This Easter Sunday, our Team Leader, Simon, brings us the latest of our short video talks. Once you have watched the video, we encourage you to reflect on the bible text and join us in the prayer that follows below.
To listen to the talk click here.
Reading from John chapter 14, verses 1 to 3
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”
Prayer & Reflection
Father God almighty, maker of heaven and earth, forgive us our sins. Thank you for giving us life and for blessing us so richly with your love and mercy.
Lord Jesus Christ, comfort us in our hour of need. Thank you for redeeming us from sin and death, and for going to prepare a place for us in heaven.
Holy Spirit, please guide and guard, teach us, correct us and empower us to do the Father’s will.
In your mercy, Lord God, hear our prayer. Amen.
Questions to Consider
In his talk, Simon offers four “Reasons for the Season” of Easter. Those four reasons are listed below, with a question for you to consider appended to each.
Reasons for the Season
1. So that the disciples would spread the good news about what they had witnessed. How might you share a “good news” story this week – and are you willing to share your faith when you do so?
2. Because God, despite humankind’s sinfulness, loves us and wants us to be reconciled with Him. Are you aware of God’s love for you? Take a moment to reflect on the blessings God has given you and thank Him for them.
3. Because there is a price to be paid for sin – so Jesus paid it for us, once and for all. Have you said “sorry” for the wrong things you have done recently? Are you aware that God has offered to forgive you, once and for all, and paid the price Himself?
4. So that Jesus could conquer death and go to prepare a place for us, with the Father. What do you think Heaven will be like – the place there that Jesus has prepared for you?