We are told to be like God, but don't worry - we get help!
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 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.
Acts 20: 28
The story of Esther becoming Queen starts with pride, drunkenness and anger from a very bad king.
The beauty of salvation - God remembers not our sin.
Remember The Weakest Link? What’s that programme got to do with the gospel?
Jesus called his Apostles in much the same way as he calls us to mission today.
The difference between the baptisms of John The Baptist and Jesus Christ.
‘The’ good news, not 'some’ good news.
Praying... we have the desire, and the knowledge - now let's get on and actually do it.
What is the blessing awaiting those who are persecuted for Christ?
With so much strife and tension in the world we desperately need peace-makers.
We learn today that not everyone will see God, only those who recognise their spiritual poverty.
Blessed are those who are kind for they will receive kindness.
What does it mean to be desperate for more of God?
Learning from Jesus' masterclass in prayer.
Thinking about what meekness actually is.
How often do we really mourn over our sin?
We need to recognise how poor we really are.
What does it mean to be truly blessed?
Acts 20: 17-19
The significance of Jesus sitting down and opening His mouth.
Daniel Grimwade explains and encourages us to take the first step towards a better prayer life.
Do you love people enough to tell them about Jesus?
Building a building, going to war and counting the cost of following Jesus.
The most controversial thing Jesus ever said.
What has a great banquet got to do with the gospel?
How to behave at a dinner party.
If we don't listen to God, will He listen to us?
Two of Jesus' disciples get the most amazing Bible study.
Tom Ward interviews speaker, activist and author Krish Kandiah about his latest book 'God As Stranger'.
Why does Jesus head to Jerusalem and then lament over it?
Possibly the scariest teaching from Jesus in the New Testament.
The kingdom of God started small and insignificant but became huge and is still growing.
Like the Pharisees we often try to put Jesus in a box but our Saviour does as He pleases.
What has the barren fig tree got to do with the spiritual state of Israel?
Isaiah 64 and whether we really want revival.
Genesis 16 shows us God's faithfulness through the messiness of three lives intertwined.
What happened to the disciples after Jesus rose from the grave?
Mary ran to the tomb: three qualities of a good runner, spiritually speaking.
How Jesus' death and resurrection should lead us to be living sacrifices.
Mary at the tomb: why we should get up early.
Responding to Isaiah 63 by telling, praising and not rebelling.
Evidence for the resurrection.
We should not think that God will tolerate wickedness and evil. God's wrath is being revealed against it right now!
It might sound cheesy, but you need a hero.
Who do you run to when life gets hard?
Even when life is falling apart Jesus shows us the way to live.
The parable of the wise and foolish builders is Jesus' conclusion to His sermon on the mount.
Death is inevitable for us all, so what should we live for?
The dangers of food, alcohol and wealth from Proverbs 23.
The beauty of the Gospel is that we are made right with God. This is a righteousness to be lived by faith.
Why did God allow Job to go through all he did?
What is the answer to human suffering?
It might seem like the most obvious question but the Bible is no ordinary book.
Possibly the most important question you will ever think about. As we will see it is not just a one-time decision but a daily choice to follow Jesus.
The world seems full of bad news and fake news right now but there is good news if you are willing to listen.
How can a person be right with God?
What happens when wicked people die?
Is there life after death?
Why is unity in the local church so important and how do we get it?
What does the word 'gospel' actually mean? In this programme we focus in on Jesus being Lord of our lives.
Jesus' surprising answer to a question about evil in the world.
You need to set your accounts in order. Not financially but spiritually speaking.
Jesus talks about the weather in Luke 12.
Jesus says he has come to bring fire and division! What?
In this devotional we learn about gifts for the church, both spiritual and practical.
Be ready, be alert. Jesus is coming back.
Stephen Thompson talks us through Romans chapter 9!
Do you work hard when no one is looking?
Greed can get in the way of your spiritual growth.
Don't worry - think about grass.
Don't worry - think about flowers.
Don't worry - think about birds.
Shockingly, Jesus tells us to keep pestering God with our requests. Find out why we can pray boldly.
The danger of having a demon cast out.
You are a sinner, so should you challenge others about their sin?
How not to be a hypocrite.
The danger of the yeast of the Pharisees.
Jesus doesn't have time for religious hypocrisy.
Are you an actor? Yes, you are!
How can we stop our hearts becoming hard towards God?
What does it mean to be an 'evil generation'?
Jesus drives out demons by the 'finger of God.'
Be persistent in prayer.
Be bold in prayer.
It's one of the most famous stories in the Bible but have we been thinking about it all wrong?
Temptation and the promise of God.
We like being forgiven but do we like to forgive?
Asking for daily bread when our fridge is full.
Do we really want God to bring His kingdom to earth?
Jesus tells us to call God 'Dad.'
Luke 10. The devotion of many. Judas' objection.
Luke 10. The devotion of many. Mary's generosity.
Luke 10. The devotion of many. Jesus' reaction.
Luke 10. The devotion of many: Martha's distraction.
Luke 10. The devotion of many. Mary's devotion.
1 Corinthians 15 is the most incredible chapter on the resurrection. In this programme we will walk through it verse by verse.
The week that changed the world began with Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey. What was that all about?
Jesus doesn't have much time for hypocrisy. So you'd better find out how not to be a hypocrite!
Spiritual disciplines are not very popular these days and least of all is probably fasting. Find out why it is still so vital today.
The turning point in Luke's gospel.
Who do you say Jesus is?
Jim takes a bird's eye view of the book of Acts and finds one character who is involved in it all... the Holy Spirit.
The apostles want a break but Jesus has some feeding to do.
What can we learn from the apostles as Jesus sends them out on a short-term missions trip?
Do we love Jesus because of what we get or because of who He is?
Most of us want to be smarter than we are and the Bible is here to help.
At the judgement will we be judged for everything we've done or declared righteous because of Christ?
What should you do if you have an unbiblical divorce?
What was the size of Noah's Ark?
What about the mentally impaired? How do we tell them about the good news?
Should we have dancing in worship?
Romans 8 tells us we are not condemned - but what if we continue to sin?
The incredible faith of Jairus.
Jesus has authority over sickness.
When you don't want anything to do with Jesus.
Jesus has authority over demons.
Jesus has authority over creation.
God is looking for worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth.
An unexpected twist in the story of Rachel, Leah and Jacob.
The legacy of Leah and her children.
How are you viewd by society? How are you viewed by Christ?
The surprising similarities between Leah and Jesus.
Never picked first? Not right for the part? What to do.
We are saved by grace! Andy reminds us of this great gospel truth.
Learning about light in a dark world.
How deep is your faith?
Why admin and finance are important in our faith.
If you don't understand who Jesus is you won't go to Him for forgiveness.
The Apostle Paul tells us to eagerly desire the spiritual gifts. So what are they, and how can we practice them?
Basic hospitality and pure love for Jesus.
'We played the flute for you and did not dance.' A strange verse with a strong message.
The emerging church, the young, restless and reformed and Luke 7:30.
How Jesus deals with our doubts.
What to do if you are disappointed with Jesus.
The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians chapter 5 starts with love. All the other 'flavours' of the Spirit come from this.
Jesus loved to heal people in His earthly ministry but does He still heal today?
Why you should want to be like the centurion.
Contradiction, context and the centurion of Luke 7.
How to build your life on Christ.
The dangers of diagnosing sin in others.
Do you want a Spirit-filled life? In this programme we will see how Jesus was constantly relying on the Holy Spirit.
'Do not judge' may not mean quite what you think it means.
'Love your enemies.' Jesus takes things too far!
Why should we hold on to our possessions lightly?
When the message isn't hard to understand but you just don't want to do it.
'Give to everyone who asks you...' That can't be right can it?
How did a chritsian-hating zealot become the last Apostle? Tom talks us through this biblical extreme makeover.
The Jesus way is counter-cultural but would transform our society.
Listen in to hear Jesus speak very strongly against being rich.
'You only live once' is anti-christian. Jesus calls us to play the long game as eternity is a long time.
Jesus teaches us what it means to be blessed - the exact opposite of what the world thinks being blessed is.
Learning from the Sermon on the Plain.
The great commission has become the great omission for many of us. This programme will tell you why and how to make disciples.
What do we need to know about the twelve Jesus chose?
Have a think about why Jesus chose such a random, unqualified group of guys to be His apostles.
If the Saviour of the world needed to pray, how much more should we pray?
Why was healing on the Sabbath such a big deal?
Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath. Find out why that's so significant.
Four reasons why Jesus' sovereignty will help us not give up or drift away from Him.
Infectious faith from John 4.
The faith of the woman at the well.
In evangelism, be honest about what you don't know.
Defending your faith like the man born blind.
How are we saved? Jesus opens blind eyes.
Psalm 23 points forward to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who is with us in the green pastures and the dark valleys.
How is simplicity a spiritual discipline?
How does giving things up help you gain spiritually?
How to meditate without it being weird.
Silence and why it is important.
Introducing the lost art of spiritual discipline.
What are the differences between infant baptism and believers' baptism?
You can pray, read the bible and worship on your own... but you can't take communion on your own.
Your baptism is a moment you can look back to for help in difficult times.
Done in the right way, the Lord's Supper becomes communion with Christ.
Baptism joins us with Christ and His body, the Church.
The Word is God's revelation about who He is, who we are, what He has done and what we are to do.
Scripture reveals a God who knows us personally, loves us perfectly and guides us patiently.
Listen to the incredible testimony of a violent thug who was saved in prison and is now an evangelist.
If we aren't in the Word daily, we probably won't believe what it says about us.
It's time to stop asking God for power but to pray to god with power.
Finding security in the Psalms of Ascent.
Finding peace in the Psalms of Ascent.