Church Chatter · Lent

Listening to the Beloved

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT Listening to the Beloved Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” —Mark 9:7 In the Transfiguration story, God speaks to Jesus’ apostles with words that are still directed to us today. God did not threaten them… Continue reading Listening to the Beloved

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Don’t Wait to Feel Loving

SATURDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Don’t Wait to Feel Loving You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. —Matthew 5:43-44 In a period of such political, economic, and racial divisiveness, there are… Continue reading Don’t Wait to Feel Loving

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Saturday 27th February 2021 – Lent Journey Build me an Ark

Reflecting on week one - Noah's Ark Today take some time to mediate (you all have this skill of mulling things over in your mind – usually you use it to worry, meditation is taking a positive approach and thinking over things from different angles and committing them to God). Ask yourself what you have… Continue reading Saturday 27th February 2021 – Lent Journey Build me an Ark

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Priorities

FRIDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Priorities Leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. —Matthew 5:24 Perhaps more than any time in recent history, our society is being reminded that none of us is guaranteed a tomorrow. As we’ve… Continue reading Priorities

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Build me an Ark – 26th Feb 2021 – Declared Righteous

“The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” (Genesis 1:7). We know that righteousness comes by faith. Throughout the Old Testament we continually see that one cannot be in right standing with God through obedience to the law –… Continue reading Build me an Ark – 26th Feb 2021 – Declared Righteous

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Good Things

THURSDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Good Things Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you… how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? —Matthew 7:7 Jesus teaches that it’s okay to ask for what… Continue reading Good Things

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Build me an Ark – 25 February 2021

You are the Beloved of God. People spend a lot of time and energy in their youth trying to work out who they are, what their purpose is, and throughout life our identity and our reason for living and our place in the world is questioned by us, our parents, our colleagues, society at large.… Continue reading Build me an Ark – 25 February 2021

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Always a Good Prayer

WEDNESDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Always a Good Prayer Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me. —Psalm 51:10 We could recite this verse from the psalms every day of the year, not just during Lent, and it alone would serve us well. We may or… Continue reading Always a Good Prayer

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Build me an Ark Lent 2021 – 24th Feb

Joseph – the beloved son ( Genesis CH. 37 to 46) After the life of Jesus, we would refer to Salvation as the way of the Cross. But all our Old Testament heroes walked the way of the cross too. They all had to die to self to be used by God for God’s purposes.… Continue reading Build me an Ark Lent 2021 – 24th Feb

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Enough for Each Day

TUESDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Enough for Each Day Give us this day our daily bread. —Matthew 6:11 Jesus knew the story of his ancestors, the Israelites, who wandered in the desert for 40 years. He knew God fed them with manna each day. He also knew that if they tried to gather extra and… Continue reading Enough for Each Day