This week we begin a new series “How do we cope with James?” This week we ask “How do we cope with ... Temptation?” We all face difficulties in life and James has some great advice.
The Gospel Coalition have produced a playlist of 100 songs inspired by the book of James, and I intend to share some of those songs each day on the Blog, but you can listen to the full playlist during the next few weeks as we continue our studies in this book. I have benefited greatly from listening to these songs over and over again as I have asked God to speak from His word.
You can stream the playlist on Spotify or on Apple Music right now.
Here are the songs for today with a little thought about their subject matter.
- Never See the End,” Mission House
- “Let Your Heart Sing,” Young Oceans
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for Department of Health, Health & Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency staff as they work to support and advise care providers during these challenging times. Give thanks for all those individuals, organisations and agencies who have worked tirelessly over the past 14 months to provide the appropriate professional information and services and who are now planning the transition to the new normal in the Health & Care Sector.
Give thanks for those who voluntarily serve on school boards of governors and management across the island of Ireland. Pray for great wisdom and discernment as they seek to support principals and staff in making the best decisions for pupils in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions and other stresses.
Pray for the Clerk of the General Assembly as he responds to, and seeks to interpret, the
changing regulations as they apply to church life going forward. Pray for wisdom, insight and a sense of unity of purpose as PCI’s leadership works with the leaders of the other main denominations.
Council for Training in Ministry
Third year ministry students are due to have what’s known as an “Exit Interview”. The student, a member of college staff and a member of presbytery meet to review the student’s training. When satisfactorily completed, the student is licensed by presbytery, usually in June. Give thanks for these students and pray for them as they reach the end of their college training.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
The Bible Society have a series of very short videos on Old Testament Jerusalem today King David’s Palace
This week on Songs Of Praise, Claire McCollum learns about the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland from Dr Eamon Phoenix. Catch it on Sunday @BBCOne 1.15 & afterwards on iplayer at https://t.co/nKUydqx6Pz #SongsOfPraise
God’s Plan (21 minute video)
Do you find yourself scrolling through social media and comparing your life to others? Don't get distracted so much that you miss out on the amazing plan God has for YOUR life! Watch this encouraging message from @leonfontaine
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
On the day that shops re-open what about this view of a deserted Promenade during Lockdown 1
Play the "Empty Promenade Friday" puzzle!