Welcome to Merrow Methodist Church
As Guildford is now in Lockdown, the decision was made by the Trustees of Merrow Church to close for services. This decision was not made easily but was felt to be necessary to ensure the safety of all attending the Church.
Merrow Church will remain open for Silent Prayer on Wednesdays between 10 and 11am.
Guidance on Silent Prayer can be found on the following page: Guide to Services
MESSAGE FROM OUR MINISTER - REVD ASIF DAS
Hebrews 6: 19 - 20 (NKJV) An Anchor for the Soul
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
No matter where we find ourself in our journey today, tomorrow, or even next year, we can enter into God’s holy presence because Jesus made a way for us by dying for our sins and then being raised up into the presence of God the Father for us to be accepted as righteous.
Because Jesus shed his blood on the cross, our ability to enter into the presence of God is firm and secure. We can go into God’s presence, draw near to him, and cry out to him for help. Accessing the presence of God does not depend on our deeds, if it did, our access would not be firm and secure, because we do not know what we are going to do tomorrow. We may lose our temper, we may scream at someone, we may do something selfish, we may express hatred towards someone or we may act as self righteous. But because our ability to go before the Father is not dependent on the deeds of righteousness we have done but is according to God’s mercy and what Jesus has done, as the apostle Paul in his letter to Titus 3:5-6 (NIV) says, “he saved us not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour.” This promise is firm and secure, and it is never going to change.
God loves us just as much right now as he will love us tomorrow and the next day and next month and next year. He will never love us any more or less than he does right now and our ability to be near him will always be because of Jesus. Jesus is our life-line; we must cling to him with all our strength, for if we set our hope on him, we will not be disappointed.
Father God, thank you for loving me and for making it possible for me to be in your presence. I thank you that my access to you is not dependent on my works but only on what you have done for me on the cross. Thank you for being an anchor of my soul, a hope both sure and steadfast.
Have a blessed week,
Rev. Asif Das.