A few weeks ago I started reading a book and when I got to the end of it I discovered, annoyingly, that the story didn’t finish, it was part of a series of books and if I wanted to know how the story ended I would need to read all the books.
I wonder how often we get to the end of a story and think, well that’s that all done and dusted, and then move on forgetting that no story really finishes when we close the book. What happens to the characters after the events of the story we just read? In reality the end of one story is just the beginning of another story even if it goes untold. And the same is true in our own lives and also in the story of Jesus.
Luke wrote a story, a Gospel, about Jesus which he then followed up with a second volume which records the ongoing story of the life of the early church. But this story of Jesus doesn’t just end with that book – the story of Jesus is an ongoing story, a story of people whose lives are transformed and changed by their encounters with him. It’s a story which has continued for over 2000 years.
Are you a part of that story yet? Would you like to be? Make contact with us and we would love to share with you how you too can be part of this live changing story – the story of God and his creation.
This Sunday we return to a series we started last year based on the Book of Acts and Luke’s ongoing story of Jesus. What part might God want us to play in this story?
Mainly Music - Starts again this Wednesday 5 May at 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 a way 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 are now up and running again. Contact the church firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
And we are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist
Grace and peace