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Come and See why John the Baptist and Jesus are like oil and water?
We love to combine opposites, create unexpected pairings, or try surprising taste combinations. For example, who doesn’t enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? What could be better than Chips and Salsa, Cookies and Cream, or Hummus and Pita? You may even like Chicken and Waffles and Biscuits and Gravy. But have you tried a Mountain Dew Flaming Hot soft drink made with Cheetos? How about Mac & Cheese Ice Cream? You may quickly agree that some opposites don’t work together!
This week we will meet John the Baptist’s disciples, Andrew and Simon Peter. They began their spiritual journey with their mentor, John, who focused on fasting, baptism, and God’s judgment. But when Jesus appeared, they soon realized they couldn’t just combine John’s and Jesus’ teachings. John’s old ways were opposite to Jesus’ new ways kind of like oil and water. Moving forward requires us to respond to Jesus’ invitation to Come and See, like Andrew and Peter. We are getting to what’s next this week on our spiritual journey.
We will sing the traditional carol, We Three Kings, which will stir our spirits this week. as our worship begins and after the message, inviting us to join them on their stargazing journey. Despite the well-loved title, the Scripture identifies the gift-bearing visitors as “magi” meaning scholars, not kings. And there were three gifts, but the actual number of scholars is unspecified. Yet, this carol remains our favorite! We close by singing Lord of All Good as we bring our gifts to God. A pastor wrote this text for a Christmas fair, which perhaps added echoes to the words “gifts” and “give” in the first two stanzas. But no hints are needed to grasp the full meaning of this hymn’s final line as we give ourselves to God and others in caring connections.
Whatever your religious affiliation, or none at all, we all hear Jesus say, “Come to me all who are overburdened, and find rest for your soul!” Everyone is welcome at Cold Spring Church. Yes, everyone!
Enjoy sitting with others from greater Cape May as we worship together. We simplified our service and made participation even easier with our Worship Guide and lyric videos displayed on a large screen.
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Energize your life and discover the amazing love of Jesus! This week is the perfect time to join us in person for worship. Enjoy live music, solo, lyric videos, and a message of hope from God’s word.
We are excited to welcome you to worship in our historic Red Brick Church that premiers on Sundays at 10:30 AM.