Welcome to CHURCH@Claremont
A church in the centre of Bolton
where you will be made welcome
whoever you are.
CHURCH IN THE PARK - Sunday 9 September
Our third Church in the Park was a wonderful event at which someone totally unconnected with the church told us that they could feel the presence of God. That about sums it up!
The Claremont worship band led us through several songs and members shared some of their stories. The choir from Zion Temple church led some African style songs and before their children's drama group brought us storytelling with song.
After a break for some burgers and cakes, everyone participated in Worship Dancing, led again by Zion Temple, before the Claremont musicians led us again in communal singing, praise and worship and a message of Good News and hope.
A Sense of Expectation!
There is a real sense of expectation in the church that God is doing something special in our generation. Almost weekly we are seeing demonstrations of His mighty power and we sense His presence as we worship Him. People are excited to go to church!
In our meetings people often tell of important things that God has done in their lives. One member with a very high indication of prostate cancer suddenly found that the indication had fallen to zero. His surgeon was amazed and told him; "I don't know what you did to achieve this, but just keep doing it!". He knew that it was God - and He certainly intends to keep worshipping Him!
A young member with a long-term, irreversible, life-threatening illness has just been told that it has, indeed, reversed and that dead bone is growing again. He had been scheduled for stem cell treatment, which won't now be necessary. Once again, the doctors cannot explain it. The church had been praying for months, but it took us by surprise when God did it. You can hear his mother tell the story here.
The Church is meant to be an example to the world of what life could be like if everyone followed Jesus Christ. We are beginning to see the reality of that. It's called Revival!
Revival means that we will have to face some disturbing realities as God calls His people to true holiness. No longer will it be sufficient to believe and discuss our faith - revival will demand action from believers before it spreads outwards, from healthy and revived churches who are living the life, to those who need Christ in their lives!
Are we the generation who will accept His challenge?
LETS BE READY!
Find out more every Sunday morning at 10:30.
" … when you see people praying and prayers being answered week after week, it makes you think.”
Will Jesus Christ really return?
When Jesus Christ returned to Heaven He promised that He would return for all who follow Him. He said that the whole world " ... will see the Son of Man (that's what Jesus called Himself) coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory ... and he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven". (Matthew 24:30-31 NLT)
Jesus also told us that many 'signs' would happen before He returned .. and we can see most of those happening right now! (Read more on the page "When will Jesus Christ return?")
Jesus said that no-one, not even He Himself, knew the date that His Father in Heaven would choose for Him to return - but that we should always be prepared!
The best way to prepare is to start immediately to follow Jesus Christ, to join an active church near you, to read the bible (God's Word to us) and to pray. CHURCH@Claremont will be pleased to guide you on that journey - but don't delay. He could come today!
Be Expectant - not fearful!
For the Christian, the return of Jesus Christ is just the beginning of an amazing adventure culminating in the joining in marriage of Christ with His faithful people (the Church) and the revelation of a completely New Heaven and a New Earth, where sin, decay, sickness, famine, fear and death no longer have a place. That's not a threat - it's an amazing promise!
Original artwork on this page is by Madeleine W. Pires. (If you want to see more or if you want to use these images, check her web site at mfaithart).
It’s About People!
CHURCH@Claremont is all about real people who have found that life works better when we allow Jesus Christ to lead us. We are everyday folk with everyday lifestyles who simply love to tell our stories to anyone who will listen. Find out what it means to really be loved by Jesus Christ and by His followers. Join us at 10:30 each Sunday.
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him”. (Jesus Christ, from John 3:16-17 NLT)
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CHURCH@Claremont is a brand name of Claremont Church Bolton, registered in the UK as charity number 1002074