Sermons

The Kingdom will be the Lord’s | Obadiah |
When you suffer injustice, does God care? In this sermon we hear from Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament, who reveals God’s heart to gloriously judge and save. Outline Setting the scene The King against the proud (vv1-9) The King against enemies (vv10-16) The King for his people (vv17-21)

Our Gospel Hope | 1 Corinthians 15 |
‘You only live once.’ But what if that’s not true? In this message, we finishing our series ‘What We Believe’ and hear what the Bible says about resurrection and life everlasting and how that gives us hope and changes our now. Outline The good news of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:1-11) The good news of resurrection (15:12-28) Why resurrection matters (15:29-34) All things new (15:35-53) Life everlasting…and now (15:54-58)

The Church of God | Hebrews 12:18-29; Exodus 19:1-13 |
Can you know God without having anything to do with a Christian church? In this message, we consider what it means to say ‘I believe…the church.’ Outline I believe…the church? (Genesis 12:1-3; Ezekiel 37:24-27; 1 Peter 2:4-5) The church is catholic (Hebrews 12:22-26) and the communion of saints (1 Corinthians 16:2-3) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Read more

God the Holy Spirit | John 14:15-26; 16:4-15 |
Who is the Holy Spirit, what is he doing in believers and in the world? In this message, as we continue our series What We Believe, we listen to what Jesus taught about the Spirit of Truth. Outline Another Advocate (John 14:16) The Spirit and Believers (John 14:17-21, 26; 16:6-7, 12-15) The Spirit and the World (John 16:8-11) Believing in the Holy Spirit

The Crucified and Risen Son | Acts 3:11-26 |
For 2000 years, Christians have said that Jesus was crucified, yet rose again, is now ruling, and will return. This is a dangerous truth as it means our life has meaning and will be called to account. This is a dangerous truth because it gives hope and meaning in Christ. Outline Crucified (Acts 3:13-15, 1 Peter 3:18) Risen (Acts 3:15) Ruling (Ephesians 1:19-23; Philippians 2:6-11; Acts 3:16-19) Returning (Acts 3:20-23) A dangerous truth? Read more

Jesus the Son | John 1:1-18; Matthew 1:18-25 |
Jesus once asked his closest followers, ‘who do you say I am?’ This is the most significant question anyone can answer. In this message, we see what the Bible says about who Jesus is, and explore questions like ‘why does the virgin birth matter,’ ‘how can we really know God,’ and ‘what difference does the eternal Word becoming human make to us’? Outline In the Beginning (John 1:1-3) Read more

God the Father | John 5:16-27; Revelation 4:9-11 |
Christians call God ‘Father’, but why do we do this? What does it mean to know someone as almighty as God in such a close, personal way? This sermon is the first in our series, ‘What We Believe’ based on the Apostles' Creed. ‘I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth’ Outline I believe…what??? The Eternal Father (John 5:16-27) The Creating Father (Revelation 4:9-11) My Father and Your Father (John 8:42; 20:17; Romans 8:15) Knowing God as Father (Luke 11:9-13)

What’s the Verdict | John 5:31-47 |
Outline Witness 1: Jesus Witness 2: God the Father Witness 3: John the Baptist Witness 4: Jesus' Works Witness 5: The Scriptures Witness 6: Moses Jesus exposes the plaintiffs (the religious leaders)

Stand Firm | Ephesians 6:10-24 |
If Jesus is the risen and ruling king of all creation, why is living in his new life a struggle? In this message, we consider Christ’s victory and our struggle. Outline Christ’s Victory (v10) Our Struggle (vv11-12) God’s Gospel Armour (vv13-17) Gospel Action (vv18-20) Gospel Encouragement (vv21-23)

Be Encouraged | Galatians 5:13-26 |
Outline Christian freedom Our moment-by-moment civil war What is the fruit of the flesh What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit Keep killing the flesh Be encouraged