Colossians 1:15-23 After you’ve been a Christian a while, one temptation is that we get so familiar with the bible’s teaching about Christ that we just miss how utterly unique and supreme he is and begin to wander away from Jesus to other, more ‘exciting’ things – here is Paul’s remedy – blowing our minds with the wonder of who Christ is.
Luke 12:13-34 As Lloyds Bank note in their current The M Word campaign: ‘Conversations about money can be difficult… but sometimes those conversations are the most important ones to have’. Jesus spoke a lot about the topic of money that we often avoid. This week we’re looking at one of his eleven parables on money – that focuses on our desire for wealth and ultimate security. Listen in to consider The M Word from a Christian perspective.
Colossians 1:1-14 Sometime we’re left wondering if we’re getting life right. Shouldn’t it hurt less, feel better and not be filled with the same old mistakes? Listen in as Paul tells the Colossians Jesus’s answers.
Titus 3:1-8 Would you describe the Christians you know as exhibiting “true humility”, or do they come across as self-righteous and arrogant? Find out why people who follow Jesus should be the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet, and why this makes their message so compelling.
Genesis 4:25-5:32 What do you make of the idea that there is a chosen race? It doesn’t have good associations, does it. But you don’t have to get very far into the Bible before you come across the idea. So who is this chosen race? How do you get in? What is life like for them?
Genesis 6-9In 2004 the Indian Ocean Tsunami left 200,000 people dead. There were numerous reports written in the years that followed, seeking to draw lessons learned from that disaster. The wise learn from history. And if we are wise we will do the same as we reflect on the mother of all so-called ‘natural disasters’ – the Flood that destroyed the ancient world in the days of Noah.
Philippians 1:12-18 Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years, yet had a powerful impact even from there because of the power of proximity. Proximity is something the apostle Paul made the most of as well for the advance of the gospel – and we can too, in our workplaces and neighbourhoods. (This talk is by Musa, one of the Barge Mission Partners, who pastors a church in Soweto).
Genesis 4:25-5:32 The notion that there is a chosen race has been highly controversial and divisive throughout history – different groups have championed whites, or blacks, or Aryans, or Jews…The Bible is unusual in that it affirms there is a chosen race, but all are invited to become part of it! Listen in as we look at Genesis 5 as part of our ‘East of Eden’ series.
Genesis 4:1-24 “It is the best-known story in the world, because it is everybody’s story. It is the symbol story of the human soul. The story of mankind”. So claims one of the characters in John Steinbeck’s epic novel ‘East of Eden’ about the biblical account of Cain and Abel. It holds up a mirror to ourselves and the world in which we now live.
Psalm 13 In a world filled with sin and suffering, sorrow is an inescapable reality. Scripture is full of people who have had to come to terms with their own sorrow, and how they should relate to God in the midst of it. Listen in as we hear David cry out to God and ask…