This continues to be a popular resource with free material for use in your church. You can download the full pack, or dip in and out, using parts that work for you. You can use this material at any time in the year however the Church of Ireland suggests 29 October The aim of Bible Sunday is to help place Scripture right at the very heart of our lives, our churches and our hearts.
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Your children round your table like shoots of an olive tree. May you see Jerusalem prosper all the days of your life,. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. She was well on in years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been married for seven years. She was now eighty-four years old and never left the Temple, serving God night and day with fasting and prayer. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same. Always be thankful.
Nehemiah 8. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.
Nice one, Vicar. We hear portions of the Bible in church, we read our bibles at home, occasionally you might have to swear on it, holding it on your right hand as a test that what you are saying is really true. But someone had a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary so they took the paper cover off and it looked a dark blue sober volume, so she was handed that to use, which she did, and they thought, phew! Couple of days later a small wrapped parcel is handed in to reception and when they open it they find a nice new copy of the King James bible. No doubt Ezra had an umbrella. It was extremely critical of their ways of life they had adopted in exile, and sad to say it was laying down the basis for a new kind of exclusivism which went on to cause big trouble in future generations;. Then from the gospel a slightly puzzling passage from Jesus, which begs loads of questions and really needs a whole sermon in itself to unpack it and get to grips with it. Two nice ones and another that is a bit user unfriendly. Is the word of the Lord!?