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This Sunday Simon will begin the second half of our series on the Old Testament book of 2 Samuel, “Kingdom Coming”, from chapter 12 verses 1 to 31 on the topic ‘The repentance of the King‘.
At our 10am service we’ll have a special report about what’s been happening in the lives of our partners in global, word ministry.
This Sunday at our 5pm service is the launch of Kids’ Club and Andy’s Club at their new day and time. We pray that the move of these programs will be a great benefit for all who attend, both kids and their families.
Also at our 5pm service we will have a special prayer time for two of our members in the lead up to their wedding.
During our service, we’ll have our weekly question and answer time, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.
When I once visited Las Vegas, I was stunned to hear the slogan,‘If Las Vegas is Sin City, then MGM Grand is the Capitol Building.’
This hotel we were visiting for for a family meal took pride in the sin of sexual immorality, drugs, alcohol, and of course, gambling.
Yet, this week, Las Vegas experienced the effects of another form of sin that showed itself in the largest mass gun killing in US history.
This was a sin in which the people of Las Vegas did not boast.
Rather, the horrific actions that saw 58 deaths and hundreds of injuries has led people to ask the question, “why?”
But no matter how many clues we get into the depraved mind of shooter Stephen Paddock, his actions will not make sense to us unless we understand the reality of sin and human nature.
The Bible tells us that our world is marred by sin.
We live in a ‘fallen’ world, which will always experience pain, suffering, and death.
This means that the sin of Vegas is tragic, yet expected, as we await the final return of Jesus when he will bring an end to the effects of sin.
In the meantime, this shocking display of sin should naturally lead us to stop and reflect upon the reality beyond our normal, everyday life.
Any one of us could have been in the crowd at the Vegas concert, and any one of us could have had our lives ended without any warning.
As we see this extreme display of the effects of sin, we must all make sure that we are ready to face the coming judgement that faces every human, and the one and only solution to that sin and judgement is through the death of Christ Jesus.
For, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans chapter 8 verse 8)