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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Genesis 32: Growing in Grace

In this talk, Richard Wardman is continuing to tell the story of Jacob, from Genesis. Jacob was originally a con artist, chiseling his brother out of both his rightful place in the family and his father’s blessing. He’s been away with his mother’s family, who cheated him of his proper wages and tricked him into […]

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How can we know that we will arrive at our destination? If you’re on foot you might rely on landmarks; in a car, you could depend on a satnav. But what about the destination of our Christian lives? How can we be sure that we will get to heaven, despite our wrong-doing, a world that […]

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In Genesis 28, Jacob has an encounter with God, through a dream. In this talk, Richard Wardman shows us how much Jacob is being transformed. Like many of us, Jacob finds that the consequences of past actions can affect our present lives; the crunch is how we deal with them: finding God’s mercy and forgiveness […]

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When Jacob was on the run from his brother and father’s anger, he came to a place that he thought was nowhere special. He went to sleep – and had a dream that changed the course of his life. He had an encounter with God that changed his beliefs, and because of that, changed his […]

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