Bishops’ Message for Easter 2017
“If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” 1 Cor. 15:14
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The answer given to St. Paul’s question in his First Letter to the Corinthians is fundamental to all that we do and say as Christians and as a Church. That Christ arose from the dead is the foundation of Christian life and witness.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins but if he stayed dead it might well have been a matter of speculation as to whether he had paid the price for our sins or whether he simply died biologically like anybody else crucified on a cross. But God did raise him up from the dead and that signaled to the world that Christ rose from the dead in spite of the various plans hatched to explain away an empty tomb.
Bearing the Torch with Pride
Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis Chairman of PEC
A Moravian historian wrote that Church history abounds in records of special outpourings of the Holy Spirit, and verily the thirteenth of August 1727, was a day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We saw the hand of God and His wonders, and we were all under the cloud of our fathers baptized with their Spirit. The Holy Ghost came upon us and in those days great signs and wonders took place in our midst. He continues, from that time scarcely a day passed but what we beheld His almighty workings amongst us. A great hunger after the Word of God took possession of us so that we had to have three services every day, viz. 5.0 and 7.30 a.m. and 9.0 p.m. Every one desired above everything else that the Holy Spirit might have full control. Self-love and self-will, as well as all disobedience disappeared and an overwhelming flood of grace swept us all out into the great ocean of Divine Love.
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Update on the Caribbean Praise Hymnal
Rev. Dr. Mikie Roberts
However, in cases where the tune for the hymn is unchanged the actual music for that hymn will not be provided. Instead the database will indicate the name of the tune and the number of that hymn in the current music edition. By so doing, it is our desire that the new hymns will soon be incorporated into the congregation’s hymnal repertoire since the tunes will be at the congregation’s disposal.
God’s Plumbline & His Amazing Grace
“By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Eph. 2:8
In biblical times God often spoke of judgment on His people. He did so because of their waywardness and unrighteous living. Consistently He used the prophets to forecast His judgment and call the people back to righteousness. Through Hosea, He spoke to their idolatry and unfaithfulness. Through Amos, He addressed insincere worship and oppression of the poor. He used Micah to speak to injustice and Joel to deal with self-centredness. Zephaniah dealt with idolatry and Jonah was sent to preach against the wickedness of Nineveh. Of course, Isaiah and Jeremiah spoke to many of these issues.