Welcome. It's Thursday, 30th April 2020. It’s Mr Keep here.
Good morning, everyone. May the Lord be with you.
We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.
Our song for today
Perhaps you would like to sing along to one of our favourite songs. Can you remember the actions too?
My Lighthouse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBZJGSgyVQ
Our thought for the day
Who likes maths? It is one of my favourite subjects at school!
We’re going to start with a maths question – a question which Jesus asked in The Bible:
What is 70 x 7?
Can you work it out? Use your 7 times table to start by finding 7 x 7, Then multiply your answer by 10.
The answer…… 490.
Not everyone finds maths easy to start with. And not everybody finds it easy to forgive, either.
In our Bible passage today, Peter had come to Jesus to ask about forgiveness. Jesus showed the disciples through a parable that God is merciful and will forgive our sins if we are sorry and ask him to.
If you have a couple of minutes, you can watch the parable that Jesus told here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED3fzkS-bhA
For our reflection time this morning, spend a couple of moments thinking about this picture. It is called “Forgiven”.
What do you think is happening in this picture? How does it make you feel? Why do you think the artist chose an image like this to represent forgiveness?
Our Bible passage for today is
“Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?”
Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.”
Matthew 18:21 (MSG)
A prayer for today
Can you remember the meaning of these three letters that we looked as yesterday: ‘tsp’. They help Christians remember a way to shape their prayer to God, by including:
• Thank you
See if you can use them to say your own personal prayer to God this morning.
Thank you for all of the things that we have to be grateful for: - our family, our friends, clean water, food and our homes.
Sorry for the times that we have lied or been unkind.
Please help us to show love and compassion to other around us and not to forget those who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.