Think of the 23rd Psalm. What images come into your mind?
Chances are it’s sheep and green fields and still waters, which is all well and good. But those are only the first three verses of a six verse Psalm and they need the context of the whole Psalm if we’re to understand what David’s saying to us about his experience of God: faith isn’t escapism. It’s peace in the midst of troubles. That’s where we’re heading this morning.
Today’s our Harvest service and we’re thinking about the ways in which good farmers reflect something of the nature and character of God in the way they tend and steward the land. Our text is Isaiah 28:23-29
Also featuring carrots which look like Quasimodo (of which I am deeply ashamed), a new Harvest song and a montage of your most excellent Harvest/nature related photos.
"He himself was not the light. He came as a witness to the light." (John Chapter 1 verse 8)
So too with us - we're called to place ourselves in the light and let God's light shine through us.
God asks no more of us. But he asks no less.
“Help me Obi Wan Kenobi – you’re my only hope.”
“I lift my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?”
Star Wars and Psalm 121. Not as far apart as you might first think.
Because everybody needs a little help now and again.
Our service this morning focuses on the courage of a young slave girl who helped her master Naaman find healing from leprosy. It reminds us that anyone with the right attitude can be used by God for his glory.
We may not be movers and shakers, but we all have it within us to influence the culture in ways that reflect the character of God and the ways of God's Kingdom. What would it mean for you to be salt and light in the places where you live, work, and re-create?
In this morning’s service, based on Acts 3:1-10. we are thinking about how can we minister grace and love in the places we already are and it boils down to three things – noticing , taking the initiative, and doing what you can to help.