MRBC Sunday Service 30th August 2020

This week we have a Bible Society Special with Dr Andrew Ollerton from Bible Society as our speaker. The Weekly Sheet will appear here before the service starts at 10-30am on Sunday morning. As usual the service will be available on demand afterwards.

Dr Andrew Ollerton is a theologian, pastor and writer of the well-know Bible Course which Bible Society produce. He’s got a reputation of being able to communicate complex things from God’s word in a clear and engaging way. If you want to know more about Andy or the Bible Course, then the link for it is here.

More information about Bible Society generelly can be found on their website at

If you would like to give to the work of Bible Society, you can do that online by logging on to their donation page where you can give as a one-off or a regular amount and specify a particular BS work you would like to give to, as well as use Gift Aid. If you want to send them a gift by post then their address is Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG

For Reflection & Discussion

Read I Peter 1:3-9 and Hebrews 6: 19-20

  1.  Why is it so important to have hope in life?   Try to think of times in your life for whatever reason you felt hopeless and fearful?  What caused it and what happened that made you recover from it?
  2. Look at the two passages above.   What is the nature of the hope in heaven that we have – what Andrew called “the far horizon”?   What role did Jesus play in giving us that hope?
  3. Thinking of hope now – “the near horizon”- what sorts of things stop us from having the hope that fills our lives with confidence and courage?
  4. Spend some time in prayer asking the Spirit to save us from focussing as the world does on a hopeless end and fill us with that endless hope that we have in Christ.