Bible Talks by Marcelo Morbelli
Bible Text: John 21
The book of John finishes with this incredible interaction between the resurrected Jesus, and his failed disciple Peter. As he restores him and reinstates him, we see the powerful mercy and grace God offers us all. In doing so, we can have complete trust in the eyewitness accounts of Jesus and trust what they say about who he is and what he has done.
Bible Text: John 14:15–31
Jesus has announced to his disciples that he is leaving and he reassures them that they won't be alone. They must trust Jesus that him going is better than him staying.
Bible Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
This is a question that at some point confronts us all. It is central to who we are and gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. We will look at how our world seems to answer this question and then turn to what God says and consider the implications for our lives.
Bible Text: Ruth 2
Ruth is the story of ordinary people and an extraordinary God. In this chapter, Ruth finds favour with God’s people as she comes for refuge under the wings of the God who blesses.
Bible Text: Colossians 4:2-6
Paul's final exhortation to the church in Colossae urges his readers to participate in God's mission to the world. He focusses on how we can participate in it through prayer and witnessing for Christ.
Bible Text: Colossians 2:6-15
Paul urges the Colossian church to keep their eyes fixed on Christ. The temptation and danger for any believer is to begin to think that Christ is not enough. The way that we grow in our faith and finish the race is by staying firmly rooted in him.
Bible Text: Psalm 19
In a world full of competing voices it is hard to know who or what to listen to. Psalm 19 majestically accounts for how God speaks to us today. It reminds us powerfully the importance of tuning into God's voice and having Gods word as our joy and anchor.
Bible Text: Psalm 2
In a world that seems diametrically opposed to God, and as our society tries to kick God out of the public sphere, you'd be forgiven for wondering who is actually in control. Psalm 2 sets forward a wondeful vision of the universal kingship of Jesus the Christ. We need not be intimidated by the those who appear to rule, but rather take refuge in Him who truly does.
Bible Text: John 12:20-36
Jesus speaks with such authority, and has perfromed such miraculous signs, that the people in his time were ready to make him King and to follow him wherever he led them. In our passage, Jesus reveals to them and to us, that being King does not mean what they think it means. We need to come to him on his terms and not ours.
Bible Text: John 9
In our passage today we see that Jesus is the light of the world. For some, this will mean spritual sight as they accept him in faith and worship. For others it will mean spiritual blindness as they reject him, refusing to budge in the face of evidence.