In tides today we are taken to Revelation 21 and John presents us with the vision of a new heaven and a new earth where there is restoration. This is a vital part of the Gospel message that we can often overlook because we think primarily about how the Gospel impacts our lives now. We think of the forgiveness of our sins and the transformation that the Holy Spirit brings to us now, but there is also a transformation that is to come, the Gospel continues to work and one day will restore this earth to what it was before the fall. In that day ...
The whole world is crying out for healing right now. Revelation 21:1-4 is the great promise of heaven coming down and transforming the earth...
... the resurrection of Jesus is the first instalment of all of this which is yet to come. It’s not all here yet, but is on its way.
Have you been learning any new skills during Lockdown?
Most of my learning has centred around video and websites, but a lot of folk have been using the time to bake, not wanting to be left out I tried a Wheaten Bread this morning. Looking at the picture it seems to be the size of a scone but I can assure you it is proper wheaten bread sized.
If you have been baking or trying something new during lockdown why not send me some photos so that I can share them on the blog.
The latest episode of the 'Isolated World / Connected Church' podcast. This week, Dez Johnston and Ruth Tormey chat with our hosts about how church leaders are supporting each other through the new challenges of doing church in lockdown.
A website which contains many resources for anyone who has been bereaved, it is the personal journey of a lady Abi May who has experienced the loss of two children and is seeking to bring comfort to others. It is a website for personal help but could also be shared with someone who may find it helpful.
If you don't already have the Bible App for Kids, download it free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon, and interact with the complete set of Bible stories on the go! This is an incredible resource for teaching your child about God.
- 41 Bible stories just for kids
- Kid-friendly navigation
- Games and activities that help kids remember what they're learning
- Touch-activated animations
Search for The Bible App For Kids on the app store on your phone or tablet.
There are also Colouring Sheets
And a Video Bible Stories
The Bible Society have a wonderful online resource to help us read the bible
Rev. David Moore, Minister of Knock Presbyterian Church, Belfast reflects on how faith remains in the face of fear in this time of crisis.
He writes -
Fear is a thief. It robs us of our joy and peace, leaving only anxiety and dread…
I hope you enjoyed the NW200 Jigsaw yesterday.
We have had a few times submitted
Richard 13:01 (I don’t know how it took me so long)
Perhaps the most comprehensive comment yet on the Blog,
Jean's time for today's jigsaw. 4.39
Year is 2016
No 13 Lee Johnston
No 34 Alastair Seeley
Windsock is on the beach.
Eric also commented - Very impressive but one detail not quite right. (See below)
Time for jigsaw - too embarrassed to reveal! (9:46)
Riders - No 13 Lee Johnston, No 34 Alastair Seeley
Year - 2016 (Kind of given away by the poster in the background)
Where is it? - At the houses of the former Cromore Halt at the Station Corner.
Play the "NW200" puzzle here!
Congratulations if you guessed that the Windsock is located at the entrance to the Strand.
Some of you were confused because normally during race week there is a windsock up at Cromore, but this one was on the beach.
You have all weekend to work this one out, so it is a little bit more difficult, Where Is It?