Monday, June 06, 2005


Well, what a busy Sunday! We had two services of Holy Communion, one at the Celebrate at Ten service, and the other at 11.30, a Sunday Club Meeting, then Evening Prayer and YF.

At YF we looked at what is important or valuable to us, by way first of all, of several ice-breaker questions: 'If you were on a desert island, what one song would you want with you?' and 'If you could have one wish, what would it be?'

We then looked at God asking Solomon what he wanted (1 Kings 3). Then we moved on to looking at a couple of parables form Matthew 13, about treasure in a field, and the pearl of great price. In both, the Kingdom of heaven is shown to be something of great value, that should be obtained without regard to anything else. In each parable, the man went away and sold all he had in order to get the pearl, or the treasure.

So then, having established that God's salvation is of immense value, we then looked at how God can see us as valuable, and precious. We did this by considering Romans 8 and Zephaniah 3:17. In these passages we find that while God love the whole world (having given his Son for it), he especially loves those who are predestined and called to salvation. Having been saved by grace through faith, there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.

We finished by thinking on Zephaniah 3:17, putting people's names into the passage. Why not do that yourself:

Zeph. 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

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