Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for October 2018.
Looking at God (all articles) October 2018Creationtide From the minister – Creationtide Grow an attitude of gratitude Don’t bottle it up – it’s okay to grieve Psalm 121 – the God who knows and cares Why Christians are like pumpkins What is the origin of evil spirits? Walking in Love The story behind the HYMN: Stand by me What does God... (3857 words)
CreationtideThe heatwave this summer was a powerful reminder that our planet is not disposable! The evidence that carbon dioxide is heating the planet is seen in melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather. In the church September and early October is designated Creationtide, a time to reflect on God as Creator and... (296 words)
From the minister – CreationtideThe heatwave this summer was a powerful reminder that our planet is not disposable! The evidence that carbon dioxide is heating the planet is seen in melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather. In the church September and early October is designated Creationtide, a time to reflect on God as Creator and... (271 words)
Grow an attitude of gratitudeHarvest is a time of thanksgiving to God for all His provision for us. It is good to cultivate a grateful heart, and studies have shown that people who practise thankfulness tend to have a more positive outlook on life, be more optimistic about the future, and are generally healthier than those who do a... (341 words)
Don’t bottle it up – it’s okay to grieveI grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women. How the mighty have fallen! 2 Samuel 1:26 A lament is a passionate expression of grief, a heartfelt cry of sadness. Here David, who composed some of the most memorable... (317 words)
Psalm 121 – the God who knows and caresA man asked a friend about the two greatest problems in the world. The friend responded, ‘I don’t know and I don’t care!’ ‘You got them both!’ the man replied. Psalm 121 presents a God who both knows and cares about our problems. As the first Song of Ascent (Psalms 120-134), it was used by... (306 words)
Why Christians are like pumpkinsA woman had recently become a Christian and been baptised. Curious, one of her colleagues at work asked her what it was like to be a Christian. The woman was caught off guard and didn’t know how to answer. Then she saw the office ‘jack-o’-lantern’ on a nearby desk and blurted: ‘Well, it’s like being... (185 words)
What is the origin of evil spirits?Halloween is the month of ghosts and witches and evil spirits. Have you ever wondered where evil spirits come from, and how we are to view the unseen world of evil and occultism? The Bible tells us that evil spirits come from the created angelic order. They were not created as evil beings, for all... (467 words)
Walking in LoveFollow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and live [walk] a life of love…, Ephesians 5:1 Walking is one of Paul’s favourite images to describe the Christian life. In Ephesians Paul uses it to describe our transformation from walking ‘in transgressions and sins’ to walking in ‘good works, which God prepared in advance for... (356 words)
The story behind the HYMN: Stand by meWe’ve recently mourned the death of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. So it is a good time to remember another African American song-writer, Charles Tindley. He not only used his gift to give voice to thousands of people struggling with pain and rejection, he also gave them good reason for hope – in God.... (568 words)
What does God do all day?Ever wonder what God does up there in heaven? Some of us imagine God the Father resting on a great gold throne, surrounded by angels dressed in white, eternally playing on harps. And beyond them are millions of people, standing about. After all, as one hymn (Jerusalem, my happy home) puts it: where ‘congregations ne’er... (151 words)
Are people drawn to you?When you are hurt and in need, to whom do you go? If you are blessed, you will know someone who is full of kindness and sympathy, and to whom you can turn with your troubles. It seems that Joseph (Gen.40) in the Bible was like that. He was in an Egyptian prison, his feet... (255 words)
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