Christianity: Restriction Or Freedom?
Matthew 7:14
The search for freedom is a crucial part of the human story, but religion often seems to oppress, limit and restrict. At our South Site baptism service, Rich explored the question: "Does following the way of Jesus restrict you or free you?".

 
May
12
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Identity
Genesis 1:26-28
One of the most basic questions a human being can ask is 'who am I?'. As Jonny outlines a biblical picture of identity, he explains why we have to consider not just one, or even two, but three different identities, as we seek to understand who we are and who we could be. (Preached at West+North only).

 
May
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Sex
Genesis 1:31
There's a lie going around that says God is a grump, a killjoy, who loves to stop our fun. Nothing could be further from the picture the Bible paints. Jonathan starts our Blueprint series by exploring how sex itself was God's idea, and yet so often we end up distorting this good gift.

 
April
28
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
All Things New!
John 20:24-29
What does the resurrection of Jesus really mean? On Easter Sunday, Jonny shows us how Jesus beating the grave impacts our futures, the future of the universe and even our lives in the here and now.

 
April
21
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Christ The Victor
Colossians 2:13-15
The death of Jesus is the darkest day in the whole Christian story. How could it possibly be good news? Rich unpacks the New Testament idea that as Jesus is defeated on the cross, he's actually winning a far greater victory...

 
April
14
Speaker
Rich Pitt
How Can Anyone Believe In A Dead Man Rising?
As part of our Good News series (and our Big Questions mornings), Jonny looked at the question of whether there's any evidence to support the claim that Jesus of Nazareth came back from the dead. NOTE: The final section of Jonny's talk has been left out, it contained personal stories not for online sharing.

 
April
07
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Selected Series
Elijah
[ 6 Episodes ] 01 May 2016 - 26 June 2016
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.
06
Leaving a legacy of people
2 Kings 2:1-15
Elijah was a man who made a mark and left a legacy. As his life ends (kind of!) we see that legacy, and it is not just a legacy of famous deeds and mighty miracles, but it's a legacy of people. Jonny explores how we can learn from Elijah in this by rejecting the lone ranger method of changing the world, and look to make our mark by investing in those around us.

Elijah
June
26
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
05
God's prescription for depression
1 Kings 19
In this highly practical sermon we learn from how Elijah ended up depressed and the holistic approach God used to strengthen him.

Elijah
June
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
04
We Can Be Like Elijah!
1 Kings 18:41-46
James 5:17-18 makes it very clear that Elijah isn't a spiritual superhero to gawp at, but an example to emulate. While our exploits of faith may look very different to his, we too are called to walk in his footsteps to advance God's kingdom in our lives and the key way we can do that is by putting prayer at the centre of our lives, as he did.

Elijah
June
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
03
How to know the true God
1 Kings 18:20-39
Ultimately, everybody believes that their view of the truth is the right one. In this talk we examine how to separate truth from fiction.

Elijah
May
22
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
02
A Different Kind of Kindness
1 Kings 17:17-24
As Elijah gears up for his return to public ministry in Israel, he encounters a tragedy and responds with incredible kindness. What he models is a challenge to all of us to act the same: to keep our eyes open to the need around us and respond with kindness- a costly, selfless, compassionate kindness that is totally at odds with the expectations of the society around us.

Elijah
May
08
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
01
A Season of Preparation
1 Kings 17:1-16
There’s so much more God wants to do in you, because there’s so much more he wants to do through you! In this talk we learn how Elijah developed humility, obedience, faith and perseverance.



Elijah
May
01
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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