Genesis 8:20-9:17 Is God fundamentally for this world or against it? We tend to assume that God is a detached, benign, old grandfather who will let the world just tick on indefinitely. But how can we be so sure? And don’t biblical stories like Noah’s flood indicate that this world is not as safe a place as we like to think? These are the questions we’ll be considering today as we conclude our series on Noah.
Colossians 1:15-20 Life is full of questions but one of the biggest and most fundamental is whether there is actually a god who is there or not. Did everything just come about by chance or is there a creator? Is there a way of knowing for sure?
Genesis 6:5-8 The recent Noah blockbuster captures something of the horror of this ancient story: a divine judgement wiping out nearly everyone and everything on the planet. One commentator asked the question: “what kind of a god feels he has to destroy everyone just because he’s unhappy with the choices we make?” In fact this kind of portrait of God is why a lot of people cannot bring themselves to believe in the God of the Bible. Come and join us as we consider this question, and as we consider how this ancient text speaks to us today.
Isaiah 2:6-4:6 Over the past months there’s been lots of discussion about whether Brazil would be ready for the big day. With 100 days to go before the start of the World Cup, questions were being asked about the stadiums, tickets, security, infrastructure. The Bible says we are all heading for a big day – the […]
Supposing there is a God, and supposing there is an after-life, and supposing God is going to divide the world into those who get to be with God forever, and those who will be excluded, how will he make that call? Most of us have a moral-skyscraper in our minds with Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa on the top floor, and Robert Mugabe and Jimmy Saville in the basement, and most likely God will draw a line (quite a bit below our floor obviously), and that will be the divider. Come and join us as we consider Jesus’ surprising teaching on this crucial subject.
Isaiah 2:1-5 On God’s wall calendar there are two big blocks of time – the last days and the last day. Once we grasp God’s timetable, it’s a game-changer – for us, for the Church, and for the world.
Isaiah 38-39 Ever felt disillusioned? Perhaps with someone you know personally; or with a public figure; or with humanity; or with life; or with yourself? It’s a common enough experience. What is the solution? And what’s it got to do with a king of Judah in the 8th century BC?
John 13:31-38 In London there’s every flavour of spirituality or religion we could imagine. But how do we know which are authentic and which are dead ends? What should we look for in a church? Listen to Jesus’ teaching on how to recognise authentic spirituality.
Some act as if the devil and demons aren’t real; others attribute every inconvenient circumstance to spiritual warfare – whether it’s a flat tyre, a traffic jam, or a price increase at KFC. What is a biblical approach to spiritual warfare?
Mark 8:34-38 For many people the truth of Christianity isn’t the main problem. Even if it is true, they wouldn’t want it to be – all that going without, and doing what you’re told. Life is for living, and Christianity seems only to offer restrictions and limitations. Wouldn’t Christianity ruin my life?