A New Dawn
Church News | Sunday, 18 March 2018 |
At the early morning service, Revd Carolyn said that the people of Israel had been advised to strap the Law to their foreheads and around their doorposts in order to try and keep God’s rules always in their mind.
However, with the coming of Jesus’ ministry he shows us how we can have a different and more dynamic relationship with God. Jesus shows us a new way. It’s the dawning of a new era, when people will have God’s Law deep within them in a dynamic and transforming way and it is with the coming of Jesus that this new dawn was fulfilled.
With Jesus Christ there in person, people can see and understand what God is like, and with God’s Spirit poured into their hearts, after his Ascension, the new and intimate relationship with God becomes a reality for those in every age and place.
Jesus is acutely aware of the necessary agony he must suffer for this new age to dawn for the whole world. Today, as Passiontide begins… we remember that through Christ’s death, full life would come to people of all nations and all generations ~ as the intensity of lent deepens, we wait with trepidation… whilst saying always ~ ’come, Lord Jesus - come’.
At the 10.30am yesterday we welcomed John Bloomer who is a Licensed Lay Preacher at Holy Trinity Pleshey, he used the Gospel reading to help us understand how we were to work together both locally in our own families and churches, in the Mission and Ministry Partnership, in the Deanery, Diocese and through supporting charitable organisations in order that God's Kingdom comes. His wife Mary was with him and they enjoyed worshipping with us and sharing refreshments with us afterwards.
At 12.30pm we celebrated the Christening of Henry Parkin, Anne was delighted to welcome Jonathan, Susan and Jacob with baby Henry for this special service.