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Teaching to help us grow as disciples of Jesus
Fortnight commencing 31st January 2021: Going Deeper Video
Bishop Michael Nazir Ali: God’s Church
This 32 minute video was recoded at the GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures Conference) in Jerusalem in 2018. Bishop Michael was the 106th Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England from 1994 to 2009. He is now director of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue, and has been Visiting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, in the United States, since 2010.
In this talk Bishop Michael thinks about how we … the Church … engage with ‘new’ knowledge and the role of Scripture has in this. He also talks about Church unity.
In this time when Scripture can be ignored or abused this is very timely teaching.
You can watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/280712029
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.
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 …
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.
'Book of the Month'
Week commencing 10th January 2021
Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus: Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg
This book reinforces the importance, and delight of encountering Jesus in Scripture from a Jewish perspective.
“In Scripture, we perceive the words of Jesus at a distance of many centuries, from an entirely different culture, and in a different language. But what if we could find a way to fine-tune our hearing so that we could develop first-century Jewish ears? Then the words of Jesus that electrified the crowds would have a much greater impact on us.”
This book helps Christians in understanding the Bible (both Old and New Testaments). It enables the reader to grasp a deeper meaning from the things that Jesus taught, as well as to correct the assumptions many have made about the culture in which Jesus lived. It is a fascinating read.
The book is available from Amazon new for £8.99 and from other good book sellers too incl online Abebooks and via Ebay too.