A Call To Community
Various
"If God sets the lonely in families, individualism sets the lonely in tribes". With isolation and loneliness at record levels as our culture creaks, Jonathan uses various passages to call us to something gloriously different, to true community.

 
September
08
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Comparison To Calling
Judges 6:11-16
So many of us are stuck in a pattern of comparison, where we look to our left and our right to find our place. Even though we know it's a desperate way to live, we can't seem to help ourselves. Looking at Gideon's unlikely journey in Judges 6, Rich shows us that the cure to living by comparison is living by calling.

 
August
25
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Doubt To Trust
Matthew 11:1-6
Whatever our beliefs about life and God, we all face times of doubting those beliefs. What is the place of doubt in the life of a Christian? How does it relate to words like faith, unbelief, certainty, and trust? Jonathan opens up this theme and helps us navigate the doubts we face.
We apologise for the crackling on the recording.

 
August
18
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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
Selected Series
Hebrews
[ 21 Episodes ] 21 January 2018 - 26 August 2018
Jesus Is Greater
21
The Great Need Of The Hour: Shepherds!
Hebrews 13:17-21
If we’re going to persevere to the end in our faith, we have to have shepherds in our life. In this final talk in the series, we examine why we need shepherds, who they should be and what they do.

 
August
26
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
20
Believing For A Better City
Hebrews 13:11-16
How do we live now in light of the hope of a new heaven and earth? Failure to consider this crucial question deprives us of one of the main motivations provided by the New Testament for persevering through difficult times.

 
August
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
19
Community Matters
Hebrews 13:1-9
After the lofty heights of the previous 12 chapters, Hebrews 13 appears to be an anti-climax on first reading. However, as we dig beneath the surface, we catch a glimpse of a radical new kind of community, unlike anything else the world has ever seen.

 
July
29
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
18
Motivations For Holiness
Hebrews 12:14-29
The call to "live a holy life" sounds like the small print of the Christian 'deal', the rubbish bit we nod along with but struggle to find motivation for. What does holiness look like? And why should we care? Does it even matter? Listen in.

 
July
22
Speaker
Rich Pitt
17
Persevering In Faith
Hebrews 12:1-13
There’s arguably never been a society with a lower pain threshold than ours. In today’s passage we learn the secret of persevering in faith when everything in us just wants to give up.

 
July
15
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
16
Living With A Different Story
Hebrews 11:13-40
The 11th chapter of Hebrews is a challenge to what faith really looks like. It’s uncomfortable reading but it’s full of encouragements to help us. Faith means following God’s script for life no matter what the cost but this chapter shows us it’s worth it.

 
July
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
15
Where Are You Putting Your Faith?
Hebrews 11:1-13
When God calls us to obey him unconditionally, it's scary because we often don't know where we're going... but we know with whom we're going. And that changes everything!

 
July
01
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
14
Confidence. Reality. Perseverance.
Hebrews 10:19-39
In light of all we’ve heard so far, how should be respond? This passage shows us that we have confident faith, hope & love, and that we need to persevere in light of the Day that is coming.

 
June
24
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
13
Making Sense Of The Old Testament
Hebrews 10:1-18
How should we as Christians relate to the Old Testament? It often seems confusing and includes commands that don't seem relevant. This talk offers three things you need to know to get the most out of the Old Testament.

 
June
17
Speaker
Rich Pitt
12
The Remedy For Guilt & Shame
Hebrews 9
None of us is faultless. All of us can be plagued by a fear of being found out. What can we do with our feelings of guilt and shame? And how can we become a church where the amazing grace of Jesus is not just an idea we believe, but a reality we live in together?

 
June
10
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
11
Once Saved, Always Saved?
Hebrews 6:4-11
How do I know if I’m a genuine Christian? What do I do if I think I’ve committed the unforgivable sin? Is it possible to lose my salvation? Listen to this talk and find out all the answers!

 
May
20
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
10
You Are What You Eat
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Every person in the world, including you and I, wants to flourish and grow, and God wants that for us too. But how does that happen? This talk explores the central importance of consuming, taking in and digesting spiritual truth, and how that fuels a healthy, growing Christian life.

 
May
13
Speaker
Rich Pitt
09
What's So Amazing About Melchizedek?
Hebrews 5+7
According to the writer to the Hebrews, understanding the significance of Melchizedek will strengthen your faith and increase your love for Jesus. In this talk we learn how understanding about this lesser known Bible character is actually a clear sign of spiritual maturity!

 
April
29
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
08
Jesus, Our Great High Priest
Hebrews 4:14-16
Jesus is our Great High Priest. Because of him we can approach God's throne of grace with boldness. Great news! However, it does raise some big questions- why couldn't we approach God's throne with boldness anyway? Why do we need a great High Priest at all? And why is this whole subject so important both in the letter to the Hebrews and to us today?

 
April
15
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
07
Finding Rest
Hebrews 4:1-13
The writer to the Hebrews spells out the way to find true rest. However, in the busyness of life we could very easily fail to experience it. In this talk we discover how to ensure we live in the good of the rest that Jesus offers us all.

 
April
08
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
06
How To Not Harden Your Heart
Hebrews 3:6-4:1
The writer to the Hebrews warns us that if we harden our hearts, the consequences could be disastrous. But how do we do this? We hold on to faith in Jesus and also to hope in Jesus.

 
March
18
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
05
Come Home
Hebrews 3:1-11
The writer to the Hebrews throws out a stunning invitation and a sobering warning. What we learn in this sermon is that both are highly relevant for us today.

 
March
11
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
04
Do you love Jesus?
Hebrews 2:5-18
At the centre of the whole Bible, is this question: ‘Do you love Jesus?’. In this passage, the writer to the Hebrews seeks to grow our love by painting a glorious, technicolour picture of the Son of God.

 
February
25
Speaker
Rich Pitt
03
Why Take Jesus Seriously?
Hebrews 2:1-4
Hebrews is written to a bunch of people who were considering walking away from their faith. In today’s passage we get five compelling reasons to keep on wholeheartedly following Jesus.

 
February
18
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
02
Greater Than Angels
Hebrews 1:5-14
The writer to the Hebrews starts off his letter by telling us that Jesus is greater than angels, and by doing so, he shows us of a number of things about Jesus that make him totally amazing. Jonny highlights three of them.

 
February
11
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
01
Jesus Has The Final Word
Hebrews 1:1-3
Following Jesus can be costly and involve a lot of sacrifice. However, the first few verses of Hebrews lay out why we’d be wise to take the words of Jesus seriously and obey them wholeheartedly.

 
January
21
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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