Welcome to a different type of church! We hope this ‘service’ will be a blessing to you as you take time out to worship our Lord and Saviour. You may not have been physically able to join with the rest of our church this morning , but may God draw near to you in a special way as together we focus our hearts on him.
Isaiah 1:18 says,
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.”
How often are we aware of those scarlet sins in our lives? Those sins that have left stains we can’t seem to be able to remove from our minds, and hearts. This week as a young child looked out at the fresh snowfall on his garden he exclaimed “all gone!” in his little mind the garden had gone; he didn’t realise the snow was only covering it! As God looks as us this morning and considers our sin, He exclaims “All gone!” every sin, every stain is forgotten and forgiven. It isn’t just covered by the snow and hidden for a while but gone, completely and forever: ‘the old has gone, the new has come.’
How has our sin ‘all gone’? Through Jesus, who came to earth over 2000 years ago to live and die that we may have all our sins washed away.
Please spend a moment praying for our church as we celebrate together in different places, and in different ways this morning. Please remember those affected by the snow, particularly older people in our community. Please ask God to speak to each one of us through Sammy as he speaks:http://alonetone.com/jonathan/tracks/christmas-is-a-time-for-family-trees.mp3?referer=download
May God bless you this week, we hope you will be able to join us on Christmas Eve for our candlelit service at 11pm and at our Christmas day service at 10am.