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Services - Bible Sunday - Clocks Go Back - Sun 26/10/2014

8am Morning Prayer at Sturry Church
9:30am All Age Communion at Sturry Church
11:15am Morning Worship at Westbere

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Who killed Jesus? Lots of people had a hand in it.

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But it's not good enough for us to blame these people who lived 2000 years ago. The people who really killed Jesus include us.

What, us?
Yes, you and me.

 

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Because the reason Jesus was born and the reason he came to live on earth was so that he could take the punishment for the wrong things we have done. We - and all the men and women and children who ever lived - have sinned against God; and if you turn your back on God who gives you life, then what you deserve is death. But God didn't want us all to die for ever, and so he sent Jesus. Jesus died on the cross in our place, so that we could be forgiven and be God's friends again.

And that shows amazing love on God's part for us, that he should give his Son to die for us. It shows amazing love and obedience on Jesus's part, that he should be ready to give his life for us. It was a dreadful decision he had to face - we saw on the video how much he wrestled with that decision among the olive trees, just before he was taken prisoner - but he went through with it, because he knew he wanted to do what God wanted.

So if it wasn't for us, Jesus wouldn't have needed to die. Who killed Jesus? We had a part in it. And so we want to tell Jesus three things: we want to tell him how sorry we are for our sins; we want to tell him how much we love him and are thankful for his death on the cross; and we want to tell him that we want to follow him as his friends from now on.

Taken from the Good Friday service at St. Nicholas, Sturry, 2002.
After hearing this talk by Revd Peter Cornish, each of us laid a hand-written card and some flowers at the entrance to the tomb. Photos of the flowers at the tomb are viewable under Past Events.