S05E003, Do Your Part! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E047, Old v New, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E046, Wood Piles and God’s Provision, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E045, Giving to God, Cheerfully, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E045, Giving to God, Cheerfully, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E044, Measure Twice, Cut Once, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E043, Buffer Zones, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E043, Buffer Zones, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E042, Pace Yourself!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E042, Pace Yourself!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E041, Remember! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E041, Remember! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E040, Phone a Friend… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E040, Phone a Friend… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E039, Healthy House, Happy House, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E039, Healthy House, Happy House, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E038, Triangle Toast, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E038, Triangle Toast, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E037, You’re Greater Than You Think You Are! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E036, #WhatsTrending? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E036, #WhatsTrending? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E035, “You’ve got a 6th sense”… Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E034, Watching and Actively Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E034, Watching and Actively Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E033, Cogs, Bings, Engineers and me, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E033, Cogs, Bings, Engineers and me, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E032, Weaker by the turn… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E032, Weaker by the turn… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E031, Springs, Bins and Sensors, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E031, Springs, Bins and Sensors, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E030, Halloween – Good or Bad?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E030, Halloween – Good or Bad?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E029, Trinity in the Wind, Part 3 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E029, Trinity in the Wind, Part 3 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E028, Firefighter Trinity, Part 2 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute
S05E028, Firefighter Trinity, Part 2 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute

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S05E027, Swimming Pool Trinity, Part 1 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E027, Swimming Pool Trinity, Part 1 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E026, Doing Nothing on Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E026, Doing Nothing on Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E025, The Gift That Isn’t, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E025, The Gift That Isn’t, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E024, Push or Pull? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E024, Push or Pull? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E023, Splinters and Infections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E023, Splinters and Infections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E022, The Power of Friends, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E022, The Power of Friends, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E021, Wood, Trees and Blindness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E021, Wood, Trees and Blindness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E020, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 2, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E020, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 2, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E019, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 1, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E019, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 1, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E018, Toilet Seat Hinges, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E018, Toilet Seat Hinges, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E017, Just Stand Still! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E017, Just Stand Still! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E016, Take 5!!!, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E016, Take 5!!!, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E015, A Little Bit Cheeky… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E015, A Little Bit Cheeky… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E014, Helpers are Helpful! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E014, Helpers are Helpful! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E013, Standing on the Rock of Rocks! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E013, Standing on the Rock of Rocks! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E012, Say What?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E012, Say What?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E011, Excitement is Exciting!!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E010, Am I Imagining It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E010, Am I Imagining It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E009, Busy, Full or Just Right? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E009, Busy, Full or Just Right? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E008, Positively or Negatively Charged? Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S05E007, Shaking, Standing, Sitting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E007, Shaking, Standing, Sitting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E006, Stuck In The Middle With You, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E006, Stuck In The Middle With You, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E005, Where Did That Come From? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E005, Where Did That Come From? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E004, Hope Never Disappoints! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E004, Hope Never Disappoints! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E003, Do Your Part! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E003, Do Your Part! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E002, Keyboards, Errors and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E002, Keyboards, Errors and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E001, Back To Business! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E001, Back To Business! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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During the Second World War there were posters with “Do Your Part” These were more commonly used by the US to seek to inspire American women to get involved in the war effort, from the Home Front – working in machine shops, factories, farms and wherever they were needed. They didn’t go to fight, but they did support those doing so.

During COVID we saw similar campaigns with slogans like Do Your Part, Stay Apart – designed to get us to keep a certain distance from each other.

In both situations the slogan was used to seek to inspire people into doing something about the situation they were surrounded by – on the Home Front.

With an 80% rise in gas and electric costs here in the UK, and much of Europe struggling with rising costs that people have no hope of ever meeting, we see terror and fear around us as people face a very dark and grim winter. I just heard on the news that 25% of households in the UK have stated they will not be turning on their central heating systems when the weather turns colder.

This throws up some serious issues as the British weather can get very damp and cold, and because our houses are designed to function with central heating. If you simply don’t turn on the heating, you’ll ultimately risk structural damage, damp, mould and serious ill health – even death.

As Christians there is, at first glance, very little we can hope to do about this situation as there isn’t much we can do on a global scale – which is what is truly needed. However, there is much we can do on the Home Front, because we can all Do Our Part!

For example, we can make ourselves to our work colleagues and listen to their struggles. We are not immune from the issues and worries of this world. We do, however, know peace, because we know Jesus.

So don’t despair friends about what you can or can’t do, or about the problems facing people. Jesus already won the victory on that old wooden cross. And, when Jesus uttered the words “It is finished” He was also saying that we have no need to fear even death, He defeated it for us.

So, “Do Your Part” and make sure you are shining the light and hope of Jesus Christ to the people you meet in your everyday lives. We could all do with a touch more hope, and you can be the bearer of it.

There is much to be afraid of. There is much that is bringing terror.

But, above it all is Jesus Christ – and He is the peace and hope that our world needs, so Do Your Part and don’t try and hide Jesus. He is, after all, the only solution to a fearful people, including ourselves!

Just a thought...

Andy B

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0:06
So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video, and the title for this one may conjure up some memories for you from World War Two. It may actually conjure up some memories from the COVID,troubled years. And it's simply this Do Your Part.

0:20
Now, during COVID, We had "Do Your Part, Stay Apart", was one of the the famous things that were said. And it was on leaflets, and health and safety things, and all sorts of governments were using this around the world do your part stay apart. Works better in English, obviously, because it rhymes.

0:36
In the second world war do your part it was much more associated with women getting involved. Whether that was going to work machines, or on the farms or, or making bullets, or whatever. It was very much associated with women doing your part. So Do Your Part is very much of the Home Front idea. What can you do in your society to make it better? What's your bit? What can you do?

0:58
As we look around the world in the UK at the moment, particularly, we're looking at a 2% rise in energy costs, that's terrifying. People now pay more for their energy than they are for food for mortgage, sometimes even for rent. And that's quite terrifying! And, if you don't know Jesus Christ, and you don't have the peace that transcends all understanding, the peace that goes beyond everything, you may well be experiencing the same fear that I see, but that does not envelope me, because I have peace.

1:25
So, what's that got to do with do your part? Well, we're told reduce your energy. That was the unhelpful advice from a government minister in the UK, 'just reduce your outgoings and then you'll have more money for utilities'. Whilst missing the fact that people are already not eating, and not having hot water, and not been able to fix their kids' shoes, and they have no money to save. It was unhelpful. That is not doing your part. That is unhelpful!

1:50
But, Do Your Part as Christians. Well, what can we do? We can't go and fix global prices for heating. We can't pay for everybody's house to be warm. We can't remove the fear. But, what we can do, as followers of Jesus Christ, is we can go into people's lives. How do you do that? You can't go knocking on doors, and unwelcomed, coming in.

2:10
Well, in your workplace, is there a break room? Can you sit down in there and have your lunch? Be in a place where people can know that you're going to be there, and be a voice of peace. You haven't got to preach the gospel. You haven't got to have sermons blaring out of your phone. That's just going to push people away! But, you can sit and you can listen, you can do your part in this crisis, as you always should be. You can pray,

2:32
Never ever, ever underestimate the power of prayer. It is beyond amazing that God wants us to speak to Him, desires that, and so desires it because our prayers, change situations.

2:42
Do Your Part simply means this. Look around the situations where you are. What can you do to bring Jesus' love, peace, hope into where you are already? So do your part for Jesus.

2:55
Just a thought

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This post currently has 4 responses.

  1. Alan Kearns

    29/08/2022 at 19:54

    Doing your part is not rocket science, everyone can achieve it just by being kind to those we meet who are hurting. It is effectively sharing His love without preaching. Actions speak louder than words! Good message Andy, thank you brother.

  2. Beth Alisan

    31/08/2022 at 18:36

    Andy, I love how you’ve taken this cultural statement and made it a call for action for Christ with your words “What can you do to bring Jesus’ love, peace, hope into where you are already? So do your part for Jesus.” You brought to mind the verse in 1 Peter 3: 15 – “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”

    • The BerryBunch

      31/08/2022 at 21:18

      Thanks Beth – I do so love taking the seemingly ordinary, and seeing what shining the light of Jesus on it can do 🙂

      We seem to miss how much we actually can achieve – if we simply worked with what we have, and the people we meet. Yes, some of us are called to travel to far off lands to take the message of Jesus. But a simple smile at a local supermarket can make a big difference to the person on the receiving end.

      Andy B

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