Hope for the Countryside’s ‘Seeds of Prayer’ for August 2020 is available here. A supplement published in May provides directions for prayer in the midst of Covid-19. While events have moved on, many of the issues and opportunities highlighted in this remain and call for our perseverance in prayer.
The Sermon on the Mount, a perfect example of outdoor church, is a transformative example of how Jesus modelled interconnectedness with creation and mediates God’s truth and love through teaching, discipleship and healing, more often than not, outdoors. He freely moved between indoor and outdoor congregational gatherings and group meetings
‘Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ Matthew 18:1 This is the last in our series of Bible questions from the Gospels. They might only have been little questions, but they raise some big issues! This question is no different. The disciples seem keen to ask this
‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’ Mark 9:28 This question follows an incident where a father brings his son to the disciples and asks them to heal the boy, because Jesus is away on the mount of transfiguration. They fail, but fortunately Jesus returns at the opportune moment and heals
‘When will this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?’ Matthew 24:3 This is a big question! Actually it’s two questions, ‘when’ and ‘what’; the first is a response to Jesus saying that the temple will be completely destroyed, and
‘Where can you get this living water?’ John 4:11 This question was asked by the Samaritan woman at the well, when Jesus promised her living water. See the whole story in John 4:1-26, or read on to v42 for the outcome. We are back with our feet firmly on the
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