This week we begin a new series “How do we cope with James?” This week we ask “How do we cope with ... Temptation?” 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.
- Father of Lights,” Aeron Brown - This is a beautiful acoustic song, I’m going to try and find some more songs by Aeron.
- “For the Beauty of the Earth,” A New Liturgy - A Modern take on a classic hymn.
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Moderator
Pray for the Moderator as opportunities to visit congregations may start to open up as Covid-19 regulations gradually relax. Pray for his ongoing ministry of encouragement and pastoral care to all ministers and their congregations.
Gary & Mary Reid (global mission workers in Kenya)
Pray for Gary and Mary Reid as they continue to work remotely from their home in Northern Ireland. Pray especially for their youngest son who has been studying online through his school in Kenya for over a year and is having to sit his school exams remotely.
Pray for the work and witness of the Church of North India as it seeks to be an effective witness. Pray too for the Covid-19 situation in India for those in need of medical assistance and for the vaccine roll-out.
This week, J.John is joined by Graham Kendrick. Graham is a trailblazer in Christian worship, known for songs such as ‘Shine Jesus Shine’ and ’Knowing You Jesus’.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Love Thy Neighbour
What is the problem with MLAs trying to ban Conversion Therapy, in this article from the Christian Institute they seek to explain the Presbyterian Church’s position. The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland defends gospel freedoms as MLAs debate a ban on so called conversion therapy: https://t.co/84KA3WDopg
What does it mean to be committed to Christ? In this 2012 talk, Calisto Odede shows us from Luke 14 that it's being prepared to give up everything in this life for him. When it’s easy to feel lukewarm, we’re reminded of the radical cost but remarkable reward of following Jesus.
Former Moderator Norman shares some thoughts as he watches his new Webcam.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Portballintrae Monday" puzzle!