meet the ministers

Rev. Colin and Sue Cooper

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope you can see something about the heart of our church which is based on relationships, with Jesus in the centre of them.

Why don’t you give the church a visit and see for yourself the incredible atmosphere of joy, fun and excitement that exists with the people here.

In a world of uncertainty there is security in the church, and the Lord puts a protection over His House and the people; it is the safest place to be.

Religion will not satisfy or fulfil you, nor will you find contentment by simply going to church. Only by asking a very real Jesus to get involved in your life will church have a meaning, and then you will begin to have a new start, a new journey in life, and a hope for the future.

Why don’t you give us a call, or better still, come and see us and talk to our respected leaders, or any of our many musicians or trusted volunteers. Whether you’re 19 or 90 there is a place for you in Huddersfield Christian Fellowship.

I hope this is the start of a whole new chapter in your life and I look forward to seeing you soon. Until then have a humdinger of a year!

OUR PRIMARY AIM

Of HCF a church in Huddersfield, is to help people from all walks of life to find Jesus Christ for themselves. We believe that an encounter with Jesus Christ is a life-changing experience which not only has a positive impact on the life of the individual but also on their workplace, family and the town in which they live. 

HCF believes that every person has a part to play in reaching the lost for Jesus Christ and also in the building up of the body of Christ. Opportunities for growing and developing individual ministries exist within the local Church. This belief is also supported by the mix of nationalities represented in the congregation from such countries as Brazil,China,Finland,France,India,Norway,Poland,Romania, various African countries and theUSA. Come and visit us, a Church in Huddersfield.

  

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Living Devotions

Rev. E. Anderson

LIVING IN FREEDOM

Senior Living Ministries

“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir” – Galatians 4:6-7

A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandma’s backyard, he saw her pet duck. On an impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck fell dead.

So he panicked and hid the dead duck in the woodpile, only to look up and see his sister watching. After lunch that day, Grandma said, “Sally, let’s wash the dishes.” But Sally said, “Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today. Didn’t you, Johnny?” And she whispered to him, “Remember the duck.” So Johnny did the dishes.

Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, Grandma said, “I’m sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper.” Sally smiled and said, “That’s all taken care of. Johnny wants to do it.” Again she whispered, “Remember the duck.” Johnny stayed while Sally went fishing.

Finally, after several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s, he couldn’t stand it. He confessed to Grandma that he’d killed the duck. “I know, Johnny,” she said, giving him a hug. “I was standing at the window and saw the whole thing. Because I love you, I forgave you. I just wondered how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.

How many Christians today have received forgiveness in Christ, but miss out on living in the freedom they have? Don’t live under the impression that you still have to earn your salvation. Instead, live in the freedom that Christ has bought you!

PRAYER CHALLENGE

Pray and ask God to help you understand the freedom you have in Christ. As you grow in your freedom, shake off the yoke of slavery and experience the joy you’re meant to have!

 

leadership factors

Rev. John Maxwell

LAME LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Taken from the John Maxwell Leadership Bible

Numbers 12-24

Tie Book of Numbers offers several “lame leadership” illustrations. Consider just a few acts of indiscretion, foolishness, lack of judgment, poor choices, and just plain old sin:

1.  KORAH (Num. 16)

Koran recruited two buddies and 250 henchmen to stage an insurrection against Moses. Result? The earth swallowed them up.

2.  THE PROPHET BALAAM (NUM. 22—24)

King Balak paid Balaam to put a curse onIsrael. God interceded, even to the point of giving Balaam’s donkey a human voice to reason with him. Result? God rebuked Balaam.

3. BALAK (Num. 22-24)

King Balak thought he could buy his way into success. He paid Balaam to curse God’s peo­ple, hoping his plan could override God’s sovereignty. Result? It didn’t.

4. MIRIAM AND AARON (NUM. 12)

Moses’ own sister and brother decided they wanted a bigger piece of the power. Result? Miriam got a case of leprosy, and both got a bigger piece of humble pie.

5.  THE TEN FEARFUL SPIES (NUM. 13; 14)

These men led their clans. They had witnessed God’s provision. Yet they turned chicken at the edge of the Promised Land. Result? They destroyed the faith of the people.

6. MOSES (NUM. 20)

Even Moses had bad days. Once, in a fit of anger, he disobeyed God and struck a rock twice. Result? He forfeited his right to enter Canaan.