Did you know there was a 13th commandment? Look up John 13 v 34
25/09/2022 - Atilio Morosini
We play as a team
As a church, one of our strengths will always be that we are one, united in heart, purpose and in God. We will only go farther and be stronger to fulfill God’s purposes when we play as a team! Together!
18/09/2022 - Jacqueline Oludimu
Praying for a better story
Looking at the Lord’s Prayer, the Long Prayer, and the Love Prayer as inspirations for us to pray for God to use our stories to make himself known to others.
10/07/2022 - Al Gregory
Are you at God's disposal
Understanding what evangelism is and our part in this work of God. Recognising what biblical evangelism is grounded in and how to recognise the calling of evangelism on every person, who identifies as a child of God.
03/07/2022 - Gabriel Alamu
Equipped to Tell God's Better Story
Have you ever tried to explain the gospel to someone? Which bits should you include or not include? Quinton looks at how we can tell God’s better story by using a common outline used in films and books.
29/05/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
Motivated by God's Better Story
A whistle stop tour of the big story line of the Bible, God's rescue mission for His whole creation, how it makes sense of life now and into eternity and why that motivates us to share this story with those around us.
15/05/2022 - Mark Leveson
Living with a better story
Quinton kicks off a new series all about living with a better story. We live in a world full of stories, but every follower of Jesus is living with a better story. From the moment they discovered the transforming power of God’s story, the gospel, they have experienced a better story for their life.
08/05/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
Prepare the way
If our lives are signs, what are we communicating to those around us? Quinton continues the series in Isaiah looking at chapter 40 and the life of John the Baptist as God's forerunner preparing the way for the Lord. The king is coming, are we ready?
24/04/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
Three questions for Easter
Three questions from Luke 9 v 18 to 20
17/04/2022 - Atilio Morosini
The suffering servant
The famous verses of Isaiah 52 & 53 depict the suffering servant giving himself up so that others might be reconciled to God. The gospels show us how Jesus fulfilled this prophecy perfectly, but what about us? Should we follow in Jesus’ footsteps and live for others as he did?
10/04/2022 - Ian Travers
Would I Lie to you
In Isaiah 36-37 Assyria verbally attacks the people of God. We look at the similarities in how our enemy, Satan, attacks us, God's people and we learn from Hezekiah's response (and Jesus' ultimate example) to help us overcome the lies of the enemy and live in daily victory
03/04/2022 - Karen Simmons
Learning from 'listening in' to Jesus' prayer in John 17
13/03/2022 - Al Gregory
With a cost of living crisis looming, Quinton looks at the biblical perspective of money and how we can be wise with what God gives us in light of eternity. What lessons can we learn today from the parable of the money manager in Luke 16? And are we living out what we believe?
06/03/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
Fulfilling the mission of God
How do we relate ourselves to the Bible’s grand story? Where do we fit in? Our guest speaker, Andy McCullough takes us through some key moments in the Bible where God commissions His people to be fruitful and display God’s image by His Spirit
06/03/2022 - Andy McCullough
The Fruitful Vineyard
In this preach we examine the transition from fruitlessness to fruitfulness within the context of a song about a fruitful vineyard. God talks about the reason for allowing desolations; hope of its reversal and return of the joy of fulfilment.
27/02/2022 - Oluwole Olubodun
Isaiah 13-14 - God is bigger than Babylon
"Quinton continues our series in Isaiah looking at chapter 13. Isaiah lays it all on the line through his prophesies as he declares God's long term plan for his people through the rise and fall of Babylon. Despite the size and threat of this great enemy, God is bigger than Babylon!"
20/02/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
Hope in an uncertain future
We all face uncertain times in our lives, through challenges at work, in relationship, even with our own health. Isaiah faced threat to his own life and those of the nation, but he clung on to hope for the future. Where can we get a similar hope from?
13/02/2022 - Ian Travers
Looking at values we had as a church when we started 36 years ago and how those values are still in place today.
06/02/2022 - Al Gregory
Isaiah 1 - Hopeful warnings
The first chapter of Isaiah is a message full of warning and hope for the people of God. Q explores this prophetic chapter through the lens of a courtroom as he looks at the crime, the evidence, the testimonies, sentencing, and the judge’s closing remarks.
16/01/2022 - Quinton Handscomb
A true vision of God
Isaiah's vision of God was powerful and changed him in such a way that he dedicated his life to serving in spite of the danger. But what did God reveal to him? What was so amazing about God that would empower Isaiah so much?
09/01/2022 - Ian Travers
Faith at work
Why work is good and bad for you and how you could take your faith to into it
12/12/2021 - Atilio Morosini
The good Samaritan
We examine the dialogue between Jesus and an expert of the Jewish law and see how this story intersects with everyday living. We challenge ourselves to change our perspective on the needs closest to us in everyday living.
08/08/2021 - Oluwole Olubodun
Light and Life
700 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah poetically announces His arrival. A new dawn will come from the darkest corner of Israel, and He will bring light and life to everything. The waiting will soon be over as joy and peace flood the land.
13/12/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
What's the point of suffering?
Sadness, grief and suffering. All things that we try to avoid in life, but with surprising regularity, hit us when we least expect it. So, how we can face these issues well? The teacher from Ecclesiastes has wisdom that can make a difference, and brings us hope.
06/12/2020 - Ian Travers
One thing is certain in life - death. It's a hammer blow. No one knows the hour or how it will happen. So how do we prepare for our death? We must live well. Looking at Ecclesiastes 9, Q discovers that the present is just that - a gift - to be enjoyed thoroughly in the here and now.
22/11/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Everything is meaningless
We're all searching for meaning in our lives, through possessions, experiences or relationships. The teaches of a man, some 2500 years ago, reveal fresh home truths - that purpose is not found in any of these, but in living a life for God.
08/11/2020 - Ian Travers
There is great power in your pocket. Our smartphones have brought so many benefits to life, but at what cost? If we're called to love God with all our hearts, how does technology fit into that picture? Exploring the pitfalls, Q looks at how digital, in it's right place, can be a blessing.
01/11/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Disintegration of Morality
In the final chapter of Judges, the death bell tolls as a nation turns its back on God, and then turn their backs on each other. In this story, we recognise evil that occurs across the world today. But even now, just as in Israel's times, God brings us hope for the future.
25/10/2020 - Ian Travers
Disintegration of Religion
The end of the book of Judges is a terrible story of the total collapse of society, and the disintegration of a nation. But it begins with a story of religious pride, of individuals, representative of all people, that define their own god, that they might control others. How should we respond to this story?
18/10/2020 - Ian Travers
Grace through Samson
Samson sometimes represents God as Israel sees him, but more often represents Israel as God sees her. And despite Samson's shortcomings we see the grace and mercy and faithfulness of God coming through.
04/10/2020 - Al Gregory
Pride of Samson
Why would God use a guy like Samson? He was a hot-headed, vengeful, petulant vow breaker. Yet he was empowered by the Holy Spirit! Q explores how God can still harness some pretty dark methods to fulfil his plans.
27/09/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Birth of Samson
God uses unlikely people for his purposes. An angel appears to a childless woman and tells her she is going to have a child, and that the child will rescue Israel from the Philistines. Hints of a future angelic visit and message to Mary, tellijng to the birth of Jesus.
20/09/2020 - Al Gregory
Power of Prayer
Prayer is powerful. It changes things. It makes a major dent in this world. Out of everyone, James holds up Elijah as the example of a prayerful man - the one who called fire out of heaven. But James says something stunning - Elijah is just like us. Q explores how this could possibly be the case.
06/09/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
If I were a rich man...
James challenges us in our attitudes to wealth. Are we marked Self indulgence or Godly generosity? Are we aware of the responsibilities that go with wealth?
23/08/2020 - Al Gregory
Wisdom from Above
Everyone is clamoring for our attention with offers of the secrets of their wisdom to get us ahead in the world. But all too often this is coupled with treading on others, getting rich at the expense of the poor. James guides us to godly wisdom and teaches how it is the opposite of selfish ambition.
09/08/2020 - Ian Travers
James knew conflict was a disease that could cause great damage. Q looks at its symptoms, the underlying illness and its cure - humility.
02/08/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Facing hard times
We all face struggles and hard times in our lives, and we battle for the meaning and reason for them. In James' letter, he reveals that we can face these times with courage, knowing that God, not only blesses us in the midst of them, but also uses them for his glory.
12/07/2020 - Ian Travers
Diversity and discrimination
Favouritism and discrimination are destructive. Instead, we're called to embrace diversity. That means going out of our way to celebrate our differences, whether that's our culture, ethnicity, economic status or simply the way we look. And the church is to be leading the way.
05/07/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Quick to listen, slow to speak
Sharing the gospel as good news. Taking time to listen to see where people are at. Not jumping to conclusions too quickly.
28/06/2020 - Al Gregory
The True Vine
How can we have a fruitful life? Jesus answers, 'I am the true vine.' That's a very cryptic answer! In this season of lockdown, this picture is incredibly timely as we understand Jesus as the vinedresser, pruning the vine to ensure an abundance of fruit in the future.
14/06/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
The Way, the Truth and the Life
Where will I go when I die? This is a fundamental question of all humanity with many answers and claims. In preaching the gospel - the good news - Jesus reveals the truth about life after death, and that we experience all the goodness God has for us, if only we would put our trust in Him.
07/06/2020 - Ian Travers
Light of the world
The world is full of competing claims to know the truth, and that everyone else is just repeating #fakenews. But Jesus is the light that reveals the absolute truth, not just about himself, but about the world, and the creator God. Knowing this truth brings us peace, comfort and joy.
24/05/2020 - Ian Travers
The Good Shepherd
Who do you follow? The truth is we all follow someone. But 2,000 years ago, a man from Nazareth announced himself to the world as the Good Shepherd and said, 'follow me'. Q helps us navigate the world of shepherding as we seek to understand why Jesus is so good to follow.
17/05/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Where do you go for answers? What questions do you have? When Jesus stepped on the earth, he called people to follow him, saying 'I am the answer'. He then both taught how he was the answer we're all looking for, and demonstrated through his life.
03/05/2020 - Ian
Salt and Light
What did Jesus mean when he said, 'you are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world'? Unpacking these two metaphors, Q looks at our mission as the church and how our saltiness and brightness will help people find hope.
26/04/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
What is Church?
What does it mean to be part of 'the Church'? Who does God call us to be? In this message, we look at three characteristics of God's people - Holy, Pure and Beautiful - and see what it means for us today.
19/04/2020 - Ian Travers
What's Your Story?
Everyone is searching to define their own story - to know their place in the world and bring meaning to life. But rather than write our own, God has written a greater story that gives us our lives, purpose, made possible through Jesus Christ.
12/04/2020 - Ian Travers
Jesus passionately prayed that we, as the church, would experience the oneness and unity he felt with his Father. Not only towards each other but towards God. That's extraordinary! Q looks at the implications of this and the sort of church we are called to grow into.
05/04/2020 - Quinton Handscomb
Born of God
As the church, we are not a random set of people, but people who have been re-born by God – his children – having a new heart put within us. We are called to be shaped by Him and long after His heart through the power of the Holy Spirit.