The Word became flesh - Christmas mini-series (John 1:1-18 John !:!-18 is a simple but sublime telling of the wonder of "The Word became flesh". This mini-series helps to put Christ in the centre of our Christmas time....
September 2019 - February 2020
Paul writes to Timothy and to us about "Fight the good fight of the faith" We are not to follow false teachers who depart from the faith. Instead we are to have faith in the truth that God is our Saviour through Christ Jesus and share that with others This faith is to result in love and practical godliness in our church life and worship, church leaders and our use of money....
This mini-series addresses the question "How can all Christians promote the Gospel and make the teaching God our Saviour attractive?"...
The Apostle Paul declared,"these three remain: faith, hope and love" (1 Corinthians 13:13) and that "the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13). In these series we will explore the source, and practical course in our lives, of these 5 Great Virtues: faith, hope, love peace, and joy....
Around 1,100 years before the coming of Jesus, in the days of the Judges in Israel, we find the daily lives of Naomi, Ruth the foreigner and Boaz become intertwined. In the book of Ruth the Lord's providence is clearly at work leading us to King Jesus our kinsman and family redeemer, our wings of refuge and our rest-provider.
This series addresses what it means for us to be made in God's image and in doing so answers what are our main purposes as human beings and the value of human life....
Here Paul sets out God's great plan of making one new humanity in Christ. The wealth, walk and warfare of this one glorious Church is set forth in this mind-stretching and heart-warming letter....
A mini-series preached by Bill Newton and Martyn Jones on 1st, 15th and 29th January 2017....
April - November 2016
John, the apostle of love, writes this letter to: Stop those who hold to the truth of Jesus as God and Saviour from straying into anti-Christian teaching. Give Christians reassurance that they do indeed have eternal life in Jesus. John does this by cycling round three tests for how we may know we have life: the love, obedience and belief tests. ...
August - December 2016
Here we follow the lows and highs of the lives of Joseph and his brothers. In them we find how God turns to good what was meant for evil, and we also see the gospel of many colours....
April - July 2016
After Abraham's death we follow the footsteps of his son Isaac and his divided sons, Jacob and Esau. Here God's sovereign and surprising mercy and blessing shine. Here we find that our story, of being pilgrims of trust, makes sense in the big story. Through the line of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) will come the one who brings the blessing of salvation (Jesus)....
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
After the disasters of Noah's flood and the Tower of Babel there is a new beginning. Abraham is called to leave his country and become a new great and blessed nation (Israel), from whom will come a descendant (Jesus) who will bless all the peoples of the earth. Follow Abraham on his twisting and turning adventure of faith, and find that those who have faith in Jesus Christ are blessed along with Abraham (Galatians 3:9)...
Practical tools in how to defend and commend Christian belief, and demolish unbelief
2014 - March 2016
The Psalm cover the whole range of emotions and push out out prayers into places we might not go.
June - July 2010
Here is a call to go with compassion and cry out "repent" to wicked people who cling to worthless idols, who are ripe for God's judgement. But what happens if we run away from this, or go but with an idol in our own hearts?...
May - July 2011
Luther said, "This book is a short letter, but much of such a pure essence of Christian doctrine, and composed in such a masterly manner, that it contains all that is neeful for Christian knowledge and life." Here Paul teaches about Christ saves us so we are eager to do what is good, and so make the teaching about God our Saviour attractive to a watching world....
The people of God have returned from captivity but have stopped rebuilding the Lord's House. Haggai speaks the Lord's word into this situation, stirs them and us up about what our priorities and encourages us with visions of the Lord's prescence, purity and prince....
April - October 2014
Genesis 1-11 gives us the beginnings of our world. Without this we will not understand the rest of the Bible or ourselves. Here creation, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah & the Tower of Babel speak to us of the good God who creates, rules, judges and saves this world. In this series the issues of creation and the Big Bang and evolution plus the roles of men and women are addressed too....
Some help from God's Word on stress, depression & bereavement...
January - July 2014
God moves the hearts of Kings and God's people so they can return from captivity to rebuild the Lord's House. The message of Ezra is grant us new life to rebuild God's House (Christ's Church) and reform our lives. Ezra answers how can we build the Lord's House and overcome opposition from without and within...
September 2013 - December 2013
Peter the Apostle is soon to die and depart. But before he goes he wants us to remember what's really important - to be on guard against false teachers and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ....
September 2013 onwards
Matthew's Gospel, good news, is that Jesus is the Christ - the one who has come to be our King bringing the blessings of salvation - and in response we are to be Jesus' radical disciples and followers....
2013 and 2014
How do we understanding and apply the different Genres of the Bible? - the Covenants, Law, Prophecy, Parables, Miracles, Narrative & Letters....
Easter Sunday from Mark's Gospel....
September 2012 - October 2012
What is the church's ministry of mercy and it's motivation? How does practical care of people in need (social care) relate to sharing the good news of Jesus (evangelism)?...
Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday from John's Gospel....
April 2012 - July 2013
Christian Doctrine is the truth that shall set you free. Here are the key life giving and transforming truths about God, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, the church including its purposes, and the future....
How do we practically, as church family, share life together in Christ?...
September 2011 - February 2012
Solomon the preacher takes us on quest to answer is life meaningless, a chasing after the wind or what is good for us in life?...
Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday from Luke's Gospel....
February - April 2011
Amos' burden is the LORD roars like a lion. The LORD is awesome, mighty and about to devour his prey in judgement. So 'prepare to meet your God' (4v12), 'seek Him and live' (5v4 & 14-16). Remember warnings of judgement are invitations to repentance. We too need this message, to counter a sentimental view of God and to counter avoiding talking about God's judgement. Amos is especially concerned about how we treat: the LORD and His Word; worship; and one another - do we reflect that the LORD is merciful and just, in all of life? He speaks with striking...
October 2010 - February 2011
James gives us direct message on faith in Christ without deeds is dead. Here is vivid, punchy teaching on living faith's fruit in deeds, words, deeds, purity and perseverance....
September 2010 - July 2011
Before Jesus returns to heaven he says "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses." Acts tells us what happened next in the early church - the great story which continues in the church today....
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