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Big Jesus wins award for the 'best community entry' in the parade.
We had a unique perspective on Jesus, His fame and renown. If the crowds were silenced even the stones would have cried out to Him. This must be what it was like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem, re-enacted for the benefit of his LGBT people... What does this say for us and for Him?
Photos of ‘Big Jesus’ appeared in ‘The Guardian’ photos of Pride around the world!
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Extracts from Jims Preach 'Union'
Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Jesus He has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm.
Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be His through our union with Christ Jesus, so that we would be holy and without blame in His sight. Ephesians 1:1 - 3
Our reading says that God has ‘blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Jesus. And God chose us in Him.
Before creation God chose us to be united to God in Jesus. It was according to God’s will that Jesus prayed in John 17 for the unity of God, Jesus and you and me.
Remember Jesus laid aside His power to become fully human, so had to rely totally on the Holy Spirit for every need. Romans 8 tells us that the Spirit helps us in our humanity, when for example, we don’t know what to pray, because we don’t always know what God’s will is.
But the Spirit does, and so the Spirit prays through us in union according to God’s will. This was the case with Jesus’ prayer in John 17.
John 1 tells us, ‘In the beginning was the Word’. This is the first picture that scripture paints, the first pattern upon which everything else is fixed and established, the pattern is unchanging and unmoving.
The next picture is painted, the next pattern established in Ge verse 2, ‘And the Spirit moved’. The Hebrew scriptures likens this to a brooding Hen sitting on eggs.
Scripture records that it is ‘the Spirit that gives Life’ and so from the waiting brooding Spirit
emerges the life, and pattern 3 is fixed and established and the light of the life engulfs the darkness.
At our last Sunday meeting Lynn gave an account of how she came to know God. She and her pals went to church to commit a fraud though she didn’t quite put it in those terms.
She was quite unaware that ‘in the beginning was the word’ and in that word was the very soul of God.
God’s mind, His intentions, His will, His plan and purpose was in the word and in the beginning and in God’s soul Lynn had been chosen.
She was unaware that the Spirit had been waiting, brooding until the right time for the light to pierce the thick darkness of her spirit and give life to unite her with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God infused her with His light and His life and united her with Himself. A perfect union of a lesbian woman and God in all His fulness.
All He had was hers and all she had was His. She was now blameless and holy, a new creation.
It is foolish to add to a beautiful picture, it is folly to alter the perfect pattern.
Every blessing of heaven is ours in union with Jesus .Jesus the Light, Jesus the Life, Jesus our light and our life. Jesus our union and unity, as we believe and trust in Him.
Col 1:16 ‘For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him’.
Genesis 1 is an ancient Hebrew poem; it is also a pattern and a picture of the new, spiritual creation. I’ve re written it from the perspective of that new creation, of God’s life coming into humanity.
In the beginning there were people. Both men and women
They were without virtue and empty and darkness was upon their face.
The Spirit of God moved upon the face of humanity.
And God said let there be light and there was light the light was good. And it was so.
God separated the light that was from Him, from the darkness that was without and within humankind
God called light the known and the darkness was the unknown. And it was so.
And God said let there be division and divide the spirit from the soul
And it was so; the flesh was separated from the spirit.
And God said, from the spirit of humanity let life spring forth and let that life bear much fruit.
Let the light and life that gives forth from humanities spirit, reflect in the soul and body of humankind and bring light into the darkness. And it was so.
And God said, Let the light and life show forth the fruit of the light and life within, and so manifest the light and life in humanities soul and body. And it was so.
And God said, Let the life that is in humanity produce more life.
Let the life that I gave them, show forth from within, My glory and excellence. And it was so.
God blessed humanity crowning them with His glory and honour, making them fruitful in all righteousness, being nourished with His love, His faithfulness and His goodness.
In the image and likeness of God having His light, life and glory; humanity entered the abode of eternal rest in union, creator and created as one.
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