The Lord provides all we need, and far more besides if we let him. Obviously we think of money but also it includes are material possessions.
Money and possessions and our attitude to them are subjects that occurs very frequently in the Bible, so we need to take note and examine our own attitudes.
"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also".
As we continue to think about how we respond to God in worship, Ed talks about worship centred on the cross: the crucial act of God that redeemed us and made it possible for us to even know him. In particular, Ed talks about breaking bread together (otherwise known as Holy Communion) as the main way we keep Jesus' death and resurrection at the heart of our worship. He talks aboumore
Neil Townsned spoke on focussing our lives on things Eternal
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Ed continued our series looking at how we respond to our great God - what should the lives of his people look like?
He continued to look at Worship, which Duncan began to unpack last week...
What is Worship?
Why worship together?
How should we worship together?
We can easily become attached to our particular style of worship, but what does the Bible tell us?more
Duncan started our autumn series looking at how we respond to our great God - having focussed on what God is like over the summer we want to look at what that means for us as His people - what should we look like?more
Ed continued his review of the message of Ephesians looking at what marks us out as God's people in terms of our life together.
He focussed on four marks of God's people:
Spirit-uality (Spirit Life)
Ed bought together a summary of the book of Ephesians - to be continued next week.
This week, he looked at the central place of God's people - the church - in God's big plan, mainly from chapters 1 to 3.
Neil Townsend was with us today as Trevor Ogden formerly stood down from eldership. Trevor and Ann have now stepped down from the leadership but will no doubt still maintain an active role in Abingdon. As Trevor has said, retirement is not mentioned in the Bible. So the first part of the podcast today is praying and thanking this couple.more
Trevor & Ann talked from Ephesians 5 and 6, focussing on the importance of Christian marriage and overcoming the opposition of the enemy to it. What a high calling it is to be a husband or wife!