Naaman: What do you do with a command you don’t understand?

Tomorrow is the fourth Sunday in the month, so no Explore service, but a Bible Study at Colin and Annette’s.  Jenny‘ll be helping us to look at the healing of Naaman.  It’s the young servant girl here who truly understands what God is like, and she speaks up about faith in God to her foreign employer.  It takes a child to see God’s ways at the beginning, and eventually Naaman, like a child, learned it at the end.

Come to Karibu, Sandhill Street, 4.30pm for tea and cakes. Bring some cake!  We study from 5-6pm.  Children are welcome.


Worship Central: The Way

Worship Central‘s song The Way.

I’m alive in the Love that You give me
Free to dance once again

The words:

I was nowhere, You came to my rescue
From the grave I’ve been raised
When I needed a Saviour to save me
Jesus, You made a way
I was blind but these eyes have been opened
Now I walk in the light
Every step on this road, I will follow
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Crown Him with many crowns!

In the 1800’s there was great tension between the Catholic and Anglican churches. Crown Him with Many Crowns is a wonderful example of how God takes the troubles of mankind and turns them around for good (Romans 8:28).

The song was originally penned in 1851 by Matthew Bridges (1800-1894), who once wrote a book condemning Roman Catholic theology, and then later converted to Catholicism. Bridges wrote six verses, based upon Revelations 19:12, “…and on His head were many crowns.”

Godfrey Thring (1823-1903) was a devout Anglican clergyman who was concerned that this popular hymn was allowing Catholic theology to be sung by protestant congregations. And so he wrote six new verses.

The 12 verses have been mixed and matched down through the years. Interestingly, of the six verses most commonly sung today, three were written by Bridges and three by Thring.