This week we begin a new series “How do we cope with James?” This week we ask “How do we cope with ... Trials?” 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..
- “Strong in the Fire,” Latifah Makuyi
- “Hold On,” Flame
- “Abide with Me,” Indelible Grace Music
- “Abide,” Liz Vice
- “He Will Hold Me Fast,” Shane and Shane
- “Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor,” Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
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 all who partner our homes/units – in providing food, maintenance, medical and nursing services, cleaning materials, PPE and all essential goods. Give thanks that they have maintained services through-out the Covid-19 crisis and have played a vital part in keeping our quality of care at a high and safe standard.
Give thanks for people who use their talents and gifts in the business world. Pray that those
working in businesses soon to re-open to the public would be equipped to make good and wise decisions following this long time of uncertainty.
Give thanks for the work of those who work in the General Secretary’s Department in Assembly Buildings led by the Clerk, Trevor Gribben. Pray for those who are involved in answering numerous queries and fulfilling vital administrative tasks, often having to work from home and in challenging circumstances.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Love Thy Neighbour
Unity (15 minute video)
We all want unity in our church or community, but it's easier said than done! Watch this powerful episode of @DiscipleshipXP to learn how Christian unity can only be achieved through modelling Jesus.
In our last episode we explored how we could go about pursuing new connections with new people. This time we take a look within our church communities, to consider how we can go about re-building our congregational life together again.
Host Rick Hill is joined by Rev Helen Freeburn (Galway) and Rev David McCullough (Annalong) to discuss opportunities of reconnection in the months ahead along with some practical reflections on how they are seeking to rebuild community when so much of our life has been fragmented over the past year.
Listen wherever you get your podcasts from or via:
Women in the Patriarchal World of Jesus Death & Resurrection (44 minute audio)
Have you ever heard someone claim that the Bible was 'anti-women'? Presenter Vicky Gibbens chats with philosopher Elaine Storkey, and they look at the courageous women in scripture and how we can learn from the way they challenged their patriarchal world.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Try a more difficult puzzle for Friday.
Play the "Storm Portstewart Friday" puzzle!