sunday 31st October 2021
Seed or Stone?
Readings: Ruth 1:1-18 & John 11: 32-44
A celebration of All Saints’ Day
In many churches, All Saints’ Day (1st November) celebrates all people of faith, recalling how, in New Testament usage, the word saints refer to Christians collectively, as well as those people of special significance who have been set apart by the church or canonized. It is the recognition of the common bond of Christians, both living and dead, and the common bond of the church here on earth and the church triumphant in heaven.
Revelation paints a picture of God’s victory in Jesus Christ, that place, that time when “the dwelling of God will be with humanity,” when God at last will have had God’s way with the world. That’s what Christian talk of heaven is about – God’s victory in Jesus Christ when God’s loving purposes will at last be accomplished forever and ever.
Today’s service sheet can be found on our News page, and the recorded sermon can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/N0V8i9SY6lk – a pdf of the sermon will be uploaded to the News page early next week.
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