Happy People – The persecuted

Our final beatitude talks about those who are persecuted. Paul tells us that:  12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived[1] Now remember two things here. First, that the blessing is for those who are persecuted forContinue reading “Happy People – The persecuted”

Wedding Day (Revelation 22)

Power has won another roundFreedom’s shaking, gagged and boundBut we’re not so far awayAnd all these mighty little menProclaiming dollars, sterling, yenBut we’re saving for the day These are days of selfish dreamsTroubled Kings and beauty QueensSo far awayFrom all those decomposing townsWhere starving hands claw the groundStraining for the day I hear the oceanContinue reading “Wedding Day (Revelation 22)”

Tomorrow’s World (Revelation 20:1-22:6)

We’ve been thinking about how we can live faithfully now in a world full of evil, suffering and temptation. How can we continue to trust God through trials and troubles? How can we resist temptation? How can we keep going? Revelation 19-20 points us forward to the great victory there will be at the endContinue reading “Tomorrow’s World (Revelation 20:1-22:6)”

Jesus thank you

Jesus Thank you (Isaiah 53:10-12) Introduction How much do you value your status? Think about it. You may initially say that you don’t care but you know how you react when you are wrongly accused, when you are unfairly turned down for a job or when someone makes a mean joke about you. We wantContinue reading “Jesus thank you”

“Everything you Need”

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 areContinue reading ““Everything you Need””