Who's in charge?

A recent cartoon I saw showed two demons in hell looking at a basket with the world in it and one says to the other ‘Took longer than I expected’. It was a clever play on the old saying ‘That the world is heading to hell in a basket’.  At times it can feel a bit like that – we look at world events and wonder what is this world coming to? Are we really going to sort ourselves out or are we destined to keep on making the same old mistakes over and over again? And it can raise the question, ‘Where is God in all of this?’

The answer from Scripture is that ultimately God is still in control and that one day the world will be restored, recreated, and able to be what it was originally mean to be. God invites each one of us to be part of the solution, to be open to being transformed and remade so we can help make it better..

I wonder what part God might want you to play in helping making the world the place it should be?

This Sunday we are looking at Acts 27-28 when Paul begins his journey to Rome to appear before the emperor. And we ask the question, ‘Where is God in these events?’  Is God a part of them or does God not really care what happens?

Mainly Music -  Wednesday’s 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 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 office@pb.org.nz 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.

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Grace and peace