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The Prodigal Prophet Running from God
Jonah doubted the goodness, wisdom and justice of God. God wants us to redefine our understanding of who he is.

Jono Hayward
12-Jan-2020 10:30
Jonah 1:1-3a; Luke 15:11-32


Barnatas Son of Encouragment
Barnabas shows how we can encourage today.

Ann
17-Nov-2019 10:30
Acts 11:19-30


Evidence for the resurrection
There is a lot of evidence for the resurrection in the gospels. The question is, what does that mean for our lives?

Ann Foster
11-Aug-2019 10:30
Luken 24:1-24


Prayer and the Holy Spirit
Prayer is central and essential for the believer and the Holy Spirit helps us to pray.

Jono Hayward
7-Jul-2019 10:30
Luke 11: 1-13


The harvest is plentiful
Jesus' training of his team shows us how we can work for him.

Jerry Townhill
30-Jun-2019 00:30
Luke 10: 1-12


Calling the first disciples
We have also been called to rescue people from the judgement of God.

Jono Hayward
16-Jun-2019 10:30
Luke 5:1-11


The man with leprosy
There are still those in our society who feel stigmatised. We should let them know they are accepted.

Jono Hayward
16-Jun-2019 10:30
Luke 5 12-16


The Manifesto of Jesus
Jesus made it clear he had come for all those who are poor, not just the poor in Israel.

Jerry Townhill
2-Jun-2019 10:30
Luke 4: 14-30


The Temptation of Jesus
The temptations Jesus felt can be experienced by all of us, and He shows how we can overcome them, as He did.

Jono Hayward
26-May-2019 10:30
Luke 4:1-13


John the Baptist
John was in the line of the Old Testament prophets. He pointed the way to Jesus and Jesus' promise to bring the Holy Spirit to everyone.

Jerry Townhill
19-May-2019 10:30
Luke 3 : 1-20


Zechariah's Prophecy
Zechariah reminds us that God keeps his promises.

Ann Foster
12-May-2019 10:30
Luke 1:67-80


The Magnificat
This prophetic prayer through Mary sets out the values of God's kingdom.

Jerry Townhill
5-May-2019 10:30
Luke 1:39-56


Jesus the Son of God
Jesus' disciples came to understand that Jesus was not only the Messiah and Son of God, but he was also God himself.

Jerry Townhill
7-Apr-2019 10:30
John 1: 1-14


Ann Foster
31-Mar-2019 10:30
Fruit of the Holy Spirit


What does the Holy Spirit do?
The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, gives power to witness, assurance of faith, Christian character (the fruit of the Spirit) and Spiritual gifts

Jerry Townhill
24-Feb-2019 10:30
John 16:8, Acts 1:9, Romans 8:16


Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit was involved in creation, inspires prophecy and has a visible impact on Christian believers.

Jerry Townhill
17-Feb-2019 10:30
Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 and others


Baptism talk
Explanation of baptism and the Christian faith. Includes testimony and baptism.

Jono Hayward
10-Feb-2019 10:30


Ann Foster
3-Feb-2019 10:30
Isaiah 40:1-30


Jerry Townhill
28-Oct-2018 10:30
1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12


Ann Foster
21-Oct-2018 10:30
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13


Jerry Townhill
7-Oct-2018 10:30
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:8


Jono Hayward
30-Sep-2018 10:30
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16


Amanda Roper
16-Sep-2018 10:30
1 Thessalonians 1:7-10


The way of Godly wisdom
How can I see life as I know it as a road to maturity? Through Godly wisdom.

Jono Hayward
22-Apr-2018 10:30
Jame 1: 5-11


Don't show favouritism
Jesus showed grace and kindness, not favouritism.

Duncan Pratt
15-Apr-2018 10:30
James 2:1-13


Easter 2018: The Problem of Pain
Four levels of brokenness in the human condition, which are answered by the resurrection of Jesus

Jono Hayward
1-Apr-2018 10:30
Matthew 16: 25


Atonement
Abraham trusted God and was prepared to sacrifice his son, believing in the one who raises the dead.

Jerry Townhill
25-Mar-2018 10:30
Genesis 22


Faith in the long term
Faith sometimes needs patience. Our faith needs to rest on the death and resurrection of Jesus, not on circumstances

Chris Cates
25-Feb-2018 10:30
Genesis 15


Melchizedek
Jesus is our true priest-king. We need to bring to God a generous offering from all that we have.

Jono Hayward
18-Feb-2018 10:30


Abram and Lot separate
Abram demonstrated his faith in God by giving Lot his choice of pasture. God demonstrated his faithfulness in return.

Jerry Townhill
11-Feb-2018 10:30
Genisis 13


Abram is called
The key feature that set Abram apart is faith. Were called to journey by faith.

Jono Hayward
21-Jan-2018 10:30
Genesis 12


Accepting Oddballs
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. Jesus' followers were a diverse group of people and the church should be to

Jerry Townhill
3-Dec-2017 10:30
Luke 7:36-50


The new maths of grace
We apologise the sound quality on this recording is poor after 5 minutes.

Jono Hayward
19-Nov-2017 10:30


The Good Samaritan
Grace comes free of charge to people who do not deserve it, and I am one of those people. We must pursue grace.

Jono Hayward
5-Nov-2017 10:30
Luke 10:25-37


Grace
Introduction to the series on grace.

Jono Hayward
29-Oct-2017 10:30


The fatherhood of God
Jesus' perfect father/son relationship means these four things - Authority, Fellowship, Love and Honour. God loves us in equal measure to the love He has for Jesus.

Steve Brading
15-Oct-2017
John 5:16-18


Love each other
We love one another and should encourage, respect and honour one another.

Bryan Rourke
17-Sep-2017 10:35
John 13: 34 and others


We love God
Our values series starts with We Love God first and above all else. Everything we do should be an expression of our devotion to the God of grace.

Jerry Townhill
10-Sep-2017 10:30
Mark 12:30 and others


Care for those in need
God's favour rests on us. The work of the church is to care for all in need.

Jono Hayward
3-Sep-2017 10:30
Psalm 90


Who is our God?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Our God is what we fear.

Anna Slack
27-Aug-2017 10:30
Proverbs


Foolishness or Wisdom
Foolishness or wisdom.

Jono Hayward
20-Aug-2017
Proverbs 12:15-16


Learning from animals in Proverbs
Creature Feature. What can we learn from the creatures in the book of Proverbs.

Jerry Townhill
13-Aug-2017 09:30
Proverbs


Gems from Proberbs
Mining for gems in the book of Proverbs.

Joy Townhill
6-Aug-2017 10:30
Proverbs


Contentment
Being content in any and every situation

Jerry Townhill
30-Jul-2017 10:30
Philippians 4:10


Gifts from God
Gifts from God.

Chris Cates
16-Jul-2017 10:30
Phillipians 4:8-9


A question of identity
Paul says you only need to put your faith in Jesus, not in your abilities or qualifications.

Jerry Townhill
18-Jun-2017 10:30
Phillippians 3:1-11


The humility of Christ
Your attitude should be the same that Jesus Christ had.

Jerry Townhill
28-May-2017 10:30
Philippians 2:1-11


Suffering and Glory
Easter Sunday talk

Jerry Townhill
16-Apr-2017 10:30
Suffering and Glory


Jesus and injustice
God hates injustice and oppression. He cares for the poor and downtrodden.

Jerry Townhill
12-Feb-2017 10:30
Luke 4:18-21


Did Jesus hate religion?
True religion has rules to obey and rituals to observe, but it is not these things that make us right with God, but they are the result of a right relationship with God.

Jono Hayward
5-Feb-2017 10:30
Matthew 23:23-


Jesus lived by Faith
Jesus is in saying have faith in him. God responds to faith.

Ann Foster
15-Jan-2017 10:30
Matthew 21:18-22


Jesus was angry
Jesus seemed to get angry but he taught that acceptable worship does not include anger. Love should characterise the church, not anger.

Ian Brooker
4-Dec-2016 10:30
John 2:13-17 and others


Jesus was bereaved
Jesus knew what it was like to be bereaved. He sympathises with us. Through his death he has destroyed the power of death and its fear.

Bryan Rourke
27-Nov-2016


Antidote to Anxiety
Jesus got anxious - it is a normal response to danger or stress. An alternative to anxiety is the Kingdom of God.

Jono Hayward
20-Nov-2016 10:30
Matthew 6:25-34


Temptation - Jesus and us
Jesus is truly human, he needed food, drink and sleep. He knew the pull of temptation and so understands our weakness and helps us when we are in need.

Jerry Townhill
13-Nov-2016 10:30
John


Chris Cates
6-Nov-2016 10:20
Luke 5:15


Living in the Big Picture
The final word to Haggai looks forward to the coming of the Messianic King.

Jono Hayward
2-Oct-2016 10:30
Haggai 2:20-23


Fear or Faith
Habakkuk learned to understand God. We see that fear is not an indication of an absence of faith and faith does not mean we never fear, rather that we look to see God's perspective on the situatio

Jono Hayward
31-Jul-2016 10:30
Habakkuk 3: 3-19


Woe to God's enemies
Nuggets of truth from a time of insecurity and unrest. The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.

Jerry Townhill
17-Jul-2016 10:30
Habakku 2:4-20


Waiting for God's answer
Habakkuk lived in a time of uncertainty. He showed God is in control of nations and histoy. We should pray and expect an answer, understand prophecy and not be surprised when God does things we don

Jerry Townhill
3-Jul-2016 10:30
Habakkuk 2:1-3


When God seems silent
Focus on who you are in God and truth you know about God.

Jono Hayward
26-Jun-2016 10:30
Habakkuk 1:12-17


The Strangeness of God
God's ways are often mysterious and misunderstood but He is in control. He has a plan and a timetable.

Jono Hayward
19-Jun-2016 10:30
Habakkuk 1: 1-11


Jono Hayward
3-Apr-2016 10:30
Worship


inadequacy
We have a tendency to see the cracks and faults rather than the light inside. Our challenge is not to put ourselves down but to walk in Gods ability.

Chris MacLean
28-Feb-2016 10:30
2 Corinthians 4:6-7


Baptism
Testimonies and prayers from our recent baptism

15-Feb-2016 10:30


Light of the World
The talk from the Churches Together service.

Jono Haward
24-Jan-2016 16:00
John 9:1-7


God Good News
The church exists to bring in the Kingdom of God. Some practical steps to share our faith.

Jono Hayward
17-Nov-2015 10:30
1 Peter 3:15-26


The Blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus speaks of forgiveness and membership with Jesus

Jerry Townhill
1-Nov-2015 10:30


Helping to meet a need
In helping to meet the needs of our friends can introduce them to people in the chuch and so to a church meeting and to faith. Don't be frightened.

Jono Haward
25-Oct-2015 10:30
Galatians 6:9-10


Attractive Christianity
Effective Evangelism. To make our faith attractive, Christians should live in a way that is attractive, authentic and inclusive.

Jerry Townhill
18-Oct-2015 10:30
Matthew 5:14-16


Telling your story in 45 seconds
Effective Evangelism. Learn how to tell an effective story sincerely & with clarity in about 45 seconds

Jono Hayward
4-Oct-2015
1 Peter 3:12-18


samaritan-woman
Effective in evangelism. Learning how to share our faith from they way in which Jesus spoke to the woman in Samaria

Jono Hayward
27-Sep-2015 10:30
John 4


Water from the rock
Whichever desert you are in the answer is always the same, to cry to God. God wants you, and your community, to drink of the river from the stricken rock, Jesus.

Steve Brading
20-Sep-2015 10:30
Ex 17 and Num 20


The Return of the King
Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us. He will return and we should be prepared and ready.

Jono Hayward
19-Jul-2015 10:30
Acts 1; 1-2 & 9-11 James 5:7-9


The-armour-of-god
We apologise the recording ended after about 8 minutes. The notes for the powerpoint are on the Notes page.

Brian Rourke
23-Feb-2015 10:30
Ephesians 6:10-18


What makes God smile?
May the Lord smile upon you is the Priestly Prayer. We should find out what pleases the Lord and do it Eph 5v10. God smiles when we love him supremely.

Jono Hayward
4-Jan-2015 10:30
Numbers 6:25


It's not Fair - The workers in the vineyard
This is the final talk in our series looking at the parables Jesus taught. The story tells us about God's grace and also something about our ideas of fairness.

Mel Street
2-Nov-2014 10:30
Matthew 20:1-16


Hearing God
Hearing God brings your spirtual life alive and is an act of worship. We listen to God to Know Him, Grow in discipleship and Show the power of the Holy Spirit.

Nigel Thomas
5-Oct-2014 10:30
John 10:27


Brian Rouke
21-Sep-2014 10:30


Jono Hayward
14-Sep-2014 10:30
Phillipians 3:7-15


Faith expressing itself through love
Faith is the essential ingredient needed. It is complete trust in someone or something. Act in accordance with what you have challenged yourself to believe. No one can do this for you.

Jono Hayward
14-Sep-2014 10:30
Galatians 5:1-6


Joy in the presence of God
There is joy in the presence of God.

Mel Street
31-Aug-2014 10:30
Psalm 16


Great God, lowly me
God is awesome, he is close to us and above us. He is faithful, Jesus remembers how it is to be human and God helps us in our weakness. God is worthy of praise and helps us in our time of need.

Jerry Townhill
24-Aug-2014 10:30
Psalm 138


God bless us
God wants to bless us. He wants to do us good because he loves the world. Blessing provokes praise.

Jono Hayward
17-Aug-2014 10:30
Psalm 67


Talents-and-how-we-use-them
We are stewards of the things God has given us. Use them well and you'll be rewarded. It's not too late to dig up those things you have buried and to start using them. Talk at family service

MelStreet
20-Jul-2014 10:30
Matthew25:14-30


Sabbath
God has given us the sabbath to bless us and improve our lives. Sabbath observance requires faith but gives an opportunity for relaxation, restoration and reflexion as well as worship and re-focus

Jerry Townhill
13-Jul-2014 10:30
OT and NT references


Worship
The principle reason we live is to Worship God. We should come to worship with the right attitude, with integrity and not as consumers. Worship should be God Centred, Biblical and truthful. We should

Jono Hayward
6-Jul-2014 10:30
Hebrews 12; 28-29


Praying in the Spirit
God wants us to pray and He wants to empower our praying. The Spirit of God both intercedes for believers and helps them to pray.

Jono Hayward
29-Jun-2014
Ephesians 6:18-20


Baptism
Baptism, an outward sign of an inward transformation

Jono Hayward
22-Jun-2014 10:30


Brian Rourke
8-Jun-2014 10:30
1 Corinthians 13


God's goodness to those he loves
God works all things together for the good of those who love him, even though it is not always to our timetable.

Mark Ridley
25-May-2014 10:30
Romans 8


A Culture of Encouragement
We need to intentially create a culture of encouragment. It makes our journey together enjoyable, efficient and powerful.

Matthieu Trefcon
27-Apr-2014 10:30
2 Corinthaisn 13:11


Joseph of Arimathea
What we can learn from the thoughts and actions of Joseph of Arimathea.

Jerry Townhill
20-Apr-2014 10:25


The two sons
We forgive because God forgives us. This talk is not complete

Mel Street
30-Mar-2014 10:30
Forgiveness- Luke 15: 11-32


Biblial leadership in the local church - elders
This was not recorded but you can see the notes on the Notes page. Elders have responsibilities of government, to direct, disciple and be dedicated to the gospel and to the word.

Jono Hayward
9-Mar-2014
1 Peter 5:1-4 and others


Take up your cross
This talk was not recorded but you can see notes from the talk in the Notes section of the Teaching page.

Jerry Townhill
19-Jan-2014 10:00
Matthew 10:38-39 11: 28-30


Power of perseverance
We are called to be bringers of the Kingdom of God. Jesus calls us to make running the race our greatest priority.

Jono Hayward
5-Jan-2014 10:00
Hebrews 12:1-3


Christmas unwrapped
What difference does Jesus make?

Jono Hayward
15-Dec-2013 10:00


Dealing with tough times
Jesus showed how to confront emotional trauma and he cares about ours. He stood in the face of emense suffering before his arrest with People, Prayer and Perseverance.

Richard Tutt
17-Nov-2013 10:00


Following Jesus with our bank balance
If you are driven by material things they have become your god. Learn to view your money in the way Jesus advised - so it does not enslave you.

Andy Johnston
27-Oct-2013


Who do we think we are?
Where do we get our identity from? The letter to the Ephesians tells us our identity is In Christ. In this new season we need to be sure of who we are and not be victims of identity theft.

Mel Street
13-Oct-2013 10:00
Our identity in Christ