February 1, 2017

Teaching

Jesus said “make disciples of all kinds of people… baptise them… and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Part of that teaching happens through the talks and sermons shared in our services. They are not the final word on any given subject; they are the first word in the conversation. It’s up to each of us to think, study, pray and make up our own mind what we believe and why we believe it.

You can see what themes are coming up in the life of the church and also download recordings of recent talks and sermons here:

Shalom: The Good Life

The Hebrew word shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, the absence of agitation or discord. The heart of shalom is to be complete, perfect and full. We are trying, with God’s help by the Holy Spirit, to embody and live out this peace. In this short series, we’ll dive a little deeper into this ancient concept of Shalom: The Good Life.

Shalom: The Good life (03/09/2017) – Audio / Study Guide

Shalom: Time (10/09/2017)

Shalom: Money (17/09/2017)

Shalom: Effort (24/09/2017)

Loving the World God Loves

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.” If God values this world so highly, how can we learn to love and care for our world and its people too?

Big God. Little Me. (06/08/2017) – Download

Caring (13/08/2017) – Download

Sharing (20/08/2017) – Download

Bearing (27/08/2017) – Download

Nehemiah

We are looking at the classic Old Testament story of Nehemiah to see what we can learn from this great man of prayer, purpose and perseverance and his determination to rebuild in the face of opposition.

Nehemiah 1 (23/4/2017) Download

Nehemiah 2.1 (30/4/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 2.2 (7/5/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 3 (14/5/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 4 (21/5/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 5 (28/5/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 6.1 (4/6/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 6.2 (11/6/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 7 (18/6/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 8 (25/6/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 9 (2/7/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 10 (9/7/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 11 (16/7/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 12 (23/7/2017) – Download

Nehemiah 13 (30/7/2017) – Download

 

THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD.

“God wants me to try harder.” “God blesses me when I’m good and punishes me when I’m bad.” “God is angry with me.” We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true — but many are false. We’re using The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith to help us explore how we think about God based on how Jesus thought about God.

Part 1: “What are you seeking?” (5/2/2017) Download

Part 2: “God is good.” (12/2/2017) Download

Part 3: “God is trustworthy.” (19/2/2017) Download

Part 4: “God is generous.” (26/2/2017) Download

Part 5: “God is love.” (5/3/2017) Download

Part 6: “God is holy.” (12/3/2017) Download

Part 7: “God is self-sacrificing.” (19/3/2017)

Part 8: “God transforms.” (26/3/2017) Download

Part 9: “How to make a pickle.” (2/4/2017) Download