Over the last couple of weeks I have watched the trees around town slowly begin to turn green and burst into bud. These signs of new life are the promise that spring is here. And spring is the promise that life goes on even in the midst of a pandemic. Soon we will be enjoying clear skies and warm days as the sun warms up the earth.

Jeremiah lived in a time when his country was overrun by the Babylonians. A time when hope was in very short supply. In fact most people had given up, believing that life could never be good again. And Jeremiah is asked by God to do something nonsensical – go and buy a field in your home town, a field that most likely had foreign troops camped all over it. It was an act of hope, a statement that despite how bad things looked now, there would come a time when life would be better again. When we look around us today where are the signs of hope for the future?  Where is God at work bringing change and new life to our community and cities?  How might you join in?

This Sunday we will look at Jeremiah’s instruction from God to buy a field in his home town in the middle of a war. Why would God ask him to do such a foolish thing?

Mainly Music, this coming Wednesday. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. If you have small children feel free to join us.

Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.

Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at

http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email office@pb.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

And we are also on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist

Grace and peace