Sunday Worship and Other Links (11th January 2015)

1. The Lord's Fishermen [Mark 1:14-20] - John Stott - All Souls Archive

2. What about the stars? [Matthew 2:1-12] - Bishop Rennis Ponniah - St Andrew's Singapore Audio

3. Epiphany 2015 - Archbishop Foley Beach [John 15:1-14]

4. Epiphany [Exodus 33:12-23 & John 1:12-18] - David Wright - St Andrew's Oxford Audio

Commentary for Sunday 11th January
5. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell

6. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott

7. Reading Mark 1-5 - Read the New Testament in a year with Rev Andrew Goddard
[and follow the links on the drop down menu Reading NT for other resources]

8. The bells of All Saints, East Pennard in Somerset - BBC Radio 4

9. Choral Evensong from Bath Abbey - BBC Radio 3

10. Sunday Holy Communion livestreamed from St Helena's Church, Beaufort, South Carolina at 10:15 am Eastern Time, 3:15 pm London Time

11. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2

12. Archived Choral services during the holidays from the chapels of King's College Cambridge
and St John's College, Cambridge

13. Video
List Rankings and Scores
'Not Forgotten': The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Difficult To Be A Christian - Christianity Today
2014: A year of rising hostility toward Christians - WWM [includes methodology among linked deeper reports]
World Watch List 2015 - Open Doors [with suggested action]

Please pray for the Ebola Crisis and for those working for a cure; for Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq including refugees facing winter and hunger; for the persecuted church and in particular in Nigeria and Egypt [where Archbishop Mouneer requests prayer]; for peace in France, Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.

14. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Prayers in Response to Paris Terror Attacks - Church of England
France: Charlie Hebdo attacks: Vast Paris rally takes place - BBC News
Syria Region: They refuse to convert to Islam: 10 elderly Christians expelled from Mosul - Agenzia Fides
Nigeria: Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's Baga town hit by new assault - BBC News
Hundreds killed in Boko Haram attack - Christian Today
New violence committed by Boko Haram: perhaps 2,000 dead, several churches burned - Agenzia Fides
Sultan of Sokoto calls for end to insurgency - Vanguard Nigeria
Egypt: Archbishop Mouneer Anis requests prayer
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond

15. Sunday Programme - with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4

Food for thought
16. Charlie Hebdo shooting comes amid 'surge in lone-wolf attacks' says terrorism expert - ABC Religion
Islam is the religion of ... - ATV
Injustice in God's name: The corruption of modern Islam - Khaled Abou El Fadl - ABC Religion
Troglodytes, topazes and the spring term - Christopher Howse
350 YWAM Missionaries Fear Forced Exit from United Kingdom After License Suspended - Christianity Today
Child abuse victim to Butler-Sloss: 'I did not change my story' - Christian Today
The Art of Happiness in an Age of Despair - Michael Jensen - ABC Religion
Christianity is helping power Chinese economy, says study - Christian Today
Some more New Year Messages - T19

17. How can we know God? - Glen Scrivener

18. Authentic Christian Ministry - William Taylor

19. Knowing You - Graham Kendrick at Prom Praise

20. Haut Vol - Louis de Caunes Vimeo

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