Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30am for a warm hearted, inspiring, familiar style service that will encourage you and give your faith a much needed lift. St Enoch’s has a growing, diverse congregation and a thriving Sunday School for children from toddlers to teens.
Everyone’s welcome for tea and coffee after the Sunday service.
Holy Spirit led
ST ENOCH’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
134 SIXTEENTH AVE, TAURANGA.
NOTE: Motorists cannot turn RIGHT into Sixteenth Avenue. You have to turn into 17th Ave and drive around the block.
Or turn LEFT into Sixteenth Avenue coming from the town centre.
‘Lord, shall we zap them?’ the disciples asked when a Samaritan village rejected Jesus because of his association with the Jewish worship centre, Jerusalem. (Luke 9:54) Jesus did not think that was the right attitude. You do not respond aggressively to people with different views from you – even when you think their views are wrong and offensive. Disciples need to be gracious and respectful. In verses 57 -62 we also learn from Jesus three more important attitudes: Being his disciples requires commitment and resilience as it is not an easy or comfortable journey. Following Jesus and building the Kingdom of God is an urgent and overriding priority for disciples. And disciples need to have a single-minded focus on the Kingdom.
Jesus did not condemn or eradicate those who rejected, offended, and killed Him. He saved them. Despite the cost, Jesus did what He needed to do because God’s mission was an overriding priority for Him, and God’s Kingdom was always front of mind for Him.