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Posts by Mark Waterfield

May / June 2016 Update

Dear all, ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly more than we could ever ask or imagine’ (Ephesians 3:20) We have just started a new preaching series at Hope Church – Keys to Faith. Faith is like a muscle that we need to keep on using and putting into practice. I want to…

March / April 2016 Update

The tomb is empty! Christ is risen! Darkness has been overcome and the devil is defeated! Easter is early this year and fast approaching! This Easter let us all be confident in the unique and life transforming message of the Resurrection! As Christians we can so often shrink back and think that we have nothing…

How Do We Fast?

As well as food, you might want to include television (or a specific programme), computer games, newspapers, sport, emails, text messages or social media as part of your fast. You can miss a meal, or fast 24 hours. e.g. 4pm one day – 4pm the next, or go a few days. Never get into condemnation…

What Happens When We Fast?

Things happen and change when we pray and fast – Mark 9:29 Be aware that the enemy wants to disrupt your focus. Be careful in speech and actions, guard your relationships in your family and in church. Restricting the flesh in us, releases the Holy Spirit in us. Fasting focuses our attention on God, not…

Why Do We Fast?

Jesus says “when you fast” not “if” you fast (Matthew 6:16) so it is clearly something which He included as part of being His disciple and it is also something which He clearly engaged in Himself. We fast to free up time – even a few moments. Remember we are to pray and Fasting helps…

January / February Update

A belated Happy New Year to everyone! On Saturday 16th January 10am at Stratford Circus there is a very special Women’s Prayer Breakfast. There will be coffee, tea, croissants, the chance to pray together at the start of 2016 and some exciting news! Hope Church women – don’t miss it! From Monday 25th January –…

November / December Update

Dear all, ‘If God is for us who can be against us?’ Romans 8:31 Whatever life may throw at us we do not need to fear – GOD IS FOR US! We have just finished our preaching series looking at The Grace Factor. It is so important to be continually reminded that nothing can separate us from the love of…

September / October Update

As we enter a new season, let’s be reminded afresh that God’s grace sets us in ‘wide open spaces’. As Christians we are not hemmed in or closed in by sin but wide open and free! Enjoy the abundance and freedom of God’s grace. Prayer is a vital part of the life of the Church.…