Blogroll Category: Christian Resources

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Archbishop Makgoba's sermon at 500th anniversary celebration of the Reformation

Anglican Ink - Sun, 28/05/2017 - 17:37

A sermon delivered to a Festive Service celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the 36th German Protestant Kirchentag, at the Elbe Meadows, Wittenberg

Statement on Egypt massacre by the Archbishop in Jerusalem

Anglican Ink - Sun, 28/05/2017 - 14:11

The convoy which was on its way for peaceful pilgrimage for prayer and devotion was confronted with the evil of terrorism and horrors of death and destruction.

Ascension Day letter from the Archbishop in Jerusalem

Anglican Ink - Sat, 27/05/2017 - 01:33

We celebrate our church as a Communion that always strives to work for and live in the Truth as revealed in Scripture, that honours a tradition which has been passed down since the Apostles; and understands that God reveals himself day-by-day in our lives and the lives of those whom we serve.

Dr. Kunonga deserted by allies

Anglican Ink - Sat, 27/05/2017 - 01:24

Four key lieutenants seek separate trial from breakaway bishop

Welby responds to massacre of Egyptian pilgrims

Anglican Ink - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 17:34

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following the terror attack in Egypt

Exposing abortion by marching for life | Regan King

Christian Concern - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 15:30
Regan King comments on his experience attending March for Life UK, held on Saturday 20 May.

Regan King comments on his experience attending March for Life UK, held on Saturday 20 May. Regan highlights the joyful attitude of the pro-life protest, and the contrasting violent opposition from pro-abortionists. He features a moving speech delivered by CLC client Aisling Hubert.

He says: "the pro-life movement will march on, refusing to be silenced, prayerfully, patiently...It will continue to see more and more turn away from this dark medical death cult."

 

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Courage under Fire | Joe Boot

Christian Concern - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 12:30
Dr Joe Boot comments on responding to the social revolution, which, he says, has "left many Christians stunned, confused and afraid." Joe urges us to pray for courage to speak with boldness, confident in the ultimate victory won for us by Christ. 

"The social revolution has left many Christians stunned, confused and afraid," says Dr Joe Boot. Rather than defending the Christian foundation of Western society, we have largely "lacked vigilance", wrongly assuming that our values would hold. The result, he says, is a "radically politicised" church, with leaders left unwilling to challenge cultural issues. In light of this, Joe urges us to pray for courage to speak with boldness, confident in the ultimate victory won for us by Christ. 

 

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Friday Quiz: The Minor Prophets

The Good Book Company - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 11:25

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Ugandan bishop detained after fatal road accident

Anglican Ink - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 03:58

Bishop George Erwau questioned over collision with a boda-boda that left a passenger dead

Praying for the Next Generation: Day 10

Children Desiring God - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 18:30

Children Desiring God Blog // Praying for the Next Generation: Day 10

Psalm 63:1-4

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

 

Take the challenge. Intentionally pray through a passage of scripture for your children and the next generation each day for 10 days!

Day 1: Psalm 1
Day 2: John 1:12-13
Day 3: Psalm 119:10-11
Day 4: Proverbs 4:20-27
Day 5: John 15:5
Day 6: Psalm 119:33-39
Day 7: Philippians 4:8
Day 8: Colossians 3:1-2
Day 9: Proverbs 6:20-23
Day 10: Psalm 63:1-4

 

 

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Book review: What Are They Teaching The Children?

Christian Concern - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:30
Ian Fry, writing for Evangelicals Now, reviews 'What are they teaching the children?'

Ian Fry, writing for Evangelicals Now, reviews Wilberforce Publications' 'What Are They Teaching The Children?', a book which explores the way secular values have influenced the education system in Britain.

He says: "A number of the authors reveal the inherent contradictions in the 2010 Equalities Act where religion and belief is recognised as a 'protected characteristic' alongside sexual orientation. Yet the reality is that sexual orientation trumps every other group."

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Resources to Help You Pray for the Next Generation

Children Desiring God - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 13:00

Resources to Help You Pray for the Next Generation

Thank you for joining us in our Praying for the Next Generation challenge over the past week. We hope that this time of praying through Scripture has been an encouragement to you as you have sought God’s guidance on how to build a spiritual foundation for your family and have prayed for God’s redeeming work in your children’s lives. As this 10-day challenge comes to a close, may this be the continuation of treasuring God’s Word as you come before our Father on behalf of your children and the coming generations.

Here are some resources to help you integrate prayer into different areas of your life, both at church and at home, and to help you teach your children about prayer.

 

A Sure Foundation Nursery CurriculumA Sure Foundation Nursery Curriculum

For churches
The verses and designs from this challenge are an element of our newly refreshed and expanded A Sure Foundation: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Ministry to Infants and Toddlers. It is designed to help you transform your ministry to infants and toddlers into an integral beginning—a place of prayer for young children, a place where they hear foundational Bible stories, and a place where children learn simple truth statements and begin to memorize Scripture as they form their language skills. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment of prayer for babies and strategically praying for each infant and toddler by name each time they are in your care.

 

Praying for the Next GenerationPraying for the Next Generation Booklet

For parents, grandparents, pastors and children’s ministry leaders and volunteers
What kind of legacy do you want to leave for your children? Through your faithful prayers, you can leave a spiritual inheritance. Praying for the Next Generation will equip you with a method for using Scripture to pray for your children, grandchildren, or the children in your church. It includes 12 specific prayer topics for children with verses to pray through for each topic.

 

Utter Dependency on God, Through PrayerUtter Dependence on God, Through Prayer Booklet

For pastors and children’s ministry leaders and volunteers
The first part of Utter Dependency on God, Through Prayer is primarily directed to adults for their growth in the faith. The second part provides practical guidance to those who lead children in prayer—primarily in the classroom, but also in the living room. Eleven strategies for integrating prayer into your interactions with children will serve as a springboard for creative and visionary thought as you meditate upon Scripture, seeking God with all of your heart, through prayer.

 

Lord, Teach us to Pray Intergenerational Curriculum

For families, small groups or Sunday school classes
The purpose of prayer is not to change God, but to change the person praying. Through prayer, God reveals our sinful hearts, makes His will known, discloses His kingdom purposes, and reveals Himself to His children. True prayer is getting to know God better. When Jesus responded to the disciples’ request to teach them to pray. He gave them the Lord’s Prayer as a model. In it, Jesus shows us what should be in the believer’s heart when he comes to his Heavenly Father in prayer. Lord, Teach Us To Pray is not about the correct formula for prayer—it’s about God’s children learning to fellowship with Him in prayer. Lord, Teach Us To Pray is a 13-week, intergenerational study for families on prayer. The full study is great for summer Sunday school classes and family small groups or families can go through the Family Devotional Guide together.

 

PrayerPraying for the Next Generation and Your Volunteers Seminar

For children’s ministry leader and volunteers, parents and pastors
In this seminar, Kristin Gilbert discusses some of the obstacles we face that prevent us from having a fervent prayer life such as wandering minds, fear, laziness and busyness. She equips you with practical steps to fight these obstacles and encourages you to pray through specific areas of your children’s ministry as she shares testimonies of answered prayers in her church.

 

Take the challenge. Intentionally pray through a passage of scripture for your children and the next generation each day for 10 days!

Day 1: Psalm 1
Day 2: John 1:12-13
Day 3: Psalm 119:10-11
Day 4: Proverbs 4:20-27
Day 5: John 15:5
Day 6: Psalm 119:33-39
Day 7: Philippians 4:8
Day 8: Colossians 3:1-2
Day 9: Proverbs 6:20-23
Day 10: Psalm 63:1-4

 

 

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Majority want abortion time limit reduced, poll shows

Christian Concern - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 11:15
The majority of the British public would like to see British abortion laws restricted, a new poll has shown.

The majority of the British public want to see British abortion laws restricted, a new poll has shown.

The poll, conducted by ComRes, found that 70% of women surveyed would like the abortion time limit, which is currently 24 weeks' gestation, to be lowered – while only 1% believe that it should be allowed up to birth.

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New Primate for Pakistan

Anglican Ink - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 02:53

Humphrey Peters of Peshawar elected moderator

Praying for the Next Generation: Day 9

Children Desiring God - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 18:30

Children Desiring God Blog // Praying for the Next Generation: Day 9

Proverbs 6:20-23

My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

 

Join us as we intentionally pray through a passage of scripture for our children and the next generation each day for 10 days!

Day 1: Psalm 1
Day 2: John 1:12-13
Day 3: Psalm 119:10-11
Day 4: Proverbs 4:20-27
Day 5: John 15:5
Day 6: Psalm 119:33-39
Day 7: Philippians 4:8
Day 8: Colossians 3:1-2
Day 9: Proverbs 6:20-23

 

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Jihad in Manchester | Tim Dieppe

Christian Concern - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 18:00
Tim Dieppe comments on the attack in Manchester this week. He discusses the need to defeat the ideology behind attacks like this.

Monday 22nd May saw the worst terror attack in the UK for twelve years, with 22 killed and 64 injured. Perhaps not coincidentally, it took place on the fourth anniversary of the brutal butchering of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. The Manchester attack was more sophisticated than most recent attacks, carried out by a suicide bomber who deliberately targeted teenage girls at a crowded concert.

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Church leaders voice concern over martial law declaration in the Philippines

Anglican Ink - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 17:55

Muslim terror attacks in Mindanao prompt declaration of marital law by President Duterte

Tim Keller on How to Forgive

The Good Book Company - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 14:27

Whether it’s our spouse, friend, colleague, child… Forgiving people is hard. So here’s a brief reminder from Tim Keller on the day-to-day discipline of forgiving those who have wronged us.

The only way to avoid bitterness and angry resentment is to practice forgiveness. How can we do this? Three ways:

1. Realize what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is granted before it is felt (Luke 17 v 3-6). It is a promise to not bring up the wrong with the person, or with others, or in your own thoughts; not to dwell on the hurt or nurse ill-will.

2. Realize how forgiveness is possible. We will only forgive if and as we see and feel the reality of God’s massive and costly forgiveness of us through Christ. Only knowing how vast our debt to God was, and that it is now canceled, will enable us to have perspective on someone else’s debt to us (Matthew 18 v 21-35).

3. Forgive before we try to be reconciled (Mark 11 v 25). That way we won’t approach someone angrily, or try to “beat” them. We will be able truly to seek to restore the relationship.

(From 90 Days in Judges, Galatians and Ephesians, a devotional by Tim Keller and Richard Coekin)

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