Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for February 2019.
Looking at God (all articles) for February 2019Love Despite Brexit? From the vicar Be my Valentine? Psalm 95’s wise words on worship No need to fall Organised rain? Then the fun stops Shine, Jesus, shine ** Editor: The Rev Paul Hardingham considers the tensions that Brexit has caused. Love Despite Brexit? ‘Should I stay or should I go?’ (The Clash). Since... (2575 words)
Love Despite Brexit?‘Should I stay or should I go?’ (The Clash). Since the Referendum in June 2016, we have seen families, our nation and Parliament divided by different opinions over Europe. But ‘at the heart of the Christian message is Jesus’ command to love our neighbour. This includes those with whom we agree and disagree: at home,... (299 words)
From the vicarAs we celebrate St Valentine’s Day this month, how can we conduct this debate in a loving way? The Apostle Peter reminds us: ‘Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honour the emperor.’ (1 Peter 2:17). Respect everyone: However much we may disagree with another people’s perspective, we should respect... (235 words)
Be my Valentine?St Valentine’s Day falls on 14th February and since the 18th Century has been associated with the declaration of love, albeit anonymously. Originally this might be through the offering of sweets or flowers, and now more commonly by the sending of an unsigned card. One suggestion is that St Valentinus was a Roman Christian who... (274 words)
Psalm 95’s wise words on worship‘Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever’ (Westminster Confession). We are created to worship, but who or what will we worship? Psalm 95 invites us to worship God and to engage with His presence and power. Rejoicing in God (1-5): ‘Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord.’ (v1).... (299 words)
No need to fallTo him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude v 24-25 When the weather... (324 words)
Organised rain?Recently the weather men and women have taken to talking about ‘organised’ rain to be expected following drizzle on western parts. It’s nonsense, of course. Rain isn’t ‘organised’, it isn’t ‘tame’. Like all our weather it happens because of vast natural laws of nature, and there’s precious little we can do about it. Pleasant summer... (264 words)
Then the fun stopsAbout 50 years ago I was asked by our vicar to join a small team of volunteers who would meet a young man at the tube station and see him safely past the betting shop on his way home. He had just come out of prison. His offences had all stemmed from his addiction to... (334 words)
Shine, Jesus, shineAt the flick of a switch or a press of a button we can illuminate our homes with all kinds of gadgets. City life has street lights everywhere and if we need a light for dark places we can use a torch. Life for people in Bible days must have been so different. The darkness... (367 words)
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