Have you forgiven me?

Forgiveness is a difficult thing. Sometimes even when we have been forgiven, we wonder if the other person really has forgiven us for what we did? There’s nothing worse than having someone remind us of our failures.

There's a story I once heard about a priest in the Philippines. A woman in his church told him she used to hear Jesus speak to her through visions.  The priest called her in to talk with her.  The priest was a bit sceptical about her claims so he said to her, “The next time you see Jesus, would you ask Him what sin I committed when I was young and then come and tell me His answer." She agreed.

Eventually the priest called the women in.  “Did you see Jesus again?” he asked.

“Yes,” she said

“Did you ask Him about my sin?"


"What did He say?"

"He said, 'I've forgotten.'"

God forgives and forgets. Perhaps we could learn to do the same.

If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to, then please email us at office@pb.org.nz or call 0223075225 and we will contact you.

This Sunday @ 10am we will continue our series looking at the life of Joseph. Come and join us as we explore the life of this pivotal character from the Old Testament. This week we will be thinking about ‘The Joy of Reconciliation‘ as Joseph is reunited with his brothers.  Genesis 45

A children’s programme for children aged 3-8 is available during the service and a crèche for younger children.

To join with us on air tune in to Coast Access Radio 104.7FM from 10.00am or livestream at http://coastaccessradio.org.nz... 

Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern, and support for those with young children.

Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one.

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Grace and peace