Venue

1025 Racecourse Road

 Te Awamutu 3800

  New Zealand

                                              Pastors Bruce and Jocelyn


            Sunday Services

         10.00am  Communion

           1.00pm    Insights for Living

           7.00pm   Gospel Hour

This Weeks Memory Verses.  

 Ephesians 5:18 (TPT)

                          And don't get drunk with wine, which is rebellion;                              Instead be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. 

Welcome to our Church Website Today !!! 

16th February 2020

This morning we will be conducting a quick study in Ephesians 6. In this chapter of Paul's letter he compares the Armour of a Roman Soldier (of his day) to that of our weapons of warfare in the spiritual realm. 

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 

The Lord promised to defend Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:5  For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”

And He has promised to watch over you too: Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I 
am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

It's great to know that as Christians we are not left on our own to fight our battles.

God bless you and have a great day.

With love from

Bruce & Jocelyn

Welcome to our Church Website Today !!! 

2nd February 2020

The Bible instructs us about who we are in Christ. One of the ways you can get to know and understand who you are - is to meditate on the Word. In your daily reading of the Bible you will find that one or two verses often come alive to you. We suggest that you meditate on those verses because as it says in the book of Daniel 11:32b …. but the people who know their God shall be strong, and and carry out great exploits.

Meditating on God's Word helps you to get to know God better. Even Paul the Apostle prayed  “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection.”  Philemon 3:10

Here is another Scripture worth meditating on from the same book too.  Philemon 1:6 “That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgement of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

This afternoon at 1.00pm we continue our series of lessons on operating in “The Courts of Heaven.”  We highly recommend these lessons.

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice. Hallelujah!!!

God bless you and have a great day.

With love from

Bruce & Jocelyn

Christian Comment - published in the Te Awamutu Courier Newspaper on Thursday 16th May 2018

Bible Instils Morals For A Good Life

Would you rather be told the truth or be lied too?

Many years ago we were living in a town where the main road bridge crossed a wide fast flowing river. One night a sudden storm washed the bridge away leaving the roadway completely open to the flooded river below. That night a quick-thinking Truckee parked his truck and trailer directly across the road just meters before the river, to stop the traffic.

Some approaching drivers may have verbally abused that driver for blocking the road with his unit that night, only to discover later that he had saved their lives.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the truth and he was always doing good, yet the people of His day became so enraged that they wanted to kill Him rather than, (for their own good), change their destructive lifestyles. Jesus taught the people how to do right and live right i.e. guidelines for morality. 

Acts 10:38 “... God annointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

Have you noticed that we are seeing and hearing more words quoted from the Bible on Mainstream and Social Media recently? The use of technology to communicate with one another is very quickly becoming the norm in society. We are constantly being reminded to be “Tolerant” of every ideology out there. However, when anyone suggests that we should base our life decisions on good old fashioned morals from the Bible, the so-called “tolerant” explode in anger.

By applying good morals in life you will save yourself from much unnecessary pain, disaster, loneliness and heartache down the road of life.

I will leave you with Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

God bless you and have a great day.

Pastor Bruce Judd

Te Awamutu Christian Centre

www.christiancentre.co.nz


Christian Comment - published in the Te Awamutu Courier Newspaper on Thursday 12th July 2018

God’s rules are still relevant

Today I spent a while “walking down memory lane” and came across an old photo of my Grandfather, the photo was taken when he was sitting at the dining room table reading his Bible. (I was 15 years old at the time)

The words of this old chorus we used to sing in Sunday School came to mind:

Yesterday, today, forever

Jesus is the same

All may change but Jesus never

Glory to His name

Glory to His name

Glory to His name

All may change but Jesus never

Glory to His name

We are living in a day when activism and social engineering are beginning to erode away many of the old established norms in our society, and we wonder why depression and suicide are so prevalent out there.

The God of the Bible says:  “For I am the LORD, I change not.”  Malachi 3:6

God loves you – He really does, and He accepts you just as you are when you call out to Him.

In Jeremiah 31:3 God says:  “I will always love you.”

But we have to realise that the God of the Bible is a God of justice as well.

If we insist on disobeying the road rules and choose to drive on the wrong side of the road, eventually we will have a serious accident and get hurt and may cause injury or death to an innocent person as well.

The same goes for the rules God has in place too.

Have you noticed how loud people scream and yell when they are trying to insist that they are right, when they know deep down they are not?

God has not only put rules in place to protect us not to harm us but has given us an inner voice called conscience.

A friend at a late night party was offered a ride home by her Auntie because all the drivers were “getting tanked up.”

When our young friend declined the offer her inner voice was saying  “Go Now.”

Early in the morning travelling home with her boyfriend there was a serious car accident and our friend severed her spinal cord and lost the use of her legs.

She said later that it was God telling her to go home but she had ignored the inner voice.

Life is full of choices: “I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God's blessing and God's curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.  Choose life.”  Deuturonomy 30:19.

Just to add some more information about my Grandfather.  He was raised, together with his siblings, by his solo mother and at the age of 18 he dedicated his life to Jesus.  He had a very healthy and successful life and died at 94 years of age.

God bless you

Pastor Bruce Judd

Te Awamutu Christian Centre

www.christiancentre.co.nz



Gospel Tract

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Jeremiah 33:3  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Romans 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

Isaiah 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Your prayer:

Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus.  I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You.  I ask you to forgive me of all my sins.

The Bible says in Romans 10:9 if I confess with my mouth that "Jesus is Lord," and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved.

I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Saviour of my life.

Thank You for saving me!

In Jesus' Name I pray.  

Amen.

        

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