Andy’s Talks

Andy loves talking. So we thought we’d keep a record, where we can, of what he’s been saying over the years! They’re in no special order – we upload them as we’re able.

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Andy B starts this week’s GoDeeper with a prime example of hypocrisy, in which someone balances precariously on a ladder which is balancing on two tables and says, “don’t do this at home.”

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Andy B begins GoDeeper by explaining the idea of a tactical retreat when it comes to the military. He adds that making a tactical retreat is more deliberate than just retreating.

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Andy B delves deeper into this week’s theme from the angle of knowing who we are in Christ, i.e., knowing that we are free from our sins. He unpacks Psalm 139:23 by pointing out that being a Christian not only involves God encouraging us but also involves God cleaning out all the sin in our lives.

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https://vimeo.com/702900651 You can Listen, Read, or Watch, the video. Andy B unravels this week’s theme with some examples of adapting […]

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Andy B begins this week’s episode of Endurance by first explaining what exactly we mean by the mundane with the emoji “meh.” He goes on to compare short-term happiness with the eternal joy of the Lord. Short-term happiness, or pleasure, obviously doesn’t last and could become a bit of an addiction.

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You can Listen, Read, or Watch, the video. Andy B begins this week’s episode by asking, “What do you do […]

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https://vimeo.com/705642663 You can Listen, Read, or Watch, the video. Andy B begins this week’s theme, “Honestly, I’m fine”, with a […]

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Are you hurting inside? Do you feel alone? Do you feel lonely, even if you’re surrounded by people? Have your emotions left you feeling tired and like you have nothing left to give? Have you lost your job? Or a friend? Or a precious member of your family? Are you left wondering where hope will come from? Do you feel different from everybody around you – like you’ve got struggles they wouldn’t, and couldn’t understand? From being a victim of childhood abuse to enduring unemployment as an adult, and the tragic death of a daughter, Andy B has lived through some pretty testing pain, but, always, God was there to walk alongside Him. And if God’s plans are for our good, how can we trust that God really loves us, when bad stuff happens around us and to us?

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Andy B opens up this week’s theme, “Down, But Not Out”, by first reminding us of the fact that everyone has had an experience of being down, but not out. He unpacks this week’s Scripture verses, Matthew 11:28-30, by explaining what a yoke is in the context of these verses and further explaining its value, as in how oxen are trained using a yoke. In addition, he provides real-life examples of people learning vital skills using the same idea as that of a yoke.

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GoDeeper with Andy B, who talks about keeping a good balance between spiritual exercise and physical exercise. Try these Videos […]

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Andy B unpacks this week’s theme, “Going Equipped”, by providing real-life examples and consequences for being prepared or not being prepared. These examples include real stories involving military logistics, scouting and the Vulcan. As the phrase ‘going equipped’ has various meanings, he explains what some of those are.

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In order to kickstart this week’s theme Andy B gives some real-life examples of inexperienced people thinking they know better than those with experience, reminding us of the downsides of being proud. He provides reasons for why humility is such a good thing to reach for, and why pride and arrogance are not such good things to reach for. He talks about truck drivers, fact-checkers, diesel engines, and more…

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he talks about going back to basics. Andy mentions supermarkets’ basic items ranges as he looks at how the word ‘basic’ means different things to different people. He refers to the life of a character in the film called The 100-foot Journey, as a means of demonstrating how important it is to go back to basics at times. He looks at John 3:16, default positions, roots, and more…

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he looks at 2 Corinthians 13:11, which explains that we need to grow up as Christians in maturity, love, peace, and in unity with other Believers.

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Is reverence something we need, as Christians, in the current world? Is reverence a bygone requirement for believers, surpassed by the death and resurrection of Jesus? Is reverence something we should be bothered about in our churches and families? Andy B takes a look at something that he has been thinking through, and about, for more than 2 and a half years; pondering and chewing what he saw as a lack of reverence in so many churches, it seems normal.