Inspirational Resources

God says to his people, ‘Be Holy, for I am Holy’. (Leviticus 11:44) What is holiness, and what does it look like in practise? Here’s a short video from Paul Washer exploring this, and explaining just how crucial holiness truly is. https://youtu.be/oq2wnXY8KC4

What is the Gospel and how do we share it with people? Really great short video from Dr Voddie Baucham.  https://youtu.be/GKIYSo0KbPY

Here’s a really good video looking at why ALL Scripture (particularly the letters of Paul in the New Testament) is inspired by God, and is our primary authority as Christians in all matters of life and faith.  https://youtu.be/6MTlWz8hG2A

Here’s a helpful video from Alistair Begg showing us how to read and study the Bible for ourselves.  https://youtu.be/GRdPgMseAQY

At this difficult and troubling time it’s so important to trust in Jesus. This beautiful version of the older hymn ‘Tis so sweet’ encourages us to trust in the Saviour of the world now and forever.  https://youtu.be/qxZhFAVfQ4k

Jesus tells us not to love the world, but what does that really mean, and what does it look like to obey this command? Paul Washer addresses this important idea in the video below.  https://youtu.be/Oy6W54xYyqU

Here’s the seventh, and final, mark of an effective church: continuous evangelism, courtesy of Alistair Begg.  https://youtu.be/OHdArbamLxM

Here’s part six of Alistair Begg’s series on the marks of an effective church. We are to be a worshiping community!  https://youtu.be/5sJXrIcaYnM

Characteristic number 5 of an effective church: Mutual care.  https://youtu.be/dhcQGbc3OYk

Prayer: the fourth characteristic of an effective church. A short video with Alistair Begg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmsZQV2OTGQ&feature=youtu.be

Here’s the third part of Alistair Begg’s series of videos looking at the essential characteristics of church life. In this video he looks at the sacraments (or ordinances) - I.e. baptism and communion.

https://youtu.be/tAKJI_HG3HY

Here’s the second video from Alistair Begg looking at seven characteristics of the Church. This time it’s fellowship  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIObuGmeeSw&feature=youtu

There are certain things for which we, the Church, should be known. Alistair Begg explores seven characteristics in a series of short videos. Here’s part 1, focusing on the Apostles’ teaching https://youtu.be/q1-L0amIkSc.be

Ever wondered what it means to pray in Jesus’ name? Here’s a really short, really helpful video on this question.  https://youtu.be/PDliuhwqaG0

Lovely simple video about how to pray from Pastor David Skull from Grace Church, Guildford.  https://youtu.be/fhTmWWH_VCQ

Voddie Baucham preaches from Ephesians chapter 2, and what the Bible has to say about racial reconciliation: https://youtu.be/FoJGYCc7EUg

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Do you sometimes question the relaibility of the bible?  Here's a real good short video, defending the truth of the Scriptures by RC Sproul.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D-j8VsJlAg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0G5-e9j1WM9bWJWpakOCx2Lt92yDpKQqc4ieQjgXcM94Z-OYpb2Pahy80

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Here’s a really helpful short video from Justin Peters talking about how our knowledge of God and love for God need to go together.  https://youtu.be/4dgK9Gh5KZc

New thought provoking song from poet and URC minister Lucy Berry.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1fXA1B7Pkc&feature=youtu.be

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A quick encouraging thought on how we as Christians can respond to the global pandemic that is COVID-19 https://youtu.be/mmSNloW7Kys

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Here’s something a bit meatier and in depth that you might want to watch. In this video Chris Rosebrough talks about the central Christian teaching (doctrine) of the Trinity. It’s about 1 hour and 20 minutes long, but is highly recommended. Chris explores a number of heresies that arose in the early Centuries of the Church as people misunderstood the Trinity. He helps us to properly understand that God is one God in three persons. https://youtu.be/hR5rsHrp-YY

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Here’s some encouraging thoughts for this tough time of staying at home from Joni Erickson Tada.
https://youtu.be/S9mbV3ATLd4

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All next week (Monday 13th to Friday 17th April there will be free broadcasts of worship and teaching sessions that would have been taking place during the annual Spring Harvest events. Here’s the link to a YouTube video explaining what’s coming up:
https://youtu.be/W_1TNX-b1UE

And here’s a web link to the programme of sessions on the Spring Harvest website:
https://springharvest.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1596SH-SH-Home-Programme_Final4.pdf

The deeper Bible teaching sessions at 11.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Malcolm Duncan are recommended by Fred.

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A really encouraging reflection on Psalm 124 today with Pastor David Skull of Grace Church Guildford.

https://youtu.be/mWUpxY1zqbo

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Here’s a free book to download that encourages us to pray through the Psalms.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/pray-all-the-psalms-with-me-the-next-30-days/

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Another really encouraging hymn that reminds us that we can bring our concerns and worries to God in prayer. What a friend we have in Jesus!

https://youtu.be/LarFhGeE-ac

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Hope that helps.
A new article from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) that tries to give us some Christian perspective at this time of national lockdown. Hope you find this helpful.

https://www.licc.org.uk/resources/hope-that-helps/?utm_source=Receive+emails+from+LICC&utm_campaign=830da34b66-20200327_CwC_Hope_That_Helps&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4c5e4c21df-830da34b66-27663653&mc_cid=830da34b66&mc_eid=8719d5cd84

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Here’s a good solid daily devotional video from Grace Church in Guildford. If you’re into YouTube definitely worth watching and subscribing to the channel. They will be sharing a daily Bible Reading, reflection and prayer every day. My (Fred) intention is to produce at least a weekly video and printed reflection, but may well look at doing more if people would find it helpful?

God bless you all at this troubling time.

Daily Psalm 18 March 2020