Exploring the nature of faith and works in regard to justification.
Jesus is the answer.
Truth that does not set free is not truth.
No one comes to the Father except through the Son.
Let not your heart be troubled.
A straight answer.
Faith with favouritism is as dead as faith without works.
I know my redeemer lives.
Resurrection confronts death.
The point of waiting.
The one you love.
Listening AND doing are both vital to being a Christian.
Do you know the good shepherd?
The hired hands.
The confession of the shepherd.
The shepherd and his sheep.
The confession of the sheep.
Is it wrong to be rich? Does God tempt us? Are they related?
The door is open.
The security of the door.
The plastic words of false teachers.
The simplicity and stability of the door.
The importance of the door.
God will use difficult times to mature our faith.
The divinity of Christ.
The constancy of Christ.
The height of His testimony.
The heaviness of His testimony.
What will you do with Jesus?
We explore Revelation chapters 5 and 19.
The determination of light.
Little lumps of original sin.
Darkness - the absence of God.
The greatest reality and our greatest need.
How we need the light.
You are either cursed or accept the one who was cursed for you.
Jesus is our only hope.
Some follow Christ for loaves not love.
Why did Jesus call himself bread?
Jesus will never run out like earthly bread.
Who am !?
Jesus answers the question of whether he is king of the Jews.
The surrender of Mary.
The scandal of Mary.
The shock of Mary.
The status of woman.
The genealogy points us to what we believe.
We look at God who is with us to save us.
The cost of our consequences.
The callousness of our conduct.
The carelessness of our choices.
The corners of your character.
Three true life stories of adultery.
God calls us to offer our bodies and our minds to him.
Ruth is a story of hope.
Living with the consequences of our poor choices.
The outsider of outsiders.
Philippians 4:13 is all about contentment in various situations.
The reception of Rahab.
A break from former loyalties.
The danger of democracy.
Our self-imposed rules as to where God can work.
Prayer and gratitude is vital for all Christians but particularly for those who struggle with anxiety.
A dark and disappointing chapter.
People and events.
The story of Tamar.
Context is key to understanding the blessings of Jeremiah 29:11.
The black sheep of Matthews genealogy.
The Jewishness of Jesus.
All this took place to fulfill what the scriptures said.
The inevitability of God.
A random list that isn’t random at all.
Why is a verse about Israel’s conquest of the promised land thousands of years ago so popular today?
The distraction of our preoccupations.
The distance of our presumptions.
Divided searching is not a good idea.
Finding God seekers in scripture.
Seeking Jesus or seeking miracles?
We learn some evangelism tips from the meeting between Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Angry at God’s mercy.
Our provocation is our proof.
Our protection is our priority.
Our protest is our prejudice.
The unhappy ending?
How and why does God bring difficult and painful things intro our lives?
God relented from the disaster he had threatened.
God's claim: Guilty.
Time to repent.
The word came to Jonah a second time.
Grace to astonish devils.
We explore how John3:16 can be taken out of context and misused.
The singing Prophet and the singing God.
What God did for Jonah.
More stories of people being ‘caught’ by God.
Stories of people being ‘caught’ by God.
The way of disobedience is always most expensive.
What can we learn from the showdown between the teacher of Israel and Jesus Christ?
God's ownership is our best protection.
The sailors' perception and the Lord's protection.
Travelling in the opposite direction.
No prophet wants to go to Ninevah.
Lessons to learn from both Mary and Martha.
Where is your Lion's den?
The open window.
The importance of bowing in prayer.
Location of the secret place.
Introducing Daniel 6.
Dealing with doubt the Biblical way.
Realise your response.
Light up your place.
God is worthy of praise in the night.
To arrive is better than to travel hopefully.
Tom takes a fresh look at this most well-known Psalm.
The relationship of a commanded blessing.
Marbles not grapes.
The leaders in unity.
Fellowship is more than coffee after church.
Better to be divided over truth than be united over lies.
King David teaches us how to approach God after we've sinned.
Behold I stand at the door and knock.
Oh ye of little power.
The declaration of sovereignty.
The description of sovereignty.
We explore what psalm 139 tells us about God and what our response should be.
Taking risks for Christ.
Walking through the door of service.
Do you believe God can save anybody?
Only the things done for Christ will last.
Can you be saved without being sanctified?
Psalm 1 tells us what brings real contentment.
Seek and stay with Jesus Christ.
Jesus is our entrance and election.
The Lamb, the door and the blood.
The Lord closed the door.
Noah’s ark is history.
We explore the three nouns used to describe God in the New Testament.
Ruling over sin.
Confession is good for the soul.
The deceitfulness of sin.
Sin in the offering.
Jesus prays for all believers everywhere.
The name of Jesus is powerful.
Jesus is better and brighter than the devil.
Jesus has defeated Satan.
Jesus believes in the devil.
Singing lies is the same as saying them.
Jesus prays that His disciples will be sanctified.
God remembers all the time.
God remembers because of His choice and His champion.
God remembers what happened.
God knows you.
The fear of not being remembered.
Jesus prays that He will be glorified.
The encouragement to rest.
God wants us to develop and grow.
Presumption is an enemy of rest.
Pride is an enemy of rest.
There are no short cuts to knowing God.
The Bible tells us who God is, who we are, what God has done and what we should do.
Rest reminds us of who God is.
The depths of our own making and the depths that make us.
There is a remedy to the depths of depression.
All that ails you.
In turbulent times God gives us all we need to stand firm.
If you follow God some people won't like you.
Trials can bring truth and triumph.
God is faithful. God is righteous.
Dark days of persecution and punishment.
Those who sing always find a song to sing.
Behold the power of God over all creation and worship!
The reassurance of our future.
Learning the hard way.
Our God is holy.
The right fear of God.
Reassurance about our foundations.
The importance of the local church.
The reliance of our expectations.
The reliance of our expansion.
The reliance of our exhaustion.
The reliance of our exploits.
Unless the Lord...
We are called to be alert and soberminded in spite of many challenges.
However far away you are, God's love can still reach you.
Restoration beckons tomorrow.
Restoration belongs to today.
Restoration begins yesterday.
What would it take to make things right again?
We must humble ourselves before God and before His children.
Why is self control so important?
The most dangerous person in the world is yourself.
When we let our enemies define us we become like them.
Has the church departed from the Bible?
What to do if you lack restraint in your life.
Elders need not only to have the right qualifications, but also the right motivations.
Mercy is God's ministry to the miserable.
Is God really in control?
Relief at what actually was.
God's intervention in our lives.
If the Lord had not been on our side.
We've wasted enough time on worldly ways; it's time to serve each other.
Ready to move on?
Ready for mercy?
A precious imprisonment.
Ready at the Master's hand.
We need to look up!
Four realities about Jesus that help oppressed Christians.
Praying for peace in church.
The difficulty with church.
We need to be in God's house.
The joy of going to church.
What do you go to church for?
How we react to insults and mocking speaks volumes.
God guards your life.
The challenges in the day and the night.
Why it's good news that God doesn't sleep.
Where does your hope come from?
God watches over you.
Should a Christian wife submit to her non-Christian husband?
Recognising our place.
Recognising the price.
Recognising our predators.
Recognising our pain.
Sing in the storm.
We set an example to the world by submitting willingly and suffering well.
Truly belonging to God.
Are you ready for Christ's return?
In this episode we'll be challenged to become what we already are.
Don't get in the way of what God is doing.
When God does something new we need to understand the object.
The nowness of our newness.
When God does something new it's not trendy or novel but true new.
We need something new when God does something new.
We are told to be like God, but don't worry - we get help!
We talked to Sid Cordle about his time as a Conservative Councillor and why Christians should get involved in politics.
The good news of the good soil.
Is your life too crowded?
The rocky places.
The problem of the soils.
Famine of the Word of God.
Jesus is the only hope that won't perish, spoil or fade.
The royal return of the prodigal son.
Hearing FROM God, not just ABOUT God.
What's your self-improvement plan?
There are two prodigals, not one.
Finding your legalism.
The first six words of 1st Peter tell an amazing story.
Is there room for God in your life?
The chasm between heaven and hell.
Your last hour is more important than your first.
Wealth is not automatically sinful but it can become sinful.
Your possessions won't help you when you die.
The conversion of Saul shows that God can change anyone.
Have mercy on me THE sinner.
I don't need anyone to help me.
Have your good works become your God?
You're not as great as you think you are.
Why did Jesus speak in parables?
What did Jesus mean by 'give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's"?
Make much of the blood.
Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Blood stains. Jesus' blood cleans.
Jesus' blood is precious.
Everything about the cross is bloody.
We explore the significance of Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the passion weekend.
Are you in the land of the living?
Are you close enough to God to know what he's doing?
You don't need special access to know God's deeds.
Knowing God's way, not just his will.
God uses broken people.
Jesus loves to be praised but he's looking for spiritual fruit.
Do we know enough scripture to defeat the devil's lies?
How Satan tempts us.
Temptations are opportunities to draw closer to God.
Jesus' baptism and temptations prove He is fully God and fully man.
If you're a pilgrim you're in good company.
A call to worship and a warning to consider.
The disharmony that sin brings.
The sinfulness of sin.
Don't listen to the serpent.
Who sets the standard for your life?
God's standards are for your good.
Jesus told us to make disciples so why is it so hard and how can we be better at it?
Respect and absolute purity.
Pastors willing to discipline.
It's a family issue.
Loving the unlovely... in church.
Do we genuinely want the best for other people in church?
Lessons to learn from Paul's prayer for the Colossians.
Why would God let you into His heaven?
The Bible is clear about a literal heaven and a literal hell.
Is 'Lazarus and the rich man' a parable or a true story?
We need preachers who don't sit on the fence.
Are you willing to accept the truth of the Bible?
Faith in action. Learning to trust God like the saints of old.
The end? It's just the beginning!
Touch and see that the Lord is good.
New covenant communion.
The best Bible study ever.
He is not here, but risen.
How to make wise children - impart discipline and instruction.
Do not sit on the fence.
Darkness falls and the curtain is torn in two.
The thief on the cross.
Don't cry for me Israel.
Find out why Proverbs speaks about adultery more than any other topic.
Will we be judged or declared righteous at the judgment?
Is it always easy being a Christian?
How should our Christian faith impact our politics?
Is there any sin that can’t be forgiven?
Is it OK to be unsure in my faith?
The words we speak have the power to build up or tear down.
The genealogy of Ruth and Boaz.
Wet nursing and baby names?
Obed the redeemer.
What's the deal with Rachel and Leah?
Sandals and signing a contract.
There are two paths in life - will you choose the path of wisdom or wickedness?
The rules and regulations of redemption.
Don't leave empty handed.
Becoming the answer to your own prayer.
Providence and a kinsman redeemer.
Honouring God with our money and not despising the Lord's discipline.
Ruth trusted in God and didn't turn back.
Ruth is respectful and generous.
Ruth is loyal and hardworking.
Boaz speaks well of others.
Boaz is a protector and a provider.
Want more wisdom? Ask, read, grow and fear.
Good intentions, bad advice...maybe.
The godly qualities of Boaz.
Would you have joy if you lost everything except Christ?
Your people will be my people, your God will be my God.
Marrying someone who doesn't believe in Christ isn't a good idea.
Running away from God's discipline doesn't work.
If God loves to give good gifts to his children why don't we pray boldly?
Together in triumph.
Together in trust.
Together in trouble.
Together in truth.
Why is it important that Christians are together?
Why should we make disciples and how can we actually do it?
Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Jesus is the Everlasting Father.
Jesus is the Mighty God.
Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor.
Jesus is the light of the world.
You can’t separate the incarnation from the crucifixion.
I am Barabbas.
How to make friends and mock the Messiah.
This is blasphemy!
Peter denies his Lord.
An unholy kiss and a compassionate touch.
'Father, into your hands I comitt my spirit.' We are to have the same confidence as Christ on the cross in a dark and wicked world.
Stay awake and pray!
Four ways that Jesus prays in the garden.
Did Jesus tell his disciples to buy swords?
Satan's permission to test Peter.
Who is the greatest?
"It is finished."
God's guidance and Acts 13.
The discipline of seeking God's guidance.
Is serving a spiritual discipline?
Fasting is feasting on God.
The most unpopular spiritual discipline.
"I am thirsty."
The cup, the covenant and the blood.
The final Passover lamb.
Preparing for the Passover.
Was Judas misunderstood?
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Watch, pray and stand!
The four ways to ready Luke 21:32.
Be ready. Jesus is returning soon.
God loves people but also loves justice.
Don't fear, stand firm.
"Woman, here is your son..."
Jesus tells his disciples to expect persecution.
Two temples will be destroyed but only one will be re-built.
It’s not about the size of your financial gift but the sacrifice of it.
The danger of putting on a show.
'The Lord said to my Lord' isn't a difficult phrase at all.
"Today you will be with me in Paradise."
There is a time for miracles and a time to die.
Only God can bring change.
We need each other.
Make your prayers bigger.
How to be spiritually big.
"Father forgive them for they don't know what they are doing."
Should I stay or should I go?
How to have sufficient courage during persecution.
Suffering and service in Philippians 1.
There is nothing you can do to earn your salvation.
A 'slave' writing to 'saints.'
How does God discipline His children and what does it look like?
It's hard to hear from God with your phone on.
Why is solitude so difficult?
Tom Ward interviews Nick Page about his book 'A Nearly Infallible History Of The Reformation.'
Pray for your leaders.
Seven ways to meditate on God.
What is biblical meditation?
What can we learn from Jesus' letter to the Philadelphian church?
The weirdest question about marriage.
Should we obey people in power?
Paying taxes and worshipping God.
The final parable of Luke - it’s a good one!
Where did Jesus get his authority from?
The real truth about the rapture and why it should bring us hope.
Two reasons why Jesus entered Jerusalem the way he did.
We find out what the rewards in heaven actually are.
When we get the gospel our lives change for the better.
Crumbling at the grace of God.
Like Zacchaeus, Jesus knows you by name and wants a relationship with you.
Using our God-given gifts by faith, with thankfulness and in a team.
Why Jesus predicts his death even though his disciples can’t understand.
Like the rich young ruler, Jesus knows the idols of your heart.
What does it actually look like to have child-like faith?
If you’re confident in your own goodness you’re heading for a fall.
The parable of two sinners in the temple.
God has given us gifts to use in the church and for building His kingdom.
Jesus - a man of good words.
Good words are truthful words.
Controlling our words brings glory to God.
Good words bring life.
Righteous people speak well.
Rules can’t help you without the work of the Holy Spirit within you.
The damage of flattery.
The damage of gossip.
The damage of lying.
Intentional and unintentional bad words.
The house of wickedness versus the house of wisdom.
Esther 9 and 10 reminds the Jews of their rescue and points us to our rescuer, Jesus Christ.
Jesus calls us to pray with persistence.
Don’t be distracted by the world - be ready for Jesus’ return.
What will the kingdom of God really look like?
Physical healing is good but Jesus provides something even better.
Nine lepers are 'cleansed', one leper is ‘made well’ - there is a big difference.
Seek influence, remember God's people and be joyful.
The ten lepers and being made spiritually clean.
Jesus calls us to forgive even when we don't want to.
How many times do I have to forgive other people?
The biblical way to rebuke a fellow believer.
Temptations and the tempter.
Haman is hanged. Where does that leave us?
Looking after each other in spiritual warfare.
Finding peace through the Prince of Peace.
The tools we have in spiritual warfare.
Spiritual warfare and engaging in the battle.
How would you live if your 'finally' was close?
Acts 21:37 - 22:2
What we can learn from Mordecai finally being honoured by the king.
The reward for a life dedicated to riches.
Comparing the rich man and Lazarus from Luke 16.
Is an unbiblical remarriage basically continual adultery?
God hates divorce but He loves divorcees.
The remarriage exception - a few issues with the betrothal view.
As the death sentence for the Jews approaches, Esther shows patience under pressure.
What does 'fornication' mean in Matthew 19?
Remarriage is adultery unless... Let's look at Matthew chapter 5.
Divorce and remarriage - are there any exceptions to the rule? We need to look at the Bible as a whole.
Luke 16:18 points to remarriage as sin, not necessarily divorce.
Four reasons why we should study divorce and remarriage.
Acts 21: 17-21
With death on the horizon the Jews turn to prayer, fasting and making a plan.
Lessons to learn from Phinehas.
Grumbling, snake bites and the cross of Christ.
Numbers 17 and a challenge to Moses’ leadership.
Four dangers of discouraging words.
Are we content with what God has given us?
Hating someone can grow quickly out of control. Esther chapter 3 has an extreme example.
Jesus, Evangelism and Numbers 10.
The Lord is speaking but are we listening and obeying?
Exploring the beautiful blessing of Numbers 6.
What does it mean to ‘camp by our standard’?
What to learn from the good, the bad and the ugly of Esther chapter 2.
The most controversial parable of Jesus has lots to teach us today.
The loving father and his lost sons.
Exploring the longest and most famous of Jesus' parables.
A monetary reminder that you were lost and now you have been found.
You were once a sheep! Learning from Luke 15 v 1-7.