We continue in Paul’s letter to the Philippians - Finding Joy Right Here. Paul reminds us that we are citizens of Heaven but we still have to live right here everyday as disciples of Jesus Christ. Each day we have a short devotional video based on some verses from the letter.
“Burnside Blog” & “Beside The Burn” will be taking a holiday during July & August this summer and God willing will be back again in early September. Thank you to everyone who has logged on each weekday as we have explored God’s word and what it means to live for Christ in today’s world. I hope to be back in September and the plan is to delve into the book of Revelation, which should be quite an adventure. You will still find the Sunday service available on the Burnside Website each week (www.BurnsidePCI.co.uk). I pray that you may have a great summer and be refreshed by our glorious Saviour.
Let’s Pray For Volker and Jinhyeog Glissmann (global mission workers, Southern Africa)Give thanks for the students who completed the pilot of Theological Education by Extension Malawi’s new ‘Knowing the Spirit’ course, and pray for the course writers as they finalise the course and make it available more widely.
James and Heather Cochrane (global mission workers, Portugal) Pray for plans for the summer in the Comunidade Pedras Vivas church plant in Porto, especially that there will be an opportunity to get the young people together over the summer months.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Christian Unions Ireland
The prayer points for this week.
24 – 30 June
Pray for A, a friend of a small group leader in Ulster University, Jordanstown who came along to “HUMAN” Belfast, has attended a Christianity Explored course and was also excited by the invitation to come along to the CU small group.
Pray too for students in Trinity College Dublin who have had conversations with friends off the back of their Events Week in February. Pray for D, who came along to CU meetings and was getting to know the CU.
Open Doors - World Watch List
Open Doors has updated the World Watch List. The list of countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian in 2022.
The full list can be found here
This week the focus is on China the 17th most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Read about it here https://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/world-watch-list/china/
Watch Pete Greig explain how to Hear God
Join Andrew Ollerton in this three-part series, as he heads off to the beautiful Brecon Beacons in South Wales to experience key themes from the Bible while exploring the great outdoors:
How should we begin to read the ancient book of Genesis and what does it have to say about the beauty and brokenness of our world? The purpose of humanity, the problem of evil and the hint of a rescuer to come are all covered in this amazing origins story.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Ballycastle Wednesday" puzzle!