Who is in control? Amazing stories from Daniel to build your faith.

The opening words of Daniel says it all. Jerusalem and God’s people have been defeated, God’s temple ransacked and its treasures carted off and added to the riches of another god. The best, brightest and most beautiful of God’s people have been brought into the service of a foreign power. The writer of Daniel has the audacity to say in verse 2 of chapter 1 ‘And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into …’ the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon. Is God really in control?  Is he really sovereign? Does it pay to trust and obey God in a powerful culture that wants you to compromise what you hold as sacred as the people of God at the same time as offering you riches and a future. Daniel and his friends get into quite a few tricky situations. Should they say no to eating the king’s food and risk their allegiance to the kings being questioned because the food will make them ‘unclean’ according to God’s law? Does their God really want to reveal himself to his enemies and to involve them supernaturally in the process of revelation? Is it really worth keeping their worship pure even when it means certain death? As God shows himself to be sovereign through the lives of Daniel and his friends, God also reveals that he wants the best for ‘his’ enemies even when they seem so proud and dismissive of his authority? Are we willing to trust God is in control even when the opposition hurts whilst still loving those that oppose us? 

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There are no study notes on this series over the summer.

Study Series

Our Core Values: Foundations for who we are at Wycliffe

Our purpose here isn’t to describe the many values which should describe all Christians and churches, but to highlight the things that are core to the personality of Wycliffe. Imagine describing Wycliffe to a friend over coffee or drawing a picture that captures the heart of Wycliffe. These values are the things that describe our culture and we want them to be visible in all that we do. They go deep because they express our particular calling from God as a community of his people in East Reading.

Our Core Values Brochure

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The Core Values notes for Bible group study leaders are as follows:

Our Core Values Part One

Our Core Values Part Two

Our Core Values Part Three

Our Core Values Part Four

Our Core Values Part Five

John: Thriving in the Face of Disaster

We will be looking at the book of John from 25th April to 17th July.

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Week 1 John 13:1-17

Week 2 John 13:18-38

Week 3 John 14:1-14

Week 4 John 14:15-31

Week 5 John 15:1-17

Week 6 John 15:18-16:4

Week 7 John 16:5-15

Week 9 John 16:16-33

Week 10 John 17:1-19

Week 11 John 17:20-26

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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33