We continue our series “God is Stranger” based on Krish Kandiah’s book. In this talk we consider “The God who turns up and picks a fight”. We look at the story of Jacob wrestling with God. We see how God uses messed up people for His plans and how he often meets with us when we are most vulnerable. We reflect on our own wrestling with God and the strange God who can see beyond what we know and may therefore wound us not carelessly but in order to bring us healing and save us.
This is the first talk in a mini-series inspired by Krish Kandiah’s book God is Stranger. We explore what Naomi’s story has to tell us about God’s presence even when he apparently fails to turn up. We also reflect on our responsibility to extend hospitality to strangers and refugees.
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On Pentecost Sunday we explore God’s long awaited plan to visit, vitalise and vocalise His Church and through the Church to reach out to the whole world. We acknowledge the book entitled "More" by Simon Ponsonby, for inspiring the content in this talk.