Daniel 3:1-19; Daniel 3:19-30 Key Verse – 2 Corinthians 10:5 Big idea: A worldview’s a set of beliefs and values that govern the way we understand and interact with our world. But if salvation through Jesus Christ isn’t at the centre of someone’s worldview, it’s wrong. How can you play your part in challenging world views […]
Luke 8:9-18; Matt. 5:13-16 Key Verse – Matthew 5:16 Big idea: The gospel is a message about Jesus, that we must respond to, but sometimes we think the gospel message is something that can stop with us. We can believe it, but have a private faith. We can’t.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Romans 1:1-7 Key Verse – Corinthians 15:1 Big idea: The word gospel can be confusing for many Christians, but it is a rich concept that we can share freely as we talk with people. Sorry … recording incomplete!
Psalm 110; Mark 12:35-44 Key Verse – Mark 12:38 Big idea: The teachers of the law love to be looked up to as great, but it’s Jesus in his self giving who’s truly great. God loves those who think the same way. Are you giving God a tokenistic show, or are you going all in? […]
Mark 12:13-27; Mark 12:28-34 Key verse: Mark 12:34b Big idea: In each of the three stories, people try to discredit Jesus but end up getting discredited themselves. If you reject Jesus, it isn’t because he’s lacking, it’s because you don’t want to admit your own deficiency.
Mark 11:27-12:12; Isaiah 5:1-7 Key Verse: Mark 12:10 Big idea: What authority does Jesus have? True authority that comes from God, not people. When Jesus is rejected, it only leads to greater glory through the resurrection. You need to follow Jesus!
Mark 11:1-11; Mark 11:12-25 Key Verse: Mark 11:13 Big idea: Jesus enters Jerusalem as the king of Israel, but when he gets there, he finds the people are faithless and fruitless. Jesus curses this empty religiosity and hints that true faith will come through a different temple. Do you trust in the new temple?
Genesis 20:1-8; Genesis 20:9-18 Key verse: 2 Tim. 2:13 Big idea: Just when Abraham’s faith had been looking really good (confirming covenant, praying for Sodom), he suddenly gives into fear and puts his blessing at risk. Our actions often have consequences, but God’s plans will succeed no matter what.
Genesis 18:16-33; Genesis 19 Key verse: Luke 17:32 Big idea: Lot has become part of a wicked city. He longs for them to know God, but rather than influencing them, they influence him and his family. He’s spared because of his faith in connection to Abraham, but his fraternising with Sodom leads to disaster. Where […]
Genesis 18:1-15; Hebrews 11:8-12 Key Verse – Genesis 18:14 Big idea: Sometimes we wonder if God really has washed away our sin, if God really has raised Jesus from the dead, and if God really will send him back again. We don’t follow a small God. Nothing is too difficult for him. He will do it.