The work of the word is long term and wholistic not short term and piecemeal Relevant? As we have been discussing, facing a major crisis like a pandemic and a lockdown will take more than occasional disjointed thoughts. We need to see the big picture of who God is and what his plans and purposes… Continue reading Food for the long haul
A talk from 2 Peter 1:1-4 Introduction Are you ready for what lies ahead? How are we going to cope? There are practical worries. Will we run out of toilet rolls and bread? Will we continue to be paid if there is no work? Will we be physically safe from the virus. Then there are… Continue reading “Everything you Need”
Summer and Winter Apparently in Game of Thrones, the Stark family have a saying “Winter is Coming.” It is a chill warning of dark and dangerous days ahead. I have started using the hashtag #SummerIsComing on social media. Why? Well, it feels very much like we are in the dark nights of winter as we… Continue reading Summer Is Coming
“I don’t want you to panic, I want you to think.” Those words are striking, they come from a young German activist who has taken an opposing position to Greta Thunberg. I quoted her in my first video chat “Don’t Worry.” Whatever your position on climate change and whether you agree with either view… Continue reading "I don't want you to panic …. I want you to think."
Thankless (Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:4) For Starters Who would win? 100 metre’s sprint: Usain Bolt or me? A physics quiz: Stephen Hawkings or Donald Trump? A football match: Chelsea or Bradford City? How do you feel when you put in a lot of thought/effort but get little or no thanks 2. A Look at the Text In… Continue reading Thankless?
Here is our latest vlog. We are trying to provide both written and audio/visual content. In today’s video, we look at Psalm 29 and ask the question “Is it possible to do more than just survive a crisis?” I am grateful to some of our asylum seeker church family who have taught me much about… Continue reading "I don't just want you to survive…"
Uncertainty (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6) For starters Share honestly with each other your current emotional state as we face a period of uncertainty Have you had to make sudden and drastic changes to your plans as a result of Coronavirus? Give examples. Have you made specific plans to get you through the next three months? A Look… Continue reading Uncertainty
Ecclesiastes 10:5-20 “Irony” For Starters -getting us thinking If you could be king for a day what would you do? A Look at the Text What does it say? Rulers can turn the world upside down (v5-7) V5: Kings are more than capable of erring and when they do, it has the effect of turning… Continue reading Irony
Ecclesiastes 8:10 -9:10 For Starters How do you react when you see someone else getting away with doing wrong? A Look at the Text I What does the Text say? Apparently as a child my grandma was always up to mischief whether it was pinning things to the deacon’s coats so when they stood to… Continue reading Getting Away With It
The Enigma Sermons I’m going to be sharing some talks (video and written)/studies on Ecclesiastes as this has been our Sunday Night series. However I am aware that some of you will appreciate some catch up and background. So I’m going to post a few articles today with background, themes and some past studies. Warning… Continue reading The Enigma Sermons (Ecclesiastes)