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Family Church Gateshead added 15 new photos.
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Amazing day at Family Church Gateshead. Full house and great to see people getting baptised.
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Totally loved it Paul, an amazing day seeing people taking the next step in their walk with God 😁
Happy day ☺☺☺☺☺
Family Church Gateshead added 3 new photos.
1 week ago
All set and ready for tomorrow’s baptisms. It will be a full house so come early.
See you for coffee at 10:30. ... See MoreSee Less
After we’ve had a few bodies in it I’m going to sell it off as holy water 😂
Cannot wait Paul another step in the right direction. At least it will be warmer than the sea 😁
And then Hot tub with bubbles afterwards? Lol
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You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.
You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You're just what he wanted to make.
The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.
No, that trauma you faced was not easy
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow.
You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God! ... See MoreSee Less
No Toddlers this week
Have a great half term 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
We have the great privilege of having Ben Davies speaking at Family Church this Sunday. Ben is an extremely gifted preacher and church builder and a long time friend of Family Church.
Come early for coffee at 10.30.
The Hub, Swan Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BQ ... See MoreSee Less
Don't look at how others are doing. Keep your eyes on Jesus!
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:3-6 ... See MoreSee Less
Just putting it out there, Church was great this morning. Lovely to meet so many new people.
So blessed to be part of Family Church. ... See MoreSee Less
Was a great service Paul, you were on it today mate. I thank God for you and Meg. It's a honour to be part of this church 😁
Maybe Sunday next to week
Might stop by on Friday
Jesus is always on a mission of life. He wants to bring life to your spirit, life to your dreams, life to your finances, life to your relationships, and every area of your existence. He is always working behind the scenes; He is always out for your good. Things may not always be good, but that just means it isn't over yet. We can hold on to hope today because He who promised is faithful. We can't lose if we don't quit!
The thief, the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. He will do his best to knock you down and get you to quit. But Scripture says that Jesus has already overcome him and his ability to harm you! The key is, don't give up! You have to keep standing, keep believing, keep praying and keep hoping in God until you see the victory! Don't let your thoughts drift down to the worst case scenario. Instead, set your mind on hope! Speak words of faith. Declare that the answer is on the way. Hold on to hope and watch what God will do in your life! ... See MoreSee Less
Family Church Gateshead shared Kings Church's post.
3 weeks ago
Make the choice not to live in your circumstance but always to live a life filled with hope. ... See MoreSee Less
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Breakfast Club... Fridays 10am till 1pm
Everyone is Welcome, Please Pop in For Complimentary Hot Drinks, Toast and a chat!
Love 💕 Does
Also we have Free Kids Clothes
Family Church Gateshead, The Hub, Swan Street, Gateshead.
We're behind the Job Centre, next door to Citizens advice. ... See MoreSee Less
Good news this morning: the Son has set you free!
You’re no longer a slave to sin, you are free to leave the house of your captivity!
No longer do you have to be hesitant or fearful, because you are free.
You are free to dance today, you are free to do the things that scare you, you are free to be exactly who God created you to be, and nothing can stop you! Let your freedom release freedom in the people around you.
“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”
John 8:36 NLT
I pray that you would find the freedom that I have found in Christ, it is so so good that my only desire is to worship Him for it!
Focus on the One freed toy today. He freed you for freedom’s sake, so praise Him! He is all-powerful, all-wonderful and all good!
Turn your eyes to the God of freedom - He is so good and His intention is that you would be free today; free from shame, free from guilt and free from fear. ... See MoreSee Less
This Sunday at Family Church we continue our series entitled ‘Portraits of a Saviour.’
This week’s title ‘Awaited Birth’ will give you an idea of the subject and should speak directly to anyone wondering where they fit into this world. It’s going to be a great Sunday and one you won’t want to miss. ... See MoreSee Less
Find yourself in the peaceful delight of God today, a fullness of hope that can only be described as joy.
Trust in God is the secret to joy, without it there are too many things that will come to steal your joy. This joy is entirely necessary to life in this earth. It may look like a smile or sound like laughter, but true unhindered joy is powerful and can only be found in relationship with God, in adoration of Him.
The joy of The Lord may look very ‘otherworldly’ in some places, such as a dry work atmosphere or a broken home - your joy will not go unnoticed. Your joy will turn heads and hearts towards a God that is love, Just by living with joy you will stir hope and instil peace.
Find joy in The Lord today, and let it seep into everything you do and say. Let joy be our trademark as lovers of God. Joy is not ignorant, it is very aware yet stubborn enough remain. ... See MoreSee Less
Might see you all on Sunday
Living in victory means that sometimes you have to develop new habits. If you’ve been negative for a long time, you’ve got to retrain your thinking from “I can’t” to “I can;” from “It won’t happen” to “It will happen;” from “I’ll never get well” to “God is restoring health unto me;” from “I never get any good breaks” to “God’s favor surrounds me like a shield;” from “I’ve made too many mistakes. I’m all washed up;” to “I’m redeemed and forgiven. My best days are still out in front of me.”
It doesn’t matter how bad it looks, how many people have told you no, or how long it’s been that way, God has the final say. It’s not over till God says it’s over. Shake off the self-pity. Shake off the disappointment. Declare His promises over your life and see His victory as you align yourself with Him!
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
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What do you need faith for today? Ask God!
"...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20 ... See MoreSee Less
Family Church Gateshead shared Ann Voskamp's post.
1 month ago
Feels like there's a million things coming at you as you look into the week ahead, but really there is always only one thing: Just. Stay. Calm.
"The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm" Ex14:14
Let the Spirit in dwell, before stepping into the hour, day, week. This is the way calm comes.
For God will do the battle for you.
You just do the breathing in Him.
Jesus didn’t just calm one storm—He can calm all our storms.
And He comes as a sign to us, a sign of the cross, a sign God’s reaching for us, believing in us, in love, in redemption, in making all things new, in making us enough because He is.
Our God is the God to find comfort in because ours is the God who cries… the God tender enough to break right open and let His heart run liquid and He is the river of life because He knows our heart streams. One day He will wipe all tears away because He knows how the weeping feel: He has loved us.
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Next Sunday we have Jamie Daniels speaking at The HUB.
Plan to join us as it will be a great day.
Coffee from 10:30. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to hearing the word he is going to bring. Feeling excited about it 😁
Cool I might be there
We can be secure - forever - in the perfect love of our Lord and Saviour!
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the snow .....Toddlers is NOT ON TODAY!
Be safe ☃️ ... See MoreSee Less
Where's your focus today?
Whatever you're going through, keep your focus on the Lord!
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken."
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Family Church Gateshead shared Paul Scanlon's photo.
1 month ago
STRUGGLE IS PROOF OF LIFE
If you’re still struggling and resisting and fighting back however weakly then it’s proof that you’re still in the game.
Like a wrestler who’s been pinned down by their opponent and the three count has started, all you gotta do is just lift a shoulder and the count has to start again. If all you can do today is lift a shoulder then do it, cos dead and defeated people don’t lift shoulders, your slightly raised shoulder is proof of life.
#proofoflife #mentoring #growingpeople #2018 #commmunication ... See MoreSee Less
Family Church Gateshead shared Priceless's event.
1 month ago
Ladies, if you are planning on coming to Bolton, you need to book your tickets! 16th & 17th March. See Meg for more details
Women’s Bloom conference
At this years’ conference, hosted by Georgina Smith, Senior Pastor of Kings Church, we have the honour of welcoming Ms. Karen Wheaton, all the way from Alabama, USA. She is a woman of The Word and an anointed speaker. Karen is committed to developing men and women across the globe into the mature believers God has called them to be. We are so expectant and excited to introduce you to Karen this year, and already know you are going to receive so much from her ministry. ... See MoreSee Less
Toddlers in back on today! 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.
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Great to meet new people at church this morning. I love that our church community is growing.
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Lovely community, great word 😊
God is still good and faithful even when we don't know what He's doing!
"You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord for ever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal." Isaiah 26:3-4 ... See MoreSee Less
Yes and amen... His praise shall ever be on my lips ...
PORTRAITS OF A SAVIOUR
Separating the truth for fiction to discover the real Jesus
New teaching series for 2018 starting 7th January
Family Church Gateshead
Sunday - 10:30 for coffee & Service at 11:00 ... See MoreSee Less
We are really in need of donations of clothes, especially age 5+
We have lots of baby clothes and are not currently taking anymore but older children's clothes, coats and shoes would be most welcome.
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God what you do for me is awesome, but I just want to be in your arms. I just want to be with you.
We have a God who wants-with every ounce and fibre in his being-to hold us in his arms. He just wants to relate. He just wants to be with us, like a mom and her child.
You are the object of God’s affection and desire. You were designed to be alone with God, to enjoy God, to feel God, and to experience God.
You just have to let your soul go there, by the grace of God, and say, okay, God, here I am. I’m going to enjoy you no matter what’s going on around me.
Hebrews 6:19 says “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.”
I love those first three words: “we have this.”
The writer of Hebrews is saying: we have this. We already have what we need. We don’t have to earn it or deserve it. We already have what we need. And we know that God will continue to provide what we need in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
Life isn't always easy, is it?
But no matter what we face, we have a strong and faithful God. Keep close to Him.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 ... See MoreSee Less
The definition, “love believes all things,” can be summed up in one phrase that you should insert into your vocabulary and conservation on a daily basis. “He (or she) didn’t mean it.”
Some of us are self-appointed guardians of our rights, privileges, dignity, and pride. We think that if we get walked all over, if we get taken advantage of, we somehow lose something.
But in reality, it’s the people who live their lives defending them-selves and lashing out at perceived attackers who lose the most.
Think about it. Who is primarily affected if you spend your days assuming the worst?
Yeah that coworker meant to hurt me with that comment. My husband or wife is so manipulative. That neighbour is always mean and underhanded and subversive.
Guess what? Those people aren’t going to be bothered by your bitterness. But you are.
You will spend your life in a holding pattern, looking back at the situation from every angle, trying to figure out how to get the advantage, how to get your pride back, how to prove your point. And ironically, the situations you are obsessing over are long gone. You will never get ahead flying in circles. You will never get over something until you let it go.
The best way to let something go is to immediately and from your heart decide not to pick up the offense in the first place.
“He or She didn’t mean it.” And you move on with your life. You give people the benefit of the doubt-even when there is very little doubt.
You know they meant it, but you are choosing to believe the best, to believe they regret it now, to believe that’s not what they wanted for their lives, to believe that they did it in ignorance or haste or pain, but they are really not that kind of people.
If you do this, your soul will be so free. Your ice cream will taste better. Your kale will have some flavor. You will have a skip in your step and a sparkle in your eye because you are not controlled by the offenses of others.
Can you imagine what our families and marriages and relationships would look like if we included this phrase in our daily vernacular?
What the church would look like? What nations and politics and media and neighbourhood associations and every other societal relationship would like like?
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Amen. I love the saying ‘Holding onto bitterness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die’. We should always remember to be ready to forgive because Christ forgave us first x
Hope in God. The God who created the universe is constantly concerned and involved in your life. That is the most emotionally stabilizing force that could ever exist.
God is not just the God of the universe. He is your God, your salvation, and your hope. He is available to you. His attention and care are perpetually toward you. They will never be removed from you. You can talk to Him. You can involve Him. He knows your feelings and emotions better than you do. He knows what you are going through. He knows your ups and and He knows your downs.
The reality of God’s care for you makes you healthy on the inside. It enables you to rise again, to believe again, and to walk again.
His care and concern do not depend on your performance, by the way. Remember, it wasn’t your idea to ask God to look out for you-He promised to do so long before you were even born. The Bible is full of God’s promises to guide your steps and keep your soul. You can approach Him with confidence no matter where you find yourself, because He cares for you more than you could ever deserve or describe.
Yes, life is complicated and unpredictable. You can’t always explain-much less control-the emotions and feelings that wash over you from time to time.
When your emotions surprise you and your feelings betray you, you need a source of hope greater than your soul. You need an anchor for your soul.
God has already provided that anchor. It’s not a concept, a philosophy, or an ideology.
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Family Church Gateshead shared Ann Voskamp's post.
2 months ago
Amidst the noise of everything, that's what it comes down to: Be silent stress, be silent worries, be silent fears,
just hush all worry, hush all hurry -- & hear Him in the stillness:
"Know that I am God ... Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at Me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” Ps.46:10MSG
Sadness is never the end of the story. Jesus is the end of our story – and the beginning of our story and the best part of our story.
Above the pressures, above the pace, above the politics, above the news, above the rushing, above the deadlines, above everything -- take a long, loving look at Him -- your High God who is above all that is pressing in on you -- & press into Him.
The Lord God Almighty is here among us, the Lord is Here --
so Peace is here among us,
& brave praise rises from amongst us,
& there are arms to carry us through all this here
because knowing that He is God means knowing we are His Beloved and we will always be held. ... See MoreSee Less
At the end of the year, the burden of uncompleted tasks can weigh us down. Responsibilities at home and work may seem never-ending, and those unfinished today roll into tomorrow. But there are times in our journey of faith when we should pause and celebrate God’s faithfulness and the tasks completed.
After the first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas, “they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed” (Acts 14:26). While much work remained in sharing the message of Jesus with others, they took time to give thanks for what had been done. “They gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles”.
What has God done through you during the past year? How has He opened the door of faith for someone you know and love? In ways we can’t imagine, He is at work through us in tasks that may seem insignificant or incomplete.
When we feel painfully aware of our unfinished tasks in serving the Lord, let’s not forget to give thanks for the ways He has worked through us. Rejoicing over what God has done by His grace sets the stage for what is to come!
Lord, as this year comes to a close, we give thanks for all You have accomplished in and through us. By Your grace, lift our eyes to see what is to come! ... See MoreSee Less
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Yeah thoroughly enjoyed it, great word Meg. I love being part of the family 😁
Merry Christmas you guys!!
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Cool I see u in the new year
““Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people. He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of his servant David, just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago. Now we will be saved from our enemies and from all who hate us. He has been merciful to our ancestors by remembering his sacred covenant— the covenant he swore with an oath to our ancestor Abraham. We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live.
Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.””
Luke 1:68-75, 78-79 NLT ... See MoreSee Less
The world waited with baited breath for a long-anticipated Savior foretold by prophets of old. Yet, in the stillness of a chilly winter’s night, very few knew that the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, was the One they’d been looking for. How could He be both God and man, both King and child, both Creator and created? With his silky skin, soft coos and warm body, how could this baby be equal parts divine and human?
Here within a manger lies / The One who made the starry skies / This baby born for sacrifice / Christ the Messiah
He wasn’t anything like what they expected. He wasn’t the leader they envisioned. He wasn’t a mighty warrior riding in on a white horse to save His people. He wasn’t a man of great wealth and prestige. He wasn’t of noble birth. Instead, he came from a tiny, overlooked town, born in a stable with little fanfare.
Who is this King that lets people come close? Who is this King that lets people hold Him? Who is this King who leaves the perfection of heaven and enters the darkness of earth?
Into our hopes, into our fears / The Savior of the world appears / The promise of eternal years / Christ the Messiah
That very night, that stable became a throne. That baby became royalty. And the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus became the narrative that started it all—that picture of unexpected, meager beginnings emblazoned on our hearts for all eternity.
But that’s often not how we think of the Christmas story. We question the way His plan of redemption began. If we had been writing the story, Bethlehem wouldn’t be our setting and a tiny human certainly wouldn’t be our starting point. Yet, the fact that He came as a helpless child, born into a dirty, messy stable gives us hope, doesn’t it? Hope that He still comes to us. Hope that He enters into our mess, our dirtiness and allows us to cling to Him. This is the King we serve, a God who lets us draw near, unafraid. Humble, holy. Fully God, fully man. Approachable. Personal. He is the One for all generations.
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Never be ashamed of a scar. It means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
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Absolutely fantastic day at the Family Church Christmas Carol Service. Great to see so many new faces. Full house. ... See MoreSee Less
Shame I missed it. Would have liked to have been there Had to work sorry 🙁
Faye Louise Diston x
Renee Diston x
Christmas fun at Family Church! ... See MoreSee Less
This is my last year doing this and will be interviewing for my replacement in 2018. Just getting too old for it and out of breath. Volunteer someone’s name below ... Ha Ha. Paul. :0) :0) :0)
Was so funny had a great time xx
I cannot stop laughing everytime I watch it 😂
Shame i missed it. However i was there first time round, you can hear me cackling away on the video 🤣🤣🤣
Faye Louise Diston x
It was so funny you definitely had everyone laughing x
Shame I missed it looked like fun and I had to work x
So funny loved it 😂😂😂😂 x
Family Church Gateshead shared their post.
2 months ago
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The presence of God, I say that this gentle loving gaze of God, insensibly lights a fire divine in the soul, which so warmly kindles it with the love of God that one is constrained to temper it with many outward acts.
My God, I am wholly yours; God of Love, I Love you with all my heart; Lord, fashion me according to your heart.
The presence of God is then, the life and nourishment of the soul. ... See MoreSee Less
Spot on Matthew 22:36-40New International Version (NIV) 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” X S