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.
James 4:13-5:11 There are two types of time. One is the time we see on our watches and mobiles. The other is time from God’s perspective – seeing that life is uncertain, and judgement is coming, and the Lord is returning. If we lose track of time in this sense, it’s disastrous, because then we won’t be living as we should.
Simon Pilcher, former M&G bond head, is now chief executive of USS Investment Management, the UK’s largest pension fund, managing £64bn of assets. At this event he will be interviewed about his faith and work, and then give a talk exploring why belief in God is well-founded.