When The Power of God Comes
Acts 11:19-30
We talk a lot about God sending his power to us. But what does that look like? In this talk we get to see five defining marks of what happens when the power of God comes on a community.

 
June
18
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Acts 10:44-48
The filling of the Holy Spirit is a recurring theme in the book of Acts but what is it and does it matter?


 
June
04
Speaker
Andy Martin
Who Are We To Stand In God's Way?
Acts Acts 10:1-11:18
We have a chance to demonstrate a depth of multi-cultural unity that magnifies the power of the gospel in our city. The key question is whether we’re willing to say ‘yes’ to God.

 
May
28
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
God Moves Forward His Story
Acts Acts 9:1-31
In Acts 9, we come to a key turning point in the book of Acts. In fact, we come to a key turning point in history. In Saul’s conversion, we see the author of the story moving along the plot quite dramatically in his intended direction. Jonny explores how this event serves as a picture of what He is doing all the time as He continues to write His story.

 
May
21
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Exclusively Inclusive
Acts Acts 8:25-40
Christianity is way more exclusive and way more inclusive than perhaps you’d expect. In this talk we learn how it can not only be both, but how one inevitably leads to the other!

 
May
14
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Joy Blockers
Acts Acts 8:4-25
When the gospel lands in a life, it’s meant to result in much joy! But, like Simon in Acts 8, we often fall for two classic joy-blockers that hold us back on the journey to joy. Here, Rich highlights those joy-blockers and points to the truths that obliterate them!

 
May
07
Speaker
Rich Pitt
One-Off Talks
[ 25 Episodes ]
These talks are not part of a series, they just stand alone!
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Colossians
[ 11 Episodes ]
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Wish You Were Here
[ 4 Episodes ]
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Elisha
[ 4 Episodes ]
Elisha was an ordinary guy from an ordinary background. Yet he performed more miracles than anyone else in the Bible, except for Jesus. In this series we learn a host of lessons from his incredible faith.
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Elijah
[ 6 Episodes ]
An angry king. Devastating drought. Epic opposition. And one man who overcomes it all! When the world around us is spinning out of control, where do we turn? Join us for this series as we learn from Elijah.
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Luke
[ 93 Episodes ]
Luke invested a lot of time and energy putting together a thorough work for us from things he’d read and from eyewitnesses of Jesus. He researched it, tested his findings, picked it all apart and found that it stood up to the most rigorous scrutiny. Luke’s Gospel is perfect for anyone who is serious about getting to know the authentic Jesus.
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Prayer = Life
[ 13 Episodes ]
Prayer’s all about relationship. It’s our response to a living God who speaks, acts and comes close to us. It has the potential to change our life. This series looks at a number of examples from the Bible in which people prayed and encountered God in the midst of everyday life.
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The Big Story
[ 18 Episodes ]
The Bible is hard to get your head round. 2000 pages. 66 books. And if you get lost in the detail you can lose sight of the Big Story. This series is accompanied by an art project. Some of the artists are just starting out on their creative journey, others are more experienced. You can view it at bigstorybible.tumblr.com.
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What kind of Church?
[ 8 Episodes ]
This series explores the kind of Church we want to be.
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I believe in God but
[ 7 Episodes ]
Maybe like so many, you’re a member of a church, but you’re secretly ashamed of your past. Perhaps you’ve heard about the love of God, but you’re still not convinced that God totally loves you. This series addresses these struggles with the aim of closing the gap between our behaviour and beliefs.
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Habukkuk
[ 8 Episodes ]
In this series we get to eavesdrop on Habukkuk's no-holds-barred conversations with God.
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Destinations
[ 4 Episodes ]
Is what we are experiencing of God and his work in bringing about his kingdom now in the UK 'Normal'? Is it actually that we're stuck in traffic and that Normal Service is yet to resume? In this series we explore what 'Normal Service' looks like in the Bible and what application that has for us today.
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Where's God?
[ 3 Episodes ]
We all face times when it feels like God is far away; our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse. In this series we explore the lives of three characters from the New Testament - each faced circumstances which suggested that God was absent.
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Nehemiah - Building for the future
[ 8 Episodes ]
Nehemiah's wise leadership got a seemingly impossible task done in record time. There are huge lessons and encouragements for us in this series as we seek to do something great for God in our city.
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Finding Joy (Philippians)
[ 11 Episodes ]
We live in a society that's obsessed with trying to find joy. This series on the book of Philippians shows us how to find joy in the midst of some of the main pressure points of life.
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Esther
[ 7 Episodes ]
There's much to learn in this series on the story of Esther about how to face difficulties in life without losing confidence in God. The message is simple; despite appearances, God is still at work!
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James
[ 9 Episodes ]
What we believe and what we do often differ. There is no benefit to our faith if we do not apply it to our lives. The book of James gives us practical direction on how to use our faith.
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Easter Sunday
2 Timothy 2:8
In 2 Timothy 2:8 Paul says that Jesus risen from the dead is good news. But why? We need to go back to the garden of Eden to understand the full meaning of the good news and follow the story from there.

One-off Talks
April
16
Speaker
Andy Martin
Devotion & Multiplication
Acts 13:1-3
The early church experienced phenomenal multiplication. But preceding the call to ‘go’ was the invitation to ‘come’. This sermon explains our reason for existing as a church and is an appeal to prioritise devotion to Jesus above all else!

One-off Talks
January
15
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Finding Your Place In The Body Of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:4-14
Jesus gave up his body willingly because he knew God had a plan, to give him a new body that would continue his ministry on earth. That’s us, the church of Jesus; the Body of Christ. It’s important that we find our place in the body through getting to know the Holy Spirit, discovering our gifts, and playing our part.

One-off Talks
January
15
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
Loving the Whole City
Acts 10
Birmingham is one of the most diverse communities in the UK but what does it mean to love the whole city - especially when there are so many cultural and social differences? In Acts Chapter 10, the Holy Spirit shows Peter how the gospel overcomes barriers and takes Peter out of his comfort zone. We need to do the same and the Holy Spirit will help us as we do so.

One-off Talks Community
June
19
Speaker
Andy Martin
‘Parenting made simple!’
Ephesians 6:4
Parents have a vital role in training and instructing their kids. In this talk we look at how best to do this, without exasperating our kids in the process!

One-off Talks Family
April
24
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
The importance of remembering
Joshua 4:5-7
In order to get faith for the journey ahead, it can be helpful to pause and remember what God has done already. In this talk, Jonathan looks back over the last year and shares some stories of God’s goodness to encourage us to keep going!

One-off Talks
February
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Needs of the city - who we are.
Matthew 25:31-40

One-off Talks
June
21
Speaker
Adrian Hurst
Vision and goals
1 Corinthians 9

One-off Talks
February
01
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Relationship breakdown and reconciliation
Genesis 4:1-16

One-off Talks
November
23
Speaker
David Devenish
Lesson to learn
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

One-off Talks
May
11
Speaker
Neil Powell
Mission practicalities
Acts 13
Matt Partridge from Emmanuel Church Oxford joins Churchcentral for our ONE church together event to talk about the practicalities of what it means to be on mission together as a church.

One-off Talks
March
16
Speaker
Matt Partridge
The Church is central
Ephesians 3:10

One-off Talks
September
08
Speaker
Mbonisi Malaba
Holiness

One-off Talks
March
03
Speaker
Matt Partridge
Biblical World View
Genesis 10 & 11
Dave Devenish takes us through Genesis chapters 10 and 11 which provide for us a biblical world view of race and of culture, answering; who are we? where are we? what's wrong? and what is the solution?

One-off Talks
December
02
Speaker
David Devenish
Look at the cross
Numbers 21:4-9
Martin White from The Crown church speaks from the book of Numbers about the Israelite's rebellion, their encounter with venomous snakes, their rescue from death and what the significance is for us today.

One-off Talks
July
29
Speaker
Martin White
The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17
As Christians, we know what we have been saved from, but do we know as much about what we have been saved for? We know that God is a God of rescue, but this rescue is for a purpose - not now for rules - but for relationship.

One-off Talks
May
20
Speaker
Neil Powell
Love your city
Acts 17:24/28

One-off Talks
May
13
Speaker
Matt Partridge
Saul of Tarsus
Acts 9:1-9
Guest speaker Sydney Nevis looks at the life of a key New Testament figure

One-off Talks
July
17
Speaker
Sydney Nevis
Who am I?
Exodus 3
"Who am I?" - a question that Moses asked... and the wrong one. "Who is God?" - this is all we need to know

One-off Talks
June
12
Speaker
Arnold Bell
Confidence on the gospel
Romans 1

One-off Talks
October
31
Speaker
Matt Partridge
The two kisses
Mark 14:43-50
Comparing and contrasting the murderous kiss of the traitor Judas with the grateful, humble kisses of a sinful woman

One-off Talks
October
10
Speaker
Lex Loizides
Victory over giants
1 Samuel 17
Even the most fearsome enemies can be reduced to nothing by faith in God, prayer and courageous action.

One-off Talks
July
11
Speaker
Mbonisi Malaba
Dealing with suffering when it's not your fault
Hannah's soul is refreshed as she prays, recognising that the Lord knows every detail of her suffering.

One-off Talks
July
04
Speaker
Sydney Nevis
Communicating The Gospel In Our World
'The suitcase is in the back of that van.'  A wonderful story of God encountering a lawyer, two crooks and an elder's wife.

One-off Talks
February
07
Speaker
Adrian Holloway
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