June 29, 2017

A couple of weeks on from Pentecost, it's refreshing to be able to reflect on a fantastic season of prayer as part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. Things have grown significantly since Archbishop Justin Welby first called the national church to these 10 days of prayer in 2016....

November 7, 2016

You might know that for these last few months St Cuthbert's has been closed. With the doors pulled shut this has been an opportunity for us to open up our hearts afresh to the Lord. 

As we have reflected on the last three years since the House of Prayer opened...

January 31, 2016

Day 7:

God is Love or Blessed to be a Blessing

 

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by its...

January 30, 2016

Day 6:

Love Always Protects, Always Trusts, Always Hopes, Always Perseveres or: The Fledgling Factor

(1 Corinthians 13:7; NIV)

 

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison

 

Love never gives up. We can be tempted to believe that trusting...

January 29, 2016

Day 5:

Love Does Not Delight in Evil but Rejoices with the Truth or: The Strength of Being Weak

(1 Corinthians 13:6; NIV)

 

The one who speaks the truth needs a fast horse.

Chinese proverb

 

Truth is powerful. Truth that has come out can cause defendants to go free and whole...

January 28, 2016

Day 4:

Love Is Not Easily Angered, It Keeps No Record of Wrongs or: The Beauty of Letting Go

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5; NIV)

 

“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

Peter to Jesus (Matthew 18:21; NIV)

 

I think we can...

January 27, 2016

Day 3:

Love Does Not Dishonor Others, It Is Not Self-seeking or: Freedom Fighters

(1. Corinthians 13:5; NLT)

 

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines ‘dishonour’ as ‘a lack or loss of honour or reputation’ or ‘the state of one who has lost honour or prestige‘ and as a cons...

January 26, 2016

Day 2:

Love Does Not Envy, Does Not boast, It Is Not Proud or: Celebrating Others

(1 Corinthians 13:4; NLT)

 

“When Envy breeds unkind division: There comes the ruin, there begins confusion.” Shakespeare has Exeter say in Henry VI
 

While love binds together, envy, bragging...

January 25, 2016

Day 1:

Love is Patient and Kind or: How One is the Key for the Other

(1. Corinthians 13:4; NLT)

“Patience is what you have when there are too many witnesses.”

Author unknown

 

It’s amazing the wisdom you can find on the internet!

 

I believe it’s no coincidence that the defini...

January 25, 2016

Love is…

 

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During the seven days of prayer and fasting we would like to provide you with a resource that guides you through 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, focussing on two to three aspects each day of how we are to love each other as described in tho...

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