This Sunday we are going to be taking a closer look at a very important passage from the book of Revelation (Note: The book is called Revelation, singular, not ‘Revelations’, plural – which is important because while there are many images in this book they are all part of a single vision of God’s ultimate purpose for his creation).
Revelation is and has been regarded by many people, even many devoted readers of the Bible, as the hardest book of the New Testament. It is full of strange, lurid and at times bizarre and violent imagery which many people find far too difficult to understand, and which even in the age of HBO and computer generated special effects are, for many people, simply too much to take.
But the reason for this strange and at times scary imagery is that the book of Revelation is trying to speak to people living in often strange and scary times and in a world seemingly overrun by dark and powerful forces. And the purpose of Revelation is to assure these people that in the midst of this troubled world, there is hope.
The passage we’ll be looking at on Sunday (Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5) is one of the sharpest visions of fullness of authentic Christian hope found anywhere in the Bible. But it’s a vision of hope which is not only meant to help us find peace in the midst of these still very difficult times. It’s a vision of hope which is meant to inspire us and to drive us to resist the forces of evil and injustice which continue to be at work in the world, and to strive for the day when every corner of God’s good creation is filled with goodness, grace, and life. I hope you’ll be able to join us as we explore this vision together.
Join us as we take a closer look at the power of the Resurrection with Anglican Bishop and world class scholar N.T. Wright.
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Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Church of the Good Shepherd, Manawagonish Road, Saint John.
Registration begins at 9:30am
Church Service is at 10:30am.
We are looking for volunteers are willing to go grocery shopping on a regular basis with one of two Syrian families.
We are looking for English tutors (beginner’s English) to help with tutoring Syrian adults in English and as summer approaches, we would also like tutors who might help with the children.
We are always in need of drivers to get to appointments (dentist, eye doctor, bank, etc.).
We would like help planning some summer activities for two Syrian families.
We would also like volunteers to call places in Saint John and Hampton to see about free activities or if anyone is willing to have a Syrian child attend their day camp/sports program at a reduced cost or no cost