Listening to God at the Place of Desolation
A sermon preached by Alastair Bolt at Chapel Street Methodist Church on 17 September 2017.
Bible passage: Isaiah 54: 1-3 (NASB).
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Tony Jasper is an author, broadcaster, actor-playwright and journalist. He has had over 70 books published, and at one time wrote weekly for major newspapers and magazines. He is a member of Chapel Street Methodist Church.
The Methodist Church in Britain is raising money to support the humanitarian aid and relief work following the heavy rains and winds causing disaster across the Caribbean.
Thousands of homes and livelihoods are being lost.
The Methodist Church in Britain is working with its humanitarian aid and relief partner in the Caribbean, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), who is ready to support affected communities as soon as their needs are assessed.
Please give generously to provide relief to the many people affected. They will need ongoing support in the coming weeks and years.
To give to this appeal, please see this news item from the Methodist Church in Britain, which lists the methods you can use.
The Autumn 2017 edition of the Methodist Church’s magazine is now available.
Editor David Perry writes:
Some statistics hold our attention and really make us think. For example, the eight richest people in the world have the same wealth as the poorest 50% of the global population — that is 3.75 billion people. Membership of the Methodist Church has declined by 35% over the last decade. In each of these examples we might be led to ask the same series of crucial questions: why is this so? Does it have to be like this? If not, how is this trend reversible? What action will we now take to bring about the transformation we seek?
This issue of the connexion examines the most fundamental factor of all when it comes to addressing questions such as these, because it is transformational leadership that crucially makes the difference between progress remaining elusive or entering into fresh trajectories of change for the better.