14 January 2018 : Covenant Sunday
10.30 am Morning Worship – Revd Ian Suttie : Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51
6.30 pm Open Praise – Revd Ian Suttie : ConneXions
The Covenant Service
God is offering us a loving relationship. The Covenant is the means of grace by which we accept the relationship and then seek to sustain it. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered us.
God’s gracious offer to us is therefore simultaneously a challenge. If God is committed to us, are we prepared to accept that as reality and commit ourselves in return to God? Even if we do choose to accept it, how can we manage to live out our commitment adequately, frail and human as we are?
The New Testament suggests that as we join the group of those seeking to follow the way of Jesus, we respond to God’s challenge with him and begin to share his relationship with God as Father. Within the group of disciples, this leads to his Spirit bubbling up in us as individuals, encouraging and enabling us to live out our side of the relationship.
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21 January 2018
10.30 am Morning Worship – Mr Bob Boyce
6.30 pm Open Praise – Mr Adam Cook