Tagged with: paul

Acts of the Spirit: The Spirit of Mission

David Stroud |

The early church swept across the ancient world, driven by a powerful mixture of faith, strategy, and the guidance of the Spirit. In this talk, David looks at how the Holy Spirit leads and empowers us to start new churches.

Oh Joy!

Aisha Noble-Clarke |

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,...

Submission

Andy Tuck |

A few weeks ago I gave a talk at a university Christian Union society on 1 Peter 2:11-3:7. It seemed to be well received but I came away from it dissatisfied. For while I had successfully taught through the structure...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 4:10-23

Andy Tuck |

We live in a world where so many people seem discontented. Everyone longs for the next thing, and few feel they have as much as they would like. In the final talk of this series, Andy Tuck considers how, like Paul, we...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 4:2-9

Hannah Elwyn |

As his letter draws towards its close, Paul gives some practical advice to the church at Philippi, to help them learn to resist anxiety and trust in God.

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 3:12-4:1

Tim Frisby |

Where is this world heading? What does God have in store for His creation? And how does that affect the way we should live now? In this talk, Tim looks at Philippians 3:12-4:1 and considers how a vision of God’s future can...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 2:12-18

Chris Oldfield |

How can we be a source of hope in a broken world? In this talk, Chris Oldfield looks at Paul’s answer in Philippians 2:12-18 and considers what he means when he tells us to ‘shine like stars.’

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 2:1-11

Liam Thatcher |

Philippians 2 opens with an ancient hymn, beautifully expressing how the humiliation of Jesus led to his exaltation. In the third week of our series, Liam looks at this well-known passage and considers how the humility of Jesus should function as a...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 1:15-30

Andy Tilsley |

How can we live in such a way as to encourage and bring out the best in others? How can the way in which we handle difficult circumstances enhance the joy that others experience? In the second week of our series, Andy...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 1:1-14

Liam Thatcher |

Sitting in a prison cell, imprisoned by Roman guards, the Apostle Paul writes a letter to a young church in Philippi. In the opening week of this series, Liam looks at the background to Paul’s letter and considers how he...

InHabit: Commit - 1 Timothy 1:1-7

David Stroud |

Like most cities, Ephesus was a vibrant place, full of opportunities and challenges, potential and pitfalls. In his first letter, Paul tells Timothy to ‘stay in Ephesus’ (1 Tim 1:3). At the outset of our new series, David looks at...

DNA: Focused - 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

David Stroud |

Just as a boxer perfects his punch, and a runner puts himself through a strict training regime, so too, disciples of Jesus need to be self-disciplined. As our series comes to a close, David Stroud looks at the example of...

LittleBig Church: Wives and Husbands - Ephesians 5:21-24; Ephesians 6:1-4

David Stroud |

How should the gospel affect our family life? In this talk, David will look at what Paul has to say about the relationships between wives and husbands, and children and parents.

LittleBig Church: Brand New You - Ephesians 4:17-32; Ephesians 5:2

Liam Thatcher |

Many of us want to change, putting our old habits behind us, but we just don’t know how. In this week’s talk, Liam looks at Paul’s strategy for how to break old habits, and live a life of love that...

LittleBig Church: God Gives Gifts - Ephesians 4:7-16

David Stroud |

In Ephesians 4, Paul speaks about gifts that God has given for the strengthening of the church. What are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers? Do these roles still exist today? And what difference do they make to the way...

LittleBig Church: Fighting for Unity - Ephesians 3:14; Ephesians 4:6

Andy Tilsley |

The word ‘university’ literally means ‘unity in diversity.’ This is a brilliant picture of what God wants for His church; a diverse people who are deeply united and closely knit. This week, we will look at Paul’s prayer for the...

LittleBig Church: Dead Men Walking - Ephesians 2:1-10

Liam Thatcher |

Ephesians two opens with three vivid pictures of man’s predicament without God, and three ways in which the good news of Jesus meets our deepest needs.

LittleBig Church: The Head and the Body - Ephesians 1:15-23

Andy Tilsley |

In the second week of our new series, Andy looks at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church, considering what it means for us to be called the body of Christ.  

LittleBig Church: Blessed Beyond Belief - Ephesians 1:1-14

David Stroud |

Today we launch into a series on the book of Ephesians, with a breathtaking look at the enormous string of blessings that are available for disciples of Jesus.

Teach Us To Pray: Pray Without Ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Andy Tilsley |

This week Andy Tilsley continued our prayer series, by speaking about the need for us to pray continually.

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