Gospel Driven Culture - 1 Corinthians - Week 1

Charlie Kang • September 15, 2019

Do we get more revelation straight from the Word of God or via podcasts or social media? In this series on 1 Corinthians the aim is to read the Word together & mature as we meditate on it. Ps Charlie introduces the book reminding us that we are called to live differently as we are set apart for a purpose - if so much of the world is in us, how can we bring about change? The gospel is life and death, we need to get serious about knowing the Word of God & bring it into the centre of our lives.

A(gender): Truth & Grace - Seminar Sunday

Charlie Kang • September 8, 2019

Seminar Sunday - a kingdom perspective for today's issues - offered the choice of three seminars addressing the topics from a Biblical perspective to equip us in how we live. The world changes its narrative on gender but God's Word doesn't change - Ps Charlie speaks on gender according to both truth and grace & puts it into a wider context.

The Gospel of Grace through the Tensions of Race - Seminar Sunday

Ann-Marie Agyeman • September 8, 2019

Seminar Sunday - a kingdom perspective for today's issues - offered the choice of three seminars addressing the topics from a Biblical perspective to equip us in how we live. Race is not just an issue in the world, it's in the church & used by the enemy to divide people - Ann-Marie shares what God has been speaking to her about the tensions of race & encourages us to let the Holy Spirit search our hearts to reveal any faulty understandings.

The Environment: Who's responsible? - Seminar Sunday

James Earley • September 8, 2019

Seminar Sunday - a kingdom perspective for today's issues - offered the choice of three seminars addressing the topics from a Biblical perspective to equip us in how we live. Ps James looks at a range of viewpoints on the environment through the lens of the interplay between our faith, our values & our actions.

Just Add Jesus

Charlie Kang • September 1, 2019

This short message from Ps Charlie at our All-Together service followed a science demonstration illustrating how the addition of Jesus takes away sin. What if we were honest enough to admit, 'I can't hear God today?' or 'I don't want to come to church?' Sometimes we overcomplicate Christianity when it can be as simple as actually connecting with Jesus - He's the only one who can deal with our sin and disconnection & bring us back to the source of all life, love and goodness.

The Life of Moses - Restoring Relationships 13

Lisa Adjei • August 11, 2019

In this final instalment of Restoring Relationships, Ps Lisa looks at Moses' call to fulfil his purpose to be a restorer of relationships and reminds us that God calls all of us to this same purpose. Sometimes we shut the book on the story of our lives believing that it's over in one area, but restoration can take time, our responsibility is to hold on to faith & hope, knowing God is right there with us. Sometimes it looks like God is calling us back to places we thought we'd left behind, we may be going back, but we're going back different because God has done something in our hearts, exchanging control for love, fear for security in Him, rejection for connection.

Quarrel No More- Restoring Relationships 12

Charlie Kang • August 4, 2019

In this week's message on Restoring Relationships, Ps Charlie takes us back to the creation of man by the trinity of God to show how we were created from relationship for relationship. Which means for us today, every relationship is supposed to happen through love, in the same way that we see it expressed between God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

Restoring Relationships with the Word - Restoring Relationships 11

James Rumble • July 28, 2019

Using the analogy of a torch that we use to search for significance, purpose, relationships... James Rumble encourages us to lay down the torch & know that God is the light within us, through knowing our Saviour, our identity and our mission.

The Father Heart - Restoring Relationships 10

Charlie Kang • July 21, 2019

Continuing 'Restoring Relationships' by looking at the sixth biological sign of life - sensitivity - how external things affect us internally. Our relationship with God was always meant to affect all our other relationships - and the anchor to every relationship with each other is that we are a child of God.

Let it Grow - Restoring Relationships 9

Charlie Kang • July 7, 2019

After a few weeks detour, Ps Charlie rejoins the biological signs of life, looking at growth. If our relationships are alive, they should be growing. And growth comes when you're joined to the life source, Jesus - we do the connecting, God brings the growth.

The Recipe - Praying Together - Restoring Relationships 8

Charlie Kang • June 30, 2019

Ps Charlie brings fresh light to our vision sermon series from last year with this Recipe/Restoring Relationships mash-up, focusing on praying together. It's hard to pray when we don't get on with each other, but when we realise that we all have the same heart & purpose, to know & share the goodness of God through Christ Jesus, there's no opportunity for opinions to divide us.

God is Love. And He Never Changes - Restoring Relationships 7

Matt Russell • June 23, 2019

Where we're at in our relationship with God can make a big difference in the lives of people around us - we may be the closest thing to Jesus that people see - so where is Jesus positioned in your life? In this spin off episode of the Restoring Relationships series, Ps Matt takes us back to where our relationship with God began, then reminds us that God's plan to restore our relationship with Him was always Jesus.

God's Heart of Grace

Paul Drodge • June 16, 2019

This week we're pleased to welcome Ps Paul Drodge from Waterside congregation, who brought a message about how God has an amazing heart of grace towards us, looking at what He has done for us & how we outwork it in our lives.

Comfort from Discomfort - Restoring Relationships 6

Lisa Adjei • June 9, 2019

God is the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, but we can't receive comfort unless we're honest about our discomfort. Ps Lisa speaks in our Restoring Relationships series and reminds us that we have to encounter God's love for ourselves & then find healing as restoration starts within ourselves.

The Release that comes from Forgiveness - Restoring Relationships 5

Hayley Earley • June 2, 2019

By choosing to forgive, we are not only in a position to restore our current relationships but protect our future ones. Continuing the 'Restoring Relationships' series with a detour from the signs of life, Ps Hayley shares her own story of family restoration, describing how unforgiveness can be like gripping on to a cactus, but freedom comes from allowing Jesus into the hurts.