HUB (20s - 30s) Talks
Please find below a selection of recent talks from our Wednesday evening HUB group for those in their 20s and 30s.
John ('Life to the full')
John's Gospel has been likened to an ocean - shallow enough at its edges for the smallest child to paddle in and learn about Jesus and yet so deep in parts that the most experienced Christian will never plumb its depths. Every time we look at it we are bowled over by the sheer beauty and wonder of the Lord Jesus. It is written so that we might have clear evidence of his identity, so that we might put our trust in him and have life. It is challenging at times as our own lives and faith are put under the gaze of Jesus' X-ray eyes, but it's glorious too, as we see a Divine Son who goes to die to forgive us and bring us life in all its fullness.
Micah ('God's word for all time')
Reading a book written over 2,500 years ago can seem like hard work, but the issues that Micah tackles in his book are very much still alive today. We only have to look at the news headlines to see the same kind of injustices, corrupt business practices and broken family life that plagued Israel. As Micah focusses on Israel's religion, he exposes idolatry, false teaching and people feeling as though relating to God is a burden — again, all very contemporary issues. However, Micah didn't write simply to catalogue the mess he saw around him. His book is a gracious warning to the people of Israel — and to us today — of the reality of God's judgment on those who continue to turn away from him, and also a wonderful assurance of God's mercy and compassion to those who heed his message.
2 Timothy ('The Promise of Life')
How do we keep going living the Christian life and sharing the Christian message? Paul wrote this letter to encourage Timothy to keep running the race of Christian ministry in a world where so many were pulling out. There are lots of lessons for us, whether we are involved in helping at church, or on a summer camp, seeking to share the good news with our friends, or just trying to keep going as a Christian. Wonderfully it's GOD who keeps us going, through the hope found within the good news itself - the "promise of life" (2 Tim 1:1).
Genesis ('Making sense of Life')
The first book of the Bible is incredibly helpful for explaining why things are the way they are.... why the world is so good, and beautiful, yet so messed up. Why we find relationships so wonderful, yet we so easily get hurt. These foundational passages in Genesis 1-4 will give us God's perspective on this world, address nitty gritty issues like sex, humanity and the fall but also point forward to the hope that is in Jesus Christ.