Parish weekend notes

This post is more for my own reference than anything else… I don’t want to forget what was said by one of the speakers on our parish weekend and I don’t have a good track record of keeping hold of the note books I use.

Seeking first the Kingdom of God

God’s first acts in creation
* Create us and the world
*Give us the world to look after

We have a choice – to trust God or not.

Trust God – He will look after us. Look for God first before looking for food or possessions.

God is our father – come to him in prayer as to a father.

Worship isn’t a one way channel, we need to allow God to speak to us as well as us speaking to Him.

Don’t concentrate on where the devil is moving, concentrate on what God wants and what He is doing.

1 – Seek first the King – ‘Our Father, who is in heaven’ (this is where I made my heaven/haven ‘mistake’)
2 – Seek first His reign – ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done’ – Read NT Wright – Surprised by Hope
3 – Seek first His ways – ‘Lead us not into temptation’

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