John opens up the reading from Luke Ch 9: vv 51-62, Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and the Cross. He shows us that, in calling us to follow Him, Jesus is asking us to put aside all the distractions that life can throw in our path and follow Him unreservedly. If we do so He can truly make a difference in our lives.
Too often we indulge our deep-seated need to be in control of our lives. Jesus asks us that we join with Him on the Journey of Life so that he can both lead us through and be with us in the uncontrolled times of life.
This is an edited version of the full morning service.
Hymns/songs are from the Church of Scotland Hymnal CH4 and from Mission Praise:
Hymn 533, Will you come and follow me; MP 84, I have decided to follow Jesus; Hymn 195, Here to the House of God we come; MP757 When peace like a river attendeth my way; MP263 What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus cam into my heart.
Bible readings are: 2 Kings Ch 2: vv 1-2 and 6-14; Luke Ch 9:vv 51-62