This has always been a tough topic, what should the church be doing about poverty? In this talk Gavin gives some different descriptions of the poverty which we see around us everyday. He also challenges us to look at what the Bible says about helping the poor and how this can impact our day to day lives. Are we really a people who live lives which proclaim good news to the poor?
What does it mean to be truly free? In the last of our Jubilee20 celebration talks, Gavin unpacks God's plan for freedom, what that meant in the bible and what it means for us today. How can we ensure that we are people who are constantly walking in freedom? How can we play our part in setting captives free?
On the day we celebrate 20 years of Jubilee, Jeremy speaks about wells to be unblocked as we go forward and some of the things that can stop us from this.
Jim Elliot, Christian missionary and martyr, wrote in his journals 'Remember always that God has taught you the importance of a building ministry'.
The church is Gods ultimate Kingdom expression on the earth. Jesus came to build his church. He promised us that nothing would stop Him. He told stories of the building process often, the importance of clearing the clutter, the necessity of solid foundations and what the walls would look like.
Isaiah saw a vision of the big plan of God in history - to rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; to renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
When it comes to being broken-hearted, we tend to think of our own experiences through a victimised lens. God is an expert in having a broken heart, and he’s also the best healer of one. His promise to bind up the broken-hearted through The Anointed One is a great source of encouragement. In the words of Charles Spurgeon “there are many sorts of broken hearts, and Christ is good at healing them all.”