On the evening of the first Easter Sunday two of Jesus'disciples are walking away from Jerusalem disillusioned and shattered. The Messiah is dead. Jesus, who has been raised appears to them. They don;t recognise him. He explains that the Messiah had to suffer. As he spoke this truth to them "their hearts burned" with excitement.
In Daniel Ch 8 God gives Daniel a vision: in the future the Israelites will be persecuted by a person who is great in his own mind. He will abolish the worship od the LORD, desecrate the Temple in Jerusalem and replace God;s law with his law. In God's time he will be brought crashing down.
In their warfare against the devil Christians must not give him an opportunity to assault their own lives or their churches. Anger not dealt with gives him this opportunity. "Forgive as God in Christ forgave you"
following his resurrection Jesus showed himself to over 500 people. First of all he showed himself to Mary Magdalene before appearing to other followers. So there are many eye witness accounts of the resurrected Jesus.
1 Corinthians 11 (The do's and dont's of communion):
Communion can easily deteriorate into a sham. How important then to understand that the Lord's death is a substitution, a sacrifice and propitiation for sin. How important to understand that it is a celebration for those who in fellowship with Christ and part of his body - the church.
Evening Service: James 4, Resist the devil.
Christians' great enemy is the devil. He expertly uses the passions that"war within us" to cause us to stop making God the priority in our lives. Christians, with God's help, can resist him. Alongside resisting the devil is drawing near to God. The great promise is: resist the devil and he will flee from you, draw near to God and he will draw near to you.
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Next Sunday 22nd Sept @ 10.30 am
Proverbs: The Name of the LORD is a strong tower
10 - 11.30am
Tea, Coffee, Chat (Thought For The Day)
Explore the Bible,
Explore the Bible, Luke 14
@ 1.45 pm
Short Informal Service
(normally twice / month,
first and third Monday).
9th October @ 2.30pm
Details to follow