In the longest prayer that is recorded in the New Testament (John 17), shortly before His trial and crucifixion, Jesus prays to His heavenly Father, for Himself, for His disciples and for future disciples. At this point in His ministry, what does He ask God for specifically?
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‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV.
Home is our sanctuary: a place to be ourselves- to be safe, comfortable and warm.
April is the month when we at Emmanuel Church review the year gone by and set the priorities for the year to come. Our Annual Parochial Church Meet ing will be held this Sunday after the morning service, and a break for bacon sandwiches!
Someone said to me recently that the whole leadership team seem different lately. That we all seem much more “upwardly connected”. I have to say that is true – we are all feeling expectant, personally challenged by the Holy Spirit in our walk with God, and sensing this is a time of preparation.
Recently we have been experiencing a move of the Spirit in our Sunday morning service. This has shown itself in some of the members of our congregation being physically affected by the Holy Spirit. I thought it might be helpful to reflect on what the Bible tells us about such events.