Churches are not immune from conflict in our polarised times. When we have sincere convictions it’s easy to deepen divisions rather than heal them. Let’s do the opposite.
Episode 07 | A prayer request for about a controversial decision on a controversial matter doesn’t just make everyone awkward. It soon becomes a stumbling block for everyone present.
If we fail to take the pulse of our times we may not discern particular dangers and snares for the church. Here is how to stay alert and watchful.
Episode 06 | When your kind helpfulness is met with self-centred ingratitude it’s easy to fall into bitter resentment. But can we avoid that and seek everyone’s best spiritual interests?
Should we make a priority of pleasing God and if so how should we do it? We look at the answers the Bible itself gives.
It may be the desire for approval or reputation. Whatever our motives the fear of others can so control us that we fail to do what we know is right.
What future will the Church have if we do not help the next generation keep the faith in a culture that is more secular than ever?
Surrounded by many alluring and persuasive messages, we are being catechised by the world – possibly without being aware of it. How do we best resist it?
Episode 05 | What could have brought a congregation together is tearing them apart. There is contention about design choices in renovating the building. How can the damage be repaired?
Humbly asking why the West has been humiliated in Afghanistan gives us a window into our real state as nations. There is much we can learn from the way that the emptiness of our pride has been exposed.
We are naturally more attracted to the promises than the precepts of Scripture but God’s commands are also gracious promises. This shows us a beautiful harmony in Scripture that helps us to pray the truths of God’s Word in a deeper way.
What are the prospects for the future? Why is rebellion against God prevailing? In reading the headlines with Habakkuk we find that there are answers to the troubling questions we are reluctant to voice.
Facing chaos, repression, disease, violence, food shortages and persecution, what hope is there for Afghan believers? Scripture guarantees strength and hope despite them all.
Scripture points us to true beauty in the midst of a culture where a harmful obsession with beauty has become all-consuming.
The Westminster Confession has great personal as well as corporate value. Here are some of its qualities. We need to discover it for ourselves.
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