Following on from Trinity Sunday, our service last Sunday was led by Mr Robin Perry who dwelt on “The Way” as the Trinity reminds us that Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. Robin was welcomed by Sue Fox, our steward. Rod Smith accompanied us on the organ as we sang our opening hymn of praise “Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it”. It was a glorious morning and the hymn fitted our beautiful surroundings.
Robin led our prayers of praise and thanksgiving following which we had two bible readings, the first from John, chapter 14 read by Rod Smith in which Jesus tells his disciples that he is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that no one goes to the Father except by him. The second from Matthew, chapter 21 read by Sue Fox, which contains the parable of the tenants in the vineyard.
Robin spoke about the centrality of Jesus who claimed that only through him could we know the way to God. He said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” words that have been of immense comfort to countless Christians down the ages. Do all faiths lead to God was the question asked of us by Robin? Christians are quite clear that John, chapter three verse 16 answers that question when John states “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life”. The bible has to be our benchmark and we have to trust it as the word of God. The foundation for our lives should be Christ who is the cornerstone of our existence and it is he who embraces all that we do.
In our prayers for others we prayed specifically for a church member who had recently been bereaved, a young soldier seriously injured on the front line in Ukraine and others in need. We concluded with the hymn “In Christ alone we serve” followed by the blessing.