Finding Love.

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Now, as we hold all that we have discovered through “Signs of hope in the Bible” and “Signs of hope through Belonging, Growing, Serving”, we’ll be spending time “Finding Christmas”. We want to make sure that we find the fullness of Christmas and fully understand it as another of our “Signs of hope”. Aside from […]

Called to serve (OK, and now what?).

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Acts 1: 12-14. As we bring this part of our teaching series to a close, we will have the privilege of sharing in the story of two people who have been called to serve with BMS World Mission.

Living to Transform.

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Ephesians 4: 1 – 16. Church doesn’t exist to offer “just another alternative”, but to transform lives through the power of the gospel. There is no other “sign of hope” that we can, and must, offer! The sermon included a video from CoffeeChat – see http://www.coffeechats.org/video/you-don-t-got-to-church for the full experience.

Empowered to proclaim,

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Acts 1: 1-11. We have no excuse! The church is empowered through the Holy Spirit to proclaim the truth about Jesus to “the ends of the earth”. We’re part of that, whether we like it or not!

Authority to transform.

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Luke 4: 14 – 21. The whole purpose of our growing and learning together as disciples, is for our own spiritual development, as well as to be good news to others. You can’t have one without the other!

Praying like worshippers.

Luke 11: 1-13. Do we give as much time and attention to prayer, as we do to commenting on and analysing worship styles and song choices?! A growing church will be a praying church!

Living as disciples.

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Galatians 5: 16 – 26. A disciple of Jesus is someone who is learning to allow the fruits of the Spirit to grow in their life. We don’t do that in isolation, but as we’re “doing life together”

Becoming like Jesus.

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Philippians 2: 1-18. If our attitude isn’t the same as that of Jesus, we won’t grow more and more into His likeness. Unless that is happening, then what we reflect of Jesus will be limited.   Music and spoken words at end of sermon used by permission through CCL licence 709. Tim Hughes & Rob […]

Love that Transforms.

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John 13: 31-38. “By this, all people will know that you are my disciples – if you love one another”. The way that we share life together through belonging has the power to be transformative in a world where independence ignores relationship and puts limits on belonging. Note – This recording includes a time of […]

Togetherness that multiplies.

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Acts 2:42-47. The story of the early church is one that demonstrates clearly to our watching world, that the values of the church are attractive. A demonstration of true belonging draws people in to be the church fully. “Christ over all, our undivided aim”.