Last week was such a buzz as God is bringing more people to be a part of our village and valley church at Jamberoo Anglican… and if you’re thinking of popping in, then we’d really love you to join us.
This weekend we continue our look at our Bible talk series on how God’s building his church, as we consider what is supposed to be happening when we actually ‘do’ church. I’ll be preaching on the New Testament letter of Hebrews, chapter 10, and I’m praying it will help us understand more clearly how Jesus’ life, death, and continuing ministry turns our view of church upside down. Exciting stuff!
During our two services we’ll be having our regular ‘Q&A’ segment, and here are the questions we’ve been asked so far:
So, be sure to join us this weekend, either at 5pm Saturday (with kids and youth programs and a terrific dinner together straight after), or 9am Sunday (with a classic Anglican service with espresso coffee and morning tea at the end).
We’d love to see you there! Jodie.
The decision for a mother to terminate the life of her unborn child must be the most painful and difficult choice imaginable.
Sadly, our society has placed this burden upon women because it has given mothers the option to abort their unborn child.
In the rare situation where a decision needed to be made between the life of a mother or her child, people have made the painful decision to terminate the child.
Yet our society has now extended abortion to allow situations where a pregnancy is simply ‘unwanted’.
In a recent development, New York legislators have chosen to permit late-term abortions, allowing medical practitioners to terminate a pregnancy in its final moments.
Even if it could be argued that a first-trimester foetus was not yet human, there is no doubt that a baby of more than thirty weeks is more than a clump of cells.
And yet we are growing less and less shocked by the thought of doctors causing the death of a human whose only fault is that they have not already traversed their mother’s birth canal.
The Bible makes it clear that God sees unborn children as humans, and view has been held by civilised people for centuries.
Yet, as we stray further and further away from God’s word, our collective heart is hardened, and we are more convinced by an atheistic view that values humans based on their benefit to others.
If we keep travelling this pathway, we will soon justify infanticide of babies with disabilities, and more euthanasia of the aged.
For the vulnerable in our world we must obey the voice of God and show love to those who are unable to love us back.
And we must defend these unborn babies from the acts and decisions of health and legal professionals whose oaths should have led them to protect the vulnerable, not lead them to their premature death.