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Over the next few weeks we will be exploring what the Bible has to say about some key issues that many of us will face, either personally or in our family and friends. 

We will add some information on extra resources as we go through the series if you want to delve deeper into the hot topics.


9th Sept      Debt


Biblical references:  Leviticus 25:35–38; Deuteronomy 28:12; 1 Chronicles 29:10–14; Psalm 37:21; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 25:28; Proverbs 28:8; Matthew 6:21; Matthew 18:23–35; Matthew 25:27; Luke 16:13; John 10:10; Romans 13:8;Hebrews 12:11;   (You can copy and paste the above into biblegateway.com)

Guernsey Citizen's Advice - https://citizensadvice.org.gg/advice

Christians Against Poverty - https://capuk.org/

Money Saving Expert - https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/mental-health-guide/

Books: The Money Secret - Rob Parsons and Debt Free Living - Larry-Burkett & Keith Tondeur  (But consider borrowing them not buying them!)


16th Sept    Depression

Biblical references: John 8:26; John 10:10; Psalm 6:6; Psalm 88:4-6; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 121:1-2; Matthew 11:28; 1 Samuel 7:11; Philippians 4:13 (You can copy and paste this into biblegateway.com )

Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org

Mind Guernsey - http://www.guernseymind.org.gg

Mental Health UK - https://www.mentalhealth-uk.org

Resources you may find useful: Dealing with Depression - Sarah Collins and Jayne HaynesLearning to Live with Depression - Elaine Browne and Goliath Must Fall (Study with DVD) - Louie Giglio


23rd Sept    Death

Biblical references:  Mt 27:51; Lk 16:19–31; 23:43; Jn 3:3; 11:35; 14:1–3, 6; Ro 8:29, 38; 2 Co 5:6–8; Php 1:21–23; 3:20–21; 1 Th 4:13–17; 2 Ti 4:6–8; Heb 9:27–28; 1 Pe 1:3–9; Re 20:11–15; Ac 7:59–8:2; 1 Co 15:55–57; 1 Th 4:13;  (You can copy and paste the above into biblegateway.com)

Short bible based articles: 

https://www.gotquestions.org/physical-death.html 

https://www.gotquestions.org/second-death.html

Some services and organisations:

Guernsey Bereavement Service - http://www.guernseybereavementservice.com/

Dying Matters - https://www.dyingmatters.org

Dying Matters Week 2018 - https://www.gov.gg/article/165137/Going-Out-with-the-Tide---Dying-Matters-Week-14-20-May-2018

Books - No Flowers - just lots of Joy - Fiona CastleWhat happens when I die - Marcus Nodder


14th Oct      Gender Identity

Bible Refs: Gen 1:27; Rom 12:1-2; 2 Cor 5:17; Eph 4:22-23; 1 Cor 4:3-4
(You can copy and paste the above into biblegateway.com)

Books: Transgender, Vaughan Roberts a great place to start, short, easy-to-read

Video talks: Identity in Christ Conference, Tim & Kathy Keller excellent series of talks

Articles: Navigating Gender Stereotpes,  Are we all 'Onmigender' now?


21st Oct      Other Religions

Bible Refs: John 18:38; Acts 17:16–34; 1 Corinthians 15:14–19; John 14:6

(You can copy and paste the above into biblegateway.com)

Books: 

The Reason for God – Timothy Keller – Belief in an Age of Scepticism

Truth and Error – Comparative Charts of Cults and Christianity

Web links:

Why you can believe the bible

Beyond blind faith

With all of the different religions, how can I know which one is correct?


28th Oct      Addiction


18th Nov     Same-sex Relationships


25th Nov     Euthanasia