We have many questions to ask God, but in this series we pause to consider 5 of the BIG questions God asks us in Scripture, and the way we answer these could change everything…

God doesn’t ask us because He doesn’t know the answer, but because he wants us to know the truth of the answer, and in the truth find all the freedom we were ever created to live in.

The first question we consider in this series is the one God asked Adam after he had sinned, and God still asks all of us today: “Where are you?” This is a question to all of us who are covered by F.I..G. leave, hiding is fear, inferiority, and guilt.

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Don’t answer too quickly. In order to answer this question fully you must know something about three things:

  1. God’s PRESENCE – His Holy presence and omnipresence
  2. God’s PROVISION – the plan He made to replace my fig-leaves
  3. God’s PROMISES – His assurance that I can come out from my hiding into a confident restored relationship with HIm.

Here’s the message on video, as we explore the right answer to God’s big question of “Where are you?”

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“We were hoping… but its been 3 days” – Luke 24v21
Are you hoping for something, but its just not working out?
In Luke 24 we read about two guys walking along a road 3 days after Jesus had been crucified, and they say these words: “We were hoping…but its been three days”. However long you have been waiting, the person and promise and resurrection of Jesus are the sure anchor of all hope. My prayer for you today is from Romans 15:13

‘I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.’

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We all have questions we want to ask God: Why? When? Where? Who? – and these are all valid and important questions on our life’s  journey. But God also has some big questions to ask us too, and the answers we give could change everything for us… In fact, we often also find the answers to our own questions as we answer the questions God asks us.

So we invite you and your friends to join us at our Hammersmith congregation services in June & July as we help each other answer God BIG life-changing questions through our”God’s BIG Questions” preaching series:

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Also, during the series you will also have the opportunity to ask God your own big questions. You’ll have the chance to register your questions in the services on Sunday 14 & 21 June, and we’ll seek to answer the most common ones over Sundays 28 June and 19 July.

God’s first BIG question is very near the beginning of the Bible – do you know what it is?  Find it in the Bible here

HAMMERSMITH CONGREGATION – CHURCH IN HYDE PARK THIS SUNDAY!
We are gearing up for an amazing Church gathering & water baptisms Sunday in Hyde Park! 
The weather forecast for Sunday promises sun, a vast amount of ice cream is ordered and more than 10 people are getting ready for their baptisms – so please do join us for this church service with a difference on this special Pentecost Sunday!
Plan for the day
Please arrive for an 11.00 start – we will be in an open space between the Lido Cafe and the Princess Diana Memorial in Hyde Park.
We’ll give you instructions on arrival about how this service with a difference will run from 11 – 12, followed by a picnic, and the baptisms in the Lido swimming area at around 12.30.
Children will be with their families most of the time, but have their own program during the small group session. We will organise a few sport games (soccer, frisbee, etc) after the baptisms, so if you’re keen please stick around!
If you would like to get baptised on short notice please contact Dan. Need some inspiration? See our baptismteaching from a boat on location here, and a previous baptism here
Picnic
In between the service and the baptism we will have a picnic. Please bring something to eat (for yourself and maybe a little extra for those among us that might forget) and something to sit on.How to get there
To find us, enter Hyde Park (some of us will stand at the entrance in visible Every Nation London shirts or jumpers to help you find the way) and walk along the south bank of the Serpentine. Head west from Knightsbridge end or east from Alexandra Gate end. We will be on the free space between the Lido cafe and the Diana Memorial.

Parking: Pay and display in park, or free street parking around Queens Gate and Kensington Gore (20 min walk). Please check signs and restrictions carefully!
Tube: closest station is Knightsbridge (8 min walk), or South Kensington
Bus: stop anywhere between Royal Albert Hall and Knightsbridge

Details
Venue: between Lido and Princess Diana Memorial
Start: 11:00
Lunch: 12:00
Baptisms: 12:30 (we will enter the Serpentine Lido together)
Hangout & Games: 13:00

What if the weather will be bad?
If, against all predictions, the weather turns out rainy on Sunday morning we will meet in our regular Sunday venue, but still go to the Lido for the baptisms after the service. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.

PS – we will not be taken up tithes and offerings on Sunday – you can give online here– thank you for your faithful and generous partnership!

We look forward to an amazing Sunday!

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This Sunday at our London Hammersmith congregation we have a special guest speaker with us!
As part of our “God, Government and You” series, we are privileged to have Matt Bird with us to speak on our “Making a Difference” role in society.

Who is Matt Bird?

Besides being a friend, is the founder of The Cinnamon Network in the UK, which has already helped over 3,500 local churches in the UK to run projects to help the people most at need in their communities. He is the founder and Chair of the Christian Funders’ Forum whose members grant more than £25million a year to Christian mission, and his charitable work building relational capital in communities has received commendations from successive British Governments and Prime Ministers.  Matt is also a businessman who has created Relationology a unique approach to helping businesses grow their top line through the power of relationships. He is an international keynote speaker, leadership consultant and author of the new book ‘Relationology: 101 Secrets to grow your business through the power of relationships’.
So, come and be inspired and envisioned this Sunday!

Missed the series so far? It’s seriously worth catching up to make sure that you view this world you are in as an ambassador of Jesus through the right lenses – Last weeks message called “ORDER, ORDER!” is here on video or audio

Belgium Breakthrough Offering
This is our final Sunday to raise the £5,000 – only about £1,000 to go!
AND: The Follow Course in Hammersmith – new course now added
Due to popular demand we have added another Follow One course to run in June, so the next two opportunities to do this four week course are now:
The next FOLLOW TWO starts on Monday 8 June – Register here.
Our first FOLLOW THREE will start on Monday 26 October, with a Follow Course Graduation on Sunday 29 November.

After a lot of hard work behind the scenes, driven by our German make-it-happen-man Julian Krause, we have launched a new website for Every Nation London today – hope you enjoy! Click away below… and don’t stay out there in cyberspace – we’d love to meet you at a gathering soon!

www.everynation.co.uk

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It’s General Election week in the UK!  In my devotion this morning I read how Jesus wept as He entered Jerusalem. What He saw moved Him to tears. When the Apostle Paul came to Athens, we read that “he was provoked in his spirit, because the city was given over to idols.” (Acts 17:16) What should we weep for, and be grieved about, in our nation?

Here’s an extract from a brilliant article by J John on “The cross and the ballot box” about what we “evangelicals” (= bible & Jesus believing people) should consider weeping about:

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