1 Samuel 2:35 We don’t draw near to God through the cross – an object. We draw near to God through a person – Jesus our Priest, who gave himself as a sacrifice for us on the cross. If we lose sight of this then salvation becomes mechanical, when in fact it’s personal. But the theologian, John Owen, wrote, ‘There is no office of Christ that Satan labours so hard to obscure and overthrow as His priestly one.’ So this talk is designed to combat that.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The other week someone texted me to ask if I could recommend a plumber. No-one has ever asked me if I could recommend a good prophet, or priest, or king – but that is what we need even more. And that is what Jesus is. In this talk we look at Jesus as the prophet we need.
Romans 5:1-11 In his VE Day 1945 broadcast King George VI spoke about restoring ‘peace and sanity to a shattered world’.Peace is something we value very highly, and peace is what the Christian message is about – ‘good news of peace through Jesus Christ’. In this talk we consider three dimensions of that peace, and how we can enjoy it
Psalm 46:8-11 We live in a world of radical uncertainty. In so many areas, there’s so much we don’t know, and can’t possibly know – both in the present and in the future. By contrast in the Bible we find certainty. In it God reveals the truth about himself, about us, and about where this world is heading. And that is what we find in the final verses of this psalm.
Psalm 46:4-7 The Bible is a tale of two cities – the city of man and the city of God. These verses tell us why the latter is the best place to be investing our hopes, dreams, security, and future.
Psalm 46:1-3 At times of dark discouragement, the reformer, Martin Luther, would say to his friend, ‘Come, Philip, let’s sing the 46th psalm’. But why did he turn to this one in particular? How does it help us when life is tough and our world is falling apart?
Revelation 1:17-18 Keys give you power. They get you out of places. They unlock doors. Without the key you’re trapped. And so death is a prison to which we’re all heading. And none of us has the key to get out of it into life beyond. But Jesus does. His resurrection declares him to be the only keyholder.
John 3:16 If you were watching a performance of the ballet Swan Lake for the first time, and you didn’t have any plot synopsis, you’d be struggling to figure out what was going on. And so with the crucifixion of Jesus. But Jesus himself gives us his interpretation in what is one of the most famous verses in the Bible.
Rev Dr. Andrew Sach studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge, and completed a doctorate at York. He is now a Church of England minister, on the staff of a church in Greenwich, and training others to teach the Bible. At this event he will be interviewed about his journey from atheism to faith in Christ, and…
James 5:12-20 Pressure can be a making or breaking experience for us spiritually. Which it turns out to be will depend on how we respond to it. And the letter of James is a good place to go to learn about a right response to pressure.