John went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Luke 3:2)
Luke takes a slight pause to re-introduce us to John the Baptist. The last we read of him, he was living in the wilderness (Luke 1:80), but now he explodes into view as he prepares the way for the Lord. His focus is one of repentance. What does this baptism of repentance mean? Why is John talking about the forgiveness of sins.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
This Wednesday, at 10am, we’ll meet in St Andrew for a service of Morning Prayer.
We’ll be finished in time to join the Coffee Shop at 10:30.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon 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 Brief Report on the PCC meeting held 17th January 2022.
With thoughts of dark, dismal, cold and wet nights in our future the PCC decided that it did not welcome another PCC meeting that ran into our bed time, and for the first time in my memory (which I have to admit is a bit dodgy) the meeting was set for a 10.30 a.m. start.
‘Why were you searching for me?’ he asked. ‘Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?’ (Luke 2:49)
Who is Jesus? Luke is continuing to tell us more about who Jesus is. After Jesus is separated from Mary and Joseph, they find him in the temple, listening to the teachers of the law, and asking them questions. Jesus knew exactly who he was, but did everyone else around him? Do we? Do you?