On Sunday morning we had a communion service. We had a time of singing at the beginning, starting with the hymn 'All people that on earth do dwell'.
We again had the privilege of having two speakers at the morning service: Dr. Alison Black and Owen Martin, who attend our Greenock branch. Both spoke very well and the words they brought were very rich.
Alison spoke on the theme of Christ as our brother. We heard how God is our Father and Christ is his Son; we consequently are raised into a relationship where Christ is our brother through the love, mercy and grace of the Father. She spoke on the verse:
'I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.' (John 20:17) and pointed out, very effectively, the relationship we now have with Christ because He is risen.
Owen then spoke on the theme of 'transition'. If there is no movement/change then life becomes stagnant. You lose joy, the vibrancy of the abundant life and usefulness for God. One thing God wants for us: an intimate union with Christ.
We had a lovely time of worship, ministry and communion at the end of the service. Diana closed in prayer, praying for the church that doors of opportunity for evangelism would open and that the roots of the people would go deep into God.
A very good weekend overall. We give to God all the glory for the things He has done. We pray that he will bring to completion the good work that he has begun in so many lives.