Our message over the last month has been – Who is the Holy Spirit? and what is the Holy Spirits role in our lives? and what best describes the Holy Spirit?
John 14:17 “But you know Him, for he lives with you and will be in you”
Would you like to understand more about the gift that Jesus gave us? The Holy Spirit. How the Holy Spirit can teach us and guide us and empower us to be instruments of God’s love and grace. Then please join us for worship in the morning.
We would love to share our Church Service with you and a cuppa afterwards. We look forward to meeting you in the morning.
We learnt that the Holy Spirit never leaves us. Even if our faith is low, the Spirit is smouldering awayand howJesus made it clear that God is not about correction, but rather about connection.
An invitation is extended to all to come to our beautiful village Church this Sunday 4th June to find out more about the Holy Spirit. The message is a follow on from last week’s message which was “Re-igniting the Spirit’s Fire.” This week’s message is “Who is the Holy Spirit?”
This Sunday we will be celebrating Communion. All are welcome!
We Look forward to sharing this Message and communion with you!
Adapted from Richard Rohr, ” Easter Homily: Reality Moves Toward Resurrection,” March 27, 2016
The Resurrection of Jesus is no doubt the pinnacle of our Christian faith which we celebrate with joy, happiness and chocolate every year on Easter Sunday. However, over my faith journey, I have noticed that I have not received much education about the meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus. Have you noticed that too?
According to writer Richard Rohr, the Resurrection is not just a one-time miracle that proved Jesus was God. Jesus’ death and resurrection reveals what is happening everywhere and in all of time. Reality is always moving toward resurrection. This is the divine mystery of transformation which is fully evident across the entire universe. We see it in creation everyday as a new sun arises.
The resurrected Christ is thus revealed on Easter Sunday as the “promise,” and “guarantee” (Paul’s metaphors) of what is happening everywhere, all summed up in one person so we can see it in personified form.
Death for us is not just the death of the physical body, but all the times we hit rock bottom and must let go of how we thought life should be and surrender to God. In that sense, we all probably go through many deaths in our lifetime. These deaths in life are pivot points to choose transformation early. Unfortunately, most people turn bitter and look for someone to blame. But if we choose to walk through the valleys of the shadow of death – even the depths of our own sin, brokenness, and mistakes – we will come out the other side, knowing we’ve been taken there by God’s grace alone.
If we are to speak of miracles, the most miraculous thing of all is that God uses the very things that would normally destroy us – the tragic, sorrowful, painful, or unjust – to transform and enlighten us. We are therefore indestructible. There is no lasting death for us. This is what we mean when we say we are “saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus.”