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Praying for my dear wife Janice

Please pray for complete healing for my dear wife Janice P Hird who had surgery over three weeks ago. She is being very careful, not bending over to pick things up. She appreciates my helping her put on her socks and shoes.

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/bible/111/jas.5.14.niv

Blessings, Ed Hird+


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John Owen

John Owen. “Secondly, God allows man to be tested to show himself to man. Until we are tested,see think that we are living on our own strength. It is however, God alone who keeps us from falling by his preventing grace. We might say, ‘All men may do this or that, but we will not!’ When the trial comes, however, we quickly see that only God’s preservation upholds us. So it was with Abimelech (Gen. 20 : 6), God withheld him from sinning. God also reveals his renewing grace through our testings. Paul, in His prayer for deliverance from the thorn in his flesh, found God’s sufficiency and renewing grace (2 Cor. 12 : 9).

We do not realise the power and strength that God puts forth on our behalf, and the sufficiency of his grace, until we compare our trials with our weakness. God’s power and grace are then seen clearly in our lives. The effectiveness of an antidote is not realised until one has been exposed to the poison. The preciousness of a medicine is revealed by the presence of the disease. We will not know the power of grace until we feel the power of the testing. We must be tried, to realise the glory of being preserved.”

~ John Owen


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Dr E Stanley Jones

The newest edition of The Christian History Magazine is now available. This issue features articles about E. Stanley Jones, Mabel Lossing Jones, the Christian Ashram, and the practical ministry methods of Brother Stanley.
You can read this new issue online.

We would love to hear your feedback on this issue. You can email uca@christianashram.org to share your thoughts, insights, and questions.


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The Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun connection ;)

Amazing Grace (2006) - IMDb

In the Jesus Movement Coffeehouses, we often sang John Newton’s 1779 Amazing Grace song to the tune of the House of the Rising Sun.;)
I have been unable to find the original tune for the world’s most famous and well-loved song “Amazing Grace”. The later ‘New Britain’ tune that we associate with Amazing Grace was linked by William Walker with the song in 1847, perhaps of Scottish and/or African origin.


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Join us this morning

I pray you’ve been safe and healthy this week. I’m glad to announce that we’re having church again (Sunday the 6th of September) ‪at 10:45am‬. PST
Please note that because of some “glitch” in YouTube, we can only start the service ‪at 10:45am‬ this week. (We’ll look into it for next week to see what the problem is.)
You can find the Service by clicking HERE.

This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.

In Him,
Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner
All Saints Community Church