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A Prayer we would All Love to Receive

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 7 (Ephesians 3:14-21) Of all the prayers prayed over people in the Bible, this must be the pinacle. This is such a good prayer to pray over one another!

The Secret: Hidden through the Ages and Now Revealed

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 6 (Ephesians 3:1-13) Paul’s concern that they might get discouraged by his own suffering leads him into an extraordinarily uplifting and motivating encouragement.

The Sum is Greater than the Parts

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 5 (Ephesians 2:11-22) Once again the poetry is so beautiful, and right at the center is a jewel — the song of peace. This centerpiece changes everything and turns hostile division into growth that defies our imagination.

A New Identity Card from Ephesians 2

Sun, 05/07/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 4 (Ephesians 2) Living out of this new identity will transform your life!

God Joined with Us, in a Love Stronger than Death

Sun, 04/30/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 3 (Ephesians 2:1-10) The goal for this message is that you should fall in love with the way this story is told, which if you trust Jesus, is your story

Paul’s Easter Prayer — For Us!

Sun, 04/09/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 2 (Ephesians 1:15-23) If someone says ‘please pray for me’ —they would not expect you to pray this kind of prayer! Yet once you understand it, it really is a remarkably powerful prayer for each one of us.

The Epic Poem that Opens Ephesians

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 12:00
Ephesians Part 1 (Ephesians 1:1-14) Ephesians opens with a single sentence, 12 verses long—an epic poem. We explore the art, beauty and thoughts that build our joy. We see the big picture which builds our interest. The hint of mystery motivates us to read on and find out where this is going!

An Overwhelming Experience of Joy and Peace

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 12:00
There are Scriptures that speak of transcendent experiences of Jesus in the life of a believer. What are these? and is there anything we can do in order to have them? (Phil 4:4-9; John 15:9-13)

The Power of Finding our Identity in Scripture

Sun, 03/12/2023 - 12:00
As humans we live our of our identity—our concept of who we are shapes our behaviour, decisions, attitudes and goals. Here is a selection from the New Testament that have the power to change us deeply if we make them ours. (2 Cor 5:17)

Joined to Jesus—A Truth that can have a Massive Impact if we get it

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 11:00
The story of the man of God, Hudson Taylor is that although he was living an extraordinary life of service, he had a deep feeling of his own sin and failure. When the Spirit opened his eyes to the Scriptures about being united with Jesus, in an instant he received a joy which lasted the rest of his life. What was this truth? (Romans 6:5-14)

Signs: The Truth behind Sabbath—Rarely Taught, but Transformational

Sun, 02/26/2023 - 11:00
There are few truths that will bring more peace and joy in this life than the connection between Jesus and the Sabbath. This is essential teaching for all Christians, and is the gospel for unbelievers. (Deut 5 & Matt 11)

Signs: Unusual Events/Coincidences

Sun, 02/19/2023 - 11:00
Guidance Part 5 (1 Various Scriptures) We conclude our series by looking at the role of unusual events or coincidences in guidance. These are sometimes called signs and can be useful but are highly dangerous if misused.

Guidance Part 4: Extraordinary/Supernatural Direction

Sun, 02/12/2023 - 11:00
Guidance Part 4 (1 Cor 2:16, Heb 8:10 & James 1:5) When and how does God gives us supernatural direction, and how do we avoid some major pitfalls? Lots of stories from Scripture and from people today.

Guidance Part 3: The Three Steps for Finding God’s Will

Sun, 02/05/2023 - 11:00
Guidance Part 3 (1 Cor 2:16, Heb 8:10 & James 1:5) The goal of this message is to look at how Jesus and the apostles made decisions together with New Testament teachings, and come up with a clear framework for how to find guidance in our lives.

Guidance Part 2: Does God direct us, and if so, how?

Sun, 01/15/2023 - 11:00
Guidance Part 2 (John 4-6, Acts 16) Some fundamental principles of guidance, with some examples from the Bible and recent times

Guidance Part 1: How NOT to find a wife, and other stories

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 11:00
Guidance Part 1 (Judges 6; 1 Sam 14) How NOT to find a wife (George Whitefield), ‘Fleeces’ the good, the bad & the ugly, and three things we can mean by ‘God’s will’.

New Year’s Resolutions – What does the Bible say?

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 11:00
There are a couple of basic reasons why your New Year’s resolutions are probably going to fail. But the answer is that we have the wrong person making the resolutions. Here’s a resolution that can’t possibly fail! (Phil 2:13)

The Unseemly Birth Circumstances of the Messiah

Sun, 12/25/2022 - 11:00
Coming of Jesus Part 5 (Luke 2 & Phil 2) This story does have some very odd parts to it when you think about it, but Paul’s call for our response (in Philippians) makes perfect sense and is very motivational.

The Christmas Story in the Four Gospels

Sun, 12/18/2022 - 11:00
Coming of Jesus Part 4 (Luke 1-2) The 4 Gospels all report Jesus’s birth story very differently, yet they fit together perfectly. Seeing this increases our faith that it is real history, not myth. But underneath that there is a deeper challenge waiting for us.

John’s version of the Christmas Story (which is usually missed)

Sun, 12/11/2022 - 11:00
Coming of Jesus Part 3 (John 1:1-18) So why no story of Jesus’ birth in the Gospel of John? Actually the story is there, with a message that echos through the whole book, and speaks deeply to us even today!