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Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for June 2021.
Looking at God (all articles) for June 2021The Parable of the Great Banquet From the Vicar Barnabas the Encourager Reflected Faith: Sit and be Still Wake up! The story behind the HYMN: ‘Lord for the years’ Grace – God’s kindness towards us First, you simply have to be willing to listen ** Editor: Canon Paul Hardingham considers our priorities in life. The... (2903 words)
The Parable of the Great BanquetOne thing that we’ve probably missed over the past year is parties. Well, this month should enable us to party again! Lots of Jesus’ parables focus on parties, as they are a picture of the joy, hope and life of the kingdom of God. The parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14: 15-24) challenges us... (298 words)
From the VicarOne thing that we’ve probably missed over the past year is parties. This month should enable us to party again! Lots of Jesus’ parables focus on parties, as they are a picture of the joy, hope and life of the kingdom of God. The parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14: 15-24) challenges us not... (297 words)
Barnabas the EncouragerThis month we remember the life of St Barnabas. His real name was Joseph, a wealthy Levite from Cyprus. However, he is known by his nickname ‘Son of Encouragement’ (Acts 4:36). Throughout Acts we see him encouraging others in different ways. He was an example of generous giving (Acts 4:36-7), when he sold property and... (299 words)
Reflected Faith: Sit and be StillHow do you ‘sit’ in church? I’m a wriggler and change my position on the seat often. I cross one leg over the other, then swap them over, stretch them out, then cross them at the ankles. I do the same with my arms. I lean one way and then the other. In other words, ‘I’m a... (346 words)
Wake up!Remember the story of Jacob, and how God met him in a dream when he was sleeping on the desert floor with a rock for his pillow? The story in Genesis 28 says this: ‘When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of... (306 words)
The story behind the HYMN: ‘Lord, for the years’Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided, urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way, sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided: Lord for the years, we bring our thanks today. Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us, speaks to our hearts and sets our souls... (435 words)
Grace – God’s kindness towards usThe word ‘grace’ is one of the most important words found in the New Testament. It means God’s loving disposition towards us as sinners. God’s ‘grace’ is almost another word for God’s love. This grace is the foundation of our salvation. So Paul can say that ‘we are justified freely by His grace’ (Romans 3:24);... (233 words)
First, you simply have to be willing to listen… the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. …he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:3-4) Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his... (446 words)
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