Something different for the end of the week, no spiders but lots of webs and a thought about our own mortality.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for Taking Care as they respond to the increasing demand for Access (NI) and GARDA checks and requests for training. Pray for the team as they deal with concerns within congregations and manage the issues within the CSW Homes / Units. Give thanks that Taking Care is well established within PCI.
Back to school
Pray that our children and young people would thrive and grow during this school year. Pray especially for those who are starting school for the first time or who have moved to a new school that any anxiety would dissipate and new friends would be made easily.
As preparations are being made for the General Assembly in the first week of October, pray for the Moderator, Clerk, Deputy Clerk and the staff in the General Secretary’s Department who will seek to ensure that the practical arrangements are in place, and the business of the Assembly is managed well.
Council for Training in Ministry
New licentiates, or assistant ministers, who finished college study last June, are due to start their licentiate training this week. This training is one Friday per month, helping licentiates learn more about ministry while they practice it themselves. Pray that the Lord would shape them as they serve in congregations, and continue their training.
Pray For Afghanistan
With the conclusion of the airlifts from Kabul, PCI has urged its members across #Ireland to pray for #Afghanistan and its people, especially its small Christian community, and consider responding to the emergency relief effort. Story and #prayer points
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Seeing Eye To Eye
9 Things You Should Know About Secular Humanism
Harvard University’s organization of chaplains has elected as its next president an atheist and secular humanist named Greg Epstein. Along with his role as chief chaplain, Epstein also serves as the humanist chaplain at Harvard and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Epstein was ordained as a humanist rabbi through the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.
Here are nine things you should know about secular humanism.
In this short talk, Jonathan Leeman argues that virtual church isn’t really church. At best, it’s a brief fix for emergency situations (like pandemics), but it’s not good for your spiritual health. Physical church gatherings are the ideal, he argues.
Gathering as churches is crucial for your evangelistic witness, growth, discipleship, and perseverance in the faith.
Paul Huxley suggests 15 Songs to sing on Freedom Sunday. Although most churches have been allowed to sing in a limited manner throughout the pandemic, recently most restrictions on congregational singing were removed in England, so Paul suggests some songs to sing in the new found freedom. There are links to all the songs on Youtube so that you can watch and listen.
Sharing Your Faith When Your Plane Is About To Crash
When your plane is attempting an emergency landing, with passengers sobbing around you, evangelism suddenly becomes urgent.
Peter, after his vision on the rooftop of Simon the Tanner's house, walked 40 kilometres from the town of Joppa to the coastal port of Caesarea and to the home of Cornelius, a Roman centurion. Watch and read more here.
Holding grudges while minimizing our own wrongs is a struggle we all face. So how can we overcome it? Join us on Truth For Life as Alistair Begg teaches us how God’s grace can bring about reconciliation even when it seems humanly impossible:
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
The Challenging puzzle for the weekend.
Play the "Wheel Friday" puzzle!