Here is Sunday’s sermon on living as God’s Holy People.
Suggested Readings for Maundy Thursday Isaiah 42:1-9, 49:1-7, Philippians 2:5-11, John 13:1-17 –Portrait of a servant Exodus 12: 1-14, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13–Preparations for the Passover, Matthew 26: 17-30, Mark 14: 17-26, Luke 22:14-23–Jesus’ Passover with his disciples Matthew
Suggested Readings for Palm Sunday Luke 19:28-40 –Jesus enters Jerusalem; Psalm 118 –How long will this ‘holiday mood’ (verses 26, 27) last? Luke 19:39-20:19 –Jesus encounters mounting hostility; Isaiah 5:1-7 –hostility that is not without precedent Zechariah 9:9,10, 1 Corinthians
This is a question we are pondering here at Cairns in the build up to Easter. It means all sorts of things to different people. For some a chance to eat lots of chocolate For others, a chance to be
Suggested Readings for the Fifth Week of Lent Isaiah 43:14-44:5 –God’s willingness to negotiate a new relationship with sinners Psalm 35 –A call to God to vindicate the sufferer; Psalms 111, 112 –A call to worship a faithful God
Suggested Readings for the Fourth Week of Lent Joshua 5:1-12 –God deals mercifully with his people; Psalms 30, 32 –Praise to God after turmoil Psalms 84, 85 –Praise to God in anticipation of answered prayer Isaiah 40:27- 43:14 –God’s
Suggested Readings for the Third Week of Lent Genesis 28:10-22, John 1:35-51 –Unexpectedly, heaven touches earth Isaiah 55 –God’s invitation to the thirsty; Psalm 63 –The experience of one who has answered the invitation; Psalms 12, 13, 28 and
Suggested Readings for the Second Week of Lent Genesis 17:1-8 –God’s covenant with Abraham; Romans 11:13-36 –God’s inclusion of the Gentiles Psalm 27; Psalm 119:161-176 –God’s covenant with us means we can look to him for protection Jeremiah 22:1-9,
Suggested Readings for the start of Lent Matthew 4: 1-10, Mark 1:9-12, Luke 3:21, 23a with 4:1-13 –Jesus’ time in the wilderness Psalms 51, 38 or 102 –Penitential Psalms; Jonah 3 –the right reaction from the “wrong” people Isaiah 58
The third in our series of special services looking at different expressions of church. This is part of the service where Dave shared, there were also many stories and testimonies from congregation members.