Psalm 121 As Christians we are on a long journey to the heavenly city in the new creation. How are we going to make it? So much could go wrong en route. How do we avoid being consumed by anxiety and fear? This pilgrim psalm is the medicine we need.
John 11:1-44 With well over half a million people worldwide now having died from COVID-19, we have all been forced to confront our own mortality. But this is something Jeremy Marshall has had to face up to even before the pandemic began. Jeremy was in senior management for many years at Credit Suisse, and then as CEO at C.Hoare & Co., the UK’s oldest private bank. Now 57, he has a rare and incurable form of cancer. In this interview and Bible talk, he shares something of his story and why he has hope in the face of death.
Titus 3 In our public life, we are to be devoted to good works, not going back to foolish ways, but confirming that we are indeed heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The gospel produces Godly Christians in the World.
Titus 2 Paul wants Titus to teach sound doctrine, the Grace and Glory of Christ, and this leads to transformed people, affecting how we relate to one another.
Titus 1:5–16 Paul wants the church’s in Crete to remain faithful, so instructs Titus to appoint Godly elders, emphasising that good doctrine produces a Godly and gospel focussed church.
Titus 1:1–4 Paul wants the essentials, the foundations, to sink in and be firmed up, which means not departing from his teaching, but instead clinging to the true Gospel, and for this to produce changed lives.
1 Kings 21:1-29 ‘Naboth’s Vineyard’ is not a great chapter heading. But this chapter is not actually about vineyards. It’s about injustice. It’s as up-to-date and relevant as George Floyd and Jeffrey Epstein and Asia Bibi, and the lives of millions in our world today.
1 Kings 20:1-43 What comes to mind when we hear the word ‘God’ really matters. If the God in my mind does not correspond to the God who is actually there, I’m worshipping a false god. It’s worthless idolatry. In this chapter something of what God is like is revealed to us, so that we might know him better.
So far it’s been a pretty crazy year, with so much bad stuff happening – and we’re only just in July! Why does God allow it? If he’s loving and all-powerful, why doesn’t he do something to stop all the suffering? Where is God in a messed-up world?
1 Kings 19:8-21 If you just had 1 Kings 18 you might think the life of faith is to be spent camped out on Mt Carmel waiting for fire to come down from heaven. But these chapters about Elijah are a tale of two mountains. What happens on Mt Horeb, the mount of God, is very different – and very important for us to understand.