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Teaching to help us grow as disciples of Jesus

18th April 2021

‘The Beautiful Story ‘

from the Church of England Evangelical Council

 … a video which reflects on who are we are as human beings and how God wants us to be the best we can be.

The speakers, including laity, priests and bishops, straight and same sex attracted, reflect on what the Bible has to say about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage from a biblical perspective.

My hope is that this will help inform our conversations together in the autumn.

The video is 32 minutes long and can be found here: 

https://youtu.be/VI8bb65vOiE

Spending time with God

During these times, and at all times, its really important that we stay connected with God. If we do this we will hear him speak to us … we will see him at work in our lives and in our community … and we will know how much he loves us.

The best way we can do this is by spending some time with him each day … listening to Him and speaking to Him.

When we don’t spend time with God He can sometimes feel distant .. we can feel as if we are on our own and that he has abandoned us. We can lose our way in this world lacking in absolute truths. And we can feel little, worthless or unloved.

To help us all to stay connected with God we have put some information on our website about some resources which you might find helpful as you pray and read the Bible.

  • Lectio 365

  • My Utmost For His Highest: Oswald Chambers, and

  • Gafcon Daily Devotionals

  • Encounter with God: Scripture Union

Have a look at them and decide which is best for you here …

https://www.christchurch-walshaw.co.uk/copy-of-prayer-at-this-time

If none of these work for you but you are still keen to find something to help you read the Bible and to pray on a regular basis please do have a word with Steve in confidence … there are lots of other great resources available too.

Recommended

'Book of the 'Month''

For April / May 2021

‘Gentle and Lowly: The heart of Christ for sinners and suffers’

By Dane Ortlund

Josh’s recommendation for this month, which came out April 2020, is a number one seller on Amazon.

Christians know what Jesus has done – but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart”. This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and suffers today.

Reviewers have said:

“If you do not know Jesus - this book will show you something of His heart of love for you and you will want to know Him. If you already know Him it will further help your faith in the One who is humble and gentle. Lovely book. Easy to read - not heavy going, and highly recommended.”

“I am really enjoying reading this book. Its like a really good meal - something you just want to savour. I'm in no rush to finish it. On every page I feel the wind of the Spirit blowing through and drawing me deep into greater glimpses of this Wonderful King who so freely and happily pours Himself out for us all.”

“Someone in one of the reviews mentioned that this could easily become a classic. The more I read the more I am inclined to agree with them. It really is a great journey, and likely one I will read again and again in the years to come.”

The book is available from £11.39 (hard cover) from good Christian bookshops as well as online from sellers including Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3avCyGb

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