Strathclyde Evangelical Churches Football League – your chance to join.

Strathclyde Evangelical Churches Football League – your chance to join.

Strathclyde Evangelical Churches Leagues can provide a platform for community outreach through football.

The league is affiliated with the Scottish Amateur Football association and is run similar to any football league.

Participating in the league gives a different perspective for outreach to men aged 18 plus. Getting alongside guys who want to play can reap results not only on the football pitch but also off the pitch.

If you are looking for a new way to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into your community, maybe football would be a way to start.

It can start with the 11 players in the starting lineup and the 7 subs plus the others who may come along to be part of something.

Check out our website at https://www.churchesleague.com/ or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/strathclyde.evangelical.churches.league/

New book from author John Caldwell

New book from author John Caldwell

In January 1999, John Caldwell had a powerful encounter with Christ that totally changed his life. This experience set him free from a chaotic life of hedonism and hopelessness.

John writes about his life-changing encounter with Jesus in his book ‘Christ, the Cross and the Concrete Jungle’ . This book has inspired thousands of Christians and impacted many non-Christians with its gritty and gripping account of life in the schemes of Scotland and John’s awe-inspiring account of Christ’s deliverance.

In January 2020, John and his wife Laura were called into church planting. In April 2020 they planted Kairos Church Stirling/Perthshire. Despite the challenges of lockdown, Kairos Church has seen God move and a number of lives restored to Christ. During lockdown, John was led by the Spirit to write ‘The Lion’s Roar: A Prophetic Wake-Up Call’. This book has been described as both “challenging” and “inspiring”.

Other books by John include ‘Visions from the Valley’ a 100 daily devotional based on extracts from the writings of early Pentecostal pioneers, many of whom emerged from the Welsh revival; ‘Restoring Tongues of Fire’: a fresh look at the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the signs that follow; and ‘Radical Church’ a book that explores a number of challenges both within and out with the church that the church needs to overcome – in particular this book calls the church to rediscover the foundation of sola-scriptura, the centrality of the cross, and the headship of Christ over his church.

A number of John’s books have received encouraging endorsements from leaders and writers such as Tom Lennie, David Robertson, Steve Uppal and John Glass.

If you have a heart for the lost, a vision for revival and a desire to see the church rise up un the fulness of her calling – these books are for you!

MAF Bible-study course – join for free now!

MAF Bible-study course – join for free now!
Join us in this significant season of self-reflection as we delve deeper into God’s Word with MAF’s Bible-study course
What is it?
Throughout Lent and Easter, MAF are offering Part II of the MAF are offering Part II of the Recalibrate Bible-study course, absolutely free.This is a great resource on your own individual journey with God, or for study groups or families online, to go through the 30-minute biblical reflections together.Over two weeks, you will receive a daily devotion with scripture questions, prayers and an opportunity at the end to hear what the Lord might be saying to you and to make a personal response.
When is it?
The course start dates are 19 March, 26 March and 2 April 2021. Depending on the date of your sign-up, you will be enrolled on the next available slot and the reflections will be sent to your inbox.
What do I need?
You will need a notebook or digital device to write notes with, or alternatively you can print off the workbook sheets included.We find it best to set aside a specific time during the day for your daily study — this can be 15 minutes, 30 minutes or longer if you prefer.
How do I get it?
Click below to receive your two week-course today!You can also share this email with your study group or family if you would like them to join with you too.
https://www.maf-uk.org/get-your-free-bible-study-course

APPEAL FOR CHRISTIANS SUFFERING OPPRESSION

APPEAL FOR CHRISTIANS SUFFERING OPPRESSION

Li Wei*, a Christian father and church leader in China, and his wife are good tenants. They always pay their rent on time and keep their flat tidy. But since January 2020 they have been evicted from three apartments simply because of their faith in Jesus.

The landlords were pressured by Communist party members to evict Li Wei’s family and this situation has been devastating. But this is not all.

Recently, the authorities cut both the water and the electricity supplies in Li Wei’s apartment. So, when some friends from their church visited them, they found Wei’s wife using a torch to help her children do their homework.

Later, with a smile on her face she started to cook some food to share using just a small camp stove. “We are forced to live in darkness” she said. “But our hearts are full of light. The light that comes from God’s Word.”

Revival FM’s partner Release International hears many stories like this from Christians in China and elsewhere who are experiencing daily pressures from local authorities or religious leaders who actively oppose the spread of the gospel.

Will you help believers like Li Wei to stand firm in their faith in the face of increased persecution and oppression by sending a special gift to Release International today?

Yes, I will help oppressed Christians and their families

You and I might never experience the kind of situations Christians like Li Wei are up against, but we can do something to show them that they are not alone. By giving to Release International today you can show a precious brother or sister in Christ who is being oppressed for their faith that God has put them in your heart and that you love them. Your gift will be used to provide financial support and basic supplies for oppressed Christians and their families, as well as pastoral care and discipleship resources.

• £30 could provide 15 Bibles to remote rural communities in Northern and Central India.
• £50 could provide food for a family of Christian Iranian refugees in Turkey for a month.
• £100 could fund 10 pastors and church workers in China who are unable to find other jobs because of persecution with essential support costs for a month.
• £250 could allow a life transforming development to the home of a destitute Christian family in Egypt, such as the provision of a roof.

Yes, I will help oppressed Christians and their families.

For more information about Release International and to subscribe to news and prayer resources click here.

*Names have been changed in order to protect the identity of the people we serve.