Tagged with: discipleship
Wed Jun 14 '17|
Uncertainty. It’s a word we’re hearing a lot these days. Some of us are feeling uncertain about the current political climate, or about the potential dangers of being in the city on a Saturday night, or the economy, or possibly...
Fri Aug 26 '16|
I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an anti-immigration poster which showed a photograph of hundreds and hundreds of people walking across Croatia into Slovenia, fleeing...
Mon Aug 8 '16|
Summer of Love: 1 John If you’ve been with us over the past few months, you’ll know that we’ve been preaching a series entitled The Heart of the Matter. It’s been a rollercoaster ride through various subjects to do with...
Fri Jul 29 '16|
Repetition is a common literary device used by poets and authors to draw emphasis to something in particular. I’ll say that again… When a writer uses a word or phrase more than once, especially in close proximity to each other,...
Fri Jul 8 '16|
As we finish our week of prayer in this city, let’s pray for the cities of nations around the world that are experiencing extreme loss, pain, confusion or fear at this time. Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you that you...
Tue Jul 5 '16|
We are advised in the Bible to pray for those who lead us, and so today we focus our prayers in that direction. Join with us as we pray for those in leadership across our nation. Prayer: Heavenly Father, you...
Sun Sep 27 '15|
The story of the church begins at Jerusalem, where a small group of followers of Jesus sought to live lives marked out by sacrifice, devotion and commitment to community. In this talk Andy Tilsley considers what we can learn from their example.
Sun Mar 24 '13|
In the final few days of his life, Jesus celebrated a meal with his closest disciples. It was no normal meal, but one with a long history and deep symbolism. This week David Stroud looks at the Last Supper and...
Sun Mar 17 '13|
Following Jesus is a difficult decision, not to be taken lightly. It’s like building a tower, fighting a war and taking up your cross. This week, Liam looks at Jesus’ challenging words about what it takes to follow him.
Sun Mar 10 '13|
Jesus sets his disciples a seemingly impossible challenge; to feed 5,000 people with a kid’s packed lunch! David considers what this passage teaches us about training and raising up leaders.
Sun Mar 3 '13|
Jesus’ disciples observe him praying and ask him to teach them how to do it. This week, Andy Tilsley looks at the Lord’s Prayer, and a parable Jesus offers to encourage his followers to pray with faith.
Fri Mar 1 '13|
The year is 2003. I was part of a television crew looking to expose a conman in Wales. It was exciting. I’ve always thought of myself as a character in a James Bond movie (I’ll leave you to guess which...
Sun Feb 24 '13|
When he heard that his family had come to see him, Jesus declared ‘my mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.’ This week David looks at the themes of community and relationship.
Sun Feb 10 '13|
John the Baptist, imprisoned by Herod, sends his disciples to find out if Jesus is the real deal. This week, Liam looks at the theme of disappointment in discipleship and considers how Jesus offers hope to those facing struggles.
Sun Jan 27 '13|
Stories are all around us. They shape the way we see the world, and the kind of lives we live. In this standalone talk, David Stroud looks at the characteristics of a good story, and considers how Jesus calls us...
Sun Jan 20 '13|
What does it look like for the church to be an inclusive community in a pluralistic world? This week, David Stroud looks at Jesus’ challenging teaching on loving enemies, speaking well of others, and resisting the temptation to be judgmental.
Sun Jan 13 '13|
After an unsuccessful night of fishing, Peter has an encounter with Jesus, which changes the trajectory of his life. This week, Andy Tilsley looks at what it means to take a step of faith and become a disciple of Jesus.
Sun Jan 6 '13|
After centuries of silence, a new prophet arrives on the scene, with an invitation to a new form of discipleship. In this, the first talk of our Cross Roads series, David looks at the preaching of John the Baptist in...
Fri Nov 30 '12|
What does it mean to be a disciple in twenty-first century urban life? And how can we help people to become passionate and effective followers of Jesus? In this talk from the Global Cities Conference, Jon Tyson unpacks the discipleship strategy from...
Sun Jul 29 '12|
Dr Chris Wright, author of The Mission of God spoke to us on the five marks of mission, and how God calls the church to be involved in sharing the good news of the gospel, teaching, acts of compassion, working for...
Sun May 27 '12|
What are the characteristics that God wants to develop in our lives, and how does the Holy Spirit help us to grow in these areas? This week Andy Tilsley will look at Paul’s teaching in Galatians 5 about the fruit...
Sun May 13 '12|
As he sent them out, Jesus promised his disciples that they would receive power to equip them for the mission ahead. At the outset of this new sermon series, David looks at what it means to be empowered by the...
Sun Sep 4 '11|
Character will define you more than anything else, so how do you build it? In week three of this series, Andy draws examples from the lives of Mordecai and Esther in an individualistic culture.