“As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’
‘Do you see all these great buildings?’ replied Jesus. ‘Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.’” (Mark 13:1-2, NIV)
There are some things that we think will last forever. As the disciples looked at the huge stones of the temple, they must have been impressed by the workmanship and the permanence of this incredible building. Jesus looked further ahead, to a time when the stones would be scattered on the ground. He knew that there would be a time of distress coming for the temple. He also knew that Christians would suffer as well, just for following him.
I hope you’ll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service, as we look together at how Jesus’ warning of difficulty should help us as we look to the future.
John’s funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s church, Cuffley at 12 noon on Wednesday 17th February (his 80th birthday), followed by cremation at Garston Crematorium, Watford. Sadly, because of Covid restrictions, we are not allowed to have more than 30 people at the service.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
This Wednesday, at 10am, we'll meet via Zoom for a short time to pray together. We'll take the first few Wednesdays as they come, and see what pattern works for us. I'd love for you to join us via Zoom, please email me for details of how to join.
We'll be no more than 20 minutes, which will give enough time to make a hot drink before joining the Virtual Coffee Shop.
I hope that these prayers are useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at 6pm each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
“a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few pence. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.” (Mark 12:42-43, NIV)
What difference can two small coins really make? It turns out that these two small coins are worth more that all that the rich people had put in. That seems completely upside down. In God’s kingdom, however, that’s often the case.
I hope you’ll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service, as we look a bit more at the difference a couple of coins can make.