KEITH KELLY pastor of
Gorton Evangelical Church
Hyde Road/Crosfield Grove (opposite Gorton Market & Tesco's)
M18 7EE
phone 0161 736 9407
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NOTES BY KEITH - reference recording no 19


Gorton Evangelical Church Sunday 29 04 2012

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The Father heart of God

Most famous story in Bible-expresses God's Father heart: Luke 15:11-31

10 things about the Father

  1. Patient 2 Peter 3:9

  2. Waiting v20

  3. Compassionate v20 Ps 103:13

  4. Running v20 going against the acceptable

  5. Affectionate (loving) v20

  6. Intimate v20 (tender, caring)

  7. Forgiving v21-22 grace!

  8. Accepting

  9. Extravagant v22 (full of generosity) best quality shoes 'hupodema'

  10. Rejoicing v23-24

    George Patterson's 7 key teachings in the New Testament:

    1.Repent, believe, receive the Holy Spirit

    2.Baptism in water



    5.Breaking of bread


    7.Make disciples


Repent, Turn

Believed in Father's mercy, 1st prayer: I have sinned

be baptized/immersed/dipped (in Father's love)

receive gifts of sonship: ring (authority), shoes (no longer a servant but a son), robe (righteousness) Acts 2:38

Feast cf communion

Came as a servant-give me to make me

discovered a great giver/Father's love

Disciples Father's servants caught love and fire: rejoicing and dancing. A disciple catches the Father's love



Gorton Evangelical Church is a growing International Church with people from Iran, Philippines, China, plus many parts of Africa and elsewhere. We meet each Sunday at 11am for lively worship and Bible teaching.

We run a Kidz Klub every Tuesday for children 5 to 11 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Each Wednesday morning we run a Bible and English class for English learners from 10am to 12.30pm
Each Wednesday night from 7pm to 8.30pm we have a branch of Emmaus Bible School, UK meeting at Gorton with Free classes in English and Farsi (Iranian).

Each Thursday we meet for prayer from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Each Friday - English (E.S.O.L.) class for all levels 10am to 12.30pm
Each Friday we have a Youth Club for teenagers from 7pm to 9pm


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