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Bible Q&A: David – a man after God's own heart?

Bible Q&A: David – a man after God's own heart?

Why is King David referred to as 'a man after God's own heart? This really challenges me, as many of his psalms call for God to unleash vengeance and judgement upon his adversaries, as opposed to pleading for him to reveal himself to them in mercy.

Bible Q&A: The Bible – an ongoing library?

Bible Q&A: The Bible – an ongoing library?

Given that the Bible is, by definition, a library of books about God and his people, why does it stop at the Book of Revelation? Surely that story is a continuing one which in the present canon of Scripture already goes beyond Jesus’ time?

Daniel: A whistle-stop tour

Daniel: A whistle-stop tour

Everyone knows a few Daniel stories. Daniel in the lions' den is one of the most famous Bible stories of all. Then there's Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and the writing on the wall at King Belshazzar's feast. But there are also...

Bible Q&A: Best verses to memorise?

Bible Q&A: Best verses to memorise?

What are the best ten Bible verses to memorise?

Bible Q&A: What did Jesus write in the sand?

Bible Q&A: What did Jesus write in the sand?

What was Jesus was writing in the sand when the woman was caught in adultery? Was it the 10 commandments, or was he writing down all the sins of the Pharisees? Maybe by writing in the sand and not in stone, he was indicating that the laws of the reli...

Bible Q&A: Daniel and Jonah – history or story?

Bible Q&A: Daniel and Jonah – history or story?

If we look at stories such as Daniel and Jonah, how sure are we that they are actually based upon historical events, rather than stories or parables to help us understand how God [acted] and hence how we should react today?

The Gospel of John: A whistle-stop tour

The Gospel of John: A whistle-stop tour

John's Gospel is the odd one out. The others – Matthew, Mark and Luke – are called the 'synoptics', from the Greek meaning 'with the same eyes' – they share many of the same stories and sometimes even tell them in the same words. John is differ...

The Book of James: A whistle-stop tour

The Book of James: A whistle-stop tour

Our Book of the Month for July is the Letter of James. It is a short letter – only five chapters – but it has some extraordinarily deep and challenging teaching within it.

QUIZ: Fathers in the Bible

QUIZ: Fathers in the Bible

Father's Day is a chance to show our dads some appreciation. Fathers in the Bible are sometimes fantastic role models – but sometimes not so much. Can you identify these biblical fathers and their children?

Pentecost: When Babel went into reverse

Pentecost: When Babel went into reverse

Sunday 9 June is Pentecost, the day the Church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the young Church. It's also the final day of Thy Kingdom Come, the prayer initiative that's seen hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world praying s...

How should we handle biblical bloodshed?

How should we handle biblical bloodshed?

The Bible can shock us by the violence in its pages. Mark Woods talks to Rev Dr Helen Paynter about the topic and her new book, God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today?

Made for eternity: 8 Bible verses about hope

Made for eternity: 8 Bible verses about hope

Someone has said that it’s possible to live for 40 days without food, three days without water and eight minutes without air – but only one second without hope. Here are eight Bible verses about hope.

Lent 2019

Lent 2019

Journey with us this Lent to discover what the Bible has to say about loneliness. Join with Krish Kandiah to explore six messages of great hope and great challenge in weekly radio services and small group resources leading up to Easter.

Reasons to love...

Reasons to love...

There are many reasons to love every book of the Bible. In these short videos – which coincide with our book of the month series – we share some of these reasons.

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