Church News Ireland – January 28

Image of the day - Dublin reflections

Speaking to the Soul – January 28

Being praised

Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised. Proverbs 27:21

Church News Ireland – January 27

Image of the day - Sixmile River

Speaking to the Soul – January 27

Produce

After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears and the mountain grasses are gathered in, your sheep will provide wool for clothing, and your goats will provide the price of a field. And you will have enough goats’ milk for yourself, your family, and your servant girls. Proverbs 27:25-27

Church News Ireland – January 26

Image of the day - Enniskillen witnesses

Speaking to the Soul – January 26

The security that God gives

The Lord said, “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”Exodus 19:4

Church News Ireland – January 25

Image of the day - King’s Choristers

Speaking to the Soul – January 25

Pass on God’s love

The Lord said, “Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.” Exodus 19:5-6

Church News Ireland – January 24

Image of the day - Belfast reflections

Speaking to the Soul – January 24

The Commandments

“I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery. You must not have any other god but me. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.” Exodus 20:2-4

Church News Ireland – January 23

Image of the day - St David’s Cathedral

Speaking to the Soul – January 23

Poor and honest Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich. Proverbs 28:6

Church News Ireland – January 21

Image of the day - Bruges

Speaking to the Soul – January 21

The Sabbath day

Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God... Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:8-10, 12

Church News Ireland – January 20

Image of the day - Bruges

Speaking to the Soul – January 20

More commandments

God said, “You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely against your neighbour. You must not covet your neighbour’s house.” Exodus 20:13-17

Church News Ireland – January 19

Image of the day - Knock Shrine

Speaking to the Soul – January 19

Testify

When you are called to testify in a dispute, do not be swayed by the crowd to twist justice. And do not slant your testimony in favour of a person just because that person is poor. Exodus 23:2-3

Church News Ireland – January 18

Image of the day - Errigal witness

Speaking to the Soul – January 18

Love your enemies

If you see that the donkey of someone who hates you has collapsed under its load, do not walk by. Instead, stop and help. Exodus 23:5

Church News Ireland – January 17

Image of the day - Elmwood by night

Speaking to the Soul – January 17

Justice

Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely. Proverbs 28:5

Church News Ireland – January 16

Image of the day - Durham Cathedral

Speaking to the Soul – January 16

God sent his Son

Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!” Matthew 2:7-8

Church News Ireland – January 14

Image of the day - Visitor to Armagh

Speaking to the Soul – January 14

Glory to God

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1

Church News Ireland – January 13

Image of the day - Wells Cathedral

Speaking to the Soul – January 13

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth. For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117

Church News Ireland – January 12

Image of the day - Binevenagh​​​​​​​​ lake

Speaking to the Soul – January 12

Help

I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! Psalm 121:1-2