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Thought for the Day by Giles Cockman (BH Member)
As many of us will have seen in the news these past couple of weeks, there have been examples of groups of white people bowing the knee to say sorry to the black community, in light of both the George Floyd incident in the USA, and also for what happened in past times regarding slavery and subjugation.
Whatever we may think about these actions, I think it leads us, as Christians, to Philippians 2:8-11:
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He (Jesus) humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
And meditating on this passage I take away three learning points:
submit to Jesus’ rule. We need to pray that God would have mercy on those who are
living in darkness, seeking to stir up divisions and strife, bitterness and recrimination,
that the Holy Spirit would convict them of their own sin, follow Jesus’ example of
forgiving those who sinned against him, and turn to Him in humility, on bended knee,
for their forgiveness and salvation.
3. That we need to pray for the persecuted church to keep on going, as one day the Lord
Jesus will return – and their reward for endurance and perseverance will be revealed, as
we sing, with a shout of joy. What a great day that will be!
‘Jesus is Lord’ – a shout of joy, a cry of anguish,
As He returns, and every knee bows low.
Then every eye and every heart will see His glory,
The Judge of all will take His children home.
Living Well - Bible Studies
This is a series of studies which looks at how we can increase our understanding of what the Bible has to say about mental well-being and godly thinking. As we look at what God says about our identity and value, consider the power of words to bless or harm we can hopefully unpack a little of what Romans 12:2 means by being ‘transformed by the renewing of your mind’. The studies are interactive – there’s time to discuss – and include 'nitty gritty’ suggestions to help us follow through on what we learn .
The first part is on Tuesday 30 June at 10.30am on Zoom. You can enroll through MyChurchSuite and following enrollment you will be sent a workbook for use with the course. If you have any questions please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and so please book your place as soon as you can and to give enough time for the workbook to reach you.
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Mental Health Awareness 2021
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