To the cross...and back

There is a wonderful children’s book called ‘Guess how much I love you’ by Sam McBratney, which has a baby rabbit explaining how much they love their parent. ‘I love you as high as I can hop’, says little rabbit. But his parent can hop much higher. Eventually he says, ‘I love you to the moon’, and then drifts off to sleep. At which point the parent says, ‘I love you to the moon…and back’.  I suspect we all want to be loved like that.

Paul the Apostle wants the people of Ephesus to know just how much God loves them, and in his letter, he tells them it is a love that is too wonderful to be measured. In the words of the child’s story, it is a love that reaches all the way to the cross… and back. And the cross reminds us that God will bear anything to show us his love.

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 be continuing our series, More than you can imagine, looking at Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus.

A children’s programme is available 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 – Currently in recess for school holidays. Wednesdays from 10.00am during school terms. 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 is 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