On the Burnside Blog this week we continue our series Finding Jesus In Genesis as we explore the life of Joseph. A short daily devotional exploring God’s Word.
This Advent we are going to approach Christmas through the book of Ruth. Beginning on Monday 22nd November we are going to read some verses, think about what they mean and worship using a Christmas song.
Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies
I am going to base the thoughts each day on a new book of Advent Devotional Readings - “Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies” by Robin Ham. It will add to your experience if you have a copy of the book (although it is not essential).
You can order it through :
10 Of Those https://www.10ofthose.com/
Or order it at Faith Mission Bookshops or where ever you buy your books.
A limited number of copies are available in the vestibule on Sunday. Leave £3 in an envelope and take a book.
You can read a sample of the book here https://beta.10ofthose.com
Please note we will be starting the Advent adventure a week early on Monday 22nd November (as we will be using reading on weekdays only and taking a break on Saturdays and Sundays).
Let’s Pray For Leslie & Mabel Brush (community outreach workers in Tartaraghan)
Give thanks that opportunities for visitation and meetings in-person are resuming and generally people are coming back. Women’s Bible Study meets fortnightly. “Men @ 10.30” met periodically outside, but plan to restart weekly in the church hall soon.
Smithborough (Co Monaghan)
Pray for the life and witness of this home mission congregation and for God to continue to guide Rev Alan McQuade, the kirk session and those in leadership roles as they serve.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Going The Extra Mile
The Gospel: One Chapter At A Time is a resource from Paul Tripp, in which he summarizes each book of Scripture in a brief video segment and reveals how it points back to Jesus Christ.
Our news is often saturated with stories of hostilities across a divided world. We may even ask ourselves if there can be any hope for peace in these days? In this episode of Life Issues Dan Morrice encourages us with tales of peacemakers around the globe. You may remember Dan from the documentary he filmed with Louise Glenn with the Chilean miners.
God Is Present
When life hits rock bottom, we may be tempted to think God’s abandoned us. But Paul’s final days in a Roman dungeon tell a different story, reminding us that God is present and will accomplish His purposes. Learn more on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. 2 Timothy 4:14-18
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Thursday Balintoy" puzzle!