Sacrifice

I was very struck by two verses in Hebrews that I read last night in my time of prayer and study “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess His name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13 v 15 – 16)

Sacrifice in the Bible sometimes points to cost, effort and even actual pain or loss. God the Father and Jesus experienced the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation.

This passage indicates that sharing the good news of Jesus is viewed by the Lord as a sacrifice of praise to Him and therefore may come with a cost too – it may well need courage, determination and perseverance. It may cost us the loss of friends or loved ones in the family who do not want to hear. It may bring sadness and a feeling of rejection. Of course, it can also be exciting to talk about the Lord with an unbeliever - particularly when there is a positive response and Gerry and I have had the privilege of that experience from time to time.

The second verse I quoted talks of doing good and sharing with others as being sacrifices that please the Lord too. These kind of sacrifices may be costly too in terms of time, effort, inconvenience or difficulty, but as with sharing our faith, there can be a sense of joy too that we have been counted worthy of being involved in helping others, whether those in the family of God or those who do not know Him.                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                    Lin

Due to the present 'lock-down' all events now on Zoom

7. Feb, 2021

Sunday Morning Service

10.30pm 'on Zoom - Dave Fox continuing studies in Romans 11:1-36

14. Feb, 2021

Sunday Morning Service

10.30pm on Zoom.
Denis King will be continuing on in Romans 12:1-8

If you would like to join in contact Dave Fox for password and 'link' information
This gathering will be maintained until we can meet in person.

21. Feb, 2021

Sunday Morning Service

10.30pm on Zoom.- led by Reg Rew
This will be a 'Fellowship Service', giving opportunity for all to share a brief testimony, concerns and prayer requests.

28. Feb, 2021

Sunday Morning Service -

10.30pm on Zoom - led by David Wibberley with his father John taking us on in Romans from 12:9-21

3. Feb, 2021

Ladies Bible Study & Prayer each Wed at this time

10.00am on Zoom - continuing.

If you would like to join in contact Dave Fox for password and 'link' information

Please contact Lin Matthewman for more information.

4. Feb, 2021

'Housegroup at home' each Thursday at this time.

7.30pm hosted on Zoom - continuing.

We normally have a more participatory and in-depth discussion about the passage preached the previous Sunday, with time also for fellowship/news/chat and a prayer time.


If you would like to join in contact Dave Fox for password and 'link' information.