This coming Sunday is a big day in the church year – it’s the day when the church remembers God pouring out his Spirit on the first disciples and what is in a sense the beginning of the church. From that day on, the church began to grow as the followers of Jesus, transformed by his Spirit, took the story of Jesus to the whole world. It’s fair to say that at times those followers have made mistakes and used the church for their own ends but Paul writing about the change the Spirit can produce in us as people described it like fruit growing on a tree. This is what he says
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Gal 5:22-23)
These are the type of people Jesus wants us to be, people who make a difference for good and for God in our world. I wonder what sort of fruit your life produces?
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This Sunday We will be thinking about Pentecost and the beginning of the church.
Mainly Music – This Wednesday from 10.00am. We do ask that you wear a mask. 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.
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