Welcome to Christ Church South Cambs
Christ Church South Cambs is a friendly and informal church in Sawston. We are a group of people at different ages and stages and we warmly welcome you to come along on a Sunday and see what goes on. We pray, chat, sing, hear the Bible read and taught and enjoy a tea or coffee together. We meet at Sawston Village College, Lower School Hall, on Sundays at 9.30 am for about an hour and 10 mins. During the service we have a supervised crèche for 1-4 year olds.
We rejoin Matthew's gospel as he recounts the events immediately before the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. (See links to earlier sermons if you would like to catch up on how this first-hand account covers Jesus' early life and his teaching about the kingdom of God). Here, Jesus finishes preparing his disciples for a temporary absence, and points them further forward to his ultimate return in triumph and in judgment. His tone is serious, yet the arrest and trial scenes can still come as a shock. We wonder why Jesus goes to his death so deliberately, why he speaks with such authority even when on trial for his life. Matthew presents what happens as purposeful and foreknown, part of God's plan for salvation. He concludes with the Great Commission, Jesus sending out his disciples to make him known throughout the world: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."