This week we on Beside The Burn we turn back to James asking How Do We Cope WIth Eternity?
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 is the song for today
“All Glory Be to Christ,” The Door Church
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Steve & Rosie Kennedy (global mission workers, Romania)
Pray for ongoing involvement in the daily life and witness of Tóköz congregation through the Youth Band and most recently Bible Class, alongside preaching for Steve and work in the Kindergarten for Rosie.
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA)
Pray for the leadership and members of PCEA’s congregations (over 1,000 in Kenya and a small number in Tanzania and Uganda). Pray that the church will continue to grow.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
To The Ends Of The Earth
Free invitation for the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast
You are welcome to join The Bible Society at the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast on Friday 25 June, 8.00–8.45 am. It’s online and it’s free. MPs, peers and church leaders are coming together to pray for our Parliament, government and politics, and to reflect on the relevance of the Christian faith to public life. You can also choose from a selection of free webinars, including Re-imagining Mission, which runs 10.00–11.00 am. Register now. https://www.christiansinparliament.org.uk/prayer-breakfast/attend/
Christians link up for coastal path Covid prayers
About 3,000 Christians formed prayer groups at one-mile intervals along a coastal path to pray for those bereaved by the pandemic.
Each group then prayed for 30 minutes at 10:30 BST as part of the event.
Help I’m Feeling Anxious About Everything
Universal Worry! Let’s be honest. We’re all worried, aren’t we? Some of us are worried about catching COVID-19 or spreading it. Some of us are worried about the economy and the impact on our jobs, our homes, our education, and our families. Our thoughts go round the same things again and again, each time imagining worse and worse outcomes and results. Our minds become a “What-If Factory,” playing out innumerable scenarios. What if this . . . what if that . . . what if the next thing . . . and on and on.
Here is a helpful article from Crossway.
Open Doors - World Watch List
Open Doors has released the World Watch List. The list of countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian in 2021.
The full list can be found here
This week the focus is on Turkmenistan the 23rd most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Read about it here
Christian Unions Ireland
The prayer points for this week.
17 – 23 June
With dwindling numbers over the last year, pray that the CU at Waterford Institute of Technology (WITCU) would not be discouraged but press into the Lord. Praise God for those who are faithfully digging deeper into the Bible, and pray that God would lead them to reach out more and bless their efforts.
Pray that God would continue to grow the impact from the CU mission week at Ulster University Magee. Pray that the committee would develop a real excitement for the year ahead.
Seven postcode regions recorded no new covid cases in the past week.
BT57 Bushmills, Portballintrae
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Jean 2.17 (same time as Monday's) Very consistent Jean!
Play the "Portrush Wednesday" puzzle!