Isaiah 63-64 Do you want your life to count? Do you want people to say on the last day that you made a difference in their lives? Then you must become a person of prayer. The intercessors are God’s key players. Not everyone can preach, but anyone can pray. Isaiah shows us how.
2 Corinthians 5:9-15 The range of religious and spiritual options in London is bewildering, how are we to navigate through it all? How are we to know where to find truth and what’s a dead-end? What about the Barge – how can we make sure that we are on track? Listen in as we consider the Bible’s teaching on what is authentic ministry.
John 17:1-5 In 2012 plans were announced to start a human colony on mars by 2027. Even though applicants have to pay to apply, and there are no plans for return, there were nearly 3000 applicants in the first year. Human beings seem to seek out opportunities to invest their lives in something significant and glorious. Listen in to discover the great cause which captivated and drove Jesus, and why it’s the one cause really worth living and dying for.
Isaiah 52:1-12Whether it’s with reference to the NHS in Wales or to Europe in the light of the Greek crisis, recent headlines have warned against “sleepwalking into disaster”. But there is a spiritual equivalent. To stop us making the same mistake, God calls us to wake up and to depart. But what does that mean?
John 16:28-33 Do you ever look at the world and feel like things are out of control? Ever feel that God’s plans aren’t working? Ever wonder whether believers are “on the wrong side of history”? Listen in as we consider Jesus’ teaching about living in a hostile world.
Isaiah 55:6-13When you sign up for something online, there are always ‘Terms and conditions’ which apply. But according to research by one investment company, only 7% of Britons actually read them. With God’s offer in the gospel we cannot afford to be so lax. Far too much is at stake.
John 16:16-28 David Cameron has stated that improving our society’s sense of happiness is the great goal of his government: he wants to make happiness the new GDP. Pursuing happiness is what drives us on a personal scale as well. As St Augustine put it: “Every man, whatsoever his condition, desires to be happy.” So happiness is clearly what it’s all about, but how exactly do we find this illusive thing? Listen in as we consider Jesus’ teaching about how to find invincible joy.
Isaiah 55:1-5In the course of our lives we may receive many different invitations – to parties, to weddings, to marry someone, to take a new job, to subscribe to Horse & Hounds…But the greatest invitation of all is God’s offer of abundant life in his kingdom. What makes it so special, and what response does he call us to?
Isaiah 59-63“A dangerous monster threatens a community. One man takes it on himself to kill the beast and restore happiness to the kingdom”. This basic plotline of so many stories and films expresses one of the deepest longings of the human heart. It finds its fulfilment in the coming conqueror of the final section of Isaiah’s prophecy.
When Geoffrey Hilder was last at the Barge 4 years ago his training session triggered a new ministry which is running to this day. Listen in to learn how to engage in gospel conversations with strangers and how to overcome your fears.