Who are we?
Scott Drive is an independent evangelical church affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC).
Church simply means that we are a group of believers who meet together to worship God through His divine Son, Jesus Christ.
Independent means we run our own affairs – there is no higher human
organisation in charge of us which takes our money or tells us what to do! However, we do believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of our church, and we are under His authority – we are not independent of Him!
We also believe in the inter-dependence of gospel churches, which is one
reason why we belong to an association known as FIEC (see link below) and
work with gospel-centred churches from other denominations in the Peninsula Gospel Partnership.
Evangelical means we believe in the original gospel message that Jesus gave
to his disciples (‘evangel’ is another word for gospel).
We find the record of this gospel in the Bible, which we believe was inspired by God so that generations after Christ could still receive His message.
The word ‘church’ has actually got nothing to do with a building, it just means a congregation!
For many centuries after Christ, most churches had no buildings of their own,
and met mostly in homes or hired buildings.
We are fortunate today to own a building in Scott Drive – but the real church
is the people!
The FIEC is a group of about 500 like-minded churches in the UK, with whom we work together, in particular to organise joint events, conferences etc.
Visit our Vision page to read more about what we are about!
We meet at
10.30am each Sunday
Visit Services and Sermons page for details
of other services and meetings
Commencing Sunday 27th April
The Lord of the Kings
(the story of Israel as told in the Book of
1 Kings 12-22)
The golden age of David and Solomon has passed, and the nation of Israel now embarks on a course that will lead to its division into two rival kingdoms, and to a spiritual decline so severe that there is a real threat of pagan religion taking over from the worship of God. As a line of kings in succession to Solomon rises and then falls, it becomes clear that the real King, God, still rules over Israel, despite their rebellious behaviour, as prophets are raised up (most notably Elijah) to proclaim God’s word to kings and people alike.
There is much for us to learn from these Old Testament chapters, where God’s people themselves seem to drift so easily from their spiritual moorings and into idolatry, but where God Himself persists in speaking to them and making Himself known to them through His prophets, to bring them back from the brink of destruction. Through His word He demonstrates that He is still ‘the Lord of the Kings’. Let’s pray that the lessons won’t be lost on us!
“For everything written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15: 4)