Readings - Galatians 3:23 - 4:7, and John 15:1-17. Jo looks at this great blessing of adoption - we are adopted into his family because of Jesus death for us on the cross - because of God's enormous love for us. We belong to Him and to each other with such great promises waiting for us as we follow Him.
Readings - Ephesians 1:3-10 and Mark 14:53-64. Mike looked at how Jesus paid our debt to bring us back from (to redeem us from) the eternal consequences of our sin, and set us free to become what God intends us to be.
Readings - Exodus 34:29-35, and John 1:1-18. Nick looks at the passage from John about Jesus coming to be with us, bringing the glory of God to us, and how we can bring the love and glory of God to others by being with them. We do this is different ways such as promoting fair trade in our world or in caring for others. The world around us needs Jesus and He reaches out to it through us - all of us.
Readings - Psalm 127 and Mathew 21:12-17. Bob looks at examples of God acting beyond expectations when his people step out in faith and relates that to our own quest to secure accommodation for our youth activities and future mission here at St Andrew's.