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.
Poland has voted to close its shops on a Sunday. The move has been taken to give the opportunity for staff to spend more time with their families.
This decision was initially instigated by the Unions and has had the support of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, which supports conservative values.
Following a debate, Poland’s lower house voted to gradually put an end to Sunday shopping. It will be permitted on two Sundays each month from March 2018 this year, then one Sunday a month in 2019 and banned completely by 2020.
The bill must now be accepted by the upper Parliament and signed into law by its President Andrzej Duda. Exceptions will be made before major holidays such as Christmas and Easter. We congratulate Poland’s Parliament in defying the opposition and making such an important step.
In the second of what will be three articles about gardens and plants in the Bible, professional nurseryman, Andrew Stone looks at fall of man in Genesis 3 and how it affected the Garden of Eden. What an amazing place the Garden of Eden must have been. It was a garden that was designed and planted by God for his glory; but it was also for the benefit and blessing of man, to whom he gave the task of looking after it.We cannot imagine what it must have been like for Adam and Eve. They were in a situation where they lacked nothing. They had no aches and pains, everything they did prospered, nothing ever went wrong, there were no disagreements and above all, they had perfect communion with their Creator God. It was a perfect paradise. What could possibly go wrong? Sadly, a lot … and it did. " Read more...
Timothy Cross used to work on the fifteenth floor of a tower block in Cardiff. On a clear day you could see both Severn bridges from the window. The first Severn Bridge was opened in 1966. The second one was opened in 1996. The latter is 5,128 metres in length – just over three miles.
The Severn Bridge links England and Wales. If it wasn’t for the Severn Bridge, you would have to make a fifty-seven mile detour around Gloucester to get from one side to the other. Before the first Severn Bridge, you would have used the Aust Ferry to cross the waters of the River Severn. The Aust Ferry began in 1926, but we are told that ferries across the Severn go back even to Medieval times.
John Roberts looks at the Ten Commandments and asks, ‘What’s wrong with this nation that has had such a great Christian heritage and has influenced so many people throughout the world?’ Read more...
Some years ago we approached Amazon as we were concerned at Amazon orders being delivered on Sundays. It is now possible to opt out of Sunday deliveries. At the Amazon website, select "Your Account", then select "Your Addresses", and then "Edit". Scroll down and click on "Weekend delivery" and uncheck the "Sunday" box.
Gerard Chrispin tells how the Day One Diary still helps in prison gospel work.
I thank Day One for getting me into prison work for Christ about twenty years ago. Day One’s then leader, John Roberts, had received invitations from Prison Chaplains to send a Day One representative to go ‘behind bars’. I was that privileged person who first took the gospel ‘inside’ for Day One Prison Ministries. On the principle of ‘buy one – get one free’ Phillippa came too. Read more
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
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