Assembly 16052005 Cat Food


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Man looks on the outside, God looks on the inside

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Assembly 16052005 Cat Food

  1. 1. Assembly 16 th May 2005 Fr. Simon Rundell, Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, Elson
  2. 2. In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen!
  3. 3. The Lord be with you And also with you .
  4. 4. The Theology of the Atonement An exposition of ontological recidivism
  5. 6. How often do we judge people? <ul><li>Grunger vs Townie </li></ul><ul><li>Coronation Street vs Eastenders </li></ul><ul><li>Portsmouth vs Southampton </li></ul><ul><li>Nike vs Reebok </li></ul><ul><li>Colour? </li></ul><ul><li>Religion? </li></ul><ul><li>Country of Origin? </li></ul>
  6. 7. People look at the outside of a person, but God looks at the inside 1 Samuel 16:7
  7. 8. God doesn’t care… <ul><li>About what clothes you wear, </li></ul><ul><li>he doesn’t care what music you like, </li></ul><ul><li>how rich or poor you are, </li></ul><ul><li>Or even which football team stays up or goes down… </li></ul>
  8. 9. …but God does care <ul><li>About what you are like as a person </li></ul><ul><li>He cares that you care for others </li></ul><ul><li>That you are kind, and loving to your friends and your family, your brothers or sisters. </li></ul>
  9. 10. God cares… <ul><li>God cares for you. </li></ul><ul><li>It is he who created us, </li></ul><ul><li>…who wants us to be the best we can possibly be, </li></ul><ul><li>God cares so much for us that he sent us his Son, Jesus Christ… </li></ul>
  10. 11. … and he simply wants us to love him.
  11. 12. Man looks at the outside but God looks at the inside 1 Samuel 16:7 Think about this over the week:
  12. 13. Jesus’ love is very wonderful, Jesus’ love is very wonderful, Jesus’ love is very wonderful, Oh, wonderful love! It’s so high you can’t get over it, So low you can’t get under it, So wide you can’t get round it, Oh, wonderful love!
  13. 14. As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
  14. 15. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
  15. 16. Bow your heads and pray for God’s Blessing
  16. 17. Solemn Blessing The Peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God And of His Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord And the blessing of God Almighty, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be upon you, and remain with you this day and always All Amen .
  17. 18. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Amen.