Where to put the Screen -
We’re planning to improve our projection facilities and we are choosing what shape of screen (Normal or Widescreen) to have and where to put it. The thumbnails above show five options, click on each to get a bigger picture. Email your thoughts to the Editor.
Waiting on God/Soaking
It’s simply spending time in God’s Presence, rather than striving in prayer. It’s about resting in His Presence, experiencing Him and choosing to be intimate with Him. God desires that we would know Him. We were each created in His image, created with a need for relationship. God made it possible for each of us to have relationship with Him by sending His son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins.
While we base our theology on the Bible, our experiences with God make the truth come alive in our lives.
As we wait we focus on Him. Waiting puts us in a position where we are often more
able to hear His voice and receive His love. It is also an opportunity for us to
pour out our hearts to Him. It’s about living in and enjoying an on-
As people have soaked in God’s Presence, they have experienced profound heart changes. Their marriages have been healed, their fears dispelled, depressions and sicknesses have left and lives have been transformed.
OK, so what actually happens? Well, we turn up, maybe with a mat, a cushion and a blanket, and lie down or sit on a chair in the sanctuary. There’s soft lighting and worship music playing. A few folk have been asked to circulate quietly praying silently for individuals. That’s all! The point is that if we arrange to do it together then we actually make time to do it. Ask around for folk’s stories of how they found it.
Rhythms of Life
Well at least we didn’t experience a false dawn followed by severe frost. Hopefully the trees and gardens will soon be blooming and the harvest plentiful at the end of the year. Sowing and reaping are familiar images as we reflect on the seasons of God. The land must rest before the new cycle of productivity begins.
Rhythms of work and rest are part of the fabric of God’s creation -
Since the time of the Reformation, Christian culture has in part been unhelpfully
affected by the ‘Protestant Work Ethic’. To work to exhaustion and take the reward
of rest is not in keeping with the teaching of Jesus! Look at the pattern of Jesus’
life. His priority was to spend time with the Father, even when the people pursued
him for his help and healing. Jesus knew that in order to be truly productive a
person must first rest. His teaching was counter-
Try putting the brakes on from time to time this week and take time for sufficient rest in Christ. You may have to strive to enter his rest. But may you enjoy the productivity that comes from investing in abiding in Christ.
We had an amazing night on 29th August. The gig opened with our youth band doing
‘Next to me’ -
Hey, and by midnight the place looked normal again.
Superhero, may you know God’s good hand on your Scottish Tour!
David and Sarah Adjei at WBC with their Family
The Adjei family has a long-
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