Today Siobhan looked at the calling of two of Jesus’ disciples as it is described in the various gospels. It appears that some of the gospels are describing different occasions – so the call was not simply a one-off event. It was a gradual development in the relationship between Jesus and those who would become his disciples and later his apostles. Listen to or download her talk as she draws out some lessons for the followers of Jesus today.
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Today we looked at the story of Isaiah’s call. Confronted with the holiness of God, he was called to perform a task of which he knew nothing. He accepted the call, not because he felt himself equal to the task, for the task had not been disclosed to him, but because he knew and trusted the one issuing the call. Jonathan considered the implications of this for each one of us. Download or listen to his talk here.
At the end of a VBS week looking at God’s creation, Jonathan chose to talk about the ways in which God’s glory is displayed in his creation. As we too are part of that creation, this has implications for the way we live our lives. Download or listen to Jonathan’s talk here.
Today Roger introduced us to another in our series of people God called: the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s task was to remind God’s people that a covenant has two sides — God makes promises that are conditional on the people’s response. This wasn’t a popular calling, but it was the life’s work to which Jeremiah was called. Listen to or download the full story here.
It’s hard not to like King Saul when you read about him. Reluctant to take the position of kingship forced upon him, he was a great warrior, faithful to one wife, and he did not levy undue taxes on his people or impose forced labour on them. Why then does the Bible look back on him as almost a pantomime villain? Jonathan explained why another of Saul’s attributes counted against him. Listen to or download his talk here.
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