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.
Draw Near to God (4:8–10)
- “Your Nearness is Our Good,” Micah|Michelle
- “We Draw Near (Hebrews),” Caroline Cobb
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Roberta Irvine (deaconess in Greystone Road, Antrim)
Pray for the congregation during this time of vacancy and as the members look forward into the 2020s. Join them in prayer as decisions are made in preparation for a new minister and in regard to viable ministries that emerge in this season. Pray too for Roberta as she serves.
Smithborough (Co Monaghan)
Praise God for those recovering from Covid-19 and pray for their return to full health. Pray for the upcoming Children’s Day service online, that all involved will know God’s blessing.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
They struggled to see God’s plan, they struggled with fear and pride, and they struggled to step up. Sounds like the disciples were a lot like us. So how did God use them to help build His church? And how can we do the same?
J.John (30 minute video)
Can the football field be a mission field? Watch this amazing interview with Richard Gamble, former Chaplain of Leicester City Football Club, and discover how to bring your faith onto the pitch.
Brent Beshore was recently asked by an atheist friend to share what initially got him interested in studying Christianity as an atheist. Here's my response:
Available now… the brand new Redman & Riddle podcast series!
Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts! The Redman and Riddle podcast is a series of conversations between long-time friends UK worship leader Matt Redman and US worship leader Jeremy Riddle. Starting as coffee-shop chats, Redman and Riddle decided to carry on these discussions in a recorded environment. Each episode takes on a 'this' versus 'that' format – such as 'Encounter vs Entertainment' and 'Holiness vs Helpfulness'. Expect some weighty and challenging conversations as they wrestle with what it means to worship the God who is, “Holy, Holy, Holy”, in a world of, “me, me, me”.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Harbour Thursday" puzzle!