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Thought for the Day by Rich Arnold (Youth and Families Minister Holy Cross)
We often don’t like to be told there is only one way to do things, do we? Whether it’s disregarding the instructions on flat pack furniture or ignoring the recipe in baking a cake, we love to do things how we like.
A common misconception is that we can do God how we like- we can decide how we get to him, relate to him and enjoy him. As the famous illustration goes, God is at the top of the mountain and there are many paths that lead to him, so all that matters is walking along the one that suits you- as if choosing religion is like choosing sweets in the ‘Pick n Mix’ section of Woolworths (if you can remember that shop!)
But according to Acts 4:12, there is ONLY ONE way to ‘do God.’ There is ONLY ONE way we can get to him, relate to him and enjoy him. There is ONLY ONE way we can be saved:
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
The name being referred to here is the name of Jesus, that is the person of Jesus. This claim can only be true about Jesus because there is no one else like Jesus. He is uniquely qualified to be the unique saviour.
For those of us who are trying to do God how we like, on our own terms, we need to hear the implied warning of this verse: to reject Jesus is to reject the ONLY saviour that God has appointed.
For those of us who know this to be true, be encouraged that you are doing the right thing in following Jesus- there is no other saviour! Keep looking to him today, confident that is it only through the One and Only Saviour that you get to be with God, relate to God and enjoy God, now and forever.
Coffee and chat
This week there will be 2 'lockdown' coffee and chat sessions on zoom that anyone can join.
Tuesday 16 June 10.30
Thursday 18 June 15.30
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What's happening online tomorrow at Bishop Hannington
Sunday Morning Service premieres at 10:00am on the website. Acts 4:1-22, Rich Arnold is preaching
Suitable for everyone with separate children’s and young people's activities.
Sunday Evening Service premieres at 6:30pm on the website. Daniel 3, Phil Moon is Preaching
Suitable for everyone
Sunday: KO Hangout - 7:30-8:30
For KO young people a chance to chat together after the evening service has gone live and chat about our faith.
Message Stephen to get involved.
Feast Hangout 7:45-9:15
For Feast people to have a bible study
Message Alex to get involved or log in via MyChurchsuite
A message from Phil -opening the church up for prayer
Mental Health Awareness 2020
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