In this talk we hear about the way Jesus relies on people in every age to develop a rock-like, dependable faith to sustain His church (as was the case with Simon Peter), but that He is the Church’s foundation, builder and owner.
The power of God is mightily at work when Jesus meets the demon possessed man! The 'before and after' contrast is amazing. From total chaos to total calm! What the man had to do in response was to go and tell everyone all that Jesus had done for him.
The same Jesus wants to meet us at our point of need and bring us to a place of peace and calm. The same challenge, is for us to share our 'faith story'.
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.