This week we continue our series Finding Jesus! We are going to the Old Testament into the book of Genesis to Find Jesus in the life of Abraham, as we discover Jesus in places we never noticed before.
Let’s Pray For Moderator
As the General Assembly meets, pray for a gracious atmosphere in debates which produces clarity in decision-making. Thank God for those who have written and will be presenting reports. Pray for all who will make speeches this week, and that we as a church would collectively discern God’s mind and will for us.
Pray for David Bruce in his role as Moderator, for Trevor Gribben (Clerk), and David Allen (Deputy Clerk) as they work with others to ensure that Assembly Business is conducted well. Pray that business would be conducted with grace, sensitivity and wisdom.
Pray for the Council of Social Witness as they present their reports to the General Assembly. The reports are rich with the details of the diverse work of the Council – Disability Services, Older People Services, Taking Care and Specialist Services. Pray that we will continue to receive God’s protection as we continue to work through the daily challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Give thanks that in calling us to this work God has equipped the Council. Give thanks for every resident and tenant – their family and friends, for every staff member who continue to place themselves at risk and work long hours.
Mission in Ireland
Pray for wisdom and guidance as important decisions are made regarding mission in Ireland
at the General Assembly today. Give thanks for the dedicated work of all PCI chaplains throughout the pandemic. Pray for the exploration of new chaplaincy opportunities.
From Today you will be able to watch the Livestream of the General Assembly on the Presbyterian Church Website.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY
11:30am Opening Service Of Worship and address by the Moderator. This is the service that would traditionally have taken place on the Monday Evening of Assembly Week.
2:30pm Council For Social WItness
8:00pm Council For Mission In Ireland
More details about the General Assembly can be found here.
The Reports to the General Assembly (The Blue Book) can be read here
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
From of Old, From Ancient Times
Proverbs (5 minute video)
Paul Trip is releasing a series of short videos on the book of Proverbs. Each video is about 5 minutes long and is well worth listening to. I will include the videos on the Blog over the next few weeks.
Joining J.John this week is Lou Fellingham a singer, songwriter and lead worshipper with a heart for people to encounter Jesus in all seasons of life.
C.S. Lewis was used by God in the conversions of countless people, from friends and acquaintances in his own lifetime to modern-day readers of books such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity (the most influential Christian book of the 20th century).
In this book, evangelist Randy Newman helps us to apply the methods Lewis used (storytelling, humour, imagery and more) in our own conversations.
Buy The Book and read a sample here
Watch an introduction from the Author below
3 minute video)
Dan Walker from BBC Breakfast and now Strictly shares how his faith is what makes him tick in this interview with Premier Magazine.
Read More Here -
Paul sparks a riot | Bible Trek - Ephesus Series (Part 2) - 01
Acts 19 records a riot involving Paul at this theatre. He had been in Ephesus for two years, the message of Jesus had spread widely and many had become Christians. In doing so, they turned away from occult practices. But this caused direct conflict with local silversmiths who had become wealthy creating images of the goddess Artemis (Diana).