Life is like a journey – there are times when we get up and go – and other times of rest and peace.

 

There are many accounts in the Bible where God called people to GO – Moses, Joshua, Jonah, the Disciples. Are we sensitive to times when God is perhaps calling us to Go and do something, help somebody, make a phone call .......


Diary Notes for Week commencing 17 April 2024. 

 

A selection of Bible verses on the word “Go”.

Matthew 28:19  “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Exodus 14:15 “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.!”

Luke 7:50 To a woman who Jesus healed, “Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 15:18 In the account of the Prodigal Son we read “I will go home to my Father and say, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and You.”

In the final week of the life of Jesus, He tells the disciples that he is to go  back to be with His father in heaven – that He will come again – and He is preparing a place for us.

John 16:28 “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.’”

John 14:28 “Remember what I told you; I am going away, but I will come to you again.”

John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

 

Hymns where we are encouraged to “go”.

HON 231 Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hill and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born.”

CH3 476 “For My sake and the gospel’s go and tell redemption’s  story, His heralds answer, ‘Be it so, and thine Lord, all the glory!’ They preach His birth, His life, His cross, the love of His atonement, for whom they count the world but loss, His Easter, His enthronement.”

HON 223  “Go forth and tell where still the darkness lies, in wealth or want, the sinner surely dies; give us, O Lord, concern of heart and mind, a love like Yours, compassionate and kind”.

MP 796 “You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace, and the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you. There will be shouts of joy and the trees of the field shall clap, shall clap their hands.”

MP 181 “God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name; I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name; and in Jesus’ name I come to you, to share his love as He told me to. He said: ‘Freely, freely, you have received, freely, freely give; Go in My name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.”

Church meeting The members of the Session of South Lochaber meet with the Kinlochleven Session and Board on Wednesday evening to review joint expenditure and explore ways of working closely together.


Prayer Diary

South Lochaber Churches 

 

Wednesday 17 April : Joint Board/Session meeting Kinlochleven and SLC

Dear God, as members of Sessions and Board meet this evening, lead us forward to find the best way of having our churches function in this area so that our worship, witness and outreach to the Community, is pleasing to You.

 

Thursday 18 April

Eternal God, it is sad that world events and conflicts are determined by a spirit of “Retaliation”. How we long to see peace prevail. May humanitarian aid reach those in need in all the current areas of conflict.

 

Friday 19 April

Dear God, we pray for the church worldwide that it may reach out and be effective. “For My sake and the gospel’s go and tell redemption’s  story, His heralds answer, ‘Be it so, and thine Lord, all the glory!’ They preach His birth, His life, His cross, the love of His atonement, for whom they count the world but loss, His Easter, His enthronement.”

 

Saturday 20 April

Today, O Lord, we pray for families that have broken up and become divided. May we see situations as in the parable of the prodigal son where a family can become re-united. We pray for the work of the Salvation Army and other Agencies who provide support and counselling.

 

Sunday 21 April : Kinlochleven at 10.00, Shinty Pavilion at 10.30 and NL at 11.30.

Lord Jesus, there is much darkness in the world. May the Church seek to shed Your light. “Go forth and tell where still the darkness lies, in wealth or want, the sinner surely  dies; give us, O Lord, concern of heart and mind, a love like Yours, compassionate and kind”.

 

Monday 22 April

Dear God, help us to appreciate the beauty of this area with its mountains and glens. May our Christian faith help us to share the good news of why Jesus came to live on earth. “Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hill and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born.”

 

Tuesday 23 April : Bible Study in Kinlochleven at 7.00 pm.

Lord Jesus, thank You for the way in which You shared with the disciples, telling them that You came from the Father, that You would go back to the Father and some day return to this world. Thank You that you are preparing places for us to be with You in heaven at the end of our lives.