We hope you will find information to help and encourage you in the vitally important issue of keeping the Lord's Day - a principle laid down by God himself in creation. Sadly, in these days, too few Christians realise the importance of this issue in the health of the church and our nation at large.
Today, the organisation - previously known as the Lord's Day Observance Society - under the name of Day One Christian Ministries campaigns for Sunday to be a day of worship and rest; our day of rest is increasingly under threat as retail businesses, sports events and entertainment seek to make Sunday just another day to make money.
Day One also has a very significant work in DayOne Publications as well as supporting the Daylight Christian Prison Trust. That's why the whole organisation is now called Day One Christian Ministries.
'Contrasts - John 2'
We are now well into 2017 and during this year we will see a number of contrasts compared to 2016, both personally and also as a country.
You can look at being in Europe in 2016, or the triggering of Article 50 and the coming out of Europe. You can look at the weather, the state of the finances of the country, who our leaders are, and who is running America. Contrasts are all around.
When you look at John 2 you can see two contrasting pictures of our Saviour. To begin with He is at a wedding celebration and a problem occurs. The hosts have run out of wine. Jesus, at the request of Mary and the servants, who follow Jesus’ instructions, turns water into the best wine so the wedding can continue. This shows a caring, compassionate Jesus.
After this event Jesus is at the Temple. He sees what is going on and drives all the money changers, animals and birds out of the temple area telling them exactly what He thought of them and why He was reacting as He did. This shows the importance that Jesus put on the worship at the Temple.
No doubt when you ask people who have no understanding of who God is, they are happy to accept a person who is caring and compassionate. However as soon as justice and judgment are brought into the conversation then they do not want to know.
Our God is indeed full of love – He is love – but He also hates sin and must punish sin. That part of the gospel is sadly often either missed out or covered over. But we need to inform people that we have sinned and God will punish sin – however we can thank God for a saviour, Jesus, who has died and rose again in order for us to be forgiven and made acceptable to the Father in Heaven.
I trust that throughout 2017 you will have many opportunities to explain this amazing gospel message and that through our work and through your witness many will come to faith in our Saviour.
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Looking back … We thank God once again for his continued faithfulness throughout 2016 to the youth ministry.
It has been good to be able to assist churches in a number of areas including essential training for youth and children’s workers and providing resources at conferences and events. In addition being able to support mission work and organisations by providing children’s programmes.
As a charity we are reliant on donations to be able to continue this work. We thank God that he has provided for us over the last 5 ½ years and ask you to join with us in praying that God will provide the much needed support to be able to continue this vital ministry.
Looking forward … It is encouraging to see bookings coming in for more training events. We are also thrilled that we have also been invited back to run Mega Kids at the Creation Mega Conference in October.
For up to date news, articles, event etc please see youth.dayone.co.uk
With thanks for your continued interest and support.
For more information about this work, go to www.youth.dayone.co.uk
Before you read this article I want you to pause and consider two questions:
Depending on your stage of life your answer to the first question may have involved a decision regarding what course of study to pursue, what career path to follow, where to buy a house or perhaps a decision regarding marriage or children; difficult decisions, all of which require thought and consideration.
I suspect your answer to the second question may have been more thought-provoking from the point of view that it’s not a question we often consider. Easy decisions do not cost us a second thought, they require no real consideration or significant pondering.
I’m going to share with you a decision of mine that was both the most difficult and the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make. Read more...
A West Yorkshire town has been blitzed by 42,000 Day One Living Word calendars.
This massive quantity of Living Word calendars has been distributed in this former textile town over the last 15 years by a local congregational church – Morley Community Church.
This mind-blowing figure is the result of the church’s vision for literature evangelism and its partnership with Day One. The small congregation of just 20 souls have discovered the Living Word calendars with their bold scripture texts, beautiful photographs and helpful layout to be highly popular with townsfolk.
This ministry has continued for 38 years and now up to 190,000 copies are distributed to 167 prisons and Young Offenders Institutions. The diaries have also been requested by prison workers overseas, such as Canada, Australia and Cyprus.
Lives have been changed through this ministry, and Chaplains are constantly asking for them.
Your support for this ministry would be much appreciated and an encouragement to us as our desire is to maintain this important ministry that God has opened to us.
Find out more at prisons.dayone.co.uk
Day One Christian Ministries
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