Various ‘What can we be praying for you at the moment?’ How would you respond? Our requests are often quite different to what we find in the prayers in the Bible. The little prayers sometimes called ‘benedictions’ in the New Testament letters have different, bigger concerns. They challenge us to set our sights higher and be more ambitious.
Psalm 90 Vision boards are a visual representation of your goals in life. It’s a tool for helping turn your dreams into reality. What’s on your board? Is it what matters? Is it in line with reality? In Psalm 90 Moses shares what’s on his board, so we might make it our own.
John 17 If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you pray for today? In this chapter we get to listen in to what Jesus prays the night before his death. What he prays for is what matters most. It’s what should shape our prayers, our priorities, our ambitions.
Matthew 6:33 How ambitious are you? Is that a good thing? What are you ambitious for? It’s good to be ambitious, as long as it’s for the right things. Otherwise we’ll be devoting our lives to trivial pursuits. In this talk we look at what Jesus says should be our no.1 ambition in life.
As Christians our view of sex is regarded by others increasingly not just as outdated and weird, but oppressive and discriminatory. The danger is that we become embarrassed and defensive. But there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. The biblical understanding of sex corresponds to reality as God has made it. It is a better story, and a better vision for human flourishing.
Acts 2:1–13 The Holy Spirit fills the apostles on pentecost, giving them power to proclaim the mighty works of God. But what does this mean for us today? And how does it help the mission of God: that his church be witnesses to the ends of the earth?
Acts 1:11-26 The apostles chose their 12th man, Luke wants us to have confidence in this apostolic foundation
Acts 1:1-11 The risen and exalted Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will empower his followers to go to the ends of the earth proclaiming the good news
Job 42:1-17 Think of your life as a story – how is it going to end? This chapter brines usto the end of Job’s story. It’s a fairytale ending with…
Job 40:6-42:6 Children check under the bed for monsters, and even when we grow up the fear of monsters and fascination with them doesn’t go away. Monsters represent our fears, ultimately of evil. What do we do with this fear of evil? What hope is there in the face of evil? That is what these chapters are about.