The Power of Weakness
Judges 7
Sometimes you’ll never know God’s all you need until he’s all you have. What we learn from the example of Gideon is that our weakness can often be our greatest advantage.

 
November
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Has Science Buried God?
Are science and religion in conflict? Are there contradictions between modern science and the Christian faith? What about the Big Bang Theory and Darwin's Theory of Evolution? Jonny explores with the help of some friends...

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Science? | Q+A
In a time of open questions, Jonny Mellor and James Ashley (MSci in Human Evolution) address a number of issues related to Jonny's talk 'Has Science Buried God?'.

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Faith For The Future: West Site Vision Talk
Hebrews 11:1-3
What are you looking forward to? When you look at the future, do you see reason for hope? As Christians we have a solid and secure foundation for hope, based on what God has said and done. As a church and a site, God has a bright future for us. How do we get there? Owen shares...

 
November
05
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
Fight For Freedom!
Judges 6
As Christians we know Jesus has set us free! Yet we all find it hard to live in that freedom day to day. Why is that? How can I break free? The story of the Israelites - and our first glimpse of Gideon - in Judges 6 provide the answers.

 
October
29
Speaker
Rich Pitt
It's Time To Step Up
Judges 4-5
In this talk we learn how God works through our weaknesses so that, through our dependence on him, all glory goes to him.

 
October
22
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
One-Off Talks
[ 28 Episodes ]
These talks are not part of a series, they just stand alone!
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Big Questions
[ 5 Episodes ]
Exploring questions about faith in God
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Acts
[ 31 Episodes ]
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The Kingdom of God
[ 3 Episodes ]
At our 2017 Weekend Away, we spent three sessions exploring how a true understanding of the Kingdom of God should impact our lives, both together as a church and as we relate to the world.
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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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Finding your place in the story
As we conclude the Bible in 20 weeks series the Big Story leads us to ask how we find our part? By looking at the call God gave Abraham we will begin to answer that question and see how we can live radically different from the culture around us
 

The Big Story
March
01
Speaker
Andy Martin
End of Story
Revelation
In this final part of the Bible, God speaks to us specifically about the period of history that we’re living in today. If you’ve ever struggled to understand what’s going on around you – this final instalment of the story is most definitely for you!
 

The Big Story
February
15
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
The Epistles
In this weeks Big Story we see that as the church lives in the good of Jesus's death and resurrection the evil and wickedness in the world really is overcome!
 

The Big Story
February
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
How does the gospel reach the ends of the earth?
Acts
Last week we saw how God sent his Spirit to us so that we could take his wonderful rescue plan to the ends of the earth. But how exactly should we go about this monumental task? Today we look at the rest of the book of Acts and find the answer to that question.
 

The Big Story
January
25
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
How the Spirit fits into the story
Acts 2:1-12
With Jesus' work completed there is a real sense that 'it is finished', yet in another sense, it has only just begun. How then should we understand the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost?
 

The Big Story
January
18
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
The Resurrection
Luke

The Big Story
January
11
Speaker
Andy Martin
The generosity of God
John

The Big Story
January
04
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Disappointment
Ezra

The Big Story
December
14
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Uncontainable
Daniel

The Big Story
December
07
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
God speaks
Isaiah
There are 17 books of prophecy in the Old Testament. They spoke to God's people over 2000 years ago - do they have anything to say to us today?
 

The Big Story
December
02
Speaker
Andy Martin
Tragedy of the Kings of Israel
1 Kings
The story of the Kings of Israel after Solomon is one of the most tragic parts of the entire Bible. Jonny explores this awful tragedy and asks the question ‘why would God include this in his Big Story?’
 

The Big Story
November
09
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Heaven on earth
1 Chronicles

The Big Story
November
02
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Shepherd King
1 Samuel
David is one of the great heroes in the Bible. A man of courage, a warrior and a worshipper, but more than these things he is described as 'a man after God's own heart'. as we look at his story we see what this looked like.
 

The Big Story
October
26
Speaker
Andy Martin
Good to grow
1 Samuel
God doesn’t want our lives to be static – he wants them to be great adventures of getting to know him better. In this talk we’re confronted with two people who failed to take God up on the offer and two who did… with dramatic results!
 

The Big Story
October
19
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Inheriting God's promises
Joshua
God has made us so many promises. The question is: Will we follow Joshua’s example and enjoy the promised land or will we lose the land like those in the book of Judges?
 

The Big Story
October
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Who is the Lord
Exodus
A good story is not just about advancing a plot; it is also about developing the characters. It's the same with the Bible and in this section of the Big Story, we learn a lot about the main character in the story: God. We may think we know these characteristics inside out, but as we look at the time when Moses and the Israelites found them out for the first time, let God's power, love and righteousness hit us afresh again.
 

The Big Story
October
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
The people God chooses to use
Genesis 11-50
The people God chooses to use are not the obvious choice – they’re nobodies who believed & risked everything to follow him. Although this might initially surprise us, this message will help us see that it actually makes perfect sense
 

The Big Story
September
28
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
In the beginning God
Genesis 1-10
God invites us right at the start of the Bible to make a choice between submitting to him as creator of all & living to worship him, or forgetting about him & living for ourselves.

The Big Story Sputnik
September
24
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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