Advent 2018 - Week Two

REGIONAL Minister the Revd Mary Taylor writes:- 
Advent 2018 logo"Continuing with the YBA's Advent focus on how God’s generosity calls us all to be generous people, this week we turn the spotlight on YBA Treasurer Dean Thorpe.
"Dean, who joined the financial services industry straight from college, uses his gift - his knowledge and financial expertise - to glorify God.
"Dean is CEO/Executive Director of Charles James Financial Planning, a former president of the Baptist Men's Movement, a published author and a presenter/speaker ."

Click here to watch Dean's short film.

(For those who missed Week 1, by Angela Wright, of Conisbrough Baptist Church, Click here to watch. 
Angela is Community Wellbeing and Development Tutor Manager at Northern College, Stainborough, Barnsley.

A PRAYER FOR ADVENT WEEK 2 by Revd Mary Taylor

Generous God,
We praise you, because you are the God of limitless resources and all power, yet your heart is turned towards the poor and the needy.

2 candlesHelp us to examine our own hearts in this season of Advent. May we let your light shine into every area of our life, including all that we hold, possess and spend, so that we use it for your glory.
Lord Jesus, as we wait for your coming again, we want to be good and generous stewards of all that you place into our hands. Whether we are struggling or feeling blessed, help us to put our trust in your care for all our needs and to seek your wisdom so that we use well everything that you have given to us.
Thank you for gifts of financial wisdom, for those who see the potential for good which money and resources can give. Thank you for those whose calling is to work with money and in business. May they be blessed in order to bless others. May they bring peace and wholeness trough all they do.
Lord Jesus, this Advent, we open our hands and hearts to receive you as the true and living Gift of God.

Mary adds: "We are also looking for Generous Heroes in our churches! Who do you know who turns the everyday into a gift in the name of Jesus? How about nominating your Generous Hero from church and community? Send us a photo and story (with their permission) and we will share it with the YBA family. Contact Joolz by email."

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