Today Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe brought us the message “Praying for everyone” from 1 Timothy 2:1-7, continuing the sermon series “Prayer – from duty to delight”.
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They will gather.
As Faustine and I watched the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics last night, we were amazed at how many nations were participating this year – 205. Needless to say, there were many countries we had never heard of like Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome & Principe (one country), Eswatini and Kiribati. Then, we didn’t know where most of the countries were located. It didn’t matter, it was a colourful night where you saw people from every nation gathered in one stadium in the name of sports.
As the disciples of Jesus become witnesses of him to the nations, the book of Revelation, calls us to look forward to a much spectacular day when “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb’ (Rev 7:9). They will not gather in the name of sports but in the name Jesus Christ – their saviour.
Imagine that day, you and I with people from all over the world, from places we have never heard of standing shoulder to shoulder praising God. The only thing we will have in common – Jesus.
Let’s keep sharing Jesus and look forward to that day!
Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe
Our first song is “Come people of the risen King”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Please now join us in our second song “How deep the Father’s love for us”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Sermon: Praying for everyone – Dilan Jayasinghe
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The final song for today is “Good and gracious King”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
The Food Bank continues to operate during this COVID season. Thank you to all who have contributed to the Food Bank and to those who have contributed financially to help people affected by CoVID-19. There is an ongoing need for food both for folk within our fellowship and also the wider community around us.
Items needed include:
Long life milk, pasta & pasta sauce, rice & coucous; Harvest meals (tinned), meals in a box (e.g. Sun rise), spreads peanut butter, jam, tinned food (corned beef, SPAM, tuna, sardines, corn, fruit, soup), snacks (sweet and savoury biscuits, chips, wafers, chocolate); coffee, tea, Milo, sugar, salt, cooking oil.
Shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, disposable razor, sanitary pads, bars of soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, hand sanitiser, moisturiser. Cleaning items: Laundry power, dishwashing liquid, chux/sponges/scourers etc
Donations can be left at Dilan and Faustine’s place or brought to the church.
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