On Sunday we heard the words of Jesus Christ comparing his role to that of a shepherd. We as his sheep are both corrected and directed by him. Rev. Eliakim gave us an important message in his sermon, reminding us of the need to follow our shepherd. Jesus is also the "front gate", the means by which all that is good enters our lives. But the thieves and robbers (also from John chapter 10) will try to sneak into our lives to destroy our lives in Christ.
Note that this week there is NO Wednesday Bible study group (usually at 6pm) or 3D course (usually at 7pm). Instead, we will support our churchwardens, Velma and Femi, as they are admitted as churchwardens by the Archdeacon. This service will take place at the church of St. John and St. Peter, Ladywood, at 7.30pm on Wednesday (10th May). All are welcome to attend! Our 3D course and Bible study will continue the following week (17th) May. Our Bible study will focus on Paul's letter to the Galatians.
Don't forget to bring food to share for our lunch together after the service this coming Sunday (14th May).
On Sunday we heard the story of the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus. They did not recognize the resurrected Jesus until he broke the bread when they sat down to eat together (as shown in Rembrandt's painting).
In her talk, Parisa reminded us of the importance of acknowledging Jesus and what he has done for us. She urged us to follow the example of the two disciples by sharing the good news. Those who have faith, she told us, have to either "give it up" or "give it away" - share it with those around us.
In this spirit, our Bible study and prayer meetings continue on Wednesdays at 6pm in church.
On Sunday 14th May we will share lunch together after our service. Please bring what you can!