Posts Tagged: prayer

#12: Mission and prayer #TaylorTuesdays

What part should intercessory prayer play in mission? When thinking about prayer, Taylor wants us to understand that it should not be a separate discipline which sits on its own. For him, intercession and action melt into and overlap one another. The act of 'keeping others in mind' before God should naturally lead to engaging in acts of love and service towards them. This idea of Taylor's is very similar to the monastic idea of 'contemplative activism' - that prayer and action should ... Read more

‘If there is a revolution in spiritual formation afoot…’ #SpiritualitySundays

Source: Practising the Way of Jesus by Mark Scandrette Read more

Amen 06: The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory [Small Groups]

Here's this week's small group material to go with our Amen series. Last night, Abbie explored the line "Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory", looking at what it means to worship and praise God when we pray and through our lives. You can explore this further through worship, prayer and discussion with your small group using this week's material. This material is here as an optional resource - it's up to your group whether you decide to use it or not. Get ... Read more

Amen 05: Forgive us as we forgive [Small Groups]

Here's this week's small group material to go with our Amen series. On Sunday, James unpacked the line "Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us", looking at the significance of God's forgiveness of us, and why and how we can forgive others. You can explore this further through worship, prayer and discussion with your small group using this week's material. This material is here as an optional resource - it's up to your group whether you decide to use ... Read more

YouTube Reflection: Trampoline Wall

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwNLWgsUMg[/youtube]   Let’s state the obvious. This video is not 101 things to try on your next mission trip. Trampolines work because energy is transferred when you push down, is stored briefly in the springs & bedding, then transferred back into your legs/body so that you get to bounce nearly as high, or even a little higher, than you’ve jumped. Typically, you get about as much energy back as you put into it. But with practice, skill... or a partner you actually get more ... Read more

Jon Foreman: Your Love is Strong

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA7YIqWzKfQ[/youtube]   Your Love is Strong by Jon Foreman fits so well with our Amen teaching series. The verses and bridge are a re-mixing of the words of the Lord's Prayer. It's an amazing song to use as a way of praying for God's Kingdom to come both in his world and in our lives. At the same time, the other lyrics provide an amazing assurance that God's love for us is unshakable and we can trust him to provide all that we need. You can ... Read more

Amen 04: Daily Bread [Small Groups]

Here's this week's small group material to go with our Amen series. Last night, we got back into our Amen series as Matt unpacked the line, "Give us today our daily bread", looking at how we can pray for the things we need and how we can trust God to provide. You can explore this further through worship, prayer and discussion with your small group using this week's material. This material is here as an optional resource - it's up to your group whether you ... Read more

3 ways to make the most of your prayer slot #prayingforlent

Our Praying for Lent challenge has now started! Each day during Lent, we're looking for one person to commit to pray for our Lab community to grow in depth and breadth. If you haven't signed up for a day between now and Easter, please consider putting you name next to a day. Here's some ideas for how you could use your prayer slot: 1. Slate out a block of time to pray You could block our half an hour or an hour to pray either ... Read more

Amen 02: Holy is Your Name [Small Groups]

Last week we posted up the first week's small group material to go with our Amen series. Yesterday, Dan continued the series as he unpacked the line 'Holy is Your Name' and we looked together at just how powerful it is to pray in the name of Jesus. You can explore this further through worship, prayer and discussion with your small group using this week's material. This material is here as an optional resource - it's up to your group whether you decide ... Read more

New material for Small Groups

All through our Amen series on the Lord's prayer we're going to post up material for our small groups to help them dig deeper. Abbie kicked off the series on Sunday night by exploring the first line of the Lord's prayer: Our Father, and looking at what it means to know God as our Perfect Father. This week's small group material has some activities and discussion questions to help us unpack this even further together. This material is here as an optional resource - it's ... Read more
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