A Christian MP has called the suicide rate “unacceptable” after a parliamentary committee found 4,800 suicides were recorded in England in 2015.
The Health Select Committee said the real rate was probably significantly higher; about 30 per cent of suicide victims who had visited a GP before taking their own life were not referred to a mental health specialist.
By Rev Mark Weeden, pastor of King’s Church, Arundel, HEART’s newest Partner Church
Some people try to earn God’s favour. They do this through good deeds, or by observing religious rituals or sacraments, hoping that these will make them acceptable to God. Others try to buy God’s favour, through charitable giving, or by making a bargain with God. “If you do this for me, then I’ll do…” God quite often helps individuals who pray this kind of thing, but that is not the same as Peace with God. Still others assume that we all have peace with God anyway, and we are just to realise it and enjoy it.
As Valentine’s Day looms again, a true story with a happy ending
By Sandra Fernando
If you’re one of the thousands of singles and divorcees NOT booking a table for two on February 14, be encouraged by the story of …
We had so many orders for the last issue of HEART from readers who wanted to read the articles on the EU that we ran out! Papers were posted to friends around the country and even to Christian friends in Germany.
One pastor delivered an extra 200 papers to every home in his district with a small church team.
Our review of David Hathaway’s ‘Rape of Europe’ DVD (‘Is the EU in biblical prophecy?’) resulted in his ministry receiving 400 orders and having to have more copies made.
In association with the 6:19 Trust
In all our lives there are moments when we stop and ask ourselves this question. The problem is knowing what the ‘more’ might look like, and where it might be found. So Turn The Page is a new free app that delivers two 60-second stories each week to help the enquirer find the ‘more’ they’ve always longed for, and to point them to Jesus as the only one who can satisfy this longing.
Clearly the last issue did not provoke enough people to send letters, so this time we have room for readers’ poems!
What’s right about everyone’s rights stealing mine
What’s free about what cannot be spoken
Am I the only one who finds it not quite right
That my “rights” are wrongs but “theirs” are alright
Victory in the sunshine: David Cameron and his new MPs – but are we headed for sunlit uplands? Photo credit: Facebook
THE SHINY NEW FACES of PM David Cameron’s Cabinet in the freshly elected Tory Government show a group of men and women with all kinds of backgrounds and beliefs – but in desperate need of prayer as they face numerous challenges.