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3rd April 2017

Stepping out of the comfort zone!



One of our members shared this with us recently - God's at work!

"I was out with my mum at the residential home and I overheard the receptionist there talking about suffering with degenerative disks in her neck. I felt inspired to step out of my comfort zone to offer to pray for her and to my surprise she accepted!

As I prayed for her I really felt God's presence in a powerful way. I could see in her body language that she was really experiencing His love and peace. Her whole countenance changed and afterwards she physically had an increased range of movement and quite substantial relief which really lifted her.

I hope to bump into her again and see how she’s getting on. God is on the move!"

We love to hear your stories of stepping out and praying for people, what God's up to in your neighbourhood and testimonies of God's healing power. Email us at testimonies@ccbs.org.uk !


Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick
15:14


29th March 2017

Freedom from the fear of rejection


One of the songs that we love to sing at CCBS declares the words from 2 Corinthians 3:17: "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom".

This blog from one of our members captures an intimate time between her and Father God that led to powerful breakthrough!

"For a long time now I have been increasingly aware that I have been living with a fear of rejection. It had become a stronghold in my life that would cripple me and it was pulling me, time and time again, away from God's goodness, His acceptance, and the plans that I know He has for me.

When I was reading the 'Word For Today' Bible notes from the story of Nehemiah on 11th March, it talked about, "Be willing to pay the price." It acknowledged that we all want to be liked, but at some point we have to ask ourselves: "How much am I willing to forfeit in order to be liked and accepted?”  In chapter 6, Nehemiah chose not to defer to the opinions of the people around him, but rather to stay up on the wall engaged in the important work that God had asked him to do.

It made me stop and ask myself, “How much time and emotional energy am I willing to waste on worrying about what others think of me rather than what God thinks of me?”

I made it a priority that day to sit in God's presence and pray for a breakthrough. As I sat there, I had a vision of Jesus coming towards me. He looked lovingly and so tenderly at me. He knelt at my feet. It was such a humbling moment. I wept as He untied ropes of bondage from my feet and with an outstretched hand asked me to walk with him into freedom.

I know that I am no longer bound by this fear. I am choosing to live in His realm of love – not in a realm full of fear."


Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick
13:54


27th March 2017

Testimony of Healing


A fantastic testimony of God's healing!:

"For about 3 weeks I had been suffering with a painful sore on the inside of my nose. It was very painful to touch and if I blew my nose it would bleed. I was just living with it and hoping that it would go away, but reaching the point of going to see my GP to get some relief.

On Sunday 19th March a word was given that there was someone (or some people) in the meeting suffering with nasal problems. I responded to this and when I was prayed for the pain immediately reduced. We prayed again and this time the pain completely vanished! I have been pain free ever since!

Thank you Jesus!"


Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick
10:48


21st March 2017

"I can testify to God’s faithfulness"

We were delighted to receive this testimony last week! We rejoice with this family and thank God for all He's done and will continue to do through them:

"For the past two years I have been through a really tough period at work which has resulted in some of the greatest highs and greatest lows of my spiritual journey so far with God.

Through all of this, my family and I can testify to God’s faithfulness in providing for us and keeping us as the apple of His eye. The Lord has more than satisfied our physical, emotional and spiritual needs. He has lavished us with material gifts, even to the extent of arranging for someone to give us a much needed car when ours died!

Because of the impact of God's generous love, we have also been able to continue to be generous to others through these times of need and on into times of plenty.

He gave us everything when He gave His Son and we are so grateful to be able to give back to Him what He has given us.

The Lord Himself never lets us down & He will forever be our greatest treasure."


Lizzie McMillan

Posted by Lizzie McMillan
06:00


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