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“New Year, Newer You!” Ephesians 2.19-22, Thames Valley churches of Christ

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. […]

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The Kingdom, Class 3

“The Kingdom” Class 3 Becoming a kingdom person Handout: Kingdom Class 3 Handout “The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future” What is reality? Who is well-off or blessed? Who is a truly good person? How do you become a truly […]

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“The Kingdom” Class 2

“The kingdom of heaven is like….” (Matt 13.24; 31, 33, 44, 45, 45, 47, 18.23; 20.1; 22.2) “The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future” Kingdom Class 2 Handout The Kingdom Class 2 Slides 1. “Your kingdom come” Present with Jesus […]

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“How to have a harvest of joy”, Acts 8.1-8

“How to have a harvest of joy” “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off […]

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“The Kingdom”: Class 1

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23 NIV11) What is the Gospel? Matthew 4:23 If Jesus talked about kingdom, so should we, and we should think about it. 1. What does the OT reveal? Daniel 2:44 Daniel 7:13–14 Matt 28:17–20 2. […]

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“Yertle the Turtle and King Jesus”

What do you think it would be like to be king or queen? Questions What was the King Turtle’s problem? What did he get wrong? What did he forget? How did the others feel? Was Jesus a king? What kind of king was he? What was he like as a king? What did Jesus say […]

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“An arrow prayer for every day of the week”

We lead busy lives. Sometimes we forget God’s presence, and we do not have opportunity for lengthy prayer. What to do? “The Virgin Eye”, Robin Daniels Arrow prayers, pp319-323: These can be a simple word, or a short phrase that is repeated throughout the day bringing remembrance to us that God is with us in […]

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“Gethsemane – Keep Watch with Jesus”: Guest blog post by Dr Steve Kinnard

I’m very privileged to bring you a post on prayer by my friend Dr Steve Kinnard. We’ve known each other a few decades now, and I have benefitted significantly from his lessons, conversations and reading his books. This blog post originally appeared on Steve’s site, November 7, 2016. The Garden of Gethsemane is a special […]

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“The antidote to chaos”: Psalm 62

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.” (Psalms 62:1–2 NRSV) I spoke on what Psalm 62 has to teach us about what to do with the chaos in our lives. We looked at how Jesus has […]

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“What to do when you are stuck with God”

In last week’s episode (number 46) we looked at more reasons why we need a specific place for study. Please let me know how you’ve been getting on with your own study.   This week, let’s talk about what to do when you are stuck in your relationship with God. We’ve all been there. I […]