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
Sex
Genesis 1:31
There's a lie going around that says God is a grump, a killjoy, who loves to stop our fun. Nothing could be further from the picture the Bible paints. Jonathan starts our Blueprint series by exploring how sex itself was God's idea, and yet so often we end up distorting this good gift.

 
April
28
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
All Things New!
John 20:24-29
What does the resurrection of Jesus really mean? On Easter Sunday, Jonny shows us how Jesus beating the grave impacts our futures, the future of the universe and even our lives in the here and now.

 
April
21
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Christ The Victor
Colossians 2:13-15
The death of Jesus is the darkest day in the whole Christian story. How could it possibly be good news? Rich unpacks the New Testament idea that as Jesus is defeated on the cross, he's actually winning a far greater victory...

 
April
14
Speaker
Rich Pitt
How Can Anyone Believe In A Dead Man Rising?
As part of our Good News series (and our Big Questions mornings), Jonny looked at the question of whether there's any evidence to support the claim that Jesus of Nazareth came back from the dead. NOTE: The final section of Jonny's talk has been left out, it contained personal stories not for online sharing.

 
April
07
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Selected Series
EXILE: Lessons From The Book Of Daniel
[ 7 Episodes ] 20 January 2019 - 24 March 2019
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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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