Richmond is a church passionate about King Jesus and living out his kingdom in our neighbourhood in Adelaide, Australia. We hope you enjoy our podcast. You can find out more at richmond.org.au
I AM the Bread of Life
God provided the Israelites manna in the desert to sustain them, literally bread for them to live. After miraculously providing bread for people to eat, Jesus reveals to His disciples that He is the true bread that gives and sustains life. As the Israelites trusted and received daily manna from God, what does it look like for us to trust and receive Jesus as our true bread, especially as those who are not used to being hungry?
I AM Who I AM
When the Jews hear Jesus say “I am”, they pick up stones to kill him for blasphemy, for they recognise His claim to divinity. The name God chose to reveal to His people: YHWH, I AM WHO I AM. What does it mean that God has revealed this as His name, and how does John connect this to Jesus to reveal who He is? What does it mean for us as we follow Jesus?
God and the Unexpected
In our youth-led gathering Jed reminds us of how God often uses unexpected people in unexpected ways to bring about the Kingdom. We are challenged to consider what this means for how God looks to use us in our world today. Are we following the example of the unexpected King? Are we looking out for the unexpected?
Resurrection Sunday: Jesus in the Ordinary
We consider the everyday elements of the resurrection story and what we can learn from how King Jesus revealed Himself to His followers. What can we learn from the risen Christ in the everyday and ordinary?
Lenten Practices: Feasting
While Lent is most commonly associated in people’s minds with fasting, the two are complementary rather than opposites. Throughout the Bible and Christian tradition, the people of God have gathered to share in his goodness by feasting together. Jesus was known for sharing meals with all kinds of people. What does the practice of feasting look like in our time, place and cultural context? How can we celebrate God’s goodness to us and invite others to join us in participating in it as we prepare to celebrate God’s gift of resurrection life at Easter?
Lenten Practices: Prayer & Intercession
In the Christian tradition, Lent has often been a time to intentionally pray for others. What does intercessory prayer for our world, our enemies, and the needs of our community look like for us in this season as we prepare to remember Christ's once and for all intercession for us at Easter?