This week we begin a new series “How do we cope with James?” This week we ask “How do we cope with ... Trials?” 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.
Humility (James 1:9–10)
- “There is a Mountain,” Caroline Cobb - There is a mountain only the lame can climb. True humility.
- “High and Lowly,” Bethany Barnard - A song about the humility of Jesus.
- “I Want a Principle Within,” Zambroa - A powerful hymn originally written by Charles Wesley examining our sensitivity to sin.
- The original version of the hymn with lyrics
- “Humble Heart,” Jess Ray - I want a humble heart! Pride makes me lonely and leaves me stranded.
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Josh McCance (community outreach worker, Donabate & Balbriggan)
Praise God for a great response to the spiritual gifts workshop held online. Pray that this would help people think about how they can use their gifts. Pray that the members of the church family grow in faith as they look forward to meeting again in person.
Pray for students coming towards the end of their last semester of the academic year and preparing for exams. Pray for PCI chaplains who continue to offer pastoral support to students and staff.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Every note of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans serves to create the symphony revealing God’s righteousness brought to bear in history through the saving work of Jesus. Learn more in this free course. https://t.co/QNoau4uDMo
Why is the Word of God SO powerful?
(30 minute video)
What is it about a book that lays the foundation of understanding the Creator of the Universe? Watch this incredible message from @DrRTKendall and discover the power of God's Word to redeem and restore us.
On Friday we reported Isobel Claypole’s 100th birthday, here is the report from the Belfast Telegraph this week.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Strand Thursday" puzzle!