26 January 2020

This morning’s service thought about communication, starting with the children miming a familiar bible story. We all correctly guessed that they were telling the story of Noah’s Ark. They then created some quick drawings to depict some of the elements of the story from rainbows to boats to some of the animals. Tunes can also prompt our recollections.

The sermon continued through the Book of Acts and relates the first preaching by Peter to a large crowd (Acts 2: 14-42) after the first followers had been filled with the Holy Spirit. They were very curious about hearing words in their own languages and suggested that the group were influenced by strong drink. Peter then explained what had happened and referenced scripture and how the events had been foretold; confirming that the crucified Jesus was their Lord and Christ Messiah.

Amongst the thousands hearing this message around three thousand were mortified when they realised the mistake they had made in asking for Jesus to be sacrificed. They asked what they could do. They were invited to repent of their sin and seek baptism, to change their ways and follow Christ’s teachings. This message is the same today and something we are encouraged to communicate to others.