• Jacquey Newton

Proclaiming Jesus

Dear Followers of Jesus in Lynton & Lynmouth, and further afield, We are Roger and Jacquey, and we have been chosen by Jesus Christ, by the calling and destined purpose of God. We send this letter to all the holy believers who have been united to Jesus as beloved followers of the Messiah. May God, our true Father, release upon your lives the riches of his kind favour and heavenly peace through the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. Every time we pray for you our hearts overflow with thanksgiving to Father God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for your devoted lives of faith in Christ Jesus and your tender love toward all his holy believers. Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance, your hope stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope, now that you have believed in the truth of the gospel. This is the wonderful message that is being spread everywhere, powerfully changing hearts throughout the earth, just like it has changed you! Every believer of this good news bears the fruit of eternal life as they experience the reality of God’s grace. We keep you always in our prayers that you would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over your lives and experience God’s will for your lives, making you reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding. We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness! And we pray that you would be energised with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope and patient endurance. Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by enlightening us and living in the light. He has rescued us completely from the tyrannical rule and authority of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom realm of his beloved Son. For in the Son all our sins are cancelled and we have the release of redemption through his very blood. He is the divine portrait, the true likeness of the invisible God, and the first-born heir of all creation. For through the Son everything was created, both in the heavenly realm and on the earth, all that is seen and all that is unseen. Every seat of power, realm of government, principality, and authority—it was all created through him and for his purpose! He existed before anything was made, and now everything finds completion in him. He is the Head of his body, which is the church. And since he is the beginning and the firstborn heir in resurrection from the dead, he is the most exalted One, the Holder of First Place; the Superior One; holding first place in everything. For God is satisfied to have all his fullness (the fullness of God, the fullness of his plan in our lives, and the full image of God being restored into our hearts) dwelling in Christ. And by the blood of his cross, everything in heaven and earth is brought back to himself—back to its original intent, restored to innocence again! Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and restored without an indictment, if indeed you continue to advance in faith, assured of a firm foundation to grow upon. Never be shaken from the hope of the gospel you have believed in. And this is the glorious news we continue to share around. There is a divine mystery—a secret surprise that has been concealed from the world for generations, but now it’s being revealed, unfolded and manifested for every holy believer to experience. Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it! Jesus Christ is our message! We preach to awaken hearts and bring every person into the full understanding of truth. It has become our inspiration and passion in ministry to labour with a tireless intensity, with his power flowing through us, to present to every believer the revelation of being his perfect one in Jesus Christ. (Col 1:1-6, 9-23, 26-19 TPT)

Our church would have celebrated the anniversary of our new name on 21 July 2020. As we have been unable to meet I have prepared a video meditation on a River Pilgrimage based on a Northumbria Community prayer. The YouTube playlist, including that and songs for worship, is available here Over the next few weeks I will continue to write about Jesus based on Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae. Have a blessed week Jacquey

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Living Waters Lynton United Reformed Church
Lee Road, Lynton, Devon EX35 6BS
07704 869113