In 2018 we explored what the Bible has to say about some key issues that many of us will face, either personally or in our family and friends. 

Below is some information on extra resources relating to that series if you want to delve deeper into the hot topics. The audio of the messages is available from the Audio menu.

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

Guernsey Citizen's Advice -

Christians Against Poverty -

Money Saving Expert -

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 )

Samaritans -

Mind Guernsey -

Mental Health UK -

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

Short bible based articles:

Some services and organisations:

Guernsey Bereavement Service -

Dying Matters -

Dying Matters Week 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
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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?

New resources from the Evangelical Alliance: Transformed

21st Oct      Other Religions

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

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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 - postponed

18th Nov     Same-sex Relationships

Bible References: Roms 1:18-32, Leviticus 18:22, Lev 20:13, 1 Cor 6:9-11, 1 Tim:9-10, Gen 2:24, Romans 8:5-9, 1 Cor 10:13


Living Out website: "We are a group of Christians who experience same-sex attraction bringing out into the open the questions and dilemmas that gay Christians can often face."  Loads of resources, testimonies, etc.

What does the Bible say about same sex attraction?

For Christians struggling with same sex attraction

Living with same sex attraction

How should I respond if my child comes out to me?

Possible causes of same sex attraction

True Freedom Trust - teaching and pastoral support ministry


Same Sex Relationships - John Stott

A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Same Sex Marriage

Meet Generation Z - Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World, includes transcript of a sermon on same sex marriage

Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness - Being Christian in a Non-Christian World

25th Nov     Euthanasia


Assisted Suicide - Vaughan Roberts

When is it right to die - Joni Eareckson Tada

Web Sites:

Care UK - Euthanasia

CareForLife - Guernsey