Psalm Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Gospel Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 Prayer: Lord, you rode into Jerusalem as a king who was later rejected, help me to continuously be reminded of your role as king, may I always be willing to accept you as king and never seek to turn you away.
Q. 1. What is it to be justified? A. To be pardoned and received into God’s favour and into such a state that, if we continue therein, we shall be finally saved. Q. 2. Is faith the condition of justification? A. Yes, for everyone who believeth not is condemned and everyone who believes is justified.... Continue Reading →
As Jesus resisted temptation by the devil in the wilderness, help us reflect on his faithfulness to God, his rejection of worldly values and hold these thoughts in our hearts throughout Lent and beyond. Amen British Methodist Church
First reading Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Second reading Ephesians 2:1-10 Gospel John 3:14-21 Prayer: Lord help us now to understand the true message and meaning of the incarnation; your presence among us was a gift help us to recognize this gift and grow into it. Amen.
4.Of this justice and mercy of God knit together, speaketh St. Paul in the third chapter to the Romans, “All have [sinned and come short] of the glory of God, but are justified freely by his grace through [the] redemption that is in Jesus Christ, whom God hath [set forth to be a propitiation] through... Continue Reading →
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to You, we shall see... Continue Reading →
First reading Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm Psalm 19 Second reading 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Gospel John 2:13-22 Prayer: Lord as I continue through this season of purging, help me to remember that you are the true temple, and that I am purifying myself to be ready to enter your presence.
Then, after noticing the few days spent in Capharnaum, the evangelist comes again to the temple, where he states that Jesus spoke of the temple of His body in these terms: "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up:" in which declaration emphatic intimation is given not only that God was... Continue Reading →
Since we remember John and Charles this week it seemed especially appropriate to use "And Are We Yet Alive", which was to remind us that though we have lost individuals we carry on the work of the Kingdom. 1. And are we yet alive, and see each other's face? Glory and thanks to Jesus give... Continue Reading →
Grant to us, O Lord, to continue upon this holy fast with the armor of Christian warfare that we who are to fight against spiritual wickedness, may be fortified by the power of self-denial. Through Christ our Lord.