On Beside The Burn this week, This World Is Not My Home - Do you have a longing for a better place? All this week we examine what it means to be living in Exile with a strong desire for the promised land. Join me each week-day for a short devotional video including a bible reading and prayer to encourage us as we enter 2022.
This week has been an introduction to the idea of Exile, next week we begin a series looking at Exile through the eyes of Daniel. In preparation for our series in Daniel, you might like to read the first 6 chapters and remember the stories from Sunday School.
You could also listen to Daniel being read in either the Contemporary English Version, the King James or the NIV by clicking on the videos below. It will take about an hour to listen to the whole book and about 30 minutes to listen to the first 6 chapters
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for comfort for those who mourn today. Pray that they will feel God’s presence, whether the loss is recent or more distant. Strengthen those whose loss was sudden, and those who foresaw the end and had to cope with the knowledge that time was short. May we all be aware of the sadness of others and support them.
Pray for those who run their own businesses, especially those who find this time of year to be a difficult time, and those who continue to respond to pandemic restrictions. Pray that God would equip them with the strength, stamina and wisdom that they need at this time.
Pray for the various Task Groups appointed to carry forward work decided by the 2021 General Assembly. Remember especially one of those Task Groups, which is meeting during the incoming week - seeking to review PCI’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and discern theological, moral and spiritual principles to guide the Church in any similar situation which could arise in the future.
Council for Training in Ministry
The Assignments Panel assigns ministry students to congregations for placements and assistantships – a vital aspect of students’ preparation for ministry, providing valuable opportunities to learn alongside a supervising minister. Pray for the Panel as it meets on Thursday 20 January, that the Lord would guide its decisions.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Whoever Finds His Life Will Lose It
The Gospel: One Chapter At A Time is a resource from Paul Tripp, in which he summarizes each book of Scripture in a brief video segment and reveals how it points back to Jesus Christ.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Jean Scott 3:03
Play the "Impossible Friday" puzzle!