The second part is available via the button below. It includes Karen Mills's retelling of the passage from Luke 8:42b-48 followed by Andrew Attwood, who leads us through the story verse by verse, showing us how the Holy Spirit and Jesus work together, and asking the questions
- Do you think healing is for everyone else but not yourself?
Compline, also known as Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours.
Today's service is led by Felicity Hawke. A reflection on the journey of two friends on the road to Emmaus is given by Lynda Howells. The passage, Luke chapter 24, verses 13 to 35, is first read by Ann Gibbons.
The service starts 3 minutes into the video and lasts 17 minutes. The talk starts at 11 minutes and 50 seconds into the video and lasts 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
Why does Paul not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man? Looking at other characters in the Bible, such as Mary, the first witness of the resurrection, Mary Magdalene, Priscilla (Acts 18:18-26), Phoebe (Romans 16:1) and Junia (Romans 16:7), finally looking what Genesis 2:15-18 and Genesis 3:1-19 actually say, he points out that Adam should have told Eve about the tree, otherwise she would not have been deceived. What do you think?
Lindsey Attwood shares her journey of faith by exploring this unusual book of the Bible, otherwise known as the Song of Solomon - for Christians, a picture of the love of Jesus for His Church.
Lindsey, in exploring chapter 2, talks about the invitation we all have to follow Jesus, to trust Him, to come back if we slip away, to give our heart to Him, to yield to Him and thus become His disciple.
The Knights' Meadow service is normally held on Zoom, but today there was a worldwide Zoom outage.
Andrew had however pre-recorded his talk and you can see it here. Some references:
Peter walking on water: Matthew 14:22-32
Peter disagreeing with Jesus about him being killed and rising again: Mark 8:31-33
Jesus saying to Simon, Satan has asked to sift them all: Luke 22:31-34
Peter denying Jesus: Luke 22:54-62
Stoning of Stephen: Acts 7:54-60
Disciples filled with the Spirit and Peter's sermon: Acts 2:1-41
Peter and the vision of the cloth of unclean creatures: Acts 10:9-22
Andrew suggests, at this time of coronavirus lockdown: it's an opportunity to go deeper with God: be still and give God room.
The service is led by Val Whiteman (who also reads Psalm 97), the reading of Luke chapter 8, verses 1 to 3 and prayerful reflection on the talk are by Andrew Attwood, and the talk is by Lindsey Attwood.
Lindsey notes how Luke points out how important women were in supporting Jesus' ministry. Why was that, and what does that mean for our understanding of how Jesus works?
The reading is of Colossians chapter 1 verses 15 to 20
Other references: Genesis 37:12-36 (Joseph in the well), Genesis 50:18-21 ("You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good"), Numbers 20:14-16 ("when we cried out to the Lord, he heard our cry") 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (Paul's thorn in the flesh), Matthew 16:21-23 (Peter rebuked), Hebrews 7:16, (a priest on the basis of the power of an indestructible life) Matthew 28:18-20 (the Great Commission), Luke 8:22-25 (Jesus in the boat)
Other references: Philippians 4:6-7 ("do not be anxious ... and the peace of God ... guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"), Luke 8:22-25 (Jesus commands the disciples to cross the lake in a storm), Matthew 17:22-23 (Jesus knows he is going to die and rise again), Revelation 1:18 ("I was dead, and now look! I am alive for ever")
The service starts at 12 mins 50 secs into the video and lasts 34 minutes