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10:30 am Advent Service @ St Philip's
Advent Service @ St Philip's
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
You are invited to join us at this service. It will be a modified version of the 1662 Communion Service led by Reverend Janis Donohoo and Bishop Ray Smith will celebrate Holy Communion. Mrs Karen[...]
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on 2nd December 2016 in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of items that can be purchased by our customers as Christmas gifts would be very much appreciated.[...]

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Wednesday’s Word

John 1:35-39:  The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”

   They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

   “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

   So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

Reflection: John’s disciples took a risk.  They knew John, and had already seen his ministry.  What would this new teacher be like?  They could have stayed with the familiar and carried on as John’s disciples, but something about Jesus made them want to get to know him better, so they followed him.

They still had an opportunity to change their minds, they could have declined Jesus’ invitation to ‘come and see’, but they accepted and were rewarded by being able to spend the day with him, and ultimately by becoming his disciples.

There are times we are offered a change, but are hesitant because the familiar is comfortable, and the unknown is a challenge. Will you at least ‘come and see’ so you can judge if the change is God’s plan for you, rather than staying where you are?

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I want to follow you wherever you lead me, but I like the familiar.  Please help me commit to following you anywhere you want to take me.  Amen

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