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From a Pastor's Pen



                                                                               August 7, 2017

Showing our Colours

   Showing your colours.  Last Saturday I went to Canberra to see a game of AFL football. I’d gone with, “AFL tragic”, family members and a mate who had never been to see an Aussie Rules game, in person. He watches games on TV sometimes, but had never been to see a game.

  When we arrived at the ground, three of us who had come from Eden, were waiting to meeting another three who had come from other directions. We were talking and watching those who were arriving at the ground waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. My novice Aussie Rules mate commented that not all those who were coming to the game were wearing colours of the two teams playing that day.

  We discussed this and, came to the conclusion that people coming to this regional game were coming to the game because they just liked the whole idea of watching a game of Aussie Rules, no matter if, “their”, team was playing, or not.

  There’s a great similarity as Christians share their faith experience. Christians from differing traditions, and expressions, of our faith really appreciate being able to share with others to express the basis of our faith. This being God’s Plan of Salvation, through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.

  Jesus came to bring life, and the assurance of a place in heaven at the close of our lives, when God showed His wonderful plan of power and might. The Apostle John wrote the following words in one of his letters towards the end of the New Testament. “This is what love is; it isn’t that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.” Isn’t this is something to really cheer about!


Brianof Eden Church of Christ, 6496 3367