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David Week 9

1Kings 1: 1-4

Welcome to Nambucca Baptist Church for our Communion Service this Sunday 7th March 2021. You are most welcome to join us as we celebrate Holy Communion this morning and it might be a good idea if you were to prepare the elements for yourself now before you begin the service.

Today we reached the second last week in our series on the life of David and we focussed on Abishag, the beautiful young virgin girl who was selected to serve the king in his last days and to keep him warm at night. Although she was his wife there were no sexual relations between them. The story of Abishag reminds us of the role of serving as an integral part of our Christian journey. We are all called to serve and Abishag set the standard for all of us to follow. It was Jesus who reminded us of the need to serve others in the upper room on the night that he was betrayed. After he washed the disciples’ feet, itself a dirty and unpleasant task in those days, he taught them that they too must serve others just as he served them.

This is where we would normally take up a collection but as you can see we can’t pass an offering bag around online. We have, however, provided a secure online giving facility for you. You can either use the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone or just click on the green button on the screen. We have been blessed by the way so many of you have managed to continue to give in various ways so that we can continue with the work of the Lord here in our church and beyond our walls.

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