" />Giving away Bibles on Sunday at Central URC, Darwen. What a joy and a privilege to be involved in sharing with a Church who have taken the step of giving away Bibles to those without – in the snapshot to some of those adults and children who are going through the legal processes seeking asylum, with all the strain and pressure that puts upon them.
Eugene Peterson puts a scripture I learnt as a teenager into language which captures the essence of these verses in a fresh way:
But don’t let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
(2 Timothy 3:14 – 17, The Message)
Please pray for:
- those opportunities we have for being salt and light in the world, and to those in desperate need of justice, mercy and peace; especially families who have fled their homes, seeking asylum, and living with great uncertainty in their lives
- the opportunities we have to freely offer the Word of Life to people in our communities, and the challenges every congregation faces in finding fresh ways of connecting people with the Gospel
- all the churches (all denominations) in Cumbria as communities receive teams led by Bishops, Methodist District Chairs, and Moderators as part of the Moving Mountains Mission: for the Holy Spirit to breathe Life into individuals and communities through this exciting opportunity from Thursday to Sunday (8th – 11th ) this week.