1 Peter 1:1-12

The first in a new Sunday evening series in the letter of 1 Peter. We see that, just like these 1st-century believers, we are both elect (chosen by God) and exiled (strangers in this world).

Continue reading

Acts 1:1-26 Waiting for God’s Power

The Book of Acts starts with the risen Jesus establishing his church in Jerusalem. He spent time with the Apostles, teaching them about the Kingdom of God, before ascending into heaven. In this talk, Richard Wardman discusses three aspects of a time of waiting that the church experienced: waiting for God’s power, rejoicing in the […]

Continue reading

Acts 1:1-8 Grasp Hold of God’s Plan

In this new series on the Book of Acts, Richard Wardman starts by placing Acts in context: Luke’s gospel and Acts were written by the same person, and in many ways, Acts continues from where the gospel ends, both in the narrative and by continuing the themes important to Luke. If Luke is about what […]

Continue reading

Richard Wardman continues this short series on what we can learn from encounters that people had with Jesus in the Bible. In this talk, he looks at what happened when some parents brought their children to be blessed by Jesus in Mark chapter 10. Jesus’ followers wanted to turn the children away: their thinking seems […]

Continue reading

Advent 2019 Week 3

In this third talk for the period just before Christmas, Richard Wardman links the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah about Immanuel and the Son who is to be given to us with Matthew Chapter 1. This talks about the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem at Christmas, the Son of God as well as a baby […]

Continue reading

Advent 2019 Week 2

In this talk, we again look at the period of waiting which we call Advent. This is derived from the Latin words meaning “to come”, and is the period when we prepare spiritually for Christmas, the time when Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem. Richard Wardman looks again at the prophecies of Isaiah, […]

Continue reading

Advent 2019 Week 1

Advent is the time of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is easy to get caught up with the commercial side of Christmas: shopping, exchanging gifts, sending cards and eating and drinking, but Advent gives us the opportunity to press pause for a few minutes to reflect on the […]

Continue reading