Welcome to Market Harborough Baptist Church Online! Although we are not currently meeting physically, we can still meet together spiritually and share times of worship, prayer, and reflection on God's Word. Our Pastor, Revd Christopher Brown, will be regularly posting new content on this page so we can still be in community, so we can still be church, including messages, Bible studies and worship resources. May God bless you at this time.
WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE?
Messages & Reflections
Mental Health Resources
Christopher will be uploading a weekly reflection here each Sunday morning. Before watching them, we invite you to spend some time with God in worship, and you might find the songs and hymns below helpful for that. Then, after the message, we encourage you to spend time with God in prayer, talking and listening to him about what you've heard. We pray these times will bless you, encourage you, and bring you light and hope.
LATEST SERIES: HOW TO PRAY
As The Guardian reports 1 in 4 people in the UK are searching for God and turning to prayer, what a great time to start our new series on prayer. All the different ways we can pray are all about our relational connection, commitment and devotion to our Father God of perfect love, through His Son, Jesus, with the help of the Holy Spirit. We're going to be using 24/7 PRAYER'S brilliant PRAYER COURSE to help us, and we really recommend you GO DEEPER by checking out their brilliant VIDEOS and PRAYER GUIDES.
LATEST VIDEO: 12/7/20 Forgiveness
Forgiveness is one of the most difficult and yet healing things we can ever do. We need forgiveness from God and others, and we need to forgive those who have hurt us, because forgiveness is the pathway to healing, hope and freedom. Check out our series on forgiveness here.
God speaks to us in many different and creative ways, here we explore how we can tune into the voice of God.
In our busy, relentless lives, we need stillness, silence, and deep communion with God. Contemplative prayer provides us with that.
5: Unanswered Prayer
In this session we explore the painful reality of unanswered prayer, of heaven is silent.
Praying for other people is called intercession, it's stepping into the gap between heaven and earth and asking for God's will to be done.
What can we pray for? Does God always answer our prayers? We explore these big questions here.
Jesus teaches us to pray "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name". A prayer of adoration and worship.
1: Stillness & Simplicity
We start to pray by stopping, slowing down, and being still before the God of love.
17/05/20: How to Create Prayer Spaces
Create a sacred prayer space in your home, where your relationship with God is enriched, nourished & deepened.
Where do we find a hope that is living and sure, real and powerful, secure and enduring? We find it in the divine gift of God.
03/05/20: Trial & Temptation
The isolation, trial and temptation of Jesus speaks into our lives right now, as helps us to respond.
26/04/20: Learning to Lament
The deeply spiritual, powerful and biblical practice of lament allows us to be raw and honest with God.
19/04/20 Peace in Isolation
Where is God in our self-isolation, fear, suffering, and where do we find peace? (listen to O Nata Lux below afterwards)
We look at the truly awesome resurrection of Jesus from death to new and everlasting life (includes Holy Communion)
05/04/20 Palm Sunday
Jesus enters into Jerusalem before his suffering and death, and reassures us that God is with us in the darkness.
22/03/20: Maternal Love of God
On this Mother's Day we explore the maternal character of God, and where He is moving at this time.
Below you will find a selection of modern, reflective and traditional worship songs and hymns, including songs for children and families. When we listen and join in with these songs the Holy Spirit draws us closer to God and we encounter him, his love and his grace. Worship is a very special and sacred act that nourishes our minds, hearts, bodies and souls.
What a beautiful name
It is well
This is amazing grace
So will I (100 billion x)
O come to the altar
No longer slaves
This I believe
Raise a hallelujah
One thing remains
Labour until glory
All that I am
The fruits of silence
Ne Irascaris Domine
O nata lux
Be still my soul
O Magnum Mysterium
O come Emmanuel
Salvation is created
O Lord, hear my prayer
Great is thy faithfulness
How great Thou art
Crown Him with many crowns
In Christ alone
Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer
Abide with me
Thine be the glory
Here I am, Lord
The day Thou gavest Lord has ended
When I survey the wondrous cross
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Tell out my soul
Thy hand O God has guided
All my hope on God is founded
Christ is made the sure foundation
Children and Family's Songs
The Big Family of God
All Through History
God is Love
Sign Your Cross
This Little Light of Mine
Ask, Seek, Knock
He is the Light
Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God, it's a source of grace and peace, of wisdom, guidance and strength. Prayer is what keeps us in a healthy, fruitful and vibrant relationship with Jesus. Below you will find some resources to help you in your prayer life, as well as some written prayers that are helpful at this time.
24-7 Prayer is an international movement of continual prayer, mission and justice, across all streams of the Christian faith. They offer great resources on how to pray and also have a great app.
A Prayer for Healing, Protection and Deliverance
Lord Jesus, in your ministry you healed, protected and delivered, and so we come to you now in humility and ask that in your grace you would heal the land and heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually all those who are suffering. We pray that you would protect us all from this virus through the power of your name, and that you deliver the world fully and finally from this virus and its causes and effects. We pray in your holy and powerful name. Amen.
A Prayer for our Front-Line Workers and Leaders
Lord Jesus, you showed us what it is to serve others and to love and care for others. We thank you for our NHS workers, our carers, our teachers and all our other key workers. We thank you too for our national and local government. Would you protect them all, strengthen them, hold and keep them, and give them wisdom, knowledge and discernment. As they sacrificially serve our communities and our nation, would you bless them with your abundant love, mercy and grace. Amen.
A Prayer for the Grieving and the Isolated
Lord Jesus, you know what it's like to lose a loved one, and you know what it's like to feel isolated. For all those who are grieving and who are feeling alone at this time, may they know your tender mercy and care, may you surround them with your deep compassion and your steadfast love, and may they know the presence of your Holy Spirit around them and within them, that your light and hope will shine in the darkness, and that your peace runs deep within their souls. Amen.
We all have mental health, and throughout our lives our mental health, just like our physical health and spiritual health, will go up and down, depending on what is happening. If you are struggling at the moment with low mood, depression, anxiety, or stress, then this is nothing to be ashamed of, it is a natural part of life, and to help us navigate our way through these seasons there is help at hand. Below you fill a number of trusted websites and organisations who can help you. We pray you will use them and be blessed by them.
Samaritans provide a listening ear 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If you're struggling then it's really important you talk with someone, and so give these wonderful people a call.
Telephone: 116 123