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  • Bible study materials on the theme of ministry

    A three-part bible study on 1 Peter and the theme of ministry These bible study materials have been prepared by Prof Judith Lieu on behalf of the Ministry in the Methodist Church working party. The draft statement brought to the 2018 Methodist Confer…

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  • A Word in Time, the online bible study for daily life

    As daily life gets more and more hectic, many find it difficult to make time for the spiritual side of life. Now they can simply log on to www.methodist.org.uk/bible from wherever they happen to be and access A Word in Time, the Methodist Chur.…

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  • One Mission Bible Study

    The One Mission Bible Study is an excellent resource for house groups to engage and explore One Mission in today's context, bringing together the local and global aspects of mission. The five session study series is based around a short film based on…

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  • A word in your ear

    A Word in Time, the online Bible study for daily life, was launched at the beginning of September and has been hugely successful, with around 300 visitors to the site every day. But now the team have decided to make the studies even more a.…

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  • More than 2,000 Bible verses can't be ignored!

    Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) has released a new Bible Study Pack for Lent and beyond, entitled 'What does the Bible say about poverty?', to help small groups get to the heart of the Bible's teaching on poverty. 'No other issu.…

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  • The "stranger" - a Bible study

    Unpacking different Biblical terms for refugees and migrants

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  • A Word in Time Bible study

    The lectionary for A Word in Time is taken from The Methodist Prayer Handbook. All Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Co…

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  • Saturday

    Background

    Why are there always arguments among believers about the ways of God? Surely the Scriptures have revealed God's purposes and actions? But anyone reading the Scriptures will be confused by their untidiness, their complexity and the la…

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  • Wednesday

    Background

    You have to admit it, until now you may have not have thought about a Bible study using knickers or underpants as a starting point. But in today's passage Jeremiah does just that. Imagine getting designer underwear and then destroyin…

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  • Tuesday

    Psalm: Psalm 127 Background The crisis which provides the context for today's passage is equally climactic in biblical history when compared with the flood story. The book, and prophecy, of Zechariah is addressed to the people who wi…

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  • Tuesday

    Psalm: Psalm 11:1-5 Background In this passage Paul is in Athens - the intellectual capital of the ancient world. It is here that Paul meets the ideas of the philosophers head on and encounters idols and altars to an amazing range of deiti…

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  • Monday

    Background

    As I write this, our television news channels are full of pictures of happy schoolchildren, rejoicing at having achieved good GCSE results. There must be some parallels between how those children's teachers feel and the sentiments Pa…

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  • Friday

    Psalm: Psalm 68:1-20 Background Terry Pratchett told a story about a tourist with a camera. The camera was an old fashioned one on a wooden tripod as I remember. Every time the man took a photo he uncovered the lens. Inside a little man st…

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  • Saturday

    Background This would seem to a particularly challenging passage for, say, someone writing a series of Bible study notes. Peter, in the final paragraphs of what he quite possibly knew would be his final letter to the churches, is issuing a g…

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  • Sunday

    Background

    The Synoptic Gospel writers Matthew and Luke begin with Jesus' incarnation (or birth), whereas John begins with Jesus' pre-incarnation (John 1:1-2): "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He …

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  • Tuesday

    Background

    Earlier this week we read about heard Jesus comparing his approach to the religious law with that of the scribes and Pharisees. He declared that his intent was to fulfil the law not abolish it (Matthew 5:17). However here we see…

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  • Monday

    Background

    This is one of five controversies between Jesus and the religious authorities which Matthew places on the last day of public ministry, and which are reported in the typical Jewish style of question and answer.

    The question in this…

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  • The Convocation of the Methodist Diaconal Order

    A few photos from the Convocation of the Methodist Diaconal Order which took place in Swanwick last week. Through worship, conversation, Bible study and shared space we explored ‘Being Community’. What a blessing to be with these women and men who ar…

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  • God of grace and God of glory (StF 682)

    God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power

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  • Church website checklist

    Remember to include this information on your church website. You can download the checklist to print out and pin up as a reminder.

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