The Christianity and Climate Change Bible Study series: Session 5

Breaking water at Freshwater Bay

Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier’ 

Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and Tearfund supporter responds to the question:

“Do you have any advice on how to help fellow Christians understand the importance of working to end climate change, and what are the ways in which we can engage in the climate change debate and gently point people to Jesus?”       Watch the video

The key Bible passages for this session are:

Psalm 24:1

 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
 for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters”.

Psalm 72:12

“For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help”.

Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows”.

Philippians 2:4

”Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others”.

  • Do you see the coronavirus pandemic and climate change as an equal threat to our health, the planet and those in poverty?
  • What biblical reasons can you think of as to why the church should act (including prayer and preaching) on climate change.

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Prayer Next month G7 world leaders will meet in Cornwall – pray that the talks would help people in poverty access vaccines, and result in even greater action on the climate crisis.