What do you think about the Bible? While millions of people treat the Bible as a book to be respected, as a message from God for all of creation, for others it is divisive and out of date. For others still it is a repository of texts weaponised in culture wars. But what actually is the message of the Bible? And is it a message for you? In this talk, we will look at an overview of the Bible’s message and consider how inclusive it is.
Various What happens when we die? Some think that death is the end; others that everyone goes to a better place. The Bible says that after death comes judgment, and hell. This is what we need saving from. This is why Jesus came.
This seminar is for all women who work in the Wharf, to help each other to consider how to apply Jesus’ greatest commands in our workplaces.
Various Confessing that we are sinners, and asking God for mercy through Jesus, is how we enter the kingdom of God. But how does anyone get from thinking they are essentially good and en route to a better place, to recognizing that they are sinners heading for judgement? This is the first talk in a series of two called ‘Crime & Punishment’.
Acts 6:8–8:3 A wrong understanding can make us look like fools, and this is the case with the bible too. Stephen shows that we need to rightly understand how God works in his people, through his word.
Acts 6:1–7 Practical service happens in order for the church to do good things, while ensuring that the best thing – the word of God increasing – can still happen.
Acts 5:17–42 God is at work in the gospel, so don’t be discouraged, he cannot be stopped!
Malachi 3:13-4:6 Why bother being a Christian? What’s in it for us? How do we benefit? Plenty of people who are not Christian seem to have a pretty good time and are happy, and in some ways their lives may actually be better than ours. So why bother? God tells us why in this final section of Malachi.
Malachi 3:6-12 Theft is a big problem in society, and we hate it. We hate having our stuff stolen. But could it be that we ourselves are thieves? Are we actually robbing God, without being aware of it? The people were in Malachi’s day. Perhaps we are too.
Malachi 2:17-3:5 There’s so much evil in the world; so many who seem to get away with it – why doesn’t God do something? Where is the God of justice? Answer: he’s coming. But who can endure it when he does?