Candles in the dark
Patrick and Robert are hosting four Zoom Webinars in May and June to explore a relevant response to God’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations from our ‘Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth’. The webinars are based around the story of William Carey, born in Paulerspury, baptized in Northampton, ministered in Moulton and commissioned from Kettering to take the Good News to India over 200 years ago.
- Do you want to change the world?
- Do you want to make a difference?
- Do you want to play your part?
- Do you care?
- Pray as in the Lord’s Prayer "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done on earth"
- Respond to the Lord by supporting His work and workers around the world
- Address the fact that 25% of the world have still never heard the Gospel
- Yield in obedience to the Great Commission and Go to reach the lost
William Carey, this son of Northamptonshire, did care – indeed contained within his name are the very words “I Will Care”. He cared so much that in May 1792 he preached “the deathless sermon” to an unconvinced congregation, by October 1792 he had convinced his fellow ministers to launch the first mission to unreached people in the UK and three months later volunteered to go to India, which he did – never to return.
His motto formed from his “deathless sermon” and by which he lived until his death:
“Expect Great Things from God. Attempt Great Things for God”
We will be using the DVD "Candle in the Dark" at "https://youtu.be/DBDoefxDS_A" telling the story of William Carey which will be split into the following four sections:
|The Task||24th May|
|The Trials||31st May|
|The Team||14th June|
|The Triumph||21st June|
Whether you are seeking to:
… then these sessions are for you and probably for someone you can invite
Carey prayed, he responded, he addressed and he yielded - and the rest his history.
When Carey was asked how he had managed to acquire so many languages he replied “None knew what they could do until they tried”. For the sake of the lost can we do any less but try!
We look forward to joining together.
Just as we have had the Thursday 8pm clap for the NHS’s valiant efforts in this time of Covid-19 pandemic, some have raised the issue of having 2 mins prayerful silence thinking of the national situation and the many who have lost loved ones to the virus. The theme of Easter/ Passover remind us our need for a great deliverance for our nation so we are encouraging a Christian response at 12 noon on Easter Sunday.
Christians are encouraged to go to their front gardens /doors /windows /balconies and join in the simple actions as below at 12 noon on Sunday 12th April as a spiritual response before the Lord on the day we celebrate His glorious resurrection, the ultimate and eternal victory over death.
Recognizing that the Gospel of our Lord Jesus is the only answer for the nation, and with the enormity and cost of the battle against Covid-19 in our hearts and minds, we do the following with faith and trust in the Lord and so declare that fear, and the virus, must bow the knee.
a. 2 mins silent prayer: we pray for the nation and the many who have lost loved ones.
b. We read out Phil 2 v 5-11 as a declaration of the Lordship of Christ. If possible we then sing the well known simple chorus ‘He is Lord’.
c. We pray out the Lords Prayer.
Any prayers before or after the set time would be left to the individual(s).
on behalf of Northants Leaders4Jesus