Temporary pause in our regular services
Claremont Church is very sorry to announce that we are not able to hold our regular meetings at 10:30 each Sunday until further notice.
This Sunday we will meet on-line at 10:30 using a conferencing program called Zoom. If you wish to join in that meeting, please contact us by email. You will need to download the free Zoom software and request an invitation. We can help you with that, if you wish.
Watch this space for information about on-line services that we may be able to hold. In the meantime, why not listen to past messages and other contributions by downloading or streaming from our web site here: Listen to a message. If you have concerns about your future - and who doesn't? - try looking at our Church Q & A
A Church in the Centre of Bolton
where you will be made welcome
whoever you are.
God is building His Church using Living Stones
Coronavirus (COVID19) - a brief response
This pretty little organism has been responsible for throwing most of the world out of shape. Many have questions like "Why did God allow it?". We will be issuing a new page in our Church Q & A section shortly to consider some of these questions. In the meantime, please remember that God is not taken by surprise and His love for every one of the people that He created has not diminished. For those who will put their trust in Jesus Christ (instead of governments and world councils made up of imperfect men and women) God WILL lead us through this crisis and we have no need for concern. For those who still think that they know best - you can only hope for the best!
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)
Our Vision for 2020 and beyond:
"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope ..." - Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
"Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command ..." Hebrews 11:3 NLT
We live in exciting times!
Jesus Christ is coming back - this time as King, not as a baby. When? We do not know - but all the signs that He told us to look out for have either been fulfilled or could be in a very short time.
Will YOU be ready when He comes? He told us a number of stories to warn us that we need to be prepared. There is no better time to decide to follow Jesus Christ than now!
We can help you to make that crucial decision.
It's All About People!
Many of our church members will be pleased to tell you how their lives have radically changed since they made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. Below are just a few examples:
- The man with a history of drink and drug related violence, who now spends all his spare time helping others for whom life hasn't worked out too well.
- The person who knew from an early age that he was good for nothing - but found fulfilment and success when he allowed Jesus Christ to lead him.
- The woman who truly believed that she was stupid and inadequate, because her parents told her so as a child, who is now highly regarded by all who know her.
- The person with an incurable drinking habit who was set free in an instant by Jesus Christ and no longer needs or craves alcohol.
- The businessman who sold out to Christ and found that he can be successful without resorting to dishonesty or smart accounting.
- The singer / songwriter who loves to sing for Jesus first.
- The man who was always very focused on wealth and possessions, has found that he has become generous and giving since he chose to join God's team.
- Most days we hear about lives changed and bodies healed in response to prayer.
There's no doubt that Jesus is really alive today and really changes our lives - if we will let Him!
(It's not about obeying rules.) ... What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. (Galatians 6:15 NLT)
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 return?
When Jesus Christ returned to Heaven He promised that He would come back 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 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 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!
“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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