Online worship resources for Sunday 1 August

We are gathering live in person for worship this Sunday 1 August. If you are unable to join us in person, please find below an audio recording of the reading from Ephesians 4.1–16 for this Sunday and the reflection and wondering questions.

Speaking the truth in love

This Sunday we explore what it might mean to speak the truth in love – a particularly hard challenge when we are speaking with around us influenced by conspiracy theories.

Listen to this week’s service using the embedded player below. You can also copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released: https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss

Wondering questions

  • Can you bring to mind someone who has been swept up in conspiracy theories? Instead of thinking about how you might talk to them, just spend some moments bringing them to God, praying for them in kindness.
  • How might you seek God’s wisdom about how to speak with someone? Journaling, prayer walking, brainstorming with others and spending time in silence might be ways of drawing from Spirit’s truth and grace. What practices connect most with you right now?
  • How might you debunk the idea that being loving is about being nice in your own life, so that you can more easily embody fierce compassion with yourself and others and speak the truth in love?