It’s interesting as I write this Community Church Blackburn hasn’t met physically as a congregation in a physical building since the 15th April 2020. Its nearly 20 days since then and I can testify that the church, without physically meeting feels stronger and more vibrant than ever!!.
Paul the Apostle says this to the church in Ephesus
20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
Never does this feel so real and relevant, at the moment, as we are scatted about Blackburn and further afield. But God is building His temple and building his Church.
Over the last 20 years Community Church Blackburn has physically met in different locations and places and our presently place of meeting has been Wesley Hall.
We have been so Blessed while we have been there and it’s a wonderful beautiful place to meet together.
Please spend a moment today to give thanks to all the people who work to maintain and upkeep Wesley Hall. Give thanks to for all the work Pauline and her staff do and also the Methodist management committee who allow us to use this building.
Please give us guidance as a church praying about where we continue to meet, as the life of the church progresses. It would be wonderful to have our own space and use this for mission, work with the poor and outreach for the Glory of God if He wills it.
I believe when the time is right for CCB. He will provide a building, but it will be for His Glory and His Glory alone!! So keep praying!
Helpful Bible Verses
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.
Stephen Norcross is an elder, married to Lisa and living in Blackburn. Stephen works full time for Community Church Blackburn. Stephen studied music at university and uses his musical gifts leading worship. He also has a passion for bible teaching.