Venue

1025 Racecourse Road

 Te Awamutu 3800

  New Zealand

                                              Pastors Bruce and Jocelyn


            Sunday Services

         10.00am    Communion 

            1.00pm    Insights for Living

 

This Weeks Memory Verses.  

 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

                                                                           

Welcome to our Church Website Today !!! 

30th May 2021

(This article was printed in the Church Newsletter today)

It is great to see you all here to honour our Lord this morning.

Psalm 112:1 (GNB) Happy is the person who honours the Lord, who takes pleasure in obeying His commands.

He wants us to meet for fellowship together.

And … from here we aim to go out and tell ONE person (or more) about salvation through Jesus.

Jesus spoke to just ONE person at the well. (Read John Chapter 4) 

The woman went home and told MANY others who then believed in Jesus.

We never know what may result from reaching out to just ONE person in a conversation.

Jesus said ‘it is already harvest time.’ That means that someone is now waiting for you to tell them the good news of salvation, so they will know the way to eternal life.

To gain confidence in sharing the Gospel, this Saturday 5th June in the Baptist Church back hall, Prakash and Rachel will be holding a training session.  The time for this is 9.00am to 12.00 noon. We encourage you to come along!!!

Proverbs 3:26a  For the Lord will be your confidence,….

God bless you 

With love from                                                                                                      

Bruce & Jocelyn

2nd May 2021

We especially welcome our guests Joseph & Lesley Lee to the Te Awamutu Christian Centre this morning.  It is a joy to see one of Te Awamutu’s own sons take up the burden of Evangelism in our Nation and around the World.

Here is just a little piece of Joseph and Lesley’s recent history:

In 2014 they went to Samoa on a business contract with the United Nations and the Samoan Government. While there, they saw an outbreak of miracles and signs and wonders that touched the whole island. They started off in a small church doing healing meetings and by July 2015 they did their first National Miracle Crusade in Apia City, Samoa.

From there, God opened the doors to American Samoa, where they hired the National NFL Stadium in 2016.

After this Fiji opened up and they have done 7 crusades in Fiji from 2016-2019, covering two of the main islands.

God continued to open doors to Vanuatu, Tonga, Middle East and Hawaii. They have since conducted 11 crusades around the Pacific.

In 2019 God opened the door to minister in the US mainland and hold their first Revival Night in Wisconsin.

In 2020 they began a series of meetings called “Town Hall Revivals” in New Zealand.

Let us open our hearts to the Lord this morning in and receive a blessing from the Holy Spirit.

God bless you 

With love from                                                                                                      

Bruce & Jocelyn

Christian Comment - published in the Te Awamutu Courier Newspaper on Thursday 13th May 2021

God is here with us

What an incredible time in history to be alive! We have come to a time where the dividing line between right and wrong, truth and lies, light and darkness, is becoming glaringly obvious. Standing for truth is becoming very costly.

For example, highly trained medical doctors are being silenced from voicing their opinion on the vaccine.  In the free world Governments are turning on their own people.  Truth tellers are being silenced by Big Tech and Mainstream News Media outlets around the world.

Sadly, even in free countries, some church leaders are being imprisoned and held in solitary confinement for holding Church meetings in their own Church buildings.

This is NOT a time to despair.

Here is the GOOD news: “GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN US here in New Zealand.”

God Almighty is about to sweep across the nations of the world with the greatest displays of his love for mankind that the world has ever seen - with Signs, Wonders and Miracles - drawing millions into the Kingdom of God as in Bible days.

When people heard the Gospel preached, they experienced real encounters with the Living God. Those who were crippled were healed, the blind could see, the deaf could hear, broken hearts were mended.

There are Christians in this country who are about to hit the streets proclaiming that God has NOT forgotten you.  Local Evangelists are about to come to towns and cities throughout New Zealand, with crowds flocking to their meetings to receive the freedom that only Jesus Christ can deliver.

Jesus said, “The thief (devil) comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I (Jesus Christ) have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness.”  John 10.10


Christian Comment - published in the Te Awamutu Courier Newspaper on Thursday 14th May 2020

Motherhood:  There is nothing as honourable.

Last Anzac Day we honoured our War Veterans and those who gave their lives in the fight to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this beautiful country today.

May 10th was Mother's Day. It is also important for everyone of us to honour our parents whether alive or not. Even Jesus himself while hanging on that cruel cross looked down and gave special attention to his mother and made sure she was going to be cared for by the Apostle John. (see John 19:27)

Honour your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you....” (Deuteronomy 5:6)

We should never degrade the most honourable role of motherhood. No-one should coerce a young girl or woman to remove the life of a child they are carrying. She will end up honoured if she bravely brings her child into the world and God will help her.

Not a human being living on the face of this earth, would be alive today without their mother bringing them into this world. There is an old saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” It is an honour to be a mother.

My mother was wise and kind, something I appreciated more as I grew up. A very competative sportswoman, she also enjoyed driving and was very good at it. I remember the exhilaration I felt as a child when she was driving the car and not many cars passed us on the 10km trip to town. When she reached her 90's she was still winning the competitions at indoor bowls in Hamilton.

My mother passed away last year at the age of 95 years.

Mary the mother of Jesus must have been a lady that was very courageous too. She once said,

Do what Jesus tells you to do.” (John 2:5) That's good advice.

When you honour your parents (as having brought you into this world), you too will be honoured.

In conclusion; I suggest that you look up the song “MUM” by Prince Tui Teka on YouTube. This song will tug on your heart strings as it did ours when we listened to it on Mother's Day.

by Pastor Bruce Judd – Te Awamutu Christian Centre.

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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