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Thought for the Day by Matt Jones (Associate Minister for Music)
'Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.'
In our ‘Bible in a Year’ readings, Steph and I have reached Ecclesiastes. It’s a fantastic and probably underrated book of wisdom, reflections on someone who is trying to find purpose and meaning. At first glance it might seem overly negative, or pessimistic about life, ‘all is vanity!’ But reading a little more and you will find great nuggets of gold. Here is one in chapter 5, ‘God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so let your words be few’. We are quick to speak, aren’t we? Particularly when it comes to prayer, we tend to spew forth hundreds and hundreds of words. Now let me be clear, God loves our prayers! He loves it when we talk to him, like a child sharing things with their father. But maybe we could speak a little less and practice listening? Because God is the source of wisdom and life, and He has the best things to say to us. So what might that look like? How about including a little more silence in your prayer time, or taking a passage of God’s Word and mull over it. Let’s not be hasty, let’s slow down and listen to our great God in heaven.
Tim, Clare and the boys have officially left but the fund for their leaving gift is still open. This is therefore "last orders!" as the fund closes this Friday 25th. Please forward any cheques to the office or make an online payment, saying who it's for, to Bishop Hannington Church, Sort Code 40-52-40 Account Number 00016162.
A Reminder about BH Youth Live
Stephen and Lizzi Demetriou will be hosting BH Youth LIVE on the Lockdown PraiseUp Youtube page from 7:15-8:15pm tonight. They’ll be teaching from the Bible, playing crazy games, and getting the youth involved in mad fun challenges. If you’re 11-18, come join in the fun! Message Stephen to get involved!
Mental Health Awareness 2020
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