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Praise

Christians all over the world are taking part in a global prayer movement called 'Thy Kingdom Come' between Ascension Day and Pentecost. On this first day we orientate ourselves towards God, the source of all light.

 

O God the source of all light,

May we bring salt and light to your world,

drawing out your presence in the everyday.

As we offer you our lives,

shape us as disciples,

that we may reveal your goodness

and reflect your light. In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Matthew 5: 13–16 (ESV)

13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

 
Comments

By Heather McDonald , one month ago

I enjoyed your Lent reflections, then there was nothing?!  Now I have signed up for Your Kingdom Come. Will that just stop too with no conclusion or wrap up. I have emailed you in the past with no response.

By albert Bogle, one month ago

Dear Heather,

I’m sorry that we missed your comments on the site on previous occasions. I shall look into what has happened to the links. They have not been getting through. I hope that we can remedy this and it doesn’t happen in the future. We are always very keen to receive feedback.

We are experimenting with the idea of connect groups because we feel some of our readers benefit from meeting in an informal way to discuss the reflections. The Lenten series entitled ‘Through Fresh Eyes’ was developed with this group in mind.

We had around 11 Connect Groups meeting in homes and I believe a cafe and some church halls. It was and still is my intention publish the findings of these groups and to give feedback. However we perhaps should have been more attentive to those who were following the series not as a group but as individuals. I will keep this in mind. If you go to the ‘With Fresh Eyes’ section under video 9 I try to bring the Lenten series to a close.

I will look at what we’re doing with Thy Kingdom Come’ At present I’m in Lausanne using this theme for Sunday sermons which are being broadcast on the Sanctuary First Facebook page. However I notice that it is not being highlighted on the Sanctuary First webpage. I will try and get the sermons up on the main site if possible. And we will make sure we draw the series Thy Kingdom Come ’ together with a suitable end.

Thank you for being in touch and please respond if I have misunderstood what you are saying about bringing the series to a conclusion. Albert






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