How’s your prayer life? Perhaps you pray “plastic surgery” prayers – that look and sound OK but cover up how you are really feeling. In Psalm 22, Simon Marshman takes us to a ‘raw and real’ prayer of King David, to help us learn to rely upon our faithful God even though we may be struggling through difficult times.
What can we learn from the way God deals with a disobedient Israel? The people of Israel had promised faithfulness to God but they repeatedly turned away to the idolatry of the surrounding nations, nations that were there because of their repeated failure to do what God had directed.
What does the building of Israel’s great Temple have to do with us today? Listen to Des Smith as he explains why we should reflect on the faithfulness of King David and the people of Israel, as we think about our vision for 2019 and our preparedness to support this as we depend upon God to grow his kingdom.
Each year on the first Sunday in August we have been conducting a ‘Spiritual Health Survey’ across our 5pm Church Family.
IF YOU FILLED THIS OUT MANUALLY IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY 12th AUGUST, THERE IS NO NEED TO DO THIS ONLINE SURVEY – Thanks.
For those who have not yet filled out this Survey – your voice is important and so I would like to invite you to quickly fill out this survey. It will not take long at all.
The point of this survey is to help assess the spiritual health of 5pm – it is one of the ways that the leadership team gathers information to enable more focused teaching, training and pastoral care. Together we want to encourage one another in our walk and ministry of the gospel.
This is anonymous.
General Guidance – please mark the selection that best describes you or what you do
Regularly – means every opportunity (noting that sometimes we miss due to illness, travel etc.)
Often – means at least half of the opportunities
Sometimes – means sometimes
Thank you again for filling this out. And thank you for all you do to serve Jesus and his people in our Church family.
In this, third of five sermons, Des Smith shows how Song of Songs teaches us that sex was given by God to enhance marriage rather than marriage being ordained to control sex. Listen to this sermon to hear Des explain this important distinction from Song of Songs.