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
Blueprint
[ 7 Episodes ] 28 April 2019 - 23 June 2019
God's Vision For Family, Sex And Relationships
07
Family On Mission
Genesis 1:28
As the Blueprint series wraps up, Jonny helps us think through what godly wisdom looks like in families. Seeing that our families must be 'for' something bigger than themselves, we then saw how this applied to us as a church as well.

 
June
23
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
06
When Things Don't Work Out
Genesis 29
We've spent a term looking at God's blueprint for relationships but, the reality is, we live in a broken, fallen, sin-soaked world and not everything turns out how we'd hope. What do we do when things aren't going according to the plan? Jonathan explores.

 
June
16
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
05
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
04
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
03
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
02
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
01
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
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