Brightside and Wincobank Parish

Together in Christ, Together with you

Trusting

What does God want us to do? Trust him! 

God loves us and wants the best for us.

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

We can’t earn our way into God’s good books. Being reconciled to God is a gift.

Romans 6:23 NIV

[23] For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What does God want us to do?Trust him! 

John 6:28-29 ERV

[28] The people asked Jesus, "What does God want us to do?" [29] Jesus answered, "The work God wants you to do is this: to believe in the one he sent."

Trust in his mercy.

Luke 18:10-14 NIV

[10] “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. [11] The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people---robbers, evildoers, adulterers---or even like this tax collector. [12] I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' [13] “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' [14] “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted .” …

Trust him for he is our saviour.

Luke 2:8-12 NIV

[8] And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. [9] An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. [10] But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. [11] Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. [12] This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

John 3:16 NIV

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Trust in God's loving guidance. Turn from wrong

Mark 1:14-15 ERV

[14] After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee and told people the Good News from God. [15] He said, "The right time is now here. God's kingdom is very near. Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!"

Trust in God’s loving guidance. Build our lives on his ways.

Matthew 7:24-27 NIV

[24] “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. [25] The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. [26] But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. [27] The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Trust in his help. 

John 14:15-17 ERV

[15] "If you love me, you will do what I command. [16] I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever. [17] The Helper is the Spirit of truth. b The people of the world cannot accept him, because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you. …

Acts 2:38-39 NIV

[38] Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. [39] The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off —for all whom the Lord our God will call.” …

What does God want us to do? Trust him! 

Luke 11:2-4 GNT

[2] Jesus said to them, "When you pray, say this: 'Father: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come. [3] Give us day by day the food we need. [4] Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong. And do not bring us to hard testing.'"

Trust him for he is good

Psalm 100:1-5 GNT

[1] … Sing to the LORD, all the world! [2] Worship the LORD with joy; come before him with happy songs! [3] Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, we are his flock. [4] Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise him. [5] The LORD is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.

Psalm 117:1-2 NIV

[1] Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. [2] For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.