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A remarkable life: Ravi Zacharias, 1946-2020

Ravi Zacharias (26 March 1946 – 19 May 2020) was an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian speaker and writer. Zacharias was the author of more than 30 books revolving around “Apologetics” (helping believers think and thinkers believer), including Can Man Live Without God?, as well as Christian bestsellers Light in the Shadow of Jihad and The Grand Weaver. Zacharias was the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and OCCA (Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics), which provided speakers for our Rethink week in 2018.

“Does God Exist?”

It is a question also asked behind the walls of Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola Prison, the largest maximum-security prison in the United States. Zacharias had prayed with prisoners of war all those years ago in Vietnam but walking through Death Row left an even deeper impression. Zacharias believed the gospel shined with grace and power, especially in the darkest places, and praying with those on Death Row “makes it impossible to block the tears.” It was his third visit to Angola and, such is his deep connection, the inmates have made Zacharias the coffin in which he will be buried. As he writes in Seeing Jesus from the East:

“These prisoners know that this world is not their home and that no coffin could ever be their final destination. Jesus assured us of that.”

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Audio Service 29 March 2020: A claim, a promise, an obligation

This talk is based on John 8.46-end.
The reading is included in the recording.

Reader: Ian Jennings
Preacher: Christoph Lindner

Sermon: Do not be afraid

Talk given by Christoph Lindner at our Sunday service on  29th December 2019.

Sermon: The Beauty of the Aged

25 August 2019, 10.30am, Christoph Lindner

This sermon is based on the following Proverbs:
Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. (Proverbs 16:31)
The glory of youths is their strength, but the beauty of the aged is their grey hair. (Proverbs 20:29)

The following Bible passages are referred to:

2 Corinthians 4.5-10, 16-18

John 19. 23-27

The sermon refers to John Wyatt’s book Dying Well, which you can order here…