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.
Draw Near to God (4:8–10)
- “Draw Near,” Passion
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 the Specialist Services Units – Thompson House, Carlisle House and Gray’s Court. Pray for those who have been discharged from prison, that they may work hard to remain in the community. Pray for those who are recovering from addictive behaviours, that they may find a new focus in their lives.
Give thanks for those who step up to serve their communities across Ireland on local councils. In Northern Ireland pray for those who will take on the leadership role of Mayor or Council Chair for the coming year. Pray that they would be good leaders and make a positive impact.
As congregations resume in-person meetings both in Northern Ireland and ROI, please pray for Kirk Sessions who will be making difficult decisions regarding the planned re-opening of activities as restrictions in both jurisdictions allow. Pray also for the Clerk of Assembly as he and leaders of other denominations interact on these issues with both governments.
Council for Training in Ministry
This Thursday, the final interview for selecting student deaconesses takes place. It is hoped that three students will begin training at Union College in September. Pray for the interview panel, the prospective students, and for the staff at Union as they put the finishing touches to the training programme.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Man is Born to Trouble, as Sparks Fly Upward
Andrew Ollerton chats with Bible expert Dr Peter J. Williams (Principal, Tyndale House) about the significance of Galilee in the life and ministry of Jesus:
Compassion (7 minute video)
In order to represent Jesus, we NEED to be compassionate like he was. But that’s a tall order. So how do we do it? Be encouraged by this powerful message from UCB’s CEO, David L’Herroux.
Need a good book for your summer vacation? We’ve got you covered.
This summer TGC are giving away a free eBook every week, for 12 weeks. This week the book giveaway is “Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in Our Own Land” by Elliot Clark.
Job - Bible In 30 Minutes
How can you still believe that God’s in control when bad stuff is happening to you? Join as as we study the book of Job in 'Bible Books in 30 Minutes.'
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Salmon House Friday" puzzle!