Suffering, groaning, destined... for what?

Suffering, groaning, destined... for what?

The 6
Madi poses three questions as she walks us through Romans 8:17-30: What are we suffering for? What are we groaning for? What are we destined for?, presenting a biblical perspective on the journey and the destination.

Romans 8:17-30

Groaning and Glory

Groaning and Glory

Turnham Green
Nicola explores two themes in Romans 8 - groaning and glory.

Romans 8:17-30

Suffering, sighing and shining

Suffering, sighing and shining

St. Alban's
Paul's response to one of the biggest questions of life: why is there suffering in the world? How can we hold on in the midst of it as Christians? Is it any different for Christians?

Romans 8:17-30

Who makes you different from anyone else?

Friday Communion
It's all grace - Emma takes us through Paul's message to the Corinthians and challenges us on how we can learn from this today, with some of her own experiences. What makes us different from anyone else? What did we have that we did not receive?

1 Corinthians 4:6-13

The battle for our souls

The battle for our souls

The 6/St. Alban's
How to avoid the chocolate biscuit of sin by the guiding of the Holy Spirit and live in a relationship with God as Father.

Romans 8:12-16

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday
In a Remembrance Sunday talk, Richard explores the big issues of our day and how Romans says God can help us.

John 15:9-13, Romans 8:12-16

Not spiritual, Spirit-filled

Not spiritual, Spirit-filled

The 6
Ben asks some questions: How has Jesus set people free from the law of sin and death? What is the law of the Spirit?

Romans 8:1-11

No more condemnation!

No more condemnation!

The 10.30 @TG
How did Paul make that climb to this glorious verse? Prudence takes us on a journey from the despair of condemnation to walking in the Spirit. Are you in step with Christ?

Romans 8:1-11

Blameless and blemish-free

Blameless and blemish-free

The 9
A confession; a nightmare; life in the Spirit; and the Reformation. How we become a new humanity: not condemned but blameless and blemish free.

Romans 8:1-11

We need to build well

Friday Communion
As we embark on our 28 days of prayer, Richard reminds us from 1 Corinthians 3 of the need to invest in building with quality in order to survive. What is it that you are sacrificing to build with gold, silver and costly stones rather than wood, hay or straw?

1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Making the right choice

Making the right choice

Turnham Green
Why is it that we often make the wrong choice and do what we know is wrong? How can we make the right choice instead? Romans 7 gives us a clear answer to both of these questions. Paul explains that it is the power of sin over humanity which is to blame for the constant wrong choices but that believers in Jesus can live a different way since the power of sin has been broken and they are filled with Holy Spirit who enables them to make the right choice instead.

Romans 7:7-25

The war within us

The war within us

The 10.30 @TG
Is the law good or bad? Why do we need to be freed from it? Why if I am saved do I struggle to do what I know is the right thing? Who can help me?

Romans 7:7-25

Failure: when your best just isn't good enough

Failure: when your best just isn't good enough

St. Alban's
In Romans 7, Paul wrestles with the conflict between his desire to do good, and the undermining impact of sin and his human nature. What can we hang on to when our best just isn't good enough?

Romans 7:7-25

We have the mind of Christ!

Friday Communion
Ever wondered how you're supposed to know your left from your right? Or what God wants for you that's more than 'cake on the plate while you wait' and 'pie in the sky when you die'? Richard opens up 1 Corinthians 2 where Paul reveals that we have the mind of Christ. 

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Red, Amber, Green

Red, Amber, Green

Turnham Green
Romans 6:11-18 confronts us with human nature and the nature of sin. The antidote, according to Paul, is who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. We are invited to enter into a new reality in Christ. It is in our old nature to sin, but it is in our nature in Christ to resist it. Madi shares how.

Grace is greater

Grace is greater

St. Alban's & The 6
Paul describes how the redemptive, creative gift of grace and righteousness overwhelms every aspect of the reign of death caused by sin. Jesus wins. Grace is greater.

Romans 5:12-21

Spiritual Warfare 101

Friday Communion
When you’re in a spiritual battle and you can’t yet tell you’re on the winning side. Richard opens up the world of Daniel, where God gives us a rare ‘pull back of the curtains’ moment to see what may be going on spiritually when we wait and pray.  

Daniel 10:1-11:1

The Easy Part

The Easy Part

Turnham Green
From Strictly Come Dancing to the creek without a paddle! Richard summarises Romans 5:9-11 using two great analogies. If God's done all that for you what should you fear? 

Romans 5:6-11

What you're all about

Friday Communion
How to know what you're all about, who you're following and where to get your energy from. Richard continues our teaching in 1 Corinthians with a look at - 1 Corinthians 1:4-17.