There are lots of resources on the website for Lent and Easter. As you start your preparations for the season, how about an Lent Bible study? All the ones I offer are easily distributed by email to your small group.
Check out these pages for resources:
Your Word reveals to us a simple truth,
that sin entered this world
through human folly
in believing we could be like you,
and permeated history
through envy, selfishness and greed.
Yet sin, which holds us tight
within its grasp
cannot resist a heart that is touched
by your grace through Jesus Christ,
cannot contend with Living Water
pouring into hearts and souls.
Your Word reveals to us a simple truth,
that sin is defeated
and we can become
the people we were always meant to be,
by your grace through Jesus Christ.
your hand has touched
the dry bones of our faith,
your Word has breathed
new life where there was death,
your spirit raised
us up from where we lay
your love has brought
us home and to your Cross,
and by your grace
we stand forgiven, free.
Most of us stumble now and then as we walk the path of faith, and when we do it is good to be reminded that we are not alone.
A blessing shared is a wonderful thing, encouraging, strengthening and reminding us that God is with us, always!
May you be a blessing
to every life you touch,
and the Spirit within,
that life-giving water,
be a gift of refreshment
in love shown and shared
with all who are thirsty
along the road you travel.
Blessings on the journey of faith are here.
The days leading up to and beyond the Cross are, in the gospel stories, busy ones for Jesus and his followers. There is a journey to make to Jerusalem for the Passover celebrations, one to a garden and betrayal, and later, following the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus and the Resurrection, there's a more sombre walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus followed by a more joyful one back!.
We're following all four gospel writers in this study..
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Ripples is all about engaging with the world in prayer, and is a collection of 300 contemporary prayers for personal use, or for those who lead worship in church.
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These prayers come from a variety of sources, and are a mix of contemporary and traditional prayers, some which go back to the early saints! There's a continuing interest in the simplicity of this way of prayer, centred often in the Trinity.
Prayers can be found here
Monday mornings are often difficult when it comes to motivation - the commute to work, by car, bus or train, long hours, decisions to make, responsibilities, frustrations, fears, joys and unhappiness. A few prayers that might help!
It might seem like just 'another day' but of course it isn't if you are journeying with God, because there are oportunities to be grasped, words to be spoken, things to be done, people to pray for and be close to - it is never really just 'another day' for the Christian!
May this not just be ‘another day’
but one where, as I open the door
to what is an orchestra of bird song
in this beautiful, if fragile world,
that somehow I connect with you,
who gifted us this temporary home,
and yet still daily walks with us
even when we think we’re alone.
For such gracious and enduring love
we offer this, our heartfelt thanks.
When life is tough, Lord,
grant us both strength
and peace, in knowing
you are there beside us
in darkness and in light,
never further away than
a silent prayer is heard
and arms reach out to hug.
More prayers can be found here