Costessey Baptist Church

Sharing God's Love in word and deed.

  • The Street,
  • Old Costessey
  • Norwich
  • Norfolk
  • NR8 5DB

01603 951642
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I have just returned from a few days in Bordeaux visiting a very dear friend to celebrate her 93rd birthday. Although I had made two previous visits to this city, I wasn't confident I could find my way to the apartment. Without a street map, I used Google Maps on my mobile phone which gave me clear directions to her residence.


We all need guidance in life don't we, whether it is finding our way around a strange city or needing help to make decisions. Our verse for 2019 is taken from Psalm 119:105 

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path".


The Bible is essential reading for any Christian; whether we are a new Christian or have been following the Lord Jesus for many years. I know that some people find daily Bible reading notes helpful in understanding the Bible. If you are making a New Year's resolution, why not consider reading the Bible more regularly.


In Church we are starting a new sermon series, "Lessons from Nehemiah". I am excited about teaching through this great Bible book. In January we will be learning how to Pray, Tackle a difficult job, Work with others and Overcome discouragement. There is so much we can learn from how Nehemiah dealt with situations in his time.


Why not commit to reading the book of Nehemiah in January. We will be tackling one chapter a week so it should be easy to read ahead and think about what the chapter is teaching us.


May I take this opportunity to wish you a blessed 2019. We do not know the future but we know who holds the future.


Pastor Peter Lillystone