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Saved Through Faith (Romans 10:1–13)

By Holiday Talks, Talks

Last week we saw how God wants to give us his free gift of salvation. Today we’ll see how to receive this gift for ourselves. In Romans 10, Paul is a loving pastor who wants to see his neighbours experience salvation. He starts once again with the problem of salvation – that we cannot save ourselves. Then he will show us the true path to salvation – how we can experience God’s saving grace for ourselves. Finally, he ends with the promise of salvation – how we can be confident that we really are saved by God.

Saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:1–10)

By Ephesians, Holiday Talks, Talks

God’s grace might be one of the easiest truths to explain but Christians often struggle to work out what it means from day to day. Am I saved by grace but have to keep up my salvation by doing good things? If I’m not doing any good things have I actually been saved by grace?! Or is there some kind of combination between God’s work and my own good works? Today’s talk is about getting us to the heart of God’s salvation.

Such a Time as This (Esther 4–7)

By Esther, Talks

Our story continues as Mordecai & Esther reveal their identity as God’s people in order to thwart an attack against the Jewish people. In it, we discover that no evil is beyond God’s ability to twist for his own good and the good of his people. And often, God works through ordinary means – like where and when we were born – in order to accomplish his purposes in this world.

A Long Way From Home (Esther 1–3)

By Esther, Talks

We finished the book of Kings with Judah sent into exile. In Esther, we find out how some of these exiles get on in Persia… when they should have gone back home already! Can you go so far in rejecting God that it’s too late to turn back? Will God give up on us if we give up on him? These are some of the big questions we’ll face in Esther.

Hope in the Rubble (2 Kings 25)

By 2 Kings, Talks

In the last chapter of 2 Kings, it  seems  like all hope is undone. For many years, God has been making promises to  his people, and  they have slowly become realised: for a land, to become a  great nation, for the temple, for a king. But in chapter 25, one-by-one, each of these is undone. It seems like all of God’s promises have failed, and God’s people are in devastation. But in the final story of  the book, we get a glimmer of hope, that maybe God’s promises still have a hope of being fulfilled. The final king in the line  of David is being cared for, even in exile. God loves to give hope in  the darkest places.

Josiah: Teenage Revival (2 Kings 21–22)

By 2 Kings, Talks

As our series in 2 Kings approaches its pointy end, we see two kings contrasted against each other: Manasseh & Josiah. The first was one of the worst, the second was one of the best. And yet, not even Josiah – for all his amazing reform – could stay God’s hand of judgement against the sins of his people. What we need is a king who is like Josiah but better: absorbing the wrath of God in our place.