There were only three or four of us for the Bitesize Theology at the start of the day - Union with Christ though, a great subject. In the morning I preached on Thyatira the next of the seven churches. I decided to take a break from the catechism with the children and spoke about David and Samuel anointing him. A few went off to Twickenham in the afternoon to give out rugby world cup tracts.
In the evening there was communion, where we were thinking about Christ's tomb - in the rock, costly and especially borrowed. Spurgeon said
"He who had no house of his own, and rested in the habitation of other men; who had no table, but lived upon the hospitality of his disciples; who borrowed boats in which to preach, and had not anything in the wide world, was obliged to have a tomb from charity. ... It was a borrowed tomb; and why? I take it, not to dishonour Christ, but in order to show that, as his sins were borrowed sins, so his burial was in a borrowed grave. Christ had no transgressions of his own; he took ours upon his head; he never committed a wrong, but he took all my sin, and all yours, if ye are believers; concerning all his people, it is true, he bore their griefs and carried their sorrows in his own body on the tree; therefore, as they were others' sins, so he rested in another's grave; as they were sins imputed, so that grave was only imputedly his. It was not his sepulchre; it was the tomb of Joseph."
No deacons around it turned out so I served communion myself. Everybody says thank you (some people wouldn't like that. I think it's okay). We began to look at Gideon in the main meeting and that went okay. Decent numbers morning and evening but people missing as ever. Loved singing Immortal honours at the beginning of the main meeting.