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Family Focus – Creativity!

Opening Prayer

I asked somebody to open in prayer.

Scripture 1: Exodus 2:1-10

The reason why I chose this scripture is because what the mother of Moses did was really creative.

Scripture 2: Genesis 2:1-4.

I chose Genesis because it showed God’s creativity.

Show my drawing

I showed an example of using my own creativity with a picture I drew earlier today.

Peter's Creativity - a colourful dog
Peter’s Creativity – a colourful dog

I challenged my family with an activity for next week and handed them each a blank piece of A4 paper. The challenge is to do something creative, for God, on the piece of paper.

Questions I asked my family:

Where have you not been creative enough for God?

Where have you been creative for God?

Prayer Time:

We worked through our book of prayer

Closing Prayer

Peter

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Cardboard Cut Outs And Trying Again

When we’re recording Jo’s Art Videos we mostly do this from directly above, so what she is doing can be most easily seen and followed along with.

Andy loves problem solving, so used some leftover cardboard to make a special, unique, bespoke cradle to hold a mobile phone on a mic. stand………..which got him thinking about how God never gives up on us and how we need to keep trying sometimes, even though our first or second attempts really don’t go so well.

Andy B

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Something 4 Sunday LITE, Series 3, Episode 4, Renewing Your Mind

Andy B’s Preachy Teach LITE
Life Happens:
…sometimes around us
…sometimes at us
…sometimes with us
But every day, with God, is a new day.

Andy B delves into the wonderful book of Lamentations. Plenty of raw emotionally realism, mixed with a healthy dose of remembering how good God truly is, despite our circumstances.

Quite a character!

In #GoDo, Steven & Nathan give us 3 challenges for the week ahead and share a couple of personal experiences to help us all to GoDo and get deeper in our relationship with God:

  1. Go and read the whole book of Lamentations – it’s only 5 chapters, after all.
  2. Sit down with God in silence and let Him lead you to where He wants to renew your mind by revealing where you need to re-trust Him.
  3. Remember that any moment you ask God and repent, He is ready to wipe the slate clean. Take some time to say sorry to God so you can face tomorrow with Joy, Peace and Hope!

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Something 4 Sunday LITE, Series 3, Episode 3, Prayers For Others

Abigail is an amazing example of a godly women, she exudes truth, integrity, honesty, humility, and respect.

In Andy B’s Preachy Teach LITE, Andy looks at how we need to be more like Abigail when seeking to influence others. Andy leads us on from last week when we thought about changing our own minds. This week we look at changing other people’s minds and praying for others.

Pray on!

In #GoDo, Steven & Nathan give us 3 challenges for the week ahead to GoDO, encouraging us to go deeper in our relationship with God:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 25 – David, Nabal & Abigail
  2. Remember – you can’t force someone’s mind to change – that’s up to them. We need to show love and present truth to those around us – the Holy Spirit does the rest.
  3. Think of someone with whom you disagree and pray for them; going to God first to make sure you are not being judgmental.

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Something 4 Sunday LITE, Series 3, Episode 2, Answered Prayer – Changing Our Mind

Andy B’s Preachy Teach LITE follows on nicely from last week when Andy talked about God seemingly changing his mind. This week Andy B looks at us changing our mind. We all know the difference between right and wrong and when we know and walk with Jesus we are transformed.

Be transformed!

In #GoDo, Steven & Nathan set us 3 challenges for the week ahead to GoDo, encouraging us to go deeper in our relationship with God:

  1. Read Acts 9: 1-19 Saul’s conversion
  2. Ask God if there is anything, He wants you to change in your life!
  3. Allow God to change your mind because:

Those who don’t change their mind don’t change anything!

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Something 4 Sunday LITE, Series 3, Episode 1, Unanswered Prayer

Something 4 Sunday LITE, Series 3, Episode 1, Unanswered Prayer

Steven puts today’s S4S LITE in context – a golden bull, Moses, some tablets and changing God’s mind.

Andy B explores Exodus 32 v 7-14 and digs into what God changing His mind is all about.

In #GoDo, Steven & Nathan give us 3 challenges for the week ahead and share a couple of personal experiences to help us all to GoDo and get deeper in our relationship with God:

  1. Steven encourages us read the whole of Exodus 32 for ourselves.
  2. Nathan suggests praying for a person or situation, for a week – or until the prayer is answered.
  3. Steven reminds us that God always hears our prayer, whether it seems like it or not.

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Andy B 2 Minute Video, Car Wheels and Realignment

During our morning Church Service today there was lots of talk of God lighting up the path ahead of us; of how He illuminates the next part of the road that we need to drive along and how, as we move into that next stretch, God then lights up the next part and so on.

This reminded me about a time, recently, when we had to get the wheels on our car realigned. They simply were not all pointing in the same direction

Over time this ruins your tyres and the ride of your car. The steering wheel can feel quite heavy and the ride of the car, especially at higher speeds, can become quite uncomfortable!

Which got me thinking about where in my life God might want to do some realigning, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Andy B

You can view the whole church service, that inspired us this morning at https://fb.watch/2lN8h_gO55/

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Andy B 2 Minute Video, The God Connection – Dial Up or High Speed Broadband

Are we connected just enough to fool a diagnostic test? Or are we so connected we’re streaming in better than HD quality?

Remembering of a time sheep got in the way of a Radio Broadband connection, Andy B thinks about how connected we are to God.

We all have a connection with and to God: He made us!

But is our connection with our Maker more like Dial Up or High Speed Broadband?

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Andy B 2 Minute Video, Christmas Trees and Good Wrestles

We often wrestle with God. And this go badly for us – just like it did for Jacob when he had his hip dislocated while having a very non-gentleman-like wrestle with an angel.

But some wrestles are good and God is behind us, encouraging us to press on.

Andy and family bought a Christmas Tree. And to get it Andy B had to wrestle to get the one he wanted – the one at the back.

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Andy B 2 Minute Video, Plastic Bottles, Sheep and the Holy Spirit

Sheep produce wool, because they’re sheep.

Just like us – when we walk with God the fruit of the Holy Spirit is the natural outpouring of that relationship.

Limping, old, tired, broken………..whatever negative condition we’re in that we allow to define us, we can still produce wool – the fruit of the spirit

Sheep don’t work at producing wool – it just happens when they trust the Shepherd.

People don’t create the fruit of the Holy Spirit – it just happen when we trust the Shepherd.

Both production ‘processes’ happen when we trust the Shepherd to guide us to the better pastures.

You can hear the whole, awesome, sermon by my good friend Ben via the Therfield Chapel Website.

Andy B

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