Talks

 

Hearing about, experiencing and responding to the love of God.

Becca Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God | The Servant King

Becca Bickley speaks from John 13.

Jesus was given all authority, so he washed his disciples feet. Why was that?

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God | God is Light

Paul Bickley speaks from 1:5-2:17.

If you’re in the dark you’re vulnerable. John wants us to think of God as a source of light – by that light we can navigate where we are (the world) and know what we are (forgiven sinners).

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God: God is Love

Paul Bickley speaks from 1 John 4:7-21.

There is nothing so celebrated and valued in society as love. But most people wouldn’t know how to even start to describe it.

The idea of Trinity means that the love has existed since before the creation of the world. Our human loves are imperfect reflections of the love that underpins creation itself – the love that we see on the cross.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God: The Peace of God

When humanity fell it entered into conflict with God, itself, and with creation itself. Scripture shows us how God works to bring peace in each of those conflicts. The call of a Christian is to have a ministry of reconciliation.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search For God: The Justice of God

Paul Bickley speaks from Habakkuk.

Habakkuk has a complaint. There is violence, injustice and oppression in the land. God has an answer. He will use the destructive power of the people of Babylon to discipline Israel. But Habakkuk isn’t happy with this proposal either. Babylon is worse than a corrupted Israel!
God has an answer to this too. Injustice won’t be tolerated forever.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God: The Holy Spirit

Paul Bickley continues our series on the nature and character of God, looking at John 14:15-27

The Holy Spirit is the presence of God with every single believer. He is our teacher. He is our advocate. The presence of the Holy Spirit should help us toward a faith which is free from self-accusation and and empowered for God’s work.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God | The Name of God

Paul Bickley speaks from Exodus 3.

Moses meets God in a burning bush, and God commissions him. Moses wonders if he is capable of doing what God asks – in response God tells Moses his name – I was, I am, I will be. The foundation for any confidence we have is not our qualities but God’s qualities

Tom Biddulph

The Search for God | God the Creator

Tom Biddulph speaks from Genesis chapter 1.

If we believe that Life, the Universe and Everything is the result of a series of billions upon billions of impersonal, random, chance events, it’s very likely to affect the way we do life. We’ll just do whatever it takes to get through as comfortably as possible.

Genesis gets straight to the point: “In the beginning, God..” All the three persons of the Trinity are involved in creation, and their creative power is at work in and through us.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God | The Holiness of God

Paul Bickley speaks from Genesis 3.

Shame was one of the results of the fall – Adam and Eve become aware of the difference between them and a the Holy God. Human beings are endlessly creative in their attempts to ‘cover’ themselves, desperately hiding our sin and inadequacy.

We must allow God to clothes us. Faith in Jesus means that we can say, “Blessed are those – whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them”.

Paul Bickley

Pastor
The Search for God | God the Father

Paul Bickley speaks from Psalm 103.

The Fatherhood of God is know through completely love, compassionate anger and the offer of a true home.