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John Chapter 20 From Fear to Feeling to Faith
20:10-18  Missing Jesus

Chapter 20 of John's gospel contains four narratives which describe the journey the first disciples of Jesus made from Fear to Faith following the resurrection of Jesus. The journey was only possible though, because of the evidence they saw, heard and in some cases touched (Feeling!).
Mary Magdalene was the first disciple to see (and touch) the risen Lord Jesus and as a result moved from Fear to Faith as she learned that she could never again be separated from Jesus by death. The message outline follows the three stages of the journey
1) From Fear...
2) ..to Feeling..
3) ..to Faith

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 Welcome to Worship 

Sunday 24th January 2021 

Welcome to our worship resources for this week. This week, we continue our series in John's Gospel from chapter 20 verses 10-18. For the children we start a short series on the life of Gladys Aylward, a famous Christian missionary to China in the last century.
This evening all are invited to join us for online fellowship and prayer at 5.30pm. The Zoom meeting ID is 856 6759 2629 and the Passcode 444251.

Wishing everyone a good week.

Pastor Graham
 Questions For Personal And Group Study 
1) Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14. How are Christians to grieve? How is that different to the way 'the rest of men' grieve?
2) Why did Jesus instruct Mary Magdalene not to hold him (or cling to him)?
3) What was the same about Jesus' new body? What was different about it? How is Christian resurrection different to some popular ideas about life after death?
4) What difference does the promise of resurrection mean for our relationships with:
    (a) our loved ones
    (b) Jesus
 Worship Song 
 Prayer Points 
  • Praise God that the resurrection of Jesus means that we can never be separated by death from those who have fallen asleep in Christ.
  • Thank God that Jesus knows us and calls by name as he did Mary.
  • Praise him that through faith we are of the same family as Jesus, adopted as sons and daughters of the living God.
  • Continue to pray for those affected by the COVID-19 crisis around the world, that God would help them and that they would turn to him in their distress.
  • Pray for our government, public servants and our NHS workers who are under extreme pressure trying to deal with the pandemic.
  • Pray for a smooth transition of power in the US and for church leaders to be voices of reason and peacemakers in a volatile political situation.
  • Pray for Martin & Julia Etter and John & Sian Newton-Webb, Antony & Reena and their ministries in Africa and Japan and Israel respectively.