1 Peter 4:7-11 Church life is not supposed to be a crowd of spectators needing exercise watching a few exhausted professional players in need of a rest. It should be about all God’s people on the pitch, loving and serving one another, before a watching world.
One Thing in Common In this interview Simon Pinchbeck shares his journey. A ‘copper’ who had a career change to criminal and then had a life change to Christian. This event includes a talk on Jesus’ call for those who know they’re bad, not those who think they’re good.
Ephesians 4:11-16When we come to Christ are born again by God’s Spirit. But although we have new life, we are just spiritual babies. God’s goal for us is that we, and the whole church, grow to mature adulthood.
Luke 8v4-21 Catch us on the right day and Christians can be very enthusiastic about following Jesus and hearing his word. Catch us on the wrong day and the cares, riches and pleasures of life can crowd in and choke Jesus’ word in our lives. Listen in as Jesus calls us to keep on hearing.
1 Peter 2:1-10 When a person believes the gospel they are spiritually united not just with Christ but with this people. That is a wonderful privilege, but it brings with it a corporate challenge. To be Christian is not just about me and God – it is to belong to a church where Christians grasp hold of one another in responsibility and love.
Various The church is a big deal to Christ. He loves the church and gave himself up for it. It is his body and bride, which he nourishes and cherishes. Given this it matters to him that we care properly for his church. So it’s important to think through a biblical pattern for church leadership and organization.
Nehemiah 4:1-23 Listen in to this lunchtime talk vision session. In it, we learn lessons for ‘Kingdom building’ from Nehemiah’s day and think through what it means for Christians as we look to build God’s Kingdom in the Wharf.
Romans 5:1-11 Does God love me? Sometimes we may be tempted to doubt whether he does because of sin in our lives. At other times it may be because of suffering, when we wonder why God has allowed this to happen to us if he really loves us. This passage shows us where we can find assurance of God’s love at such times.
Luke 7:36-8v3 Extravagance is all around us – skyscrapers, supercars, sumptuous food. But who or what should we show extravagance toward and what should just get the scraps? Listen in as a surprising source gives us the model to follow.
John 6:35 One of our most basic feelings as humans is hunger. From the moment we are born we feel hunger and cry out for food. But there is also a spiritual hunger of which we become aware as we get older. An inner emptiness. What is the solution? Jesus says that he is the bread of life.