Service for 16th August 2020

Good morning. We are very glad you chose to join us today. I hope you find something new and inspiring in today’s worship and message. 

I have included the text from today’s bible verse and blessing below.

This verse from Kings has had quite an impact on me over the last 10 years.
Such a simple line but the power in the calm, I have found to be practically deafening!
All these big events happen, but they are not often where we find God. Yet that still, calm, almost silent whisper, is where He choses to speak to us.

So today I ask you to cast your cares on him, quieten your mind as much as possible and ask Him to speak to you…for His servant is listening. Expect a reply. Expect a response. The LORD wants relationship with us which comes from asking and waiting for an answer. 

And, at the end of the message, whatever you received from the worship, the music, the message, the verse… I pray you have the courage and confidence to move closer to Him. 

Just one remark about the worship music for today’s service – there is one slight change in song choice. We were not able to include the song “Graves into Gardens” in our video playlist this week. It is referenced during one of the personal videos. 

Be blessed, be challenged and enjoy the walk with Him guiding your path. 

There Elijah entered a cave and spent the night.
And the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
“What are you doing here, Elijah?”
 “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts,” he replied,
“but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars,
and killed Your prophets with the sword.
I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well.” 

Then the LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD. Behold, the LORD is about to pass by.”
And a great and mighty wind tore into the mountains and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire.
And after the fire came a still, small voice. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Suddenly a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

1 Kings 19:9-13

Blessing for this week

May God’s Spirit surround you,
and those whom you love.
Rest now, in that calm embrace,
let your hearts be warmed
and all storms be stilled
by the whisper of his voice.

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