The Methodist Church Scartho
A warm welcome awaits you at Scartho Methodist Church
The year through our window
As you will know, the government advice on wearing masks in public places has been changed.
Whilst we cannot enforce the wearing of masks in church, the Leadership team would like to strongly encourage that we all continue to wear masks for the health and safety of our church community.
However, there is still an option to access our Sunday services virtually or by phone. Please get in touch for more information.
If you are in urgent need please use the "Contact us" page Thank you.
Scartho Methodist Church
We are a bible-believing church in the Scartho area of Grimsby. The congregation of the church consists of people from a broad age range with some people travelling in from other parts of Grimsby and the surrounding area.
You are very welcome - please come and join us!
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
What makes Christianity a faith, rather than a religion? Religion is man-centred. What must I do, or say, or be, to please whatever deity or higher power a particular religion acknowledges? Christianity is God-centred. Unlike the religions of the world, Christianity is about a relationship, between me (or you) and God. And there is nothing I can do, no special words I can say, no rituals I can perform, no laws I can follow to the letter, which will lead me into that personal relationship with God. In the beginning, because of our disobedience, sin entered God’s perfect creation, and separated us from him. Sin deserves punishment, but God, through his son Jesus, took that punishment on himself. God’s initiative, God’s gift to all of us - sin forgiven and a new life with him, starting now but going on into eternity - and to take that gift, all we have to do is have faith in Jesus, God’s Son, who willingly gave up his life nailed to a Roman wooden cross, simply because he loves you and me. “Amazing Grace, how can it be, that thou my God should die for me.” So wrote a John Newton in his great hymn.
So what is faith? One dictionary definition is “firm belief in something for which there is no proof”, another is “belief and trust in and loyalty to God.” The Bible also has a definition - “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Faith comes from taking God at His word, knowing that He is always faithful and true and will never go back on His promises. Faith comes from believing that God loves us, that above all else he wants a deeply intimate personal relationship with us, that he only ever wants good for us, that he will be our anchor in the storms of life, and that he has prepared a better life for us, with him, starting now and stretching into eternity. Faith is a gift from God, it turns the ordinary into extraordinary and leads to hope, an expectation of things to come - forgiveness, acceptance, the promise of eternal life. Our only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Can we prove it? Not in the normally accepted sense of the word proof but, for more than 2000 years, countless millions have put their faith and trust in Jesus and have experienced a changed life, one full of hope in things to come, a change clearly seen by others. Isn’t that proof?
Who, or what, do you put your faith in? Who, or what, do you trust?
We pray that the answer to both questions will be - JESUS.