This autumn, we’re going back in time to the year 520BC, as we look at four sermons preached by the prophet Haggai. In a world where God’s people have lots on their plates, and God doesn’t seem to be doing very much, Haggai helps us to get our priorities straight.
Consider your ways
The desire of the nations
The pathway to blessing
How to be on the right side of history
Our speakers for this series are Sam Bostock (Gospel in the City) and Steve Auld (Great Victoria Street Baptist Church).
We meet each Wednesday lunchtime, 1.00-1.30pm. Our venue is the restaurant of the Clayton hotel, just a few minutes walk south of City Hall. Turn left immediately after you enter the hotel and our area is usually at the far end of the restaurant.
Sandwiches and hot drinks are available (suggested donation £3/£1).
At Gospel in the City one of our aims is to equip Christians to be faithful followers of Jesus in their workplaces – we can think of them as one of our ‘frontlines’ – places where we interact with people who don’t share our faith. The Scriptures have a number of examples that show how the people of God can faithfully live for him in their work environments. One great example is the work life of Joseph.
Joseph is a character well known to many of us, but we’ve probably never thought much about Joseph as a worker. The interesting thing about Joseph is we see almost nothing of Joseph’s relationship with God: all we and those who interact with Joseph see are the results of his clear faithfulness. Those who interact with us on a daily basis may never see our prayer and devotional lives. They may never see us in church. But do people notice the difference faith makes in our lives as we face difficult and dead end jobs, and as we react to promotion and success?
Come along over the next four weeks as we explore how Joseph was faithful in his work and see what God might be calling you to in your work.
The New Year is about new beginnings. At least, we often hope so!
At Gospel in the City we are going to be spending the opening weeks of this new year looking at the genuinely new beginning that Jesus’ coming brings.
We’ll start off with the water becoming wine at Cana and the cleansing of the temple in Jerusalem, before turning to Jesus’ conversations about the new birth and the living water. In all these episodes we’ll see that the one who is the Word of God in the flesh offers us a radically life-changing new start. Good news for our workplaces. Good news for our working lives. Good news for us.
We meet on Wednesday lunchtimes, 1.10-1.45pm. Each meeting features a change to get a sandwich or a hot drink and to listen to a short talk on the Bible passage for the week. Our venue is the restaurant of the Clayton hotel, just a few minutes walk south of City Hall. Turn right immediately after you enter the hotel and our area is usually at the far end of the restaurant.
Sandwiches and hot drinks are available. Suggested donation £3.
We are sorry to say that Sam has been unwell for the past few days. He was due to speak this lunchtime, and we aren’t able to get a replacement at this notice. With regret we need to cancel this Wednesday’s meeting.
God willing, we will look forward to seeing you next week instead.
the Gospel in the City team
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