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Thought for the Day by Chris Dalton (Member of BH)
This image above is called shared flame. I wonder what you see when you look at it? Do you see an Aladdin-type lamp or do you see two people gazing at each other? There are many pictures like this that can be looked at in more than one way.
Words can be like that, too. I love words. You can hear a sentence and different possibilities for what it means come to mind. For instance, I remember an hilarious Latin lesson [sorry Miss Cooper it wasn’t to do with a dead language but a living one] where my friend told me of an announcement, she’d heard on TV the night before, concerning a circus act about to perform. She heard that there would be ‘2 swedes and a pole’ and we spent ages laughing about the many combinations of vegetables, nationalities and accessories that might have been about to enter the ring. Sorry, I’ve no idea what the real act included.
‘Living well’ is the 2-word phrase I’m considering today. I wonder what you think it’s about? It could be living healthily in mind and body. It could mean living in a good and godly way...it could mean something else altogether! Take a look at John chapter 4 and there’s a lot about lots of different kinds of wells.
Well [!!] for a start there’s Jesus sitting by a well, hot and tired around midday. Then a woman who isn’t living well comes to draw water from the well at a time when others avoided going out because of the heat. No doubt she preferred not to see their looks of condemnation and contempt. Jesus asks her to give Him water from the well because he has no bucket and then goes on to have a conversation about a spring of living water welling up in her. There’s a lot of misunderstanding on her part but at the end of the conversation the woman starts living well by going to see the very people she’d wanted to avoid to tell them the good news that she thinks she’s met the Messiah. Because of this the townspeople want to hear more and Jesus stays in Samaria for 2 days and by the end of that time many people come to believe He is the “Saviour of the world”. Wow, that’s well worth thinking about – as the woman said in verse 11 “the well is deep” 😊
So, what is this living water that wells up inside? In John 7 living water gets mentioned again and in verse 39 it says,
“By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
We can rejoice today because Jesus has been glorified!!! Today we can be living well because as believers we have the Holy Spirit living in us, filling us up and refreshing us, empowering us to live godly lives and also to tell others about the One who came to be their Saviour and Lord.
Prayer meeting tomorrow Tuesday 26 May at 19.30 to 20:00
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Faculty Application for replacement of 7 high level windows
The PCC are applying for a Faculty to replace seven of the windows on the south side of the church. Before approval for this work is agreed the PCC is obliged to display a public notice of the proposed works to allow for comments from the wider public and church goers. This is normally done by displaying the notice on the main door of the church. As the church is not open the notice is shown at the link form_displayed_on_the_church_door.pdf and all the details can be viewed on the church website https://www.bhmc.org.uk/faculty-application.html. If you have any queries on the proposal John Puttock will be happy to discuss them. (01273 281332).
Lockdown praise up
Lockdown, praise up! are short videos aimed at young people but suitable for everyone to get our hearts and minds looking up higher.
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Lockdown Praise Up! 10 minutes a day from the book of Isaiah.
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Mental Health Awareness 2021
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We have now restarted in church services with 8.00am, 10.00am and 6.30pm services. Numbers for the 10am & 6.30am services will still be limited and must be booked in advance via MyChurchSuite or the website. These services will still be livestreamed on YouTube which can be accessed direct via the website or via MyChurchSuite.