7pm Series: Mind The Gap

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May 6th 2018. Generation Gap (Malachi 4:6) Teenagers were a twentieth century invention! But every age has recognised the generation gap, the gap between older and younger people around behaviour, beliefs, and culture, and a gap that seems to be widening in our rapidly changing 21st Century world. The Bible speaks of generations working together, ‘old men and young men seeing visions’. Malachi 4:6 says ‘He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse’ Download Discussion notes


May 13th 2018. Generation Gap: Sexual Revolution (Matthew 19:1-12). There has been a sexual revolution in my lifetime. Over my 60 years of life there has been a sea change in behaviour and values. The accessibility of birth control, and the swinging sixties kick started that change. Homosexual acts were illegal when I was born; now it is illegal to discriminate against people on same sex grounds. More recently gender fluidity is becoming accepted, very young people have access to hard core sexual material on line, 42% of marriages end in divorce. I could go on, but things have definitely changed! It is easy to see how different generations can have very different pre-suppositions about sexual ethics and practice. Our challenge as Christians is not to be driven by culture (whether pro or anti our current values) but to find the heart of God and distinctives of His kingdom for our lives and lifestyles. Download Discussion notes


27th May. Celebrating Partnerships (1 Kings 19:19). How do we prefer each other, working together to see the Kingdom of God