Starting the Journey – Session One
Starting the Journey – Session One
David Ingall starts a journey around London and through the Bible exploring if we’ve misunderstood judgement.

This series is taken from Burning Heart who are an organisation who are passionate about equipping churches with high quality, professionally produced and theologically rich teaching films and series. The Director is David Ingall who was the Rector of Holy Sepulchre London, an HTB Network church plant in the City of London. For more information visit their website

David Ingall starts a journey around London and through the Bible exploring if we’ve misunderstood judgement. To begin this first session watch the video below.

Key Theme

The Hebrew word for judgement is טַפָ שׁ (shaphat). While punishment can
be part of it, it is primarily about something positive. Judgement is about
putting things right, restoring them to the way they should be. It is about
making the world a better place. In some ways, this word is maybe closer to
the English word “justice.” One Hebrew dictionary sums it up like this:
“shaphat describes a range of actions that restore or preserve order in society, so that justice, especially social justice, is guaranteed…it can be translated as rule, govern…deliver, rescue, or judge.” This resonates with another Biblical theme that we tend to be a whole lot keener on – Salvation.

Key Bible Passage – Psalm 98

1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvellous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

Discussion Points