What does it mean to follow Jesus in the UK today ?
We are facing a crisis in the life of the UK far greater than politicians have admitted, and more serious than many in our churches realise.
Family breakdown, a creaking welfare state and economic, failure are just the tip of the iceberg.
We believe this is a time of great opportunity for the Church of Christ in the UK to BE hope for the nation.
Come and hear The Vision of the Maranatha Community
- Followers of Jesus, responding to His radical demands, exploring, living and proclaiming the Gospel, visibly different from the world.
- Christians praying and praising together as one, manifesting signs and wonders from God for all to see.
- God radically transforming lives, healing people, reviving churches, revitalising communities and renewing our nation.
Saturday, 24th March 2012 10.30 – 1pm
(coffee will be served from 10a.m.)
Willington Methodist Church
Lydia Street, Willington,
County Durham DL15 0AE
Saturday, 31st March 2012 10.30 – 1pm
(coffee will be served from 10a.m.)
Parish of Our Lady of the Portal and St. Piran
St. Austell Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1SE
What are we waiting for ?
For 30 years God has been preparing the Maranatha Community ‘for such a time as this’. For 30 years we have seen a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit. There has been great fruitfulness – lives transformed, people healed, the dead raised, enemies reconciled, bonds of unity forged.
As we have prayed ‘Come, Lord Jesus’ we have seen Him come, so often in unexpected ways. Yet, we still wait with longing for His final coming in glory. And as we wait Jesus says to each of us, “Come”, “Go”; He demands immediacy in our response. It is time to leap over the obstacles that have immobilised us. The word given to Maranatha many years ago – “Do it now” – is for 2012.
The February edition of the Maranatha Community Newsletter which is available for you to read on-screen (or print for your convenience) list initiatives for this year, brings news from our Assembly last October and Annual Gathering at Quinta in January, and leads us in balancing prayer and action.
We would also like to draw your attention to the following: (click on each)
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by Allyn Benedict
“When I first met Pastor Allyn Benedict in the autumn of 2005 it was apparent to me that he had received a word from God so powerful that it could not be contained and must go out into the Church.
This word so impacted my own life that I have not been the same since, for which I joyfully give thanks to the Father…. Allyn has lived out this word, as though he were called to a “prophetic life”… it calls us in our life and ministry to draw a line between the kingdom of this world and the Father’s kingdom; it is ultimately a word about life as children of God living “in the Father’s house”; …to die to this world in order to live as a child of the Father, fully submitted to his embrace of mercy and love…As I commend this book to you, so I also invite you to be like a pilgrim as you journey through it, from the revelation of the condition of the human heart, to the revelation of the inclination of the Father’s heart toward you, as He waits longingly for you to come home as a son or daughter and share in His joy. This book was written to make the vision plain so that it might go out and change lives, transform relationships and free people to live as children of God. May you experience this freedom, as I have, as you encounter Jesus – your only righteous judge and Saviour – through the pages of this book.” (Taken from the Preface by Juan Fernandez-Arias, Maranatha Co-Leader)
Price £12 + p&p
Human life is torn apart by conflicts which are never resolved and every page of our history is marked by Man’s inhumanity to man. In this deeply insightful and prophetic book, Allyn Benedict shows that Idolatry – a counterfeit judge – is at the centre of the human heart.
Available here from the Maranatha Bookshop.