Easter at Living Hope

The death and resurrection of Jesus is the central event of Christianity, so at Living Hope we unashamedly celebrate it. Here’s whats happening over the next couple of weeks:

9th – Palm Sunday Gathering – “Behold your King”

This Sunday, we’re gathering at 2pm at Kingsview as we look at the story of the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey from John 12:12-16.

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14th – Good Friday Gathering – “It is finished”

On Good Friday, we’re gathering at 7pm at the Manna House on Huntly Street to remember the death of Jesus. This will be a 45 minute time of singing, communion and prayer as we reflect on Jesus’ death by looking at John 19:28-30.

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16th – Easter Sunday Party – “I have seen the Lord”

On Easter Sunday, we’re gathering at Kingsview at 2pm to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. We’ll be welcoming new members into the church and having an Easter party afterwards.

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Whether you’ve never been to church before, haven’t been in a while or are just visiting Inverness we’d love for you to come and celebrate Easter with us.

You can find directions here.

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Rounding up Acts.

‘This blog series is based on one idea from the sermon each week. This week’s blog is written by Anne Rennie. It’s based on the sermon ‘Back to Antioch’ which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/livinghopeinverness/acts-18-18-22-back-to-antioch’

We’ve just finished our 3rd series in Acts, looking at Paul on his second missionary journey. What a great series for a new church plant – taking inspiration and motivation from how God started the Church, and how the good news about Jesus exploded out of Jerusalem towards the ends of the earth.

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There were 3 main themes over our last 10 weeks Acts:

Discipleship
Paul lived his life alongside others. He demonstrated how his belief in God changed how he lived. He shared his life with the people he worked with, travelled with, lived with and taught. He not only talked about God through his words, he showed God through his actions, and this resulted in others loving God and living for Him.

  • Who are you living your faith out alongside?

Mission
Paul knew that wherever he went he had been sent by God. For Paul this meant that he saw everywhere he went as his ‘mission field’ and lived out the identity of an ambassador for God. He made it as easy as possible for people to get to know God by spending time getting to know them, going to the places they would go and speaking to them about Jesus in ways they would understand. Paul’s priority was to make Jesus famous everywhere he went.

  • Where has God put you on mission?

The Church
God uses the church for mission and discipleship. The church in Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas on mission. Through their witness people became Christians and new churches were started. In each of those churches people grew in their faith, this in turn resulted in even more churches being planted and the good news about Jesus spreading even further.

  • How is your church involved in church planting?

‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Matthew 28 v 19 & 20