"Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
John 14 vs 6
Following the latest Government advice, we will be holding our Sunday Services at 10:30 and 6:00 in the Church building, respecting the Covid-19 restrictions (please see Risk Assessment). These services will also be live streamed. The Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7:30 will continue as an online service via the website.
20 June 2021 10:30am Morning Service - 1 Kings 19 (Bradley Hammond)
20 June 2021 6:00pm Evening Service - Jeremiah 6 (Bradley Hammond)
15 June 2021 7:30pm Bible Study
The Gates of Jerusalem - The Fountain Gate (2) (Steve Jakeman)
Please note the above online services contain hymn singing recorded during services held before the coronavirus restrictions. Previous sermons are available here. May the Lord bless His Word to our souls.
The Lord Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 14, gives an account of a man who invited his friends to a Great Supper. But on the day of the Supper, when all things were ready, one by one the invited guests began to make excuses for not coming. One man had bought some animals for ploughing the field and wanted to test them, despite the fact he had already purchased them. Another man had bought a plot of land and wanted to view it in the dark, and so miss the Supper. The other had recently married his wife and used her as an excuse for his non-attendance. The point being made by Jesus here is that these men were careless about the giver and the kindness of the invitation.
But the account continues with the host telling his servants to go out and invite the poor and the needy to come to his supper. The second point Jesus is making is that, while the invited guests rejected the invitation, the poor and the needy, when they were invited, accepted the kind invitation. The third point relating to us today, is to remind us of the importance of accepting the invitation of God, through His Son Jesus Christ, to come to His Supper and not carelessly reject His kind invitation.
The Supper depicts the way of Salvation, whereby we can come to Christ, trusting only in Him, and find on the table, forgiveness of our sin, peace with God, and an eternal inheritance to look forward to in Heaven. Let us not be like the careless men who rejected the invitation, but rather as dependent and needy people, come to Christ and receive through Him the blessings coming from God. Our eternal destiny depends upon not making excuses and rejecting God’s kind invitation, but rather responding and coming to Him through Jesus Christ and receiving the blessing of God’s riches in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Come to Me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.
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