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
EXILE: Lessons From The Book Of Daniel
[ 7 Episodes ] 20 January 2019 - 24 March 2019
07
Enduring Hardship
Daniel 12
Have you got what it takes to endure serious hardship? We take a look at an essential question for all of us, in this final chapter of Daniel's life, and find that the one thing we need is freely available to anyone...

 
March
24
Speaker
Rich Pitt
06
The Secret Of Daniel's Success
Daniel 9
Two of the most noticeable things about Daniel are that he navigated life in exile brilliantly and that he had a disciplined, faith filled prayer life. In Daniel 9, we zoom in on what that prayer life looked like and get practical as to how we can order our private, devotional lives to be like Daniel.

 
March
17
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
05
Being An Influencer
Daniel 6
As the people of God in a city and a culture like ours, how do we influence those around us for Jesus and genuinely make a difference? Jonathan explores by looking at Daniel's rise to a role of influence in Babylon.

 
February
24
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
04
Participation In Babylon
Daniel 4
In today’s chapter, we see God bring about an incredible change in the King of Babylon. But it was only possible because one of his people chose to participate in Babylon. Jonny opens up the amazing story we find in Daniel 4 and asks what we can learn from the incredible balancing act that Daniel plays as he faithfully serves God at the centre of Babylonian culture.

 
February
17
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
03
Being Faithful In The Furnace
Daniel 3
Living for God in 21st Century Birmingham brings real challenges and the same was certainly true for Daniel and his friends in Babylon. So how do we remain faithful even in the fiery furnace of suffering?

 
February
10
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
02
Who's In Charge Around Here?
Daniel 2
In the disorientation of exile, two questions plagued the people of God - does God still rule here, and does God still act here? The same questions ring true in our day...

 
January
27
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
01
No Compromise
Daniel 1
How do we live well in a culture that discourages us from following God? Jonathan begins our EXILE series drawing on the example of Daniel and his friends.

 
January
20
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
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