In the conversation for Sunday, May 13, 2018, Pastor Stuart Nice shares with us the key to transforming disappointment into hope by identifying the sources of disappointment and then resolving it with Christ.
Sacred Reading 00:00-13:30, Conversation 13:30-47:05
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading. Below are the guidelines for each of the four readings of the practice.
- Read: Read the passage and receive it as God’s message to you.
- Reflect: Read the passage again and look for the word or phrase that the Holy Spirit highlights to your heart.
- Respond: Take the highlighted words and make them a prayer.
- Rest: Rest your heart on God’s promises.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.
Don’t put out the Spirit’s fire. Don’t despise what God has revealed. Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 (GW)