adventist Church on 1-3 September 2006. Files are 32kbps encoded and aren’t the highest quality but they are reasonably sized. So we have…

  1. Friday night session (14MB)
  2. Sabbath School (11MB)
  3. Sabbath Sermon (14MB)
  4. Sabbath night session (16MB)
  5. Sunday morning session (17MB)

As we review our Crieff Aid Projects today let us consider Abraham, our spiritual father, who was called to bless – Genesis 12:3. That call was not for him alone – it was directed to all who follow in his steps seeking to inherit the blessing he sought. Thus in the New Testament the Apostle Peter writes in 1 Peter 3:9 “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Speaker – Llew Edwards

How do you picture God?  Policeman? Old-fella-with-a-big-white-beard? Friend?  Extra-terrestial blobby being?

We will explore our images of God, in whose image we are made, and hope to get to know Him Her It JHWH a bit better.

An evening of traditional Christmas carols interspersed with thoughts about how various people anticipated the birth of the Messiah.

We continue our series on the Book of Mark and ask the question, “What makes a fisherman simply drop his nets and work and follow the invitation of Jesus to ‘Follow Me’?”

Mark would have us understand that it was simply how GOOD the Good News of Jesus is. The good tidings is what made the angels sing in the Christmas story. How good is the news for you this Christmas?

As we end the year we consider Mark 1:21-28. Here Mark’s theme of the power of the preaching of Jesus is continued – we see the people amazed by his teaching and authority, while a demon is terrified.

Llew Edwards asks “How amazed are you by the words of Christ? Or we are neither amazed nor terrified?”

Stephen and Carole Peacock lead out in a world day of prayer service

As we start a new year it is good to look back on the way God has blessed us as a church in the past year. As we do this with praise and thanksgiving we will be reminded that we can look forward with courage and confidence knowing that the Lord our God is with us. Karin Edwards, our Prayer Leader, will invite us to rededicate our lives as disciples of the ALL LOVING, ALL POWERFUL GOD and recommit ourselves to the values of a faith community that seeks to honour the heart of God.

As a student, I joined a group of young people who moved to Coventry to work for a summer doing outreach. Most days we worked door to door witnessing but on the weekends we ran a folk club to witness to young people. There were 8 of us and we joined with a number from the Coventry church in the outreach program.

The 8 of us found accommodation together in a house in Leamington Spa that a generous family gave us. In ‘our’ house the 8 of us initially found it just great to live together but soon frictions arose and I recall us all meeting one day to sort out our mutual problems and work out some agreed house rules.

On the Friday evening we began by prayer, then we began reading from the book ‘Desire of Ages’ the events of the passion week. When we got to the Upper room we stopped and washed each others feet, then ate bread and wine while we read together the chapters about the events of the Upper Room.

It was a simple service but that night around the Lord’s table – something happened – we became family!

Llew Edwards continues his series looking at the Jesus of Mark’s gospel. Today the passage is Mark 1:29-38. Here Jesus has a relaxing afternoon in which he heals Peter’s mother-in-law but then spends most of the night healing the “whole town” and then rises “very early” to renew his purposes through prayer.

We will consider seven themes that arise from the passage.

Isaiah 58 contains a soul searching call to God’s people to be a Godly community. The chapter cradles its message between the language of the Day of Atonement and the sign of God’s people, the Sabbath – judgment and worship! The questions are posed – what does God ask in judgment and what is true worship? The answer is not religious practice but care for those in need. Jesus says the same thing in Matt 25. But at the core of this call to be a caring community is these words – “…and not turning your back on your own” [v7].

Llew Edwards uses his annual visioning Sabbath to shares some principles of the Crieff Adventist Church vision –  being a faith community that  exhibits faith in God, faith in one another, creating a community that honors the heart of God.

MP3s from the 3 Missions study conference held at Crieff Adventist Church on 12/13 February 2007. Jean-Claude Verrecchia is the Principal Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Newbold College. (Files uploaded 20th Feb 07)

  1. The OT cult under deconstruction (24MB)
  2. Worship place under deconstruction (19MB)
  3. God Himself declared the first covenant ‘old’ (16MB)
  4. Regulations for the body only 20MB)
  5. A new ritual (21MB)
  6. Let us approach… (8MB)

Jesus in his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Universe commanded that we – his disciples – ‘Go’. It was not an invitation but a command, a directive. We have a responsibility to know how to step out of the comfort zones of our privacy and ‘Go’- across the street, across the room, over the wall, over the counter or across the bus isle, to the person next to you and be involved in the work of God’s Spirit in making disciples.

Llewellyn Edwards seeks to challenge his church community to practice some principles for taking that first step in the ‘Go-ing’ process.

Jesus was fully human, but also he was the God man. Grant Walker looks at Matt.8:23,24, and asks the question, “Are we scared to awaken the man sleeping at the front of our boat?”

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