Time to Pray 5 October 2014
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER - 11:00 am WELLSPRING CHAPEL
In the Celtic tradition 2 main features are prevalent.
It is marked by the belief that what is deepest in us is the image of God. Sin has distorted and obscured the message but not erased it.
It is also marked by a belief in the essential goodness of creation. Not only is it viewed as a blessing but as an expression of God. The great Celtic teachers refer to it as the “book of creation” in which we may read the mystery of God.
The light of the first day is seen as an expression of the divine light that is at the heart and origin of all life.
'God and our Earth' - discussion questions
Time to Talk in the Lounge with Geoff
‘God and our Earth'
11.00-11.30 am 5 October 2014
1. Where are the major connecting points between God, the earth and you?
2. God has appointed human beings to be caretakers of the earth. What practically does this involve for you?
3. How might we develop a more meaningful connection between our faith, our earth and this amazing universe?
Check out the ‘headlines’ developed by John Weir entitled, ‘Caring for the Earth in Practical Ways’ (posted on the ABC web site).
New Book for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers
'Knowing Me Knowing Them' is a helpful new book for parents, grandparents, teachers and other caregivers wanting to unlock their child’s potential. The vision of the authors is high: to assist their readers to “do the most important task in the world: raising children to be the very best they can be.”
The Aussie authorial trio—Tracy Tresidder, Margaret Loftus and Jacqui Pollock—is knowledgeable about the Enneagram tool and their presentation is practical, not overly technical and communicated with passion. They write with Aussie humour and earthiness but they connect regardless of the culture of their readers.
Why another book on parenting? Because the vast majority of people assume a generic personality on the part of parents and caregivers. The authors’ approach in this book is that insight into the personality type and style of the parent is paramount to knowing how best to relate to your children.
Transforming Initiatives – What Do You Mean by “Turn the Other Cheek”?!
Here are some background notes on Matthew chapter 5 that might be helpful for your small group discussions.
With thanks to Keith Dyer, Professor of New Testament at Whitley College.
- The Structure of Matthew
- Transforming Initiatives in the Sermon on the Mount
- Matthew 5-7 Notes
- Matthew 8-12 Notes