This week we continue our theme from Sunday of Remembering The Hope in Revelation 21 Of The New Heaven and Earth. Each day we develop the theme a little more in a short video.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for the residents and tenants in Willow Brook, Aaron House, Lawnfield House and Peacehaven, that they will be kept safe and well and understand the current restrictions.
Pray for the ongoing work of staff in these very challenging days, and that they will feel the presence of God in their work and witness.
Pray that those who continue to keenly feel the physical and emotional impact of the conflict would know God’s peace, and that those in political leadership would find a way forward that is compassionate and wise.
Every Friday, Frances shares a song that means something to her.
Frances on Friday
Each one of us has been given a ‘name.’ Our parents may have thought long and hard before making a final decision.
When someone has cause to write my name on a document,often he or she will look inquiringly towards me and say, ‘ How do you spell Frances?’ Is it –es or –is at the end? I can never remember which is correct.’
I explain that for me it’s –es and then usually add, ‘There’s a way to remember the correct spelling. Think of the words ‘him’ and ‘her’… ‘i’ in the middle of ‘him’ and ‘e’ in the middle of ‘her.’ Then the usual reply is, ‘I’ll never get thatwrong again!’
Names in the Bible often represent the character orpersonality of someone, as in Jesus meaning ‘Saviour,’ and Peter meaning ‘Rock.’
In 1st Samuel 17:45 NIV, just before the battle begins between David and Goliath, David tells Goliath where his power is coming from. David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.’
David was saying to Goliath, ‘I’m not impressed by your weapons or by your great size, God is on my side and I come against you in His name.’
When we pray in Jesus’ name, we are submitting our will to His because He knows what is best. His is the name that is above every name, and it is in His name we bring our requests to God.
Our Song this week is ‘Jesus is the name we Honour.’ Let’s daily ‘give Him Honour and Praise.’
It's a hot topic among scientists and believers alike! Dr. Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute, joins Paul Hammond to discuss the topic! Listen now on UCB Player!
Sketches Of Faith
This beautiful, hardback and gold foiled book is the PERFECT Christmas gift. Containing the biographies of over 30 key Christians, it also contains a collection of stunning newly commissioned sketches to accompany each chapter. You can download the first chapter for free.
"That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces one's own heart." For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull. Their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyful praise. These rich expressions of deep Christian faith are a shining example of holy living. Ideal for personal study or as a present.
Glen Scrivener delivered a message in a workshop at the Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference titled “How to Captivate the Imagination in Evangelism.” He discussed the role of the heart—and its imaginations—in shaping the decisive outcome of a person’s life. Anything Glen has to say is well worth hearing, he has spoken at our General Assembly and other events in N.Ireland.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
As always something a little more challenging on a Friday
Play the "Dunluce Castle Friday" puzzle!