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Thought for the Day by Stephen Demetriou (Youth Minister)
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
How do we talk about the Lord Jesus?
I had a quick browse on Amazon – this Christmas (yup it’s coming!) you could buy your loved one:
A “Jesus is my homeboy” T-shirt?!
An “All I need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus” mug?
A “Jesus is my airbag” car bumper sticker?!
Or “Jesus is my bestie” on a necklace…
Wow. What a world we live in!
How does that compare to the Apostle Paul and how he talks about the Lord?
In his letters, Paul writes ‘Jesus’ 198 times. That’s a lot!
But what I find fascinating is how out of those 198 times only 15 times is it just Jesus.
The other 183 times Paul says the Lord Jesus or Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus or he puts it altogether The Lord Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul has this holy reverence for Christ Jesus, this awe and respect that flows out in how he talks about the Lord Jesus. That’s why Paul calls Jesus Lord, that’s why it’s Jesus Christ with that more awe-inspiring title.
And yes, we can have a close and beautiful, personal relationship with the Living Lord Jesus, and yes, He is our Brother and our Friend but:
He is still the Lord of All Creation.
He is still the Saviour of the World.
He is still the Second person of the Trinity.
Does the way I talk about Him and to Him reflect that?
Looking at my own heart, has that awe and reverence slipped out of my relationship with our Lord and Saviour?
APCM in the church building
There are still lots of spaces left to attend the APCM meeting in the church building. We would like as many people as possible in the building rather than watching it on zoom.
Tickets for this will not close until 3pm on Sunday so it isn't too late to book.
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Bookshop Day Saturday 3 October
This Saturday, 3rd October, is Bookshop Day. Books Alive would love you to celebrate it by coming into the shop to buy the best book ever, which is of course the Bible! They will be reducing all Bibles in stock by 10% and some will have even bigger reductions, up to 50%.
Mental Health Awareness 2021
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