Parish of CHELL & CHELL HEATH
Staffordshire
ST6 6JT

Contact Rev Stephen Pratt
Tel: 01782 838708
Email

Services:
St Michael's
Every Sunday:
Morning Worship 11 am 

Evening Worship 6:30pm

Every Thursday:
Holy Communion 10am

Church of the Saviour
Every Sunday:

Morning Worship 9:30am

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Oak Hill Theological College
From the website:
'Oak Hill aims to provide the best possible training for gospel ministry. We want you to increase your knowledge of God and his Word, and develop your ability to share that knowledge with people around you. At the same time, we want you to mature as a Christian and show Christ to others in all that you say and do.'
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Daily Bible Study - kindly provided by the Bible Society

Do have a look at the Premier Daily Bible reading below. It is really so good.


Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honourable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
Romans 12:17-18 NLT


The Christian life involves a complete rewiring of the way in which we think and live. It involves a total revolution in our lives because when someone does something evil to us the natural reaction is to retaliate. Everything in us makes us want to hit back. We want justice and we don’t want our attacker to think that they can get away with it. But Jesus’ way is different. He calls us never to take revenge but to leave that to God. Our job is to feed our enemies when they are hungry and to give them a drink when they are thirsty. We are to go out of our way to bless them and help them, and that is tough. That’s not the way we are naturally inclined to act, but it is the way of Christ and it is the way of peace.

Paul wasn’t unrealistic. His life brought him into conflict with many people and he had no illusions that his teaching would be easy to live out. He was as aware as anyone that Christianity was out of step with Roman society and that, as Christians lived out their daily lives, they would face daily challenges and difficulties. However, he urged his readers to do everything within their power to live at peace with other people. When attacked they had to do everything they could to restore peace, but when peace couldn’t be achieved they needed to pray for those who were attacking them and to act honourably.

None of this is easy but it is important to be aware that Paul was addressing this teaching to a community of Christian people. He knew that they would need one another’s strength, encouragement and prayers. We are never invited to follow Christ as heroic individuals but as part of the body of Christ, within which we are surrounded by Christian brothers and sisters who will love us and stand with us amidst all the challenges of life.

QUESTION

In what situations are you bringing the gift of peace at this time?

PRAYER

Loving God, help me to bring your peace to those with whom I live and work today. Amen


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