Exploring some of the stories we find in the bible. What do these stories tell us today about God and us? What encouragement and challenge can we take from these familiar and not so familiar characters that we often look back on as heroes of faith; people who achieved so much, yet like us were human too?
Sunday 22nd October - Nehemiah
Nehemiah a normal, everyday, average guy who was living a posh life. But he develops a heart for God’s people, has a radical faith and a courageous soul, lays out a plan. His heart breaks for God’s people and he does something about it. Might God just also use also if you are willing?
Sunday 19th November - Ruth
Ruth, a tale of purity, faithfulness, innocence, loyalty, duty and love, yet it is set in dark times. It shows us that there is hope when times are tough and life does go as we planned. What can we learn from this story about how these woman showed their trust in God to allow his purposes to be fulfilled, even when times feel tough?
Sunday 26th November - Samson
Samson, the story of Hollywood movies - the long haired warrior chasing after bad woman! But what can we learn from this story and how come he ends
up in the heroes of faith
alongside the likes of Gideon and David? God can use our strengths, but we also need to
understand where our weakness can let us down.
Sunday 17th December - Christmas Story
The most well known story there is. It’s told every year, acted out in school plays and sung about in carols we sing! Each year brings expectations of feasts, gifts and family gatherings, but what was the expectation of people at the first Christmas? Do we even today miss the true gift amongst all the other gifts?