The Guild Dedication service. Norman used Matthew 22:34-40 to illustrate the Guild service with the confrontation between Jesus - the church led by Pharisees and the sadducees in the temple. They were trying to trick him up Jesus quoted the first two commandments in answer to a question "Teacher which is the great commandment in the Law.
Sermon today has a different emphasis as it coincided with the period of mourning for the loss of The Queen Elizabeth II. The minister used text from Mark 2:1-12,Mark 11:15-19 to illustrate the faith of Queen Elizabeth. The text reflects on the parable 'Jesus heals a Paralytic' and the 'Jesus cleanses the Temple.
Todays passage from Mark 4:35-41 covers the story of Jesus on The Sea of Galilee when a storm breaks out. The deciples became quite concerned about the waves but Jesus said "Peace Be Still" and there was great calm. Norman closes the sermon with words from Revelation 21:1-5
his was our Children's service after a week at Magnitude and our Holiday Club where over 50 children came to mix and have fellowship. Great fellowship with the children over the holidays within our church - the sermon had the title The Gift of Salvation and one of the key verses from Ephesians 2:1-9 v 4 'God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ'
John's gospel Chapter 11:1-44 provides the text recalling the death of Lazarus. Jesus spoke to Martha with these words "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this."