Lichfield Christian Church

We are a small gathering of people who are walking down the road of following Jesus together.  We are fellow strugglers and fellow learners on this Spiritual journey. Jesus' example has taught us to love God, love one another, and love our neighbour.  That's what we are trying to do with Jesus' help. We hope you can join us at one of our Connect Groups where you can connect with God as we look into how the Bible relates to our everyday life.  The groups usually meet in homes and are friendly, relaxed and informative.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Where to Find Lichfield Christian Church

Instead of the traditional Sunday church service, we gather together in small groups during the week called Connect Groups.  Connect Groups usually meet in a home and are designed to help you connect with God and others using the guidance of the Holy Scriptures.  We also have a youth group which meets at Darwin Hall on Fridays (map). Please join us for one of our weekly groups.  For more information about when and where these meetings take place please contact us.

Intelligent Design vs Evolution

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Submitted by admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:33

Was this world created like the Bible says or was it formed by chance like the "Big Bang" theory proposes?  Intelligent Design (ID) movement says that if one finds a pocketwatch in a field he would not assume that it assembled itself by random chance but instead that there was a higher intelligence that designed it.  The same thing is proposed by the ID movement.  The ID movement sees serious problems with Darwinian Theory:

Good Friday?

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:55
Jesus - a ransom for many

Jesus - a ransom for manyAs we follow the Easter story in the gospel of Mark we see Jesus hinting to his disciples bit by bit about his impending death. As Jesus was making his way into Jerusalem for the last time, his power-grabbing disciples, James and John, asked him a question. They asked if they could sit at Jesus' left and right hand in his glory in the coming kingdom (they mistakenly believed Jesus' kingdom would come immediately with a political power-play to overthrow the Roman empire). So Jesus asked them if they could drink the same cup he would drink and be baptised with the same baptism? This was a clear reference to his impending death. Baptism and a cup in the Old Testament can be symbols for troubles and sufferings. The cup here in Mark referred to the wrath and justice of God against sin. Baptism means to be flooded with something. It can have two sides to it – negative and positive. It means to go through something (an ordeal) and to come out the other side of it. And this was a hint that the death of Jesus would result in resurrection and life.

 

Jesus says to the two disciples, “You don't know what you are asking” (his kingdom was not what they were imagining). Then he explains to them why he has to die. He said to them that he came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45 – many think this verse to be the key verse of the whole gospel of Mark). The word “ransom” which Jesus used meant “to purchase a person out of slavery” and more specifically “the price paid to bring a prisoner of war out of his captivity”. So Jesus is telling us that his death would be the payment to liberate us from our slavery to sin (the forces that seek to destroy us and upend God's peace in our lives). Interestingly, the word assumes that we are in captivity and bondage – indicating that we, in our default position, have rebelled against God and none of us reflects his perfect glory. That is how Jesus sees us. Secondly, it assumes that there is a price or penalty to be paid in order to release the slaves. This price was Jesus' life. In this case the ransomer does that which the slave or prisoner is incapable of doing themselves. And finally, a new relationship is formed with the ransomer – the former captive is now a captive of love and gratefulness to his liberator. A new relationship of love and willing service begins. And this is why Good Friday, a day in remembrance of the death of Jesus, is called “good”!

Whitemoor HEY! for Secondary School Youth

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Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:26

A new endeavour for those in secondary school. It's called "Whitemoor HEY!" because it will be held at Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield which is an outdoor recreation centre.

 

Whitemoor Hey!

Who: Secondary school age youth
What: A youth club combining fun & faith.  You can count on a good hour of fun and games, then a live worship band and in conclusion a short faith talk related to the Bible.
When: HEY! will run on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 7-9pm. For details see to the left
Where: Whitemoor Lakes (Lichfield)
Barley Green Lane
Lichfield WS13 8QT(map>>)
Cost: £2
Sponsor:  Youth at Whitemoor & Lichfield Christian Church among others
Consent Form Please bring a filled-in parental consent form with you.  Download, print out, and bring with you on the day with parent signature. Download>> You must have a valid parent/carer/guardian as a contact person.

How was the Old Testament Made?

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Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 00:16

If we say that we believe in the Bible then how do we know if it is reasonable to put our faith in it?  Where does the Old Testament (OT) come from?  How was it made?  These are some of the questions that come to mind. 

If we had the original manuscripts and the originals were inspired by God then we would know that what is printed is true.  But we don't have the original scriptures written down by the authors of the books of the OT so is the copy that we have reliable? 

I am Here

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Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 21:14

by Jeff Fry, Lichfield Christian Churches (as appeared in the Lichfield Mercury)

When dangers and threats come upon us many of us wonder where God is in all of it.  We can feel all alone in the midst of threatening circumstances and it can instil panic and terror.   It can certainly seem in times such as these that God has abandoned us or is fully unaware of our circumstances.  We can't perceive Christ.  We don't see him and our heart doesn't feel his presence.  

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