Prayer and the character of God; this is the first in a series ‘Knowing God through Old Testament prayers‘. Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. […]
Continuing in 1 John – ‘Living in Christ’ Ben speaks from 1 John3:4-10 Have full assurance that Jesus completed his work to take away sin and destroy the works of the devil.
Liz speaks from Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 17:10-13 and the impact of an encounter on the streets of Cambridge about what equality looks like, prophetic voices and the hope of a new king.
Rev Peter Cunliffe speaks from Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-66 “As in the days of Noah”
As we talk about prayer over the coming Sundays let’s be clear we are looking to the Bible as the source of our encouragement to engage with the Lord God, YHWH, the God and father of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer is engaging God in relationship with him, a relationship that has been brought about by Jesus. It is personal, an expression of that relationship with God who has become our Father – having adopted us as his dearly beloved children. Effective prayer is linked directly to our inheritance –the kingdom of God that is pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay, an inheritance that is given for everyone. Through prayer we are recognising the reality of God’s kingdom, gaining confidence, standing tall in our new identity as chosen and beloved of God.
Liz Pinnock speaks about the power of Jesus’ actions and that his avoidance of ‘the demonstration’, as confrontation, was not a placid response but in the end more powerful.
#Christmasmeans – To these oppressed people comes a ray of hope; a dawning light.