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On Good Friday, 10th April, Christians around the world will be remembering how Jesus Christ died on a cross, taking the punishment that was due to us, upon himself. The Bible tells us very clearly that there is a Day of Judgement to come, when each one of us will stand before God and give an account of ourselves. Each one of us will be judged and on that day our eternal destiny will be fixed, be that heaven or hell. The wonderful news is that for all who put their trust and faith in Jesus, there is no need to fear that day, because three days after he was crucified, Jesus rose again from the grave showing that he had conquered death. Now everyone who believes in him has their sins forgiven and receives eternal life; their place in heaven is secured.

Do you believe this? You can! Each of the four Gospel writers record the events of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The apostle John stated at the end of his Gospel, that: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31).

The writers of the four gospels did not write them for our entertainment, they did not write them for us to simply marvel at the things that Jesus did, they wrote them so that; you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. This life that John mentions is Eternal Life and we receive eternal life the moment we believe.

This Easter millions of Christians will be remembering how Jesus died for us and rose again on that first Easter Sunday. We will be reminding ourselves through the written accounts of the Gospel writers, how Jesus died for us and how through faith in him anyone can have their sins forgiven and receive eternal life. Would you like to know God’s forgiveness in your life and to know that you too have a place in heaven, secured and certain through faith in Jesus? You can, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). Food for thought this Easter.

During this time of self isolation and social distancing the church building will be closed and services suspended but the actual church, the people, will still be united in faith and praying for one another.

The wonderful thing about church is that church is not a building but a people united through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Wherever possible, we will be serving one another as best we can, even just a phone call or a text message shows that self isolation doesn’t mean being alone in this present crisis.

The wonderful thing about church is that church is not a building but a people united through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Wherever possible, we will be serving one another as best we can, even just a phone call or a text message shows that self isolation doesn’t mean being alone in this present crisis.

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May the Lord bless you.

Philip Hearn, Pastor