Recent Talks

The Mothers of Jesus: Ruth - Ruth 3:1-18, 4:18-22
The Mothers of Jesus
December 9, 2018

The story of Ruth invites us to see how God was advancing his rescue plan for the world through a refugee woman and landowner in Bethlehem.

The Mothers of Jesus: Rahab - Joshua 2:1-24, 6:21-25
The Mothers of Jesus
December 2, 2018

We tend to either vilify or sanctify people - Rahab is no exception. Let's see her as she is while focusing on Jesus, her descendant.

The Gospel and Shame - Galatians 4:21-31
Set Free
November 18, 2018

Paul uses the story of a domestic dispute to show the Galatians (& us) how we try to cover our own shame rather than let Jesus do it for us.

A Tale of Two Ministries - Galatians 4:12-20
Set Free
November 11, 2018

Paul contrasts his care & attitude toward the Galatian church with that of the false teachers & shows us how to be agents of gospel-change.

A Tale of Two Religions - Galatians 4:8-11
Set Free
November 4, 2018

Paul told the Galatians that they were enslaved, and now uses the same words to say that they were just as enslaved before they knew God!

Children of God - Galatians 3:26-4:7
Set Free
October 28, 2018

Why does the Bible use masculine terms to describe us as “sons” of God and not “children” of God? There is a reason & several implications.

The Promise and the Law - Galatians 3:15-25
Set Free
October 21, 2018

If God will forgive me freely, without my “doing” anything to earn it, then why would I want to be “good”?

Two Roads Diverged: Law & Gospel - Galatians 3:10-14
Set Free: The Book of Galatians
October 14, 2018

There are two roads that we take in life: towards God or away from Him. We see what is means to be on each road and what the destination is.

The Direction of Thankfulness - Psalm 67
October 7, 2018

Our thankfulness can be quite selfish. Ps. 67 offers a perspective so contrary that it can either pass us by or be too radical to accept.

Remembering the Gospel - Galatians 3:1-9
Set Free: The Book of Galatians
September 30, 2018

Memories anchor us. Paul in Galatians 3:1-9 is reminding the Galatians about who they are by reminding them what the gospel is.

Living as Honoured Failures - Galatians 2:15-21
Set Free: The Book of Galatians
September 23, 2018

Only in Christianity do we see that people can be sinners AND justified before God. This makes us resilient in failure & humble in success.

Living In Step with the Gospel - Galatians 2:11-14
Set Free: The Book of Galatians
September 16, 2018

When two heavyweights clash about how to live in light of the gospel, we get a clearer view of how to live more gospel centred lives.

The Triumph of the Gospel - Galatians 2:1-10
Set Free: The Book of Galatians
September 9, 2018

Do Christians need to obey all of the Laws in the Old Testament? Paul gives us the answer in Galatians 2:1-10.

How to Endure Anything - Revelation1:8-18
September 6, 2018

How did the early church endure persecution and even thrive in the midst of it? What can we learn about enduring today?

Gospel Experience - Galatians 1:11-24
Set Free: the book of Galatians
August 19, 2018

What does Paul's brief biography to the Galatians tell us about Christianity being an objective and subjective religion?

the Gospel - Galatians 1:6-10
Set Free: the book of Galatians
August 12, 2018

Why is Paul so passionate in Galatians 1:6-10? Because his topic is the gospel's person, peace and perspective.

Authority - Galatians 1:1-5
Set Free: the book of Galatians
August 5, 2018

Who should you listen to? Yourself? Doctors? Celebrities? Politicians? What is authority and who has it? Galatians helps give us an answer.

This is God - Psalm 110
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
July 29, 2018

Psalm 110 paints a perfect glimpse of what God is like. He's divine and human, king and priest, off-putting and beautiful. How can this be?

Living in the Age of Anxiety - Psalm 3
Seeking answers in the Psalms
July 15, 2018

Experts say we live in the Age of Anxiety. How can we live lives free of anxiety in a world bent on filling us with anxiousness?

There is a Judge - Psalm 9
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
July 8, 2018

Psalm 9 tells us that our desire and need for a judge is founded in the fact that there is a Judge for the good, the bad and for you.

The Heart of Worship - Psalm 95
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
July 1, 2018

Do we all worship something? The Bible says "yes". Psalm 95 shows us that the heart of worship is found in invitation, action and rest.

The Problem of Thirst - Psalm 63
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
June 17, 2018

How we deal with adversity and times of spiritual thirst determines the quality of our faith. Listen in as we discuss the problem of thirst.

The Importance of Repentance - Psalm 51
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
June 10, 2018

If the bible is right and we have all fallen short of some standard, then why don't we all feel guilty? Or do we? What do we make of guilt?

Seeking Stability - Psalm 11
Seeking Answers in the Psalms
June 3, 2018

What or who do you run to when trials come? How do you become an unshakable person? Where can we find stability in the midst of trouble?

The Search for Identity - Psalm 8
Seeking Answers in the Psalms, Part 2
May 20, 2018

Who are we? Are our identities defined by our careers, our family, our education? We are all searching for identity. Can we really know?

Finding Happiness - Psalm 1
Seeking Answers in the Psalms, Part 1
May 13, 2018

What happens when we do everything the world says, but are still unhappy? How do we find happiness?