Prayer enables us to know that the inevitable is not the inevitable and the impossible can really happen.
Looking at the story of Peter’s miraculous escape from prison reminds us that all things are possible with God as the praying church partners with God to release His power. We are reminded that prayer is not always easy and often we wrestle disappointment, doubt and fatigue. But prayer is simple. All we need to do is keep it simple, keep it real (be honest with God about our feelings) and keep going, even when it feels like an uphill trek.
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In this talk from Revd Dr Hannah Cleugh, we hear how Thomas wants evidence of the Risen Lord; he wants to see, he wants to know. We are challenged to be that evidence for someone else; to be Christ's body, so others will see the power of Christ's resurrection at work, transforming our lives today.
David the Psalmist was a man who was very conscious of the ways in which he failed God. Rather like Peter the Disciple he could still be used mightily by God. An encouragement for us all!
In Psalm 98 we find many of the attributes of God. A God who has done and is doing 'marvellous things' An explosion of worship with the whole of creation joining in!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
This is a key theme weaving it's way through the book of Proverbs. One of our Home Groups explores this theme, looking at what it means to fear God and why it matters.