Thankful Christians (Psalm 100 #5) – Andy Brown

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!2     Serve the Lord with gladness!    Come into his presence with singing!3 Know that the Lord, he is God!    It is he who made us, and we are his;    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,    and his…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2021/05/25/thankful-christians-psalm-100-5/

Shouting Christians (Psalm 100 #1) – Andy Brown

Shout for joy to Yahweh, all you lands!2     Serve Yahweh with gladness.    Come before his presence with singing.3 Know that Yahweh, he is God.    It is he who has made us, and we are his.    We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,    and into his courts…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2021/05/19/shouting-christians-psalm-100-1/

Carpool Church – #SundaySuggestion

A simple suggestion this week, but one which can make a real difference.

If you have space in your car, why not offer to pick someone up who cannot get to church? Perhaps they do not drive, or perhaps their car is out of action for some reason. Whatever the cause, you can enable them to engage with the fellowship by giving them a lift. While many churches offer online or streaming options for services these days, they are little substitute for being there in person.

Even more radically, what if they choose to car pool even when they don’t need to? Not only is it good for the environment, but it may be an opportunity to fellowship with Christian brothers and sisters before the church service even begins! You could play worship music in the vehicle, pray for one another or share the struggles and triumphs of the week. Such discussion is often limited to a hasty word over a coffee post-church, but you can spend a bit more time by starting early.

#CarPool to #church even when you don’t have to #worship #Jesus #Christianity

A church I attended previously went as far as to set up a rota to ensure that any member who couldn’t get to church was catered for. Such organisation does take some admin, and so perhaps that is a role you can fill (even if you don’t hold a driver’s licence!).

This may not be a “spiritual” suggestion, but it is practical and can offer spiritual encouragement to those who would otherwise miss out on a Sunday morning. It may cost you a little fuel, or mean you have to leave the house a few minutes earlier than planned, but such sacrifices will be appreciated by those you bring together. God, also, will notice your efforts in strengthening the body of Christ.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Holy Ground (RB)

St.Monan’s Sunrise, East Neuk of Fife. Photography courtesy of Ben Bremner, https://www.facebook.com/ben.bremner3 When the Lord saw that he turned …

Holy Ground

Eternal Praise (RB)

Townhill Loch, near Dunfermline,  Fife, June 2021. Photography by Alan Kearns I will praise the Lord while I live;I will sing praises to my God while…

Eternal Praise

This Sunday at Church: Encourage someone new in the Worship Team

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Encourage someone new in the Worship team. This upcoming Sunday we will have …

This Sunday at Church: Encourage someone new in the Worship Team

Magnification – Andy Brown

Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! Psalm 34:3 (ESV) At a recent prayer event, we were thinking about “magnifying God”. The facilitator expressed the sentiment that to magnify something is to make it larger, so how can we make God any bigger than He already is? This stumped me. Surely God is…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2018/02/23/magnification/

Why water into wine? – Andy Brown

Sharing a video post from last year with you today. Hope you enjoy!

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It was my pleasure to stand in for our local vicar at short notice this week. In this video, I share a few thoughts about why I think Jesus turned water into wine from John 2. For some technical reason I do not understand, I was not able to upload the video directly to this…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2021/01/24/why-water-into-wine/

Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks

I enjoyed reading this post over lunch today, so I thought I would share it with you. Hope you enjoy it too rejoice always and give thanks! Praise the Lord!

God our Father’s will for us is that we partake in joy everlasting, pray to Him always and praise Him in thanksgiving. By doing these things, we are …

Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks

How To Be A Welcoming Church – Andy Brown

I happened to catch an episode of “Veggie Tales” the other morning while my children were watching it. If you are not familiar, it is a kids show starring Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. In this particular episode, Bob had taken on a job of Chief Greeter at a local shop. He started…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2019/03/28/how-to-be-a-welcoming-church/

One Thing I Ask (Re-post)

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Just as He said He would

Happy Easter!

It was my privilege to share for a few minutes this morning at our early morning sunrise service on this Resurrection Sunday.

I share below a recording of the message which I hope you enjoy.

May you be eternally blessed this Easter weekend!

A message from Andy on Easter Sunday morningA message from Andy on Easter Sunday morning