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
West Site Talks
[ 17 Episodes ] 08 January 2017 - 09 June 2019
17
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
16
The Spiritual Battle | West Site Family Service
Ephesians 6:10-18
The Bible talks about church as family, but also as an army. In this all-age message, we consider what it means to fight as God’s soldiers, while having loads of fun dressing up!

 
January
06
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
15
Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly
Micah 6
Micah’s plea for social justice rings as true for our times as it did 700 years before the birth of Jesus. We take a snapshot of life in pre-exile Judah to see that God seeks for us to change the world for the better because of the amazing change that he’s brought about in us.

 
December
09
Speaker
Stephen Rose
14
CAP Life Skills Launch
Matthew 5:14-16
Oldbury-born Tyrone shares his powerful story of how he and his family were loved and helped through the local church. He also shares the vision behind CAP Life Skills, as it launches out of our West Site.

 
November
11
Speaker
Tyrone Reid
13
Getting Ready For Growth
Isaiah 54:1-5
Here we look at three prophetic commands to God’s people in the context of his growing kingdom and ask ourselves; how can we prepare for growth?

 
October
14
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
12
It's Time To Shine
Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus calls his followers to let their light shine. Owen explains Churchcentral’s vision and how this is being outworked at West site over the coming term.

 
September
09
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
11
What Does The Worshipping Church Look Like?
1 Peter 2
What happens when a lot of living sacrifices come together? This passage explains; we form the temple of God and serve as priests of God, resulting in others seeing the goodness of God. This has huge implications for how we each approach Sunday mornings.

 
September
02
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
10
The Highs And Lows Of Parenting
Ephesians 6:4
Parenting is a huge privilege, but it can also feel like a rollercoaster of emotions. However, as Christians we are not alone and we have wisdom because of God and His word. This means we can train and instruct our children and learn to banish guilt from our parenting.

 
June
03
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
09
The Power Of Forgiveness
Matthew 18:21-35
Forgiveness is such an important foundation for any Christian and for any church community. Here we see 5 common mistakes Christians make in this area & how Jesus calls us and helps us to forgive.

 
May
06
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
08
The Power Of The King
1 Corinthians 4:20
God’s kingdom always shows itself in power because God’s power is limitless. He is committed to healing people today. We need to walk through disappointment in this area and respond with faith & obedience.

 
February
04
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
07
The Service Of The King
John 13:1-7
The only people suitable to represent Jesus are the lowly, the humble, the self-denying. Here Jesus sets a pattern for our lives together as the community of God’s kingdom: ‘go low’ to serve and bless others.

 
January
21
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
06
The Hospitality Of The King | West Site
1 Peter 4:8-9
The church is the community of God’s Kingdom. Our life together is a demonstration of the good news and a foreshadow of that which is to come when Jesus returns. Through practicing hospitality we invite people into an experience of the grace of God and reflect the fact that he has called us from the outside into his household, where he has prepared a place for us at his table.

 
January
07
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
05
Faith For The Future: West Site Vision Talk
Hebrews 11:1-3
What are you looking forward to? When you look at the future, do you see reason for hope? As Christians we have a solid and secure foundation for hope, based on what God has said and done. As a church and a site, God has a bright future for us. How do we get there? Owen shares...

 
November
05
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
04
Wrestling With God | West Site
1 Corinthians 12
If you wrestle with issues relating to God you are probably on the right track to getting to grips with truth. So how can we wrestle with God for all of the gifts he promises? Why is the example of a mustard seed used to describe the Kingdom of God and how can these ideas enable us to begin to be fruitful?

 
October
01
Speaker
Mark Mitchell
03
Jesus' Work In A Word: Transformation
Isaiah 61:1-4
This passage shows us quite simply why Jesus left heaven and came to earth. It’s his mission statement, from which we learn that he came to transform people’s identity & destiny.

 
September
03
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
02
Finding Your Place In The Body Of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:4-14
Jesus gave up his body willingly because he knew God had a plan, to give him a new body that would continue his ministry on earth. That’s us, the church of Jesus; the Body of Christ. It’s important that we find our place in the body through getting to know the Holy Spirit, discovering our gifts, and playing our part.

One-off Talks
January
15
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
01
Vision in a Time of Uncertainty
Ephesians 3:14-21
In these verses Paul is praying for the churches in Ephesus and the wider region. The social and cultural issues Jesus' followers were living in were not that dissimilar to the ones we face today. What was Paul's passion and prayer for the church and how it should live and what can we learn for the 21st Century?

 
January
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
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