Coronavirus Lockdown

During this period of self-isolation, you may wonder how you will cope? No fellowship, no meetings, reduced spiritual food whether for comfort, education or exhortation. What can you do? It can be lonely on your own and you may long for the company and encouragement of others.

We have collected a few links which you can access:

Uplook Ministries: http://uplook.tv/
Denver Gospel Hall: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn42Oz2OY9rXJCgYoadEDjA
Seek the Truth: www.seekthetruth.org.uk
Craig Munro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJE6BSE_X013k_yYOCacdA

You can also access these videos plus a whole lot of other helps such as Bible Reading Plans and recorded ministry by downloading the Precious Seed App which is available in both the Android and Apple Stores - follow the links below.

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If you are a believer, our prayer is that you will stay safe and be built up in your most holy faith at this difficult time. If you are not a believer, please take the situation seriously and realize that God may be speaking to you through these circumstances.

NB. Please note that we (Precious Seed) do not necessarily agree with everything that is said or believed by the speakers but we are happy to bring these links to you as we are sure that you will find some benefit and blessing from them.

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Precious Seed Volume 76 Issue 4 Nov 2021

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Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 4th December

BE NOT MANY MASTERS

James 3. 1-11

Right speaking is a topic which recurs throughout this letter, 1. 19,26; 5. 12. This suggests that right use of the tongue distinguishes the fully mature Christian, a vision of whom James is setting before his readers. Our words are in fact a very important public instance of the wider topic of works treated in chapter 2. Chapter 3 begins in an arresting fashion: ‘Be not many teachers, my brethren’, v. 1 RV.

James is not in any way minimising the importance of a pivotal gift to the church - the ability to communicate and apply the word of God, 1 Cor. 12. 28; Eph. 4. 11. On the contrary, in dissuading men from lightly engaging in this worthy calling, he is in fact underscoring its importance.

To engage in the teaching of the word of God is to incur heavier judgement in the coming day of review. Moreover, as words are the stock-in-trade of the teacher, there is a heightened danger of erring in one’s speech, which would not only detract from the ministry, but would potentially mislead others. Our Lord had exceedingly harsh words for those who would cause one of His ‘little ones’ to stumble, Mark 9. 42. In fact, writes James, if a man were able to comprehensively control his tongue, he would be able to control every other aspect of his personality, v. 2.

Interesting examples are supplied of small items which have effects out of all proportion to their size. The bit can be used to direct the horse, likewise the rudder for the ship, notwithstanding the contrariness of the winds and tides. A raging inferno can be initiated by the tiniest spark. Many have known the tragedy of ill-advised and destructive words which can never be recalled.

What a marvellous faculty is God’s glorious gift of speech! What blessing results when it is used to the glory of God and the edification of others. Yet how readily and how viciously it can be mis-used, even by those who exercise the very same tongue to the praise of God! Why rehearse the failures of God’s people? Mercifully God does not broadcast His people’s shortcomings: neither should we.

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 4th December

BE NOT MANY MASTERS

James 3. 1-11

Right speaking is a topic which recurs throughout this letter, 1. 19,26; 5. 12. This suggests that right use of the tongue distinguishes the fully mature Christian, a vision of whom James is setting before his readers. Our words are in fact a very important public instance of the wider topic of works treated in chapter 2. Chapter 3 begins in an arresting fashion: ‘Be not many teachers, my brethren’, v. 1 RV.

James is not in any way minimising the importance of a pivotal gift to the church - the ability to communicate and apply the word of God, 1 Cor. 12. 28; Eph. 4. 11. On the contrary, in dissuading men from lightly engaging in this worthy calling, he is in fact underscoring its importance.

To engage in the teaching of the word of God is to incur heavier judgement in the coming day of review. Moreover, as words are the stock-in-trade of the teacher, there is a heightened danger of erring in one’s speech, which would not only detract from the ministry, but would potentially mislead others. Our Lord had exceedingly harsh words for those who would cause one of His ‘little ones’ to stumble, Mark 9. 42. In fact, writes James, if a man were able to comprehensively control his tongue, he would be able to control every other aspect of his personality, v. 2.

Interesting examples are supplied of small items which have effects out of all proportion to their size. The bit can be used to direct the horse, likewise the rudder for the ship, notwithstanding the contrariness of the winds and tides. A raging inferno can be initiated by the tiniest spark. Many have known the tragedy of ill-advised and destructive words which can never be recalled.

What a marvellous faculty is God’s glorious gift of speech! What blessing results when it is used to the glory of God and the edification of others. Yet how readily and how viciously it can be mis-used, even by those who exercise the very same tongue to the praise of God! Why rehearse the failures of God’s people? Mercifully God does not broadcast His people’s shortcomings: neither should we.

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 4th December

BE NOT MANY MASTERS

James 3. 1-11

Right speaking is a topic which recurs throughout this letter, 1. 19,26; 5. 12. This suggests that right use of the tongue distinguishes the fully mature Christian, a vision of whom James is setting before his readers. Our words are in fact a very important public instance of the wider topic of works treated in chapter 2. Chapter 3 begins in an arresting fashion: ‘Be not many teachers, my brethren’, v. 1 RV.

James is not in any way minimising the importance of a pivotal gift to the church - the ability to communicate and apply the word of God, 1 Cor. 12. 28; Eph. 4. 11. On the contrary, in dissuading men from lightly engaging in this worthy calling, he is in fact underscoring its importance.

To engage in the teaching of the word of God is to incur heavier judgement in the coming day of review. Moreover, as words are the stock-in-trade of the teacher, there is a heightened danger of erring in one’s speech, which would not only detract from the ministry, but would potentially mislead others. Our Lord had exceedingly harsh words for those who would cause one of His ‘little ones’ to stumble, Mark 9. 42. In fact, writes James, if a man were able to comprehensively control his tongue, he would be able to control every other aspect of his personality, v. 2.

Interesting examples are supplied of small items which have effects out of all proportion to their size. The bit can be used to direct the horse, likewise the rudder for the ship, notwithstanding the contrariness of the winds and tides. A raging inferno can be initiated by the tiniest spark. Many have known the tragedy of ill-advised and destructive words which can never be recalled.

What a marvellous faculty is God’s glorious gift of speech! What blessing results when it is used to the glory of God and the edification of others. Yet how readily and how viciously it can be mis-used, even by those who exercise the very same tongue to the praise of God! Why rehearse the failures of God’s people? Mercifully God does not broadcast His people’s shortcomings: neither should we.

 

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