This month's message

Just A Thought , an occasional feature written by a member of our church.

Pentecost for all

Many years ago Stanley Jones, an American Methodist missionary of world-wide fame, wrote: "The church is living between Easter and Pentecost."

Several weeks ago, Tom Stuckey, former President of the British Methodist Conference, wrote along similar lines.

What they were saying is that we acknowledge that Jesus is alive, having been raised from the dead, but we are not living in the power of the Holy Spirit that he promised would be ours.

Paul arrived in Ephesus where he found a group of believers. He asked them: "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" They replied that they hae never even heard of the Holy Spirit.

As Paul prayed for them and they had a Pentecost experience and they understood the power of the Holy Spirit.

So the questions for us are ... "Where are we?" and "Are we missing out?

Note: This  message added  on  1st June, 2017.