Welcome to our new site! We hope you like it. We would like this to be a thought-provoking and active online space to match the atmosphere of our church. But why the lighthouse? It’s fair to say Newbury is about as far from the coast as you could possibly get in this island of ours! But we see ourselves as a lighthouse for a number of reasons.
Firstly, we are a group whose lives have each been illuminated by the light of the gospel. This has changed the way that we choose to live our lives.
‘For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.’ (2Cor4:6)
Secondly, collectively, we are a beacon for the gospel.
‘“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matt5:14-16)
Thirdly, a lighthouse is a symbol of calm water and safe harbour after a dangerous journey, and this is what Jesus offers:
‘Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”’ (Matt11:28-30)
We hope to keep this blog updated regularly to give you a window into the type of things we discuss at our services. Also, please do explore our new site and let us know if you have any feedback.