Divorce & Remarriage
Mark 10:1-12
Each of us know the experience of seeing a marriage end in divorce. This can happen for so many reasons, and leave us with any number of questions and feelings. What does God's word say about divorce? How can we as a church help each other to experience God's grace, whatever our past experiences? Jonathan explores.

 
June
09
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Confidence In The Gospel
Romans 1:16-17
Our vision is to see Jesus the most talked about person in Birmingham. In a climate with many challenges to our confidence in the Gospel, Paul’s opening chapter to the church in Rome has a number of encouragements for us.

 
June
09
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
Singleness
1 Corinthians 7
With all this talk of relationships, does God have anything to say to those who are single? Yes. Yes. YES! Rich takes us through the story of the Bible to show us God's blueprint for singleness, and invites all of us to hear the call of the God's kingdom, whatever our relationship status.

 
June
02
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Marriage
Genesis 2:18-25
What makes a healthy marriage? And how can we grow as a church in seeing marriages be all they can be? Jonathan takes us back to God's blueprint and explores four features of a marriage relationship.

 
May
26
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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
Selected Series
Judges
[ 8 Episodes ] 24 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
The Search For A Saviour
08
What Should We Do With Samson?
Judges 13
2017 has been a year of discredited heroes. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Robinho. Samson seems like an ancient equivalent- his achievements cancelled out by some serious moral flaws. If there was a statue of Samson in your city, would you campaign to have it torn down? If not, what can we learn from such a compromised hero?

 
December
10
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
07
In Search Of Grace
Judges 10-12
There are important lessons to learn from one of the darkest stories in the Bible. Through this harrowing passage, we get a glimpse into the glorious grace of God.

 
December
03
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
06
How To Avoid Infighting
Judges 9
In the story of Abimelech, we see a new enemy arise to challenge Israel. That enemy is Israel! By the end of Judges, infighting will have done much more damage to the people of God than external oppressors. How can we make sure that we avoid repeating this scenario in the church today?

 
November
26
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
05
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
04
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
03
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
02
Why Do We Need A Rescuer?
Judges 3:7-11
The first judge of ‘The Judges’ is Othniel. In this short synopsis of his career, we see a template of all that is to come, but also we are confronted with a story of sin, slavery and deliverance that summarises the universal Christian message, and a picture of what ‘sin’ actually is that shows why God thinks it is such a big deal.

 
October
08
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
01
Lest We Forget
Judges 1-2
This talk shows the crucial importance of remembering what God has done… and living consistently. As we see in the story of Judges, the consequences of forgetfulness are simply disastrous!

 
September
24
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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