This week we begin a new series “How do we cope with James?” This week we ask “How do we cope with ... Peacemaking?” 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.
- “Tethered to the Cross,” Danny O’Callaghan - It sounds like it should be an old hymn but is a recent composition.
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Moderator
As the Moderator makes plans to visit congregations in person, pray that these meetings would be a blessing and demonstrate how the Presbyterian family in Ireland belongs together.
Naomi Leremore (global mission worker in Kenya)
Pray for wisdom and guidance for Naomi and the others on the team writing lessons for the Vacation Bible School on the theme of peace and conflict resolution. Pray too for the Covid-19 situation in Kenya, for those affected by the disease and those struggling with the economic consequences.
Syria & Lebanon
Pray for the work and witness of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, especially for their efforts to bring humanitarian aid and education to refugees and displaced people in the region.
J.John speaks with Lauren Windle about recovery from addiction and her new book 'Notes on Love'.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Put Your House In Order
Two things are certain about suffering. The first is that in this fallen world, we are all bound to taste its bitterness in some form or fashion. But the second is that for believers, all our suffering will come to an end. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Rev 21:4). Yet, as John Piper reminds us in this clip from Sing! Global 2020, we will still sing about suffering through eternity—not our suffering, but Christ’s.
Dr. Russell Moore preaching the gospel at Immanuel Nashville on Sunday.
Explore have kindly made their June Devotions available for free.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Ballycastle Rainbow Monday" puzzle!