Dear e-News friends & church members,
Day 4 Prayer & Fasting
Dear e-News friends and church members,
Well done for praying and fasting with us. These are amazing times.
Together as one is so important for us as Christians.
- Together in Christ
- Together in the upper room
- Together in fellowship
- Together in giving
- Together in persecution
- Together in celebration
- Together in unity
- Together in the journey
- Together in purpose
Together means us relying on Christ together for His kingdom on earth.
Covering one another (together in the journey), meaning my weakness is carried by your strength, this is what Christ does for us, it is a covenant.
It means you get to be fully you in this together and I get to be fully me. We get to be more together, than we could apart, as we submit to one another in the grace of God.
This submission brings unity but in today’s world submission is not liked or celebrated. Submission is key for kingdom advance.
The sub-mission is literally the mission under and for, the main mission. As if an army commander was talking to his troops, they do the will of their sovereign and we do the will of our sovereign, Christ.
Unity brings so many blessings like:
- Taking ground
- Fast advance
- Fewer miscommunications
- Not doubling up on work
- Releasing all you have
That is just the practical blessings.
God says – where He sees kingdom in unity, He will command a blessing – i.e GOD GETS INVOLVED
God wants to be involved with you and I in unity together as we move as one.
As we pray together this week we make a choice to act in unity for these things, confident that God is with us and His ability to answer when we ask.
Court Case Update April '21 | Destiny v CEC #FreeToBelieve
Support this campaign to take legal action against the City of Edinburgh Council to establish the rights of all Christians and churches to follow their beliefs in matters of faith, conscience and conviction without discrimination or prejudice.
You can help by:
- Donating to support the legal costs required to fight this case.
- Sharing your support with us using #FreeToBelieve
- Pray for our lawyers, our team and a positive outcome in court proceedings
As far as we are aware, no church in the UK has ever been locked out of a publicly owned building when seeking to hold meetings and services.
The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) recently cancelled the contract between Destiny and the Usher Hall, in which they were due to hold their annual SURGE conference with many other partner churches.
They cancelled they say, because of complaints received on one of the invited guest speakers-Larry Stockstill, saying that his public comments previously made concerning homosexuality could cause offence to a sector of society on the grounds of their sexuality.
Larry Stockstill, holds the traditional biblical views on marriage which are commonly held by Christians, (Muslims and Jews).
The Surge conference was not connected or called or was to discuss any of these matters.
In the event, we are told that there was only ONE complaint and that from a disingenuous reporter.
We made a legal representation asking CEC to reconsider, pointing out our rights under the UN universal declaration of human rights (articles 18 and 19), the European Court of Human rights (article 10) and the UK equality act.
They have declined and wish to uphold their actions regardless.
We believe their actions to be unjust and unlawful, and perpetrates into the public square the intolerant practice of 'no-platforming'.
Whilst the law is clear, it is yet to be tested, and so the need for legal action.
The outcome of this case will affect every church in the UK, and indeed people of all faith or none.
We need your support as we take a stand for free speech, free thought and freedom of religion.
Thank you for considering our request and being mindful of our need at this time.
Senior Pastor, Destiny Church
More information here: https://www.destinyglasgow.com/freetobelieve
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This fundraiser is to support the legal costs in seeking redress against the City of Edinburgh Council. Any excess or unused funds will be gifted to the Destiny Church Trust (SCO17898) Legacy Missionary Fund which aims to see 10,000 souls won for Christ.