Pride To Humility
Romans 12:2-3
How do we become humble people? What does that even mean? Rich takes a look at three flavours of pride and shows how the Christian faith has the resources to create the truly humble people our world needs.

 
August
11
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Exhaustion To Rest
Matthew 11:25-30
Despite all of our so-called progress, stats show that Western 21st century produces record levels of burnout, restlessness and exhaustion. What's the solution? Here, Jonathan shows how the gospel of Jesus is the only hope for the deep rest we all long for.

 
August
04
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Judgment To Generosity
Luke 6:36-37
Critical, finger-pointing, slow to think the best of others - it's not a great list! But, tragically, even the church of Jesus can fall into such graceless judgmentalism. By considering our past, our future, and who God is, Jonny helps us move instead towards a generosity of spirit.

 
July
28
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Bitterness To Forgiveness
Ephesians 4:21-5:2
The good news of Christianity is full to the brim of forgiveness. And yet in a world of outrage, as Christians we often fall short of our calling and fail to forgive as we have been forgiven. In this talk, Jonathan shows us how the gospel has the power to transform bitter people into forgiving people.

 
July
21
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Multiplication
Ephesians 4
Unity. Diversity. But for what? Andy showed us before we headed home, that God's goal for the church of Christ is that we'd join him in his purposes to fill the whole planet with his blessing.

 
July
01
Speaker
Andy Martin
Diversity
Ephesians 4
As Jonathan taught in the first session, the church is to be one. But what SORT of oneness should we want to establish in Churchcentral? Rich explored Paul's genius image of church as 'the body', and unpacked its implications.

 
June
30
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Selected Series
One-Off Talks
[ 33 Episodes ] 07 February 2010 - 12 May 2019
These talks are not part of a series, they just stand alone!
33
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
32
Love One Another | South Site
Various
In a one-off talk, we dive into the consistent command of the New Testament, that people in the church should "love one another".

 
January
13
Speaker
Rich Pitt
31
Christmas Proves You Can Trust The Promises!
Luke 2
Never have the promises of God looked less likely to come true than at Christmas. Struggling to trust? Listen in.

 
December
23
Speaker
Rich Pitt
30
God Becomes A Refugee | ChristmasDisplaced 2018
John 1:1-4&14
As part of our morning exploring Christmas as a refugee story, we hear about the God who becomes a refugee.

 
December
09
Speaker
Rich Pitt
29
Upwards And Outwards
Colossians 4:2-6
As a South Site, we want to grow in how we relate upwards (to God in prayer) and outwards (in witness to those who don't know Jesus). Listen to find out more.

 
September
16
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
28
Why Do We Worship The Way We Do?
1 Corinthians 14
What is the point of a worship time? How should it look? What is a "good" worship time? Where should spiritual gifts fit in? Jonathan explores in this stand-alone talk.

 
September
09
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
27
The Power Of Thankfulness (South Site Baby Thanksgiving)
Various
What is thankfulness and why does it matter? How do we become thankful? We explored these questions at our Baby Thanksgiving service. Technical difficulties mean the quality of the recording is poor, apologies.

 
September
02
Speaker
Rich Pitt
26
Fishers Of Men
Luke 5:1-11
Through a miracle involving a monstrous catch of fish, Jesus demonstrated his power and, at the same time, called his first disciples to a life of being witnesses. How does this relate to how we live our lives?

 
August
19
Speaker
Tim Brown
25
It's Time To Stand And Fight
2 Samuel 23:9-10
The Christian life is a battle and we have a magnificent champion who is standing in the "barley fields" of our lives, fighting our battles. Will we stand with him?

 
July
29
Speaker
James Mellor
24
The Resurrection Means Peace
Luke 24:36
Jesus appears to his disciples and greets them by saying ‘Peace be with you’ but this is more than a greeting, it is a statement of what has been achieved through his death and resurrection.

 
April
01
Speaker
Andy Martin
23
Let Christ Come First
Colossians 1:15-22
If we fully grasp the wonder of what we’re celebrating at Christmas, it will have a profound impact on every area of our lives.

 
December
24
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
22
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
21
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
20
‘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
19
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
18
Needs of the city - who we are.
Matthew 25:31-40

One-off Talks
June
21
Speaker
Adrian Hurst
17
Vision and goals
1 Corinthians 9

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

One-off Talks
November
23
Speaker
David Devenish
15
Lesson to learn
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

One-off Talks
May
11
Speaker
Neil Powell
14
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
13
The Church is central
Ephesians 3:10

One-off Talks
September
08
Speaker
Mbonisi Malaba
12
Holiness

One-off Talks
March
03
Speaker
Matt Partridge
11
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
10
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
09
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
08
Love your city
Acts 17:24/28

One-off Talks
May
13
Speaker
Matt Partridge
07
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
06
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
05
Victory freely given
2 Kings 7:1-9

 
May
15
Speaker
Terry Virgo
04
Confidence on the gospel
Romans 1

One-off Talks
October
31
Speaker
Matt Partridge
03
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
02
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
01
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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