November 2021- Project 200 Notice

Celebration of 200 years of Sannox Church & 10 years of Sannox Christian Centre Date:  4 December   Times:  2pm – 4.30pm    Location:  Sannox, Isle of Arran: This will be a special ‘Sannox Saturday’, especially for those who have been involved with Sannox since the start.  From 2.00pm – 4.30pm we will be “looking back with thanks and looking forward with anticipation”.   The afternoon will include times of informal ‘mixing and mingling’ with refreshments, a short presentation outlining some of the plans for Project 200 in 2022, and an informal service of thanksgiving for the 200 years of Sannox Church and
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November 2021- Prayer News

Prayer News – November 2021 “God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and yes, Earth itself and every animal that moves on the face of the earth”  [Gen 1:26  The Message, emphasis added] COP26, the UN Climate Conference which officially opens on 31 October, will bring around 190 world leaders and their delegations plus thousands of activists, demonstrators, lobbyists, company representatives, and members of many faith groups and organisations involved in climate, justice, development,
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October 2021 – Prayer News

Sannox prayer news – October 2021 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  [Eph 6:12 NIV] As we know, every Christian is in a battle, a participant in the cosmic battle between good and evil.  The Celtic Christians were very well aware of the ‘spiritual dimension’ of this battle as they took the Gospel throughout this land.  To some extent, we in the west have lost that sharp awareness of this battle and
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September 2021 – Prayer News

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.”  [Ps 107:1 NIV] Regular readers of these prayer e-letters and attenders at our monthly prayer gatherings will have noticed that we spend part of the time ‘giving thanks’.  Thanksgiving is, or should be, part of our daily prayer times – it is a key part of building intimacy – our vital relationship with God, with Jesus, with the Holy Spirit. Part of the Every Day With Jesus reading for 28th August says this:  “Thanksgiving is the bass note for God’s constant communication with us because the bass plays
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August 2021 – Prayer News

A ‘Safe Place’ “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!……..For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”  [Ps 133 NIV] A key element of the Sannox vision is that it is a ‘safe place’ where all are welcome.  There are no ‘labels’ – as was once said in another Christian context, ‘the labels fall off when we come through the door’.  Whatever our church or theological background, when we are at Sannox we are the ‘family of God’ gathering to pray, worship, fellowship, love, encourage, support and learn from one another.  We focus
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Categories: Prayer Points and Uncategorized.

July 2021 – Prayer News

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER “Prayer –  The sinew that moves the muscle of God”  [Summary of Charles Spurgeon quote] “We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.”  [Andrew Murray] There are many, many quotes about the unique importance and power of prayer.  We know that spending time in prayer on our own is a key part of developing a ‘Christ-like’ character within us as disciples of Jesus. However we also know that there is a special
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June 2021 – Prayer News

Restoration “Love and faithfulness meet together, righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.  The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.  Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.”  [Psalm 85:10-13 NIV] The National Prayer Breakfast Scotland will be streamed online from 8am-9am on Wednesday 2 June, followed by 12 hours of online prayer for the nation led in sections by over 20 churches, denominations and ministries (details at https://www.npbscotland.org.uk). The theme is ‘Restoration’ and these are the verses they
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May 2021 – Prayer News

Sannox Prayer News May 2021 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.”  [Psalm 100:4-5] Being involved in a project like Sannox Christian Centre with the need to raise large amounts of finance to carry out an ambitious building project could be a daunting prospect, if it were not for the fact, the truth, that this is the Lord’s project, not the ‘good idea’ of a few folk. When the Lord directs, He is faithful
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May 2021 – Prayer News

Sannox Prayer News May 2021 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.”  [Psalm 100:4-5] Being involved in a project like Sannox Christian Centre with the need to raise large amounts of finance to carry out an ambitious building project could be a daunting prospect, if it were not for the fact, the truth, that this is the Lord’s project, not the ‘good idea’ of a few folk. When the Lord directs, He is faithful
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Categories: Building progress, Event News, Latest News, Prayer Points and Prayer request.

April 2021 – Prayer News

‘If you want to walk on water you’ve got to get out of the boat’ is the title of one of John Ortberg’s best known books – all about stepping out in faith and trusting God to meet every need.  It’s not something many in our comfortable western Christianity are very good at doing, but it is something that those involved in the Sannox story so far will be familiar with.  Starting with virtually nothing apart from a vision and a sense of calling from God, around £900,000 worth of land purchase, building renovations, salary and other revenue costs has already
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