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Barrie Fox, High Priest creates a devotion for people who are unable to get to a church service each week. Please click on the link below to engage in personal or family devotion time: 

Sunday 9th January Devotion

 

With thanks to Evangelist Barrie Fox for offering this devotional ministry for personal or family sharing time together. 

Devotion – Sunday 20th March 2022

 

“Seek the Lord”

SCRIPTURE Psalm 63: 1-8 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name. My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

STORY (by Frances Hartman Mulliken in Daily Bread, abridged) Adam and Eve disobeyed (Genesis 3), Rachel stole (Genesis 31: 19) and Peter denied Christ three times (Mark 14: 66-72). Yet the Lord was never far away from each of them, and it appears that he forgave them and guided them into new and greater commitments. There was a woman who confessed at every prayer service that she was “the weakest of the Saints.” I used to wonder what terrible thing she had done that reduced her to such a state of shattered self-worth. Soon I began instead to wonder how she had risen above whatever it was she had done that now allowed her to attend prayer service regularly and pray and testify of God’s goodness and mercy toward her. Then I began to search my own life and wonder what mercy had brought me to where I am. The answer, of course, is the Spirit of Christ and his wonderful forgiveness. God continues to strive with all of us, lifting us when we fall, carrying us when we are too weak to carry on, and guiding us in the ways of righteousness.

REFLECTIONS Have you had times in your life when you particularly felt or sensed the nearness of God? When you reflect on your own life and some of the problems you have encountered, why is it, do you think, that you have stayed a believer and perhaps, as time has gone by, become even stronger in your faith and belief in God? Do you think that you have ever been inspired, or perhaps guided by the Holy Spirit, to enter into commitments which have hopefully brought a benefit to others? HYMN No. 96 in Community of Christ Sings Now in this moment, now in this day, God is creating and leading the way; life is behind us, life is before; we write the story not heard before. This is our story, this is our song; praising our Saviour all the day long. This is our story, this is our song; praising our Saviour all the day long. Past, present, future, joy, sorrow, hope, we write the story, and life is its scope. God’s love assures us through the unknown, God’s grace sustains us, we’re not alone. This is our story, this is our song, praising our Saviour all the day long. This is our story, this is our song; praising our Saviour all the day long.

PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, you know how we sometimes become concerned even over quite trivial matters and we pray that you will help us to trust you even more and to worry less. Enable us to find the courage we need to seek to respond where friendship and help are undoubtedly needed and we find ourselves in a sensible position to offer these. It is in and through the name of Jesus Christ that we now offer this prayer. Amen.

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MEETING OF THE BRITISH ISLES LEADERSHIP TEAM

8th January 2022

Please uphold the leadership team in your hearts and prayers as they meet together for the first time this year for two Zoom sessions.  The team consists of Andrew Fox, Gillian Vincent, Sally Leitch, Rand Irons and Sue Norton.  

 

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