Get Ready To Suffer (And Be Very Glad!)
1 Peter 3:8-18, 4:1-4, 12-19
The idea of suffering for our faith is something that in the present climate seems to be becoming a more immediate possibility. The same was true of the first readers of 1 Peter, and Peter’s advice to them is incredibly relevant to us today, especially the seemingly strange exhortation- to ‘be very glad’.

 
November
24
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Shining For Jesus By Submitting For Jesus
1 Peter 2:13-3:7
This passage of the Bible *SEEMS* to support slavery, the patriarchy and passivity in the face of corrupt rulers. How can this be good news for us today? Jonathan unpacks Peter's thinking, showing some crucial context and encouraging each of us to Christlikeness in the face of opposition.

 
November
17
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
How Do I Deal With Disappointment? | Big Questions
Luke 24:13-21
How do we walk through the disappointments that come our way? What helps? What doesn't help? Rich explores as part of our Big Questions morning at Churchcentral South.

 
November
10
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Karen's Story & Q+A
As part of the Churchcentral South Big Questions morning, Karen shared two stories of disappointment from her life, and gave insights on what it has looked like to walk in the midst of those events. Followed by a Q+A session. ***Includes a story of suicide*** 

 
November
10
Speaker
Karen Edmondson & Rich Pitt
Who Is Your Shepherd?
1 Peter 5:1-4
In these times, our culture is desperately cynical about leadership, and for good reason. Yet somewhere deep down, we also seem to be aching for something better, for good leadership. At Churchcentral ONE, Jonathan unpacked to us our leadership options - the culture, religion, ourselves, or Jesus.

 
November
03
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
South Eldership Update
Recorded at the South prayer meeting, Jonathan gives an update on leadership at Churchcentral South, announcing proposed new elders while encouraging all of us to play our part. *Apologies for the poor quality of the recording*

 
October
27
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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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