This week we have a guest preacher, my good friend Matt Bownds. Matt pastors Living Word Church in Carmarthen, which he planted in 2006 about a year after he finished the EMW theological course. The vision of the church is to be a contemporary fellowship, open to the gifts, that is nonetheless Reformed and based on Bible exposition.
Having visited and preached at the church, I can tell you that their heart is very similar to ours.
Matt is a law graduate who never practised law and thought he would spend his years in the Civil Service or Local Government. But God had other ideas and started leading him to the ministry about 10 years ago and later (also unexpectedly) led him to church plant the church.
Matt is going to be preaching from Revelation 19 on the church as the Bride of Christ.