“The great Christian revolutions came not by the discovery of something that was not known before. They happen when someone takes radically something that was always there”. H. Richard Niebuhr. This is no more true than The Reformation itself. As we celebrate 500 years of this tumultuous time for the church, and the world, what rediscoveries demand a radical response from us?View Series
This three part teaching is based on a promise. God’s promise. It’s the only place in the Bible where we are invited to test him. The test is not based on the length of our prayers, the number of worship songs we can sing or the number of Bible verses we have memorised. Surprisingly it’s about money - yours and mine - and how we handle it.View Series
Who am I? It’s a question we are all asking. Our identity matters.
Often our identity can trouble or confuse us. It can leave us anxious or even afraid. Easily we become prey to marketeers who promise with each brand so much more than the product.
With so much bad news, it can be hard to believe in any good news. As the Christmas adverts bombard us with subtle messages about how things can be better, it’s easy to be cynical, doubtful - same old, same old. Good news? I shouldn’t think so!View Series
Jesus calls us to be ‘salt’ and ‘light’, to become a Godly influence wherever he has placed us. Joseph’s calling is our calling. His story is ours. Whoever we are, and wherever God has placed us our destiny is to become people of great influence and Joseph’s journey is our road map.View Series
There are 7 signs of life. You may remember them from biology (or perhaps not!). In this series we will look at each of these Vital Signs to help us explore our own vitality, and that of the communities we are building.View Series
The run up to Easter is traditionally a time for self examination. It’s a time to slow down, refocus and examine our hearts. This 40 day period called Lent recalls the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for his ministry. We will let the words of Jesus be our guide.View Series
The Daniel Fast is a spiritual discipline where followers of Jesus Christ can draw nearer to God and focus more of their attention on Him and His ways. In today’s busy and distracting culture, entering into the fasting experience is like pushing the pause button in a hectic life and centering more on the rest that Jesus offers.View Series
Babies are born everyday and family and friends expectantly await news of the new arrival. The conversations that follow centre around a few key questions: - Is it a boy or a girl? What names have you given him/her? How much did he/she weigh? So what if we asked those same questions about the baby from Bethlehem? Who would we ask and how would they answer?View Series
There’s a reason lions are called ‘King of the Beasts’: they rule by their great power and strength.
Daniel lived at a time when great powers ruled the earth. They were fierce and domineering and dealt severely with anything in their way. Yet Daniel not only survived, he thrived! He knew the secret of walking with lions.
The guys closest to Jesus could see he was different, very different. He had rhythm, purpose, an agenda. They saw how his whole life was a prayer, a never ending synergy between father and child. And they asked him, “Teach us that life-prayer.” And he did.View Series
I guess that sums it up. Conquered. Won. Completed. Triumphed. Succeeded. The resurrection of Jesus nailed it!
Is he truly the Son of God? Does his death have meaning for anyone else? Is there only one true way? Is my life bigger than the sum of my years?
In February 2008 we opened the Church Centre, transforming our buildings into a bustling and vibrant place where our community gathers 7 days a week. We are re-telling the story of God’s miraculous provision of the church centre, giving all of us an opportunity to invest or re-invest in the buildings that bless us so much, think about our giving in the light of God’s provision.View Series
Love or hate them, they are everywhere at Christmas and are part of modern day Christmas. But there are long lasting, centuries old lyrics that speak into the same longings as the words of the songs that fill our shops. Why do these age-old lyrics offer such hope? Why are they still sung each year? Do they have something to say to us now?View Series
It’s a dark time. Persecution is relentless. Demonic forces are rampaging. A nation is losing its faith. This series will journey through the life of Elijah and Elisha. Their time is our time. Their calling, our calling. It’s time to rise up!View Series
Sometimes it is overwhelming. It seems that everywhere we look people are exhausted at just coping with whatever afflicts them. Is this the life to which we are called? We know that God is raising up an army. We want to be in it.View Series
Whilst those childhood days of amazement, excitement and moments of wide-eyed wonder are long gone; discover a richer, deeper and more lasting wonder that awaits us as we fling wide the doors on the Christmas story.View Series
How do we cope when it all goes wrong?
Where is God in the mess and how do we find Him?
Whose fault is the mess anyway and who can I blame?
This was not the life I chose.
It was into this situation that God sent Ezekiel to help his people find him and discover a way out. It was not going to be easy. God’s truth would challenge and confront them before it rescued them.
This series is an invitation to join their journey and discover with them that God really is sovereign over all.View Series