- Who we are
- What we do
It is hard to imagine what it must have been like for Christians before the Bible was readily available as a printed book.
Until the invention of the printing press in 1450, most people didn’t have their own copy of the Bible, and they wouldn’t have had ‘pew’ Bibles like we enjoy.
This Sunday in our church we will be using for the first time our new Bibles, 50 large-print copies of the 2011 version of the New International Version (NIV11). These were purchased using some of the gift to our church from the estate of our late sister, Doreen Orange, and we give thanks to God for her generosity to us.
Our Parish Council has also decided to donate our old Bibles to Christians in Africa, through the ministry of the ‘Mission Aid Group’, an organisation championed in our parish by Gordon Orange.
Praise God for his word throughout the world!
No matter how much progress we make, there are still so many areas in which we are still powerless.
We make advancements in medicine and science, but our hospitals are still overflowing with dying people; we make advancements in education and welfare, but people continue to perform acts of evil; we make advancements in meteorology, but we still can’t change the weather.
In these three areas, we remain essentially powerless… and that’s what makes Jesus’ power so extraordinary.
In Mark 4:35 to 5:43 we see his power over weather, over demons and over sickness. He was like no other man who ever walked the earth… and he is certainly unlike any king who has ever ruled any kingdom.
This week as we look at the topic, ‘The King’s Power’, we will see again why following Jesus makes so much sense.