Welcome Sunday 25 October 2020

Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! (Luke17:1)

Clearly not all sins are equal: giving way to sin is one thing, but leading others into sin gets Jesus’ special condemnation and warning of retribution. The media in particular are guilty of inviting us to revel in filth and violence, and young people are being primed for sin, especially in high school and university.

So we need to not only refuse to be drawn into slander, gossip, bitterness and lust, but we need to warn those who invite us and others into these things: we do them a favour when we do.

Leading a glad, bright, clean life is such a joy to self, to others and to the Lord.

Claude

Welcome – 18 October 2020

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
  And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
  And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
  Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
  Though stretched from sky to sky
(F.M. Lehman)
The penultimate worship of all is to beam back toward God what He is beaming to us: Love, with everything we have. How great is the Love of God, that we should be called His Children. May we find our souls filled and flowing with Love for Him this morning – for the Saviour who died for us, now living for us.