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  Big Jesus At Pride 

Big Jesus wins award for the ‘Best Community Entry’ in the parade.

We had a unique perspective on Jesus, His fame and renown. If the crowds were silenced even the stones would have cried out to Him. This must be what it was like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem, re-enacted for the benefit of his LGBT people…What does this say for us and for Him?

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Friday Coffee Club 

5.30pm @ ‘Peek A Booze’ Dickson Road Blackpool

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Blackpool Pride Date For Diary 11th June

We will be walking with ‘Big Jesus’

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Blackpool Pro footballer Jake Daniels has been praised for his courage and bravery after he became the first British male football player to come out publicly in 32 years.

Fans applaud British footballer Jake Daniels’ bravery in coming out as gay (pinknews.co.uk)

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Extract from Jim’s Preach ‘Always Known, Always Loved’

Full notes: Preaching – Liberty Church Blackpool

Genesis 1v1-2 the first two verses of the Bible

‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.’

Adaptation of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Christians. Eph1: 1–7

‘To the saints in Ephesus and Liberty Blackpool, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.

In love He predestined us to be adopted as His children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will, to the praise of His glorious grace, by which He has made us accepted in His Son. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.’

When you look at the Hebrew words in the first 2 verses of Genesis you find God the son God the Father and God the Holy Spirit who I see as the Mother (as did the ancient Jews). The trinity is expressed at the very opening of scripture.

When you are a Christian it is because the Spirit inspired you into knowing the Son and the Father. Romans 8:16 says ‘The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children’.

Jesus is the aroma of God and the goodness of God. Come taste and see that the Lord is good! Have you felt His power? Have you felt His tenderness? If you have it’s because the Spirit has moved on you, the same Spirit that moved upon the waters before time began.
There are 21 Hebrew words in Genesis verses 1 and 2. 21 is the Hebrew number for God’s name ‘I AM’. Everything in our cosmos, from the gnat to the nebula was by and in I AM.

Eph 1 tells us that “He chose us in Jesus… before the creation”. In heaven, though it’s hard to imagine, the names of each one of us were known to God. Every one here was alive in the heart and mind of God before time began. We were part of His purpose and His delight and His Joy.

Eph 1 says to the saints (‘saints’ meaning holy ones, are simply those whose trust is in the Lord Jesus), that we have all the spiritual blessings of heaven. It goes on to say that God sees us as blameless, spiritually ‘without fault or failings and holy in His sight’ Col 1:22. It tells us that every believer is His child, not because of who they are or what they have done or not done, but because His grace. It is in grace alone that he has accepted us as His very own.

In 1Co 6:17 it tells us that the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. We are one with His Son. As a result we are as one with the Father and the Spirit (Mother).

Ephesians 1 says we are: Saints, Faithful, Blessed with all spiritual blessings, Chosen, Holy, Blameless, Predestined, God’s children, Accepted in His Beloved Son, Redeemed, Forgiven, Lavished with His grace, Saved, Sealed, Redeemed, Given gifts of faith and love.

Ephesians 1 says we have: Knowledge of the mystery, Obtained an inheritance, a spirit of wisdom and revelation in knowing Him, the eyes of our understanding enlightened, we have the riches of His glory. We are His body, filled with His fullness.

In Jesus we have been given all spiritual blessings.
Let’s count them: 1.The gift of the Holy Spirit Ac 2:38 2. the gift of faith Eph 2:8 3. the gift of grace Ro 5:15 4. the gift of righteousness Ro 5:17 5.the gift of eternal life Ro 6:23.

Five gifts. The number 5 in scripture is associated with grace.

And in Jesus we have inherited a kingdom Mt 25:34 and our names are written in the Book of Life. Written by I AM forever. Our names are written there because Jesus died for us. He spilt His blood to free us. Jesus is our acceptable sacrifice.

In the Old Testament people presented a lamb to be sacrificed for their sin. The priest inspected the lamb for faults and blemishes to see if it was acceptable to God.

Note: the priest looked at the lamb for faults not at the sinner who presented it.

God does not inspect you for faults, God looks at your lamb. He looks at your sacrifice, your substitute and your sacrificial lamb is Jesus. He doesn’t inspect you.

Jesus our lamb has been found faultless and in Him we are: redeemed Eph 1:7, forgiven Eph 1:7, justified Ro 5:9, sanctified Ro 5:9, cleansed 1Jo 1:7, have peace Col 1:20 and victory Re12:11.

Seven things we possess in Jesus. 7 in scripture is associated with perfection.

All this was known by God before time began, in heaven, a timeless place. A place with limitless wonders of countless blessings whose immensity is filled by God.

We cannot measure God’s grace. It is boundless. How can men then set limits to it? We can’t determine the depth of His love. How can men then confine it?

Fellow saints in Liberty, before time began I AM chose us. Before time began the glories of His grace rested upon us. Before time began His love reached out to us and wrapped us in Jesus.

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