Bible Readings

Morning Bible Reading: Philippians

Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was in lockdown – imprisoned in Rome and awaiting trial before Nero. Yet his letter brims over with gratitude as he rejoices in the abundant blessings poured into his life by a faithful God.

Philippi – a faithful church – Philippians 1:1-11; 4:14-23
The church at Philippi was the first church Paul planted in Europe (Acts 16:6-40). He rejoices in their faithful partnership in the gospel and assures them of his love and prayers. What does fellowship look like? Do we love God’s church? Are we passionately committed to God’s people?

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 11:15 Paul Mallard

Morning Bible Reading: Philippians

Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was in lockdown – imprisoned in Rome and awaiting trial before Nero. Yet his letter brims over with gratitude as he rejoices in the abundant blessings poured into his life by a faithful God.

The Gospel – a faithful message – Philippians 1:12-30
In spite of his imprisonment, Paul rejoices that the gospel continues to bear fruit. God is faithful and will cause his gospel to prosper. Paul is confident that this faithful God will protect and keep him whatever lies ahead. Do we share Paul’s confidence in the gospel? Do we long for Christ? How does the gospel transform our understanding of the future?

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Tuesday 11:15 Paul Mallard

Morning Bible Reading: Philippians

Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was in lockdown – imprisoned in Rome and awaiting trial before Nero. Yet his letter brims over with gratitude as he rejoices in the abundant blessings poured into his life by a faithful God.

Jesus – a faithful Saviour – Philippians 2:1-30
Even this church had its problems – there was evidence of division and disunity. Paul’s lifts their eyes to Christ, the faithful Saviour, who poured out his life in humble service. To support his argument Paul describes two gospel heroes. Do we yearn for unity? Do we hunger for holiness? Do we long to shine like stars in this dark world?

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Wednesday 11:15 Paul Mallard

Morning Bible Reading: Philippians

Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was in lockdown – imprisoned in Rome and awaiting trial before Nero. Yet his letter brims over with gratitude as he rejoices in the abundant blessings poured into his life by a faithful God.

Grace – a faithful ministry – Philippians 3:1-21
The church is always under threat from those who want to replace the grace of God with “another gospel”. Paul is passionate about the grace of God which has transformed his life. Press on and don’t give up! Do we share Paul’s passion? How does the grace of God shape our ambitions? How does this grace give us hope for the future?

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 11:15 Paul Mallard

Morning Bible Reading: Philippians

Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was in lockdown – imprisoned in Rome and awaiting trial before Nero. Yet his letter brims over with gratitude as he rejoices in the abundant blessings poured into his life by a faithful God.

God – faithful in all things – Philippians 4:1-13
Paul faced an uncertain future. However God’s unchanging faithfulness enabled him to rejoice in the Lord. He had learned how to be contented in all circumstances. He could do all things through Christ who strengthened him. Are our lives filled with joy and gratitude? How do we deal with anxiety? How can we learn the secret of contentment?

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Friday 11:15 Paul Mallard

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Redeemer (Exodus 12): How can we escape the reign of death and discover true freedom? We’ll look for signs around the Passover meal table.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 11:15 Tim Chester

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Provider (Exodus 16-17): How can we find a life worth living – a life free of grumbles and gripes? We’ll find some clues in the provision of manna.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Tuesday 11:15 Tim Chester

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Mediator (Exodus 19 and 24): What’s the ultimate end point of God’s purposes for us? We might find some surprising answers at Mount Sinai.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Wednesday 11:15 Tim Chester

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Priest (Exodus 25 and 30): What does the future look like for God’s people and God’s world? And how can we find our way there? We’ll pour over God’s blueprint for the future and examine the signficance of the Bread of Presence.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 11:15 Tim Chester

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus: A Portrait of God’s Faithfulness in Five Meals

We’re going to look at five meals in the book of Exodus that together tell not simply the story of God’s liberation of the Israelites from slavery, but our story, our liberation and our future.

A Faithful Name (Exodus 33-34): How can we see the God who can’t be seen? And how can we experience his presence when life is hard? We’ll discover some answers as we clear up the mess created by the feast for the golden calf.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Friday 11:15 Tim Chester

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

God’s purpose for a family in crisis – Hosea 1-3

Hosea’s God is never predictable and rarely comfortable. But he is good, just and trustworthy. He can always be relied upon to know exactly what he is doing. Even when we have no clue as to what that purpose might be. Even when commanding his prophet to marry a sex worker… (3:1)

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 11:15 Mark Meynell

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God is not the Lion you thought he was – Hosea 4-5

It now becomes clear that God’s purpose for Hosea’s home life had profound resonances for Israel’s national life. Far from being the faithful and devout people that they imagined themselves to be, God’s prophet forces them to identify themselves spiritually with Gomer, the treacherous prostitute. He will come as a ravenous lion, not to protect but to judge. (5:14)

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Tuesday 11:15 Mark Meynell

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God’s heart gets broken – Hosea 6-7

If God was simply a ravenous lion, we would truly be lost. Yet Hosea’s own domestic heartache offers Israel profound insight into God’s celestial heartache. ‘He desires mercy not sacrifice’ (6:6) while their commitment is as unreliable as morning mist (6:4). What can he do when, as he says, ‘I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely.’ (7:13)

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Wednesday 11:15 Mark Meynell

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God must hand his people over – Hosea 8-10

God created the universe to bear his divine stamp on every atom and galaxy. The result is that we live in a moral world, in which truth, justice and goodness are guaranteed to prevail. Evil will not prevail. But it also means that God will hand us over to the whirlwind of our sins’ consequences (8:7). Unless…

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Thursday 11:15 Mark Meynell

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God pleads for wisdom – Hosea 11-14

Because of his infinite grace, there is an alternative to enduring the outworking of God’s just wrath. God himself calls on his people ‘to return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always’. (12:6) Obedience to this call is nothing less than the way of wisdom and discernment. (14:9) So will we be wise?

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Friday 11:15 Mark Meynell