Sermons

Dan Maton | Sunday May 2, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham and Sarah got tired of waiting for God’s promise to be fulfilled and tried to take control. They began to focus on themselves, they stopped caring for others, such as Hagar. But God cared for her, and unlike Abraham and Sarah, calls her by her name.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Genesis 16

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Promise-Keeping God

Genesis 15:8-21

Chris Chart | Sunday April 25, 2021 | Abraham

When God makes his covenant with Abraham, he makes his promises on his own terms, and he kept his promises when the Israelites came out of Egypt. We too have promises from God, and just as the promises to Abraham weren’t fulfilled for 400 years, we also have to wait for our promises to be fulfilled. In the meantime, what steps of faith is God calling us to take as individuals?

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Righteousness by Faith

Genesis 15:1-7

Richard Owen | Sunday April 18, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham believed God, not just as a cold hard fact but in a personal relational sense. Like Abraham, we can trust God when we can’t see the way out of our situation and are tempted to try to find our own way out. We are considered righteous by God’s grace through faith, not through our works or our efforts.

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Ben Gibbins | Sunday April 11, 2021 | Abraham

It can sometimes look as if worldly powers are king, but the Bible says that we reign in life. Abraham recognised Melchizedek as greater than he himself was, and Melchizedek points to Jesus. Jesus is king. We say that with our mouths, but is he really king over our lives? Do we really submit our entire lives to him?

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Genesis 14

Will Pattison | Sunday April 4, 2021 | Miscellaneous

The women physically looked up and saw the stone was rolled away. We can figuratively look up and see Jesus. We are all searching for different things, but the women were searching for Jesus. What are we chasing after?

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Mark 16:1-6

Dan Maton | Sunday March 28, 2021 | Abraham

How do we get back on track with God? By repenting and putting God first, by being willing to make hard decisions rather than drifting when we meet with challenges and by walking by faith like Abraham, rather than walking by sight like Lot.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Genesis 13

Jeremy Simpkins | Sunday March 21, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Jesus is the good shepherd. Biblical shepherds led their sheep from the front, and knew each one by name, and the sheep knew his voice. We are invited to come and feed. Good shepherds lead by example, protect the flock, encourage the whole church to be a shepherding community, anoint with oil, and lay down their lives for the sheep.

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God's Grace is Big Enough

Genesis 12:10-20

Richard Owen | Sunday March 14, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham and Sarah saw famine and there were hard decisions to be made, but they also saw the grace and sovereignty of God. Living in God’s promises doesn’t make us immune to hardship, and the grace and sovereignty of God doesn’t mean we are free from sin and bad choices. God’s grace can come through very strange means - it sees the vulnerable and covers over all sins.

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The Call of Abraham

Genesis 12:1-9

Dan Maton | Sunday March 7, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham didn’t make the decision to move; it was God who took the initiative. Abraham was nobody special and was slow to obey God. Nevertheless, he trusted God, and we also should trust God even when we don’t understand what God is doing. So let’s follow Abraham’s example of a life a faith, a life of obedience and life of worship.

Read Genesis 12:1-9

Richard Owen | Sunday February 28, 2021 | Miscellaneous

We are encouraged to exalt and elevate God, to humble ourselves by seeking his will not our own, and to pray for a renewed spirit within us.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Matthew 6:5-14

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Fishers of People

Mark 1:16-20

Steve Hurd | Sunday February 21, 2021 | Miscellaneous

We are called to be fishers of men, ambassadors of Christ who attract people to him by letting his light shine through us in their midst.

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Dan Maton | Sunday February 14, 2021 | Miscellaneous

We need to learn how to lament. We can do this by using our own words or by using some of the lament psalms that have been given us to help us pray. We need to make a deliberate decision to turn to the Lord, bring our complaint to him, make definite clear requests, and choose to trust him.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Psalms 142

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Take Stock and Look Up

Romans 4:18-25

Richard Owen | Sunday February 7, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Like Abraham, we must face the facts - the facts make us more aware of our need for God. Yet we should continue to believe God, so let’s look up and be strengthened in our faith.

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Restoring Others

James 5:19-20

Dan Maton | Sunday January 31, 2021 | James

God delights in restoring those who have wandered away. We should be a people of real concern, who care for those wandering from the truth; a people of real discretion in confronting them; and a people of real zeal for bringing them back.

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Keeeeep Praying!

James 5:13-18

Richard Owen | Sunday January 24, 2021 | James

James encourages us to pray. He tells us to pray for ourselves and for one another, and the sick are to call for the elders to pray for them. We are to come to God in faith, in repentance, in honesty and in humility.

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Ben Gibbins | Sunday January 17, 2021 | James

We should be trustworthy at all times, and therefore have no need to take oaths. If we feel the need to take oaths then it suggests that our word cannot be trusted otherwise.

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Dan Maton | Sunday January 10, 2021 | James

Some of us may have been excluded for being Christians, whilst others may have experienced more intense suffering. James calls us to be patient, but he is not insensitive to suffering, nor is he telling us to be inactive. To cope with suffering, we need to learn how to lament. Our ultimate hope is the return of Jesus.

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Blessan Babu | Sunday January 3, 2021 | James

We should not put our trust or find our security in possessions. We should be rich towards God, and generous with our wealth. We should not be complicit in oppressing the poor by our shopping habits. God is not against us having money, but wants us to use wealth for his glory and his kingdom.

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Chris Chart | Sunday December 27, 2020 | Miscellaneous

We are told to love one another, bear with one another and accept one another because God has first loved, accepted and forgiven us. Do we know that we are loved, accepted and forgiven by God every moment?

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Ben Gibbins | Friday December 25, 2020 | Miscellaneous

Because God came as both Jesus (Saviour) and Immanuel (God with us) we can know him and be saved from our sins.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Matthew 1:21-23