For Sunday the 20th of January - 9:00am

One of the temptations we face in life is to blame others for our own problems.  It can be especially tempting to pick on people who are weaker than us, and to make them pay for the dissatisfaction or frustration we may feel in life. In the history of our world this sort of attitude has played itself out on a national scale in cruel persecutions and genocides, but the same reality can be seen on a smaller scale in households, workplaces, and even churches.


This Sunday we will be hearing a reading from the Bible that speaks about Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’. As we think through this reading, we will consider the way that God deals with our temptation to blame others by providing us with a true sacrificial victim. Jesus does not simply take the blame that we want to pass to others, but transforms us to be people who are able to take responsibility for our own actions.


This Sunday we will be meeting at 9:00am for a service with Holy Communion. Our Sunday school is in recess over the school holidays.


God’s peace to you,


Fraser Pearce, Pastor

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