On Friday evening, Dr. John Oakes PhD continued his UK tour and came to Edinburgh to talk on “What is Truth?”
His talk was a comparison of some of the major philosophies and religions of the world and how Christianity matched up to them. John spoke primarily about naturalism/materialism and post-modernism, with some discussion about eastern religions and Islam. It was a presentation which convincingly, accurately and systematically broke down and robustly rebuffed most of the common atheistic arguments against God and showed how they fail to offer real truth.
The full video and slides are below:
Over the past two weeks, four ministry interns have been helping the Glasgow Church of Christ. Nikhil Pattni, Edmund Pascual, Whitney Velez and Madeleine Martin took a month away from there “History Makers” ministry internship in Seattle to spend time to help out in churches in the UK. They spent two weeks in Glasgow talking to students and non-Students about their faith, holding bible discussions and learning about Scottish culture and traditions, as well as visiting Edinburgh and Stirling.
While they were in Glasgow, they each shared about their faith with the church. The women shared their testimonies and the men shared their thoughts on communion and a sermon.
Madeleine Martin’s testimony
Sermon by Edmund Pascual
We wish them well as they now spend two weeks with the church in Birmingham
We have been very blessed to have a couple of great visiting speakers to Glasgow over the last couple of weeks. First Andy Fleming visited a couple of weeks ago and preached a powerful lesson from John 4 about the interaction Jesus had with the woman by the well.
The following week we had Barry Lamb speak at the church. He has over 15 years of ministry experience and currently is a Programme director for a Christian based charity. Barry spoke about God’s relationship with Israel from the book of Hosea and how it relates to the church today.
Barry Lamb Preaching
The student discussion group been meeting fortnightly at the iCafe, Woodlands Rd. The autumn started with us handing out student planners, which stimulated a lot of interest around the West End. We’ve been having a great time, and enjoying hearing opinions, chatting and of course the food and drink! Why not come and join us? Look us up and like us at The Glasgow Church of Christ Bible Discussion on facebook….
During the last three Friday evening on May, the Glasgow Church of Christ is putting a series of events called, The Pursuit of Happiness. The first was on 17th May about Financial Stability, the next two will be on Stable Relationships and then The Good Life.
These are very practical talks which demonstrate the application of biblical principles in the 21st century.
Financial Stability Video
A few months ago, William was searching the internet for a church. His life had gone downhill and he was looking for a new start. He came across the Glasgow Church of Christ website and decided to come along.
William enjoyed the worship and fellowship and within a couple of weeks started to study the Bible. William had a strong desire to get his life right with God and was humble to the scriptures. When he saw what the bible said, he changed his life and longed to get his life right with God.
And during this festive time of Christmas, William decided to get baptised and have his sins washed away and receive the Holy Spirit.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10
The words of Jesus which William had read at his baptism.
In the bleak midwinter (or 14th December), members of the Glasgow Church of Christ were given permission to sing carols for our supported charity, HOPE worldwide, in one of Scotland’s largest shopping centres, Breahead. In just one and a half hours we raised £183 for the Two Step programme. Two Step is a homeless programme run by HOPE worldwide UK to help homeless people get into permanent accommodation. The programme has been running for a number of years in London and HOPE worldwide has just started a sister Two Step programme in Manchester.
Thanks to all the people of Glasgow who helped us support this worthy cause by donating money during our carol singing.