Theme: Healing the Centurion’s ServantReadings: Luke 7:2-10, Rev 5:1-14Speaker: David McKinlay When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”
Theme: Ashamed of the Gospel?Readings: Romans 1:1-17Speaker: Huw Williams “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Theme: Joy UnspeakableReadings: Galatians 5:16-26Colossians 3:12-17Speaker: Rev Ian Jennings “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
In this powerful message from Mark 8 and Mark 9, Huw Williams asks the question, who do we believe that Jesus is? His message includes some fascinating insight into the Transfiguration event, when the Lord was seen in the presence of Moses and Elijah. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so…
The four Advent candles are lighted on successive Sundays before Christmas. Opinions differ about the meaning of each candle, and the order!
We’re going with Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. The fifth candle, lighted on Christmas morning, represents Christ.