Sermons

Weekly Message… Sun 17th Jan

October 23, 2012
23 Oct 2012

Each week we have a theme or message that runs from Friday Night Special through our Sunday Morning service to Midweek Communion on Wednesday evening. This week, the reading was the well known story in which Jesus turned water into wine. For a wedding party at that time to run out of wine was a disaster that would bring shame on the family so it was a big deal when this happened. Jesus saved the day by averting this as he still does today for those who trust in him.

John 2:1-11
Jesus Changes Water Into Wine

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 

Weekly Message for Sun 10th Jan

October 23, 2012
23 Oct 2012

This week’s message is where the relationship between God the Father and Jesus was revealed; the voice of God states clearly that Jesus is his Son.

Luke 3:21-22
The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

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