Acts 1:1-11. We celebrate the pysical ascension of Jesus in to Heaven and reflect on why this is so important. Like the physical resurrection of Jesus at Easter it points us to a God who plans care about every aspect of our lives and this world, and whose plan is to redeem the whole of creation.
Revelation 18:1- 24. John sees that God's final judgement will one day fall on all the evil and injustice that drives a world separated from the God who created it. But in his mercy God has provided a way of rescue in Jesus. The question is whether we will heed the warning and escape while we can!
Revelation 17. Once again God draws back the veil to give John, and us, an insight in the things to come and the deceptive nature of human systems that appear so attractive but which deliver only death.
Habakkuk 4:1-4. Where is God when everything seems to be going wrong? As so many of us do the prophet Habakkuk wrestles with this question, but ultimately finds peace in God's faithfulness and sovereignty.
Revelation 15:1-8. In John's vision God finally calls time on world history characterised by unholiness and unrighteousness - the day of reckoning has come and the presence of sin is about to be removed from creation.
Revelation 13:11-18. John sees in his vision that there are earthly authorities, and systems of governance, that promise freedom by usurping the authority of God. Its the age old deception that began in the Garden of Eden and Christians must resist it.