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).
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 […]
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 […]
There are problems and there are serious problems. In this encounter, Jesus helps a man who our society would regard as mentally disturbed; what makes the problem even more serious is the root cause: the man was under the control of a large numbers of evil spirits who were causing the man’s madness. In this […]
How do you know what you love and why you love it? In this talk, Richard Wardman looks at the lessons that we can learn from the story of the woman who loved much. She showed her love for Jesus in what she did – even though it must have been a great sacrifice of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]