Monday, May 25, 2015

Spiritual and Sacred Links - Monday 25 May 2015

Supplied by a UK colleague ...

Here are some things which may be of interest: #1 Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor preacher on the action of the Holy Spirit in the Church; #2 Bishop Rennis Ponniah on the call to Christian service; #3 Stewart Ruch explains the charismatic understanding of prophesy; #4 Professor John Lennox on the compatability of Christianity and Science, but not Atheism; #8 and 9 Bellringing for Pentecost in Hull; #10 Ascension choral evensong from Lichfield; #13 I thought of apologising for or cutting some of the many links to persecution of Christians, but the reality is that it is accelerating, particularly in from Muslim and atheistic forces, so please pray for the many Christians under pressure across the world; #15 Thoughts on Pentecost, science and the fall out from the UK election.

Prayers for you for the coming week

1. Holy Spirit for the Local Church - Mike Pilavachi - St Albans Fulham Audio [Acts 2]

2. The Nature of Christian Service - Bishop Rennis Ponniah

3. Pentecost Sermon - Rev Steward Ruch - St Andrew's Cathedral Singapore Audio [1 Corinthians 13:13 and 14:1]

4. Cosmic Chemistry: Do Science and God Mix? John Lennox - Veritas Forum at U of Florida

5. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

6. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

7. The New Testament in a year with Rev Andrew Goddard

8. The bells of Holy Trinity, Hull - BBC Radio 4

9. Sunday Worship from Holy Trinity, Hull - BBC Radio 4

10. Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral - BBC Radio 3

11. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

12. Choral services from the chapels of King's College Cambridge
and St John's College, Cambridge
and Trinity College, Cambridge
and New College, Oxford

Please pray for the Church of England, Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq, Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan and China; for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal; for peace in Burundi, Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

13. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers for the Church of England from Lent and Beyond
Nigeria: Christians killed as villages raided - Release International
Four priests beaten to stupor as Enugu government battles Anglican Church - Daily Post Nigeria
Kenya: Al Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa - CT
Sudan: Trial begins for Sudanese Clergymen - CSW
Iran :Eighteen Iranian Christian Converts Sentenced to a Total of 23 Years in Prison - ICNA
Pakistan:Pakistan charges 106 over deaths of Christian couple burnt in brick kiln - CT
China:Chinese President warns religious groups against foreign influence - CT
South Carolina: Visit of Primate of South America
Prayers from Lent and Beyond

14. Sunday Programme - with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought
15. What is Pentecost? - Mark Woods
Why doesn't the Holy Spirit do anything to me? - Martin Saunders - CT
Seven Spirits of God: A Pentecost Exhortation - Peter J Leithart - First Things
3 Reasons for Christians to Engage in Science - Ed Stetzer - Christianity Today
The time bomb in the church's midst... and how to defuse it - Martin Saunders - CT
The 2015 General Election: Religious Affiliation and Party Vote Share Across Constituencies - BRIN
CofE celebrates key Christian appointments in Parliament - Ruth Gledhill - CT

16. Alpha International Lookback 2015

17. O thou who camest from above - Stopford - Ecclesium

18. Spirit Fall - New Wine Worship

19. Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals - St. Olaf Handbell Choir [Psalm 150]

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