Today we celebrate All Saints Day. As part of this our children have been invited to wear superhero costumes. That might not seem very churchy. But apart from some fun, there is a point to it (of course!), which we’ll talk about in the children’s address. For now though, all Christians can be grateful for the way God makes us holy people (saints!) through forgiveness. Indeed, the New Testament continually refers to Christians as saints (e.g. 1 Cor 1:2; Eph 1:1; Phil 1:1). So today we will reflect on the fruits of this saintly gift and Christ’s work through which it is made possible. Fittingly, we’ll also remember our loved ones who have died in Christ and now rest with him.
December 16, 2016 Pastor Matt Bishop