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Sermons from Lancashire

Sunday service readings and sermons from Lumb Baptist Church in Rossendale, Lancashire, UK.

Episodes Archive

Download Philippians 4: 4-9 Rejoice!  16-03-2020 (12.49 MB)

Philippians 4: 4-9 Rejoice!

  • Paul could write these words in Philippians 4 despite the way he had been treated whilst in Philippi. There is a message of encouragement for us today in these words for the trouibled times in which we live.

Download Become like little children (Matthew 18: 1-4)  08-03-2020 (9.17 MB)

Become like little children (Matthew 18: 1-4)

  • Looking at the beauty of the natural world shows us God as Creator but how can we know this Creator God as our Father God? By becoming like little children is the answer in Matthew 8, but what does this mean in practice for us?

Download The still small voice (1 Kings 19: 1-18, Luke 24: 13-35)  01-03-2020 (15.08 MB)

The still small voice (1 Kings 19: 1-18, Luke 24: 13-35)

  • The story of Elijah's encounter with God when hiding in the cave and the encounter with God on the road to Emmaus show that God can reveal Himself not in dramatic events but in quietness and the everyday if we will only listen.

Download Exodus 33: 12-23  23-02-2020 (9.66 MB)

Exodus 33: 12-23

  • This sermon looks at the life of Moses and in particular the time when he requests to see God's glory and is hidden in the cleft of a rock while God passes by.

Download James 1: 17-25  16-02-2020 (19.98 MB)

James 1: 17-25

  • This sermon is a reflection on the Bible as the word of God and why it should be more than just a book to us. (Illustration was a cube with coloured faces on a string)

Download Servanthood  11-02-2020 (11.47 MB)

Servanthood

  • Being a servant can be associated with being down-trodden and at the beck and call of others. However, this is not the picture of servanthood that the Bible presents.

Download The Bride of Christ (Revelation 19 6b-9)  02-02-2020 (10.92 MB)

The Bride of Christ (Revelation 19 6b-9)

  • This sermon develops the theme of believers and their position as the Bride of Christ anticipating that joyful day when we are at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

Download Jesus Christ came to save sinners (1Tim 1: 12-17)  26-01-2020 (8.71 MB)

Jesus Christ came to save sinners (1Tim 1: 12-17)

  • This sermon is a reflection on verse 15 of this passage. It reminds us of who Jesus is and why He came to this world.

Download How we got our Bible  19-01-2020 (12.24 MB)

How we got our Bible

  • This sermon looks at the history of how we got our English Bible up to the time of the reformation.

Download Faith (Galatians 5: 16-23)  12-01-2020 (11.18 MB)

Faith (Galatians 5: 16-23)

  • This sermon explores aspects of faith, the most important being the size of our faith is not the critical factor, it is the faithfulness of Christ that assures our salvation.

Download 2020 verse for the year - Hebrews 4:12  07-01-2020 (12.37 MB)

2020 verse for the year - Hebrews 4:12

  • A sermon about the word of God and its importance in the believer's journey of faith.

Download Thanks be to God  29-12-2019 (10.23 MB)

Thanks be to God

  • This family service encourages us to give thanks for all the good things God has given us and done for us. (At the end of the sermon 4 people were given paper to write thanks for something. This became a multi coloured garland.)

Download Unto us a child is born Isaiah 9: 1-7  15-12-2019 (13.24 MB)

Unto us a child is born Isaiah 9: 1-7

  • We all have different memories of Christmas and different ways of celebrating it. This passage in Isaiah reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas in its description of the One who took on human flesh and was born as a baby in Bethlehem.

Download The day of small things (Zechariah 4: 6-10)  10-12-2019 (10.06 MB)

The day of small things (Zechariah 4: 6-10)

  • So often in our Christian life we want the big or the dramatic. This passage from Zechariah reminds us that it is not our efforts but the work of the Holy Spirit that brings things to a conclusion, we must just remain faithful to the task.

Download To live is Christ (Phillipians 1: 12-26)  01-12-2019 (14.39 MB)

To live is Christ (Phillipians 1: 12-26)

  • In this chapter of Paul's letter to the Phillipians we see that even though Paul was imprisoned, this was a cause of encouragement to him because the gospel was being preached. Our difficult circumstances can also be used to God's glory.

Download Fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)  01-12-2019 (12.37 MB)

Fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)

  • Some may find it worrying to know that God knows all about us but it should encourage us to find our purpose in God and look for the signature of God in our everyday lives.

Download Feeding the 5000 John 6: 1-15  06-11-2019 (13.57 MB)

Feeding the 5000 John 6: 1-15

  • The people of Galilee saw in the miracle of feeding the 5000 proof that Jesus was the Messiah and wanted to make Him king to free them from Roman rule. The freedom that Jesus would bring however would be something completely different.

Download Haggai 1 - 2:9  29-10-2019 (12.72 MB)

Haggai 1 - 2:9

  • The story of the instruction to re-build the temple at Jerusalem as told in Haggai shows that when we stop focusing on ourselves or looking to the past and concentrate on God, God is able to take us into a future where He will bless us.

Download Matthew 25: 31-46 (Harvest)  20-10-2019 (4.72 MB)

Matthew 25: 31-46 (Harvest)

  • Each year our church supports a BMS world mission project and this year the appeal was for South Sudan. The videos shown during this service can be found at www.bms world mission.org/survivors

Download The serpent in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4-9)  15-10-2019 (11.13 MB)

The serpent in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4-9)

  • In His discussion with Nicodemus in John 3, Jesus mentions Moses and the serpent in the wilderness. This sermon takes a closer look at the story in Numbers 21 and looks at possible applications for us today.

Download Parables of the Kingdom Mark 4: 26-34  06-10-2019 (9.72 MB)

Parables of the Kingdom Mark 4: 26-34

  • The two parables of the kingdom here in Mark's gospel illustrate clearly our responsibility is to spread the word of God, but it is God who gives the increase. Representatives of the GideonsUK also told us about their work distributing Bibles.

Download Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8: 26-40  29-09-2019 (13.21 MB)

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8: 26-40

  • Today's service was a service of believer's baptism and the sermon considers the traditions and reasons for the follower of Christ to be baptised.

Download What do we mean by conversion? Acts 26: 1-19  22-09-2019 (12.88 MB)

What do we mean by conversion? Acts 26: 1-19

  • The principles of conversion.

Download Acts 28: 1-6  15-09-2019 (11.22 MB)

Acts 28: 1-6

  • The life of the apostle Paul can be a great encouragement, especially if times are hard. This sermon encourages us to shake off the "snakes" that bring us down and look to Jesus for encouragement.

Download God is Good  10-09-2019 (13.91 MB)

God is Good

  • Sometimes the problems we face and the state of the world today cause us to forget that God is good. This sermon reminds us of this unchanging fact and that we are called to be agents for good in this fallen world.

Download Why do the nations rage? Psalm 2  03-09-2019 (14.81 MB)

Why do the nations rage? Psalm 2

  • This Psalm is an encouragement to look beyond the unrest and division in the world to the God who is ultimately in control and rules over all.

Download Finding Treasure (Matthew 13: 44-46  25-08-2019 (12.57 MB)

Finding Treasure (Matthew 13: 44-46

  • These two parables of the kingdom of heaven (treasure in a field, pearl of great price) remind us of the intense and immeasurable value of the kingdom of God. We should also remember the cost of our citizenship of that kingdom.

Download Choose this day who you will serve (Joshua 24: 1-15)  18-08-2019 (9.28 MB)

Choose this day who you will serve (Joshua 24: 1-15)

  • We all know the significance of making the right choices, whether this is at a national level or at a personal level. The most important decision we will ever make is to choose to follow Jesus and, like Joshua, to serve Him daily.

Download God keeps His promises (Genesis 15: 1-6, Luke 12: 32-40)  11-08-2019 (7.12 MB)

God keeps His promises (Genesis 15: 1-6, Luke 12: 32-40)

  • Sometimes we need to be reminded that God keeps His promises even though His time scale is possibly longer than we would like! All God asks of us is that we, like Abraham, believe in these promises as we wait for the return of Christ.

Download Competing Spectacles  04-08-2019 (13.53 MB)

Competing Spectacles

  • Our modern world has many spectacles which compete for our attention and distract us from what should be the focus of our attention Christ's work on the cross where He triumphed over sin and death.

Download Ezekiel 37: The valley of dry bones  21-07-2019 (11.07 MB)

Ezekiel 37: The valley of dry bones

  • Just as the bones in Ezekiel's vision needed the Breath of God to give them life, the church today still needs the Spirit of God to move among us and give us life.

Download Life's Journey  15-07-2019 (8.69 MB)

Life's Journey

  • It's not the car you drive or the journey. It's who you choose to have in the car with you for the journey.

Download The Prodigal Son, Luke 15: 11-32  07-07-2019 (14.54 MB)

The Prodigal Son, Luke 15: 11-32

  • Many of us are so familiar with this story that we could almost quote it word for word. However it is good to be reminded of the Father heart of God which never gives up on anyone.

Download Forgiveness  16-06-2019 (9.4 MB)

Forgiveness

  • Forgiveness does not come cheap. Forgiveness for our sin is through Christ's death on the cross and is a wonderful ongoing forgiveness. The challenge is that those who have been forgiven must also forgive, not as easy as it sounds.

Download Ways God makes Himself known  04-06-2019 (14.91 MB)

Ways God makes Himself known

  • How can we know what God is saying to the church is a big question. This sermon suggests that it is through prayer, the Bible, being open to the Holy Spirit, worship and dependence on God.

Download Psalm 40  26-05-2019 (8.51 MB)

Psalm 40

  • Discouragement and "feeling down" can be hindrances in our Christian life. Psalm 40 has a possible antidote to these feelings.

Download Crossing the Red Sea  Exodus 14: 5-31  19-05-2019 (13.63 MB)

Crossing the Red Sea Exodus 14: 5-31

  • The story of the escape of the children of Israel from Egypt illustrates that even when we can't see the way forward God can. He is sovereign, He has a plan for us and will bring us safely through.

Download Seek first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6: 25-34)  16-05-2019 (18.21 MB)

Seek first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6: 25-34)

  • God's kingdom is the place where He rules and reigns. To be part of that kingdom means we must measure our life against the standards Jesus sets rather than the cultural norms of our society.

Download Be Prepared (1 Peter 3: 8-22)  05-05-2019 (12.45 MB)

Be Prepared (1 Peter 3: 8-22)

  • The world can be largely indifferent and occasionally hostile to Christians. This passage gives advice on how Christians should get on together and behave towards others as an integral part of our witness to Christ.

Download Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11  28-04-2019 (12.15 MB)

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11

  • This sermon is a reflection on time and eternity with the warning that the only time we have is now.

Download He's not here, He has risen  21-04-2019 (11.21 MB)

He's not here, He has risen

  • On this Easter Sunday we celebrate once again the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus who was crucified is now our risen, ascended, glorified Lord.

Download I don't know! (Mat 5: 13-16, Exodus 2: 1-10)  06-04-2019 (11.84 MB)

I don't know! (Mat 5: 13-16, Exodus 2: 1-10)

  • There are so many things in our lives that we don't know. Moses' mother didn't know what the outcome of putting her son in a basket on the river would be, but God did. We must learn to trust Him for the unknowns in our lives.

Download Luke 13: 1-17  24-03-2019 (11.71 MB)

Luke 13: 1-17

  • In our culture today we love to play the blame game. In this passage Jesus turns the thinking of His day on its head and shows compassion rather than finding fault.

Download The Prodigal Son Luke 15: 11-32  21-03-2019 (9.44 MB)

The Prodigal Son Luke 15: 11-32

  • Through the years artists have painted pictures to illustrate what they thought God was like. These representations still influence our image of God, but the story of the prodifal son shows us what God is really like.

Download Luke 24: 36-53, Acts 1: 1-14  10-03-2019 (14.62 MB)

Luke 24: 36-53, Acts 1: 1-14

  • This sermon asks us to imagine the events surrounding the Ascension of Jesus and to contemplate what we in our day and age could achieve in the power of the Holy Spirit

Download Isaiah 42: 1-9  03-03-2019 (11.94 MB)

Isaiah 42: 1-9

  • This passage is known as the first of the "servant songs" in Isaiah. It sets the character of God's servant against the vanity of idols as set out at the end of chapter 41. The servant is exemplified perfectly in Jesus, we must follow His example.

Download Romans 4: 9b - 25  24-02-2019 (12.83 MB)

Romans 4: 9b - 25

  • What is the requirement for a relationship with God? Paul explores this topic in Romans 4 and points out it is not circumcision or the Law, not merit or effort but faith in Jesus Christ.

Download Psalm 139  18-02-2019 (10.6 MB)

Psalm 139

  • This sermon is a reflection on the greatness of God and his love for us from Psalm 139.

Download Obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15)  18-02-2019 (11.59 MB)

Obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15)

  • Sometimes we make obeying God very complicated, but in essence all it is is doing what God says, as Saul found out to his cost.

Download Rhoda Acts 12: 1-19 and John 9: 1-7  03-02-2019 (14.7 MB)

Rhoda Acts 12: 1-19 and John 9: 1-7

  • These two familiar stories of the man born blind and Peter's release from prison raise some challenging questions about belief, faith and prayer which this sermon explores.

Download How to Dial Down the Drama  27-01-2019 (12.41 MB)

How to Dial Down the Drama

  • A drama is: BIG conflict over small offences. Here are five ways to dial down the drama.

Download The wedding at Cana John 2: 1-11  20-01-2019 (11.8 MB)

The wedding at Cana John 2: 1-11

  • This familiar story is the first recorded miracle in John's gospel pointing to who Jesus is. Within the story are "road signs" for us to follow to point others to Jesus.

Download It's not about the fish! John 21: 1-14  13-01-2019 (15.14 MB)

It's not about the fish! John 21: 1-14

  • Sometimes in our Christian life we feel that we have caught nothing and have nothing to show for all our efforts. Jesus however is compassionate and says "have another go". We just need to listen to His instructions.

Download Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30  06-01-2019 (11.02 MB)

Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30

  • In this parable we often focus on the servant who buries his talent rather than the other two, but this parable is about loyalty and steward ship as we await Christ's return. God has made an investment in us, it is up to us to fulfill His trust.

Download Building on the right foundations (Psalm 1)  30-12-2018 (4.77 MB)

Building on the right foundations (Psalm 1)

  • This sermon outlines the importance of having the right foundations for our faith and consequently our lives.

Download Matthew 2  16-12-2018 (12.22 MB)

Matthew 2

  • The story of the Wise Men and their visit to offer gifts to the infant Jesus presents us with four types of people. The challenge is given "which type are you?"

Download The Magnificat  09-12-2018 (10.8 MB)

The Magnificat

  • We are all familiar with Mary's song called the Magnificat but perhaps we don't appreciate the implication of being willing to bear the Son of God in the culture of her time.

Download Access all areas  02-12-2018 (14.74 MB)

Access all areas

  • Bible readings Hebrews 6: 19-20, 10: 19-22 and Matthew 27: 45-56 relate to the tearing of the temple curtain during the crucifixion showing us that we have direct access to God with all the security and opportunity that brings.to

Download Jacob's ladder (Genesis 28: 10-22)  18-11-2018 (1.44 MB)

Jacob's ladder (Genesis 28: 10-22)

  • The story of Jacob's ladder tells of Jacob's first personal encounter with God. The revelation comes to him that God was in that place and he didn't know it. Is there a message there for us to be more aware of God's presence?

Download Remembrance Sunday  11-11-2018 (11.47 MB)

Remembrance Sunday

  • On the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st world war, this sermon which formed part of our traditional Remembrance Service takes as its theme the scars of war and the faith that sustains.

Download All you need is love. (Readings from 1 John)  04-11-2018 (14.57 MB)

All you need is love. (Readings from 1 John)

  • The Beatles' song "All you need is love" is familiar to many of us. However, to know what love really is we need to look to Jesus Christ as our role model and 1 John gives us an outline to follow.

Download Christ's final discourse (John 13-17)  28-10-2018 (11.8 MB)

Christ's final discourse (John 13-17)

  • This sermon explores the themes of love and unity which run through these chapters and challenges us to be open to the flexibility loving one another requires.

Download Time to come down (Luke 19: 1-10)  23-10-2018 (12.24 MB)

Time to come down (Luke 19: 1-10)

  • Zaccheus wanted to see Jesus and what started out as possibly idle curiosity becomes a life changing experience. Jesus is still pasing by today-are we prepared to come down from our hiding places to meet Him?

Download Harvest Sunday (Mark 10: 17-22)  14-10-2018 (10.71 MB)

Harvest Sunday (Mark 10: 17-22)

  • Harvest is a picture of God's grace for which we should show our gratitiude. In practical terms, our gratitiude can be shown in our generosity to others which will give glory to God.

Download Passover (Mark 14: 12-26, Exodus 12: 1-30)  09-10-2018 (13.03 MB)

Passover (Mark 14: 12-26, Exodus 12: 1-30)

  • At the Last Supper, Jesus relates the meaning of the Passover meal to His death on the cross which will shortly take place. This sermon examines those links and the relevance of the two events.

Download Vine and fruit (John 15: 1-6)  30-09-2018 (9.57 MB)

Vine and fruit (John 15: 1-6)

  • This sermon explores the connection between being "in the vine" and displaying the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives.

Download Light of the World  23-09-2018 (13.18 MB)

Light of the World

  • What is your image of God like? In the Bible the image of God is presented as light in contrast to the darkness that pervades the world. Jesus proclaims Himself to be the Light of the World.

Download Almost, but not quite there yet (John 3 1-21)  16-09-2018 (11.03 MB)

Almost, but not quite there yet (John 3 1-21)

  • In this sermon, the speaker interweaves the story of her journey to Christ with the story of Nicodemus in John 3

Download Image of God  02-09-2018 (12.81 MB)

Image of God

  • In today's world image is everything and this sermon explores what it means to be made in God's image.

Download Forgiveness and forgiving (Matthew 18: 21-35)  26-08-2018 (11.43 MB)

Forgiveness and forgiving (Matthew 18: 21-35)

  • Matthew 18 is a chapter about discipleship. Verses 21-35 provide a real challenge to those of us who, as Christians, have accepted the forgiveness of Christ to show forgiveness to others.

Download Treasure (Proverbs 2: 1-11)  19-08-2018 (12.67 MB)

Treasure (Proverbs 2: 1-11)

  • What would you define as treasure? This sermon encourages us to search for the treasures to be found in God's word and to "lay up treasure in heaven".

Download Don't get weary (Galatians 6: 1-10)  12-08-2018 (16.15 MB)

Don't get weary (Galatians 6: 1-10)

  • This sermon is an encouragement for everyone in the church to keep going even when we feel weary, because if we are serving Christ, the season of harvest will come in due time.

Download Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10, James 5: 1-6)  05-08-2018 (13.72 MB)

Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10, James 5: 1-6)

  • Today's sermon looks at the familiar story of Zacchaeus and places it in its historical context with an application to the rich in today's world.

Download Ambassadors  29-07-2018 (13.03 MB)

Ambassadors

  • We are sent out by our heavenly Father to be ambassadors. God has sent us to preach Christ crucified and to reconcile people to God.

Download Navigating Life's Journey (Luke 24: 13-35)  22-07-2018 (12.1 MB)

Navigating Life's Journey (Luke 24: 13-35)

  • Like any journey, life can have its ups and downs, twists and turns. This sermon illustrates how, through spending time with God, we can avoid getting lost along the way.

Download The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)  22-07-2018 (14.56 MB)

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)

  • When Jesus answered the Pharisee's question "who is my neighbour" with the story of the Good Samaritan, it was about breaking down walls within the society of the day. This is a lesson to us about building bridges in our community today.

Download The Power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-21)  08-07-2018 (12.2 MB)

The Power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-21)

  • This sermon is a reflection on the power of the Holy Spirit to bring life and re-vitalise us. The church today needs to experience the wonder working power of the Spirit just as the disciples did on the day of Pentecost.

Download Don't lose your first love (Revelation 2: 1-7)  01-07-2018 (11.39 MB)

Don't lose your first love (Revelation 2: 1-7)

  • Spiritual health checks are just as relevant as physical ones and this message to the church at Ephesus has real relevance to the position the church finds itself in today.

Download Healing the Waters (2 Kings 2: 19-22)  24-06-2018 (9.96 MB)

Healing the Waters (2 Kings 2: 19-22)

  • This short story in 2 Kings about Elisha and the waters of Jericho can easily be overlooked but it provides an illustration of how God can show grace, even though we might have made a mess of things.

Download Feeding the Five Thousand (Mark 6: 14-46)  20-06-2018 (13.17 MB)

Feeding the Five Thousand (Mark 6: 14-46)

  • Jesus was looking for quietness with His disciples but His plans are foiled by 5,000 people! Jesus has compassion on the crowds, but the help of His disciples is needed in this act of extravagant love.

Download Together we're stronger (Hebrews 10:19-25, Acts 9:10-28)  03-06-2018 (10.35 MB)

Together we're stronger (Hebrews 10:19-25, Acts 9:10-28)

  • Today's sermon encourages church members to support and encourage each other and to be balcony Christians not basement Christians.

Download Giving (Matt 6; 1-6)  31-05-2018 (11.57 MB)

Giving (Matt 6; 1-6)

  • Financial giving is a topic which doesn't often get mentioned in church services. This sermon attempts to rectify this using this passage from the sermon on the mount.

Download Caleb (Numbers 13)  20-05-2018 (16.84 MB)

Caleb (Numbers 13)

  • What made Caleb different? This sermon is a reflection on the story of Caleb, a man who had another spirit with him and followed God fully.

Download Born again (John 3: 1-7)  20-05-2018 (14.11 MB)

Born again (John 3: 1-7)

  • The term "born again Christian" is often used in a disparaging way, but there is a deeper meaning behind the term which is explored in this sermon.

Download Body Soul and Spirit  29-04-2018 (10.13 MB)

Body Soul and Spirit

  • This sermon explores the concept that we are made up of body, soul and spirit taking Genesis 2: 7 as the starting point.

Download Partnership in the Gospel (Philipians 1: 1-11)  22-04-2018 (10.74 MB)

Partnership in the Gospel (Philipians 1: 1-11)

  • The opening section of Paul's letter to the Phillipians outlines the foundations for successful partnership in the gospel spreading the good news of Jesus Christ..

Download The Kingdom of God (Mark 1: 14-34)  15-04-2018 (13.6 MB)

The Kingdom of God (Mark 1: 14-34)

  • Jesus' preaching was that the Kingdom of God was near. It is our responsibility to continue to preach that message and to live lives fitting for subjects of that kingdom.

Download Naaman and Elisha  12-04-2018 (14.73 MB)

Naaman and Elisha

  • Today's sermon consists of reflections on the story of Naaman the leper (2 Kings 5)

Download Easter Sunday  01-04-2018 (10.76 MB)

Easter Sunday

  • Rejoice for the Lord has arisen! 1 Corinthians 15: 35-58 gives a view of what the resurrection is about and the hope we have as Christians for the future.

Download Palm Sunday (Luke 19: 28-44)  25-03-2018 (6.37 MB)

Palm Sunday (Luke 19: 28-44)

  • We see Palm Sunday as a time for celebration but it also comes with a warning for those who do not heed Christ's message.

Download Teach us to pray #6 (Ephesians 6: 10-20)  18-03-2018 (11.35 MB)

Teach us to pray #6 (Ephesians 6: 10-20)

  • The final session in our series on prayer looks at the topic which makes many people feel uncomfortable - prayer as spiritual warfare. We must remember that spiritual warfare is not about hostility and aggression, but the power of love.

Download Teach us to pray #5 (John 10: 3-16)  11-03-2018 (11.02 MB)

Teach us to pray #5 (John 10: 3-16)

  • An important part of prayer is actually listening to God. We need to learn to recognise God's voice above the clamour of our modern world. Do we have ears to hear, or are we just not listening?

Download Teach us to pray #4 (Luke 11: 5-13 2 Cor. 12: 1-10)  04-03-2018 (12.17 MB)

Teach us to pray #4 (Luke 11: 5-13 2 Cor. 12: 1-10)

  • The question of unanswered prayer is often asked in the Bible especially the Psalms and we need to be honest about this. We must live in the mystery of unanswered prayer putting our hope and trust in God.

Download Teach us to Pray #2 (Matthew 6: 5-15)  18-02-2018 (12.01 MB)

Teach us to Pray #2 (Matthew 6: 5-15)

  • Continuing our series on the Lord's Prayer, todays sermon looks at what it means to pray "Thy kingdom come..Thy will be done.." and how followers of Jesus can be instruments to make this present world more like God's kingdom.

Download Teach us to pray (Luke 11: 1-13)  15-02-2018 (13.41 MB)

Teach us to pray (Luke 11: 1-13)

  • Prayer is probably the thing that most Christians find difficult. If the disciples needed to ask Jesus to teach them to pray, how much more do we need help in this area!

Download The New Covenant  21-01-2018 (9.91 MB)

The New Covenant

  • A covenant is an agreement between two parties. The old covenant was dependant on us and our committment to God, but the new covenant depends on what Jesus has done and God's committment to us.

Download God is doing a new thing in you (2 Corinthians 5: 17-21)  14-01-2018 (10.8 MB)

God is doing a new thing in you (2 Corinthians 5: 17-21)

  • Are you dwelling on the past? Fearful of the future? This sermon suggests 3 steps to embracing the new thing God is doing in you. (In one section the preacher moved away from the microphone so sound quality is poor.)

Download See I am doing a new thing. (Isaiah 43: 14-21)  07-01-2018 (11.38 MB)

See I am doing a new thing. (Isaiah 43: 14-21)

  • Traditionally, on the first Sunday in the year we are given our verse for the year. For 2018 it is Isaiah 43: 18-19a and is an encouragement not to dwell on the past but to look to the future and focus on the new things God has for us in 2018.

Download The Original Christmas Playlist #4 Mary's Song (Luke 1: 46-56)  24-12-2017 (8.63 MB)

The Original Christmas Playlist #4 Mary's Song (Luke 1: 46-56)

  • The Angel's message sends Mary on a journey from anxiety through acceptance to adoration. Her song is about saying "yes" to God and God can do great things through us if we will only say "yes" as Mary did.

Download The Original Christmas Playlist #3 The Angels' song  17-12-2017 (3.82 MB)

The Original Christmas Playlist #3 The Angels' song

  • This sermon was part of the annual Nativity play and looks at the message of the angels to the shepherds in Luke 2: 8-20. Audience participation was involved and the song referred to is Ding Dong by The Rend Collective.

Download The Original Christmas Playlist #2 Zachariah's song  10-12-2017 (9.89 MB)

The Original Christmas Playlist #2 Zachariah's song

  • Luke 1: 67-80 is the song of Zachariah. It is a song of joy, the waiting for the Messiah is over and Zachariah's son will prepare the hearts of the people to meet Him. Just like John the Baptist we should prepare others to meet the Saviour of the world.

Download The Original Christmas Playlist #1 Simeon's Song  03-12-2017 (7.1 MB)

The Original Christmas Playlist #1 Simeon's Song

  • This is the first in our Advent series "The Original Christmas Playlist" looking at songs recorded in the Bible relating to the Christmas Story. Simeon's Song is in Luke 2: 21-40 and is a song about waiting for the God who fulfils His promises..

Download 1 John 4: 7-21 Who are you?  26-11-2017 (12.37 MB)

1 John 4: 7-21 Who are you?

  • Before we can demonstrate and reveal God to our community we must first know what our identity is before God.

Download I will do a new thing (Isaiah 43: 14-21)  19-11-2017 (10.23 MB)

I will do a new thing (Isaiah 43: 14-21)

  • as we get older there is a great temptation to look back on the past and perhaps see it as better. If we keep looking back we may never move forward so how open are we to the new thing God might want us to do?

Download Remembrance Sunday 2017  12-11-2017 (4.79 MB)

Remembrance Sunday 2017

  • The 2 minute silence is at the heart of the services on Remembrance Sunday, and this sermon explores the need for silence to listen to God. (Rob Bell's Nooma video 'Noise' was played during the service.)

Download 2 Peter 3  08-11-2017 (10.33 MB)

2 Peter 3

  • Time is the one thing we never seem to have enough of, but how do we use it wisely.

Download I will build my church (Matthew 16: 13-20)  29-10-2017 (12.08 MB)

I will build my church (Matthew 16: 13-20)

  • This sermon explores ideas of what a Jesus centred church should look like in relation to community and misssion.

Download Paul in Athens (Acts 17: 16-34)  22-10-2017 (13.55 MB)

Paul in Athens (Acts 17: 16-34)

  • This study of Paul's preaching methods in Athens can provide inspiration for us today as we share Christ in a Christ-less culture.

Download Jeremiah 29  15-10-2017 (14.52 MB)

Jeremiah 29

  • Jeremiah 29: 11 is often taken in isolation from the letter of which it is a part. Today's sermon reexamines what it means when God says "I know the plans I have for you."

Download The glory of God (Hebrews 1:1-3, John 17: 1-5)  08-10-2017 (13.89 MB)

The glory of God (Hebrews 1:1-3, John 17: 1-5)

  • "Glory" is a word we often use in church services, but have we ever stopped to think what it means and the implications for our lives as Christians.

Download A model life (1 Thessalonians)  04-10-2017 (11.21 MB)

A model life (1 Thessalonians)

  • Who is your role model? Who do you aspire to be like? As Christians our aim should be to be just like Jesus.

Download The Good Shepherd  20-09-2017 (15.14 MB)

The Good Shepherd

  • Today's sermon is a commentary on Psalm 23, The Lord is MY shepherd.

Download Postcard from heaven #5 Elijah (1Kings 19: 1-18)  20-09-2017 (8.47 MB)

Postcard from heaven #5 Elijah (1Kings 19: 1-18)

  • In this story, Elijah is a prophet under pressure, but God meets him in his need and graciously provides. The God who provided for Elijah has not changed and will provide for us also.

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Blessed are the poor in spirit

  • This verse from the beatitudes presents us with the question What does it mean to be poor in spirit?, and challenges us to be a people who take the Gospel to the poor.

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Postcard from heaven #4 Daniel

  • The final postcard in our summer series features Daniel, the man of prayer. The story of Daniel shows us the God who saves and rescues, the God who is there in every circumstance.

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Postcard from heaven #3 Joseph

  • The phrase which occurs all through the story of Joseph is "the Lord was with Joseph". We can take comfort from the fact that whatever our circumstances the Lord is with us.

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Postcard from heaven #2 Noah

  • The familiar story of Noah and God's provision of the ark for saving him and his family is used to show parallels between the provision of the ark and the work of the church.

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Postcard from heaven #1 Job

  • This is the first in our summer series "Postcards From Heaven" looking at the lives of characters in the Bible. We begin with Job and the bible reading was Job 1.

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Follow Jesus' example (John 13)

  • We saw last week that following Jesus isn't necessarily what we think it is and we continue that theme as we think about aiming higher to follow Jesus' example.

Download What is it like to follow Jesus?  23-07-2017 (12.7 MB)

What is it like to follow Jesus?

  • In this passage in Mark 8: 31-38, Jesus has to explain to His followers what it REALLY means to follow Him. It is a topic which is just as relavant today as it was then.

Download Dare to be a Disciple  18-07-2017 (7.41 MB)

Dare to be a Disciple

  • Can we be an example?

Download Jesus calls four disciples Mark 1: 14-20  09-07-2017 (10.4 MB)

Jesus calls four disciples Mark 1: 14-20

  • This is a very familiar story of four fishermen Jesus calls to be fishers of men, but do we stop to think what it really meant for them to leave their nets and follow Him? How would we respond today to the call, "Come, follow me"?

Download The paralysed man Mark 2: 1-12  25-06-2017 (12.17 MB)

The paralysed man Mark 2: 1-12

  • The persistance of his friends meant the paralysed man had his sins forgiven and his life restored. What are we prepared to do to bring someone to Jesus?

Download Abraham and Isaac Genesis 22: 1-19  18-06-2017 (10.96 MB)

Abraham and Isaac Genesis 22: 1-19

  • On Father's Day, this sermon looks at the story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac and explores the promise that Abraham is to be the father of all nations and a blessing to them.

Download Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-13)  04-06-2017 (9.31 MB)

Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-13)

  • Pentecost celebrates the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit on the early church. We also need the Holy Spirit to empower us to preach the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to this broken world we live in today.

Download Love wins  28-05-2017 (10.05 MB)

Love wins

  • In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Manchester, this sermon uses the passage in Romans 12: 9-21 to explore what our response should be as followers of Jesus Christ.

Download Cornelius. (Acts 10: 1-33 - not recorded on podcast)  21-05-2017 (12.18 MB)

Cornelius. (Acts 10: 1-33 - not recorded on podcast)

  • There has always been resistance to change within the church, and the story of Cornelius the god-fearing Gentile shows that even the apostle Peter had to be reminded by God that his thinking had to change!

Download What is the church? (1 Peter 2: 1-10, Eph 2: 17-22)  14-05-2017 (13.39 MB)

What is the church? (1 Peter 2: 1-10, Eph 2: 17-22)

  • Is the church just a building or is it the people within the building? This sermon explores the definition of church as outlined in the New Testament.

Download Jesus appears to Thomas  07-05-2017 (10.27 MB)

Jesus appears to Thomas

  • Thomas has been given the label throughout history of "doubting", but, as this sermon shows, that is only part of his story. Sometimes faith needs doubt in order to grow and develop.

Download The lamb that was slain (Rev 5: 6-14)  30-04-2017 (11.81 MB)

The lamb that was slain (Rev 5: 6-14)

  • This sermon explores the topic of "the blood of the lamb" which runs like a scarlet thread through the bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Download The road to Emmaeus Luke24: 13-35  23-04-2017 (9.93 MB)

The road to Emmaeus Luke24: 13-35

  • In another of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances we see that Jesus can be walking with us even though we don't recognise Him. Now as then, Jesus can turn heart break into a heart burning experience that we have seen the Lord.

Download Easter Day  16-04-2017 (9.78 MB)

Easter Day

  • Today's sermon looks at Mary Magdalene's encounter with the risen Christ as recorded in John 20:10-18

Download The rich young ruler Mark 10: 17-31  02-04-2017 (11.45 MB)

The rich young ruler Mark 10: 17-31

  • In this story, Jesus makes the statement to the young ruler, "one thing you lack". The one thing which was seemingly impossible for this young man to do - give away his wealth to gain his eternal inheritance. What is the one thing Jesus asks us to do?

Download How to be a Mary in a Martha world  26-03-2017 (11.15 MB)

How to be a Mary in a Martha world

  • The question often asked about this story is "Are you a Mary or a Martha", but maybe we should stop, take a closer look and listen to what is actually being said in this familiar story. We should all be looking for Mary moments in this Martha world.

Download Power, passion and persuasion  19-03-2017 (15.21 MB)

Power, passion and persuasion

  • Ephesians 3 is a chapter full of encouragement to Christians. We need to pray that God will give us power, passion and the ability to persuade others to become followers of Jesus through the study of His word and the presence of His Holy Spirit.

Download The Miracle of Mercy #6  12-03-2017 (15.55 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #6

  • In this final sermon in the Miracle of Mercy series we see that mercy cares for the lost. The challenge is that we are called to be God's agents of mercy in the world in which we live..

Download The Miracle of Mercy #5 (Matthew 5: 38-48)  05-03-2017 (9.6 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #5 (Matthew 5: 38-48)

  • Session 5 in our series looks at the topic of loving our enemies. If mercy is love in action then it is about how we react and behave in certain situations. Jesus shows that love should go above and beyond what is expected.

Download The Miracle of Mercy #4 (1Cor: 13)  26-02-2017 (9.5 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #4 (1Cor: 13)

  • This familiar chapter in Corinthians forms the basis for guidelines on how to cope with people we find difficult - love should be the criteria for our actions.

Download The Miracle of Mercy #3  21-02-2017 (8.56 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #3

  • The healing of the leper recorded in Mark 1: 40-45 shows, through the actions of Jesus, that mercy is love in action. Compassion is not just about feeling an emotion, it is about being practical. True compassion says "what can I do to help?"

Download The Miracle of Mercy #2  12-02-2017 (10.74 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #2

  • Session 2 is "Forgiving the Fallen", bible reading Matthew18: 21-35. Today's sermon explores the difficult topic of forgiveness. As Christians we are called to forgive as Christ forgave us which isn't easy!

Download The Miracle of Mercy #1  05-02-2017 (9.35 MB)

The Miracle of Mercy #1

  • Our church is beginning a series based on the book The Miracle of Mercy by Rick Warren. Week one uses 3 stories from the Gospels to show how mercy can help with the times we feel ashamed, angry or afraid.

Download Extravagent love Mark 14: 1-11  01-02-2017 (10.58 MB)

Extravagent love Mark 14: 1-11

  • This story of the woman who anoints Jesus with the costly perfume illustrates that extravagent love does not count the cost, is unconcerned with criticism and does not conform.

Download Jesus: Giver of Hope #1  22-01-2017 (12.1 MB)

Jesus: Giver of Hope #1

  • The story of Jairus' daughter and the woman with the issue of blood illustrate how Jesus can bring hope into seemingly hopeless situations.

Download Take up your cross (Mark 8: 27-36)  15-01-2017 (12.34 MB)

Take up your cross (Mark 8: 27-36)

  • Taking up one's cross is not about being burdened. This sermon includes a personal testimony from the preacher about how God dealt with disappointment in their life.

Download May the God of Hope (Romans 15: 13)  08-01-2017 (9.61 MB)

May the God of Hope (Romans 15: 13)

  • As a result of the unexpected events of 2016 such as Brexit, many people will be facing 2017 with some degree of uncertainty and trepidation. Our text for this year reminds us that our hope is in Jesus Christ and we have a message of hope for the world.

Download Advent #4 Accepting the impossible  01-01-2017 (4.13 MB)

Advent #4 Accepting the impossible

  • Today's service included a performance by the children of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. At Christmas we see the invisible and are asked to accept the seemingly impossible - God made flesh and come to be the Saviour of the world.

Download Christmas in the movies #3  11-12-2016 (8.52 MB)

Christmas in the movies #3

  • This week's movie is Home Alone and many people in today's society feel alone. However, God will not forsake us or forget us and is always ready to forgive us. This is why Jesus, who is Emmanuel - God with us, came as a baby to Bethlehem.

Download Christmas in the Movies #2  04-12-2016 (9.55 MB)

Christmas in the Movies #2

  • Ephesians 4: 17-32 This week's film is The Santa Clause where the central character becomes Santa Claus once he puts the suit on. So we are to put on Christ and become more like Him and live transformed lives.

Download Christmas in the Movies #1  28-11-2016 (9.4 MB)

Christmas in the Movies #1

  • Bible reading Isaiah 8: 18 -9: 7. Our advent theme is Christmas in the Movies - today "It's a wonderful life" is the film in question. Life can be wonderful, especially with Jesus as he can turn darkness into light.

Download Jesus is Sovereign (Colossians 1: 9-20)  20-11-2016 (11.48 MB)

Jesus is Sovereign (Colossians 1: 9-20)

  • This sermon reminds us that Christ is the Sovereign Lord of this world and it is our responsibility to proclaim Him as Lord and live our lives as befits citizens of His Kingdom.

Download Give Peace a Chance (Philipians 4: 1-9)  13-11-2016 (7.64 MB)

Give Peace a Chance (Philipians 4: 1-9)

  • The theme for our Remembrance Day service, give peace a chance, looks at the need in this world for people to be at peace with themselves, work towards peace with their enemies and above all to find the peace which comes from knowing Jesus Christ.

Download God is Holy (Ezekiel 1)  06-11-2016 (13.81 MB)

God is Holy (Ezekiel 1)

  • Many of God's attributes can be described and understood, however imperfectly by reference to our human experience. Holiness is different!

Download How long O Lord (Psalm 13)  30-10-2016 (11.51 MB)

How long O Lord (Psalm 13)

  • Psalm 13 is a psalm of lament or complaint. Many of us are very good at complaining. This psalm shows us how, if we make our complaint to God instead of just to our friends, our focus can change and we can move from the problem through prayer to praise.

Download Your Redeemer is Coming  23-10-2016 (14.92 MB)

Your Redeemer is Coming

  • Bible Passages; 1Corinthians 15: 51-58, Isaiah 40: 1-11. From the time of Isaiah to the present day people have looked for the coming of the Messiah or the return of Jesus Christ. Who knows, this may be the time He returns.

Download Return to the land of your soul (Isaiah 55: 1-9)  16-10-2016 (11.54 MB)

Return to the land of your soul (Isaiah 55: 1-9)

  • Now, as in the time of Isaiah the plea from God to his people is for them to return to Him, for it is only in God and in Jesus that true spiritual sustenance is to be found.

Download Strength made perfect in weakness  09-10-2016 (13.16 MB)

Strength made perfect in weakness

  • Using the story of the end of Samson's life as recorded in Judges 16: 15-30 this sermon explores how we can overcome our weaknesses whatever they may be through the strength that God gives us.

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Harvest Sunday

  • Our speaker today was Phillip Hatton from BMS World Mission highlighting the Harvest appeal for 2016 which is for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Bible reading Matthew 9: 35-38, 10: 1, 5-10.

Download Catch The Wave #2 Waves of Danger  25-09-2016 (9.14 MB)

Catch The Wave #2 Waves of Danger

  • Matthew 8: 23-27. Following Jesus does not guarentee a storm free life. However, sometimes it is in the storm that we are drawn closer to the the God who is there with us in the storm.

Download Catch The Wave (Isaiah 51: 15-16)  18-09-2016 (9.49 MB)

Catch The Wave (Isaiah 51: 15-16)

  • How do we recognise the wave of God's Spirit and catch it to join in with what God is doing in the world.

Download What a blind man saw. Mark 10: 46-52  11-09-2016 (9.14 MB)

What a blind man saw. Mark 10: 46-52

  • This sermon looks at what Bartimaeus the blind man saw, heard and said. I also poses the question "what would your answer be if Jesus said, "what do you want me to do for you?" to you?

Download Actions and Consequences  04-09-2016 (10.6 MB)

Actions and Consequences

  • Using the stories in Genesis 13: 8-13 and Acts 5: 1-5 this sermon explores the consequences that can follow from actions. What seems a good idea at the time might not be!

Download My kingdom is not of this world  28-08-2016 (11.82 MB)

My kingdom is not of this world

  • This sermon uses Christ's conversation with Pilate and Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's vision in Daniel 2 to explore what it might mean to be a citizen of a kingdom which is not of this world.

Download Live upside down #5  21-08-2016 (8.26 MB)

Live upside down #5

  • In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, at first sight the owner of the vineyard seems to be very unfair in his treatment of his workers. In fact it is an example of outragious grace which goes beyond fairness, justice and mercy.

Download Live upside down #6. Matthew 5: 1-12  21-08-2016 (12.1 MB)

Live upside down #6. Matthew 5: 1-12

  • These familiar words from the Sermon on the Mount define the lifestyle expected of those who are citizens of God's kingdom. Upside down is actually the right way up!

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Having fun is recommended!

  • Churches (and Christians!) are often not associated with fun and enjoyment but Ecclesiastes 8: 15-17 and 12: 13-14 suggest that it is ok to have fun!

Download Live upside down #4 (Luke 18: 9-14)  31-07-2016 (9.78 MB)

Live upside down #4 (Luke 18: 9-14)

  • The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector challenges our concept of who we consider to be great. Who are we most like? The Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

Download Living in the Second Mile  17-07-2016 (10.15 MB)

Living in the Second Mile

  • A sermon on turning the other cheek, going the second mile and giving to those who ask... Not always easy!

Download Live upside down #1 (Mark 9: 33-37  10-07-2016 (10.19 MB)

Live upside down #1 (Mark 9: 33-37

  • This is the first in our summer series Live Upside Down where we shall be looking at how Jesus challenges our world view. Today we look at how Jesus defines greatness and turns upside down our concept of it.

Download The storms of life  03-07-2016 (12.36 MB)

The storms of life

  • Using the story in Matthew 14 of Jesus walking on the water and in Mark 4 of the storm on the lake, this sermon reminds us we are not alone in the storms of life.

Download For such a time as this (Esther 4 13-17)  26-06-2016 (8.73 MB)

For such a time as this (Esther 4 13-17)

  • In this time of uncertainty following the result of the EU referendum this sermon challenges us as Christians to pray for our nation and stand for justice for we may be here for such a time as this.

Download The lost son (Luke 15: 11-32)  19-06-2016 (10.7 MB)

The lost son (Luke 15: 11-32)

  • In our sermon for Father's Day we looked at the familiar parable of the Lost Son from the point of view of the Father in the story.

Download Pentecost #3 All together Now  05-06-2016 (9.91 MB)

Pentecost #3 All together Now

  • The final part of the story of Pentecost in Acts 2: 42-47 demonstrates how the church was all together as a learning, loving and living community.

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Through the storm

  • Using the story in Matthew 14 of the storm on the lake, this sermon provides encouragement to all those experiencing the storms of life.

Download Pentecost #2 The Sermon  22-05-2016 (9.75 MB)

Pentecost #2 The Sermon

  • P is for Pentecost and Acts 2: 14-41 outlines Peter's powerful pentecost preach with some pointers for our personal witness.

Download Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-13)  15-05-2016 (9.47 MB)

Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-13)

  • If we are going to change lives, (our own and other people's) we still need to experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit as the disciples did on that first Pentecost.

Download The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)  08-05-2016 (14.07 MB)

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37)

  • Whilst this story may be familiar to many of us, we still need to ask the question "who is my neighbour? who can i show mercy to?"

Download Good News Stories #2 Zacchaeus  24-04-2016 (10.29 MB)

Good News Stories #2 Zacchaeus

  • The story of Zacchaeus as told in Luke 19: 1-10 illustrates the capacity of the Gospel to shake us up. Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. What is stopping us wanting to see Jesus today?

Download The woman at the well (John 4: 1-26)  17-04-2016 (12.38 MB)

The woman at the well (John 4: 1-26)

  • For the period between Easter and Pentecost we will be focusing on Good News Stories. Today's sermon draws parallels for our own evangelism from the story of the Woman at the Well in John's gospel.

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Good News

  • The Baptist Union have introduced an initiative for the period between Easter and Pentecost to encourage people to share the Good News of the Gospel. We are encouraged to preach, practice and prioritise the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Fools for Christ

  • Taking April Fools Day as its inspiration, this sermon looks at examples of wisdom and foolishness found in the Bible.

Download Easter Sunday  27-03-2016 (8.75 MB)

Easter Sunday

  • This sermon uses part of the resurrection story found in Matthew's Gospel chapter 28: 1-10. It asks the question have you had a earthquake moment in your life when you realise that Jesus has risen from the dead and is alive today.

Download It started with a kiss...  27-03-2016 (7.17 MB)

It started with a kiss...

  • This sermon for Good Friday looks at the role of Judas and the three things he didn't know about Jesus.

Download The Power of One  24-03-2016 (12.21 MB)

The Power of One

  • This sermon was linked to a presentation by the young people's group on famous Christian women from history. One person can make a difference when faith is put into action.

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Treasure in Cracked Pots

  • Using the opening verses of 2 Corinthians 4, this sermon looks at the principle that God can use those who are flawed or of no obvious value to serve Him.

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Love one another John 13: 34-35

  • This morning's service was led by a team of students from Capernwray Bible College and this message on John 13: 34-35 was given by Tansie, one of the students.

Download The woman at the well (John 4: 1-42)  28-02-2016 (10.4 MB)

The woman at the well (John 4: 1-42)

  • A group of students from Capernwray Bible College are with us for a mission week. One of the students spoke on this passage, challenging us to look for Divine appointments.

Download Gideon the unlikely hero #4 Judges 8  21-02-2016 (13.76 MB)

Gideon the unlikely hero #4 Judges 8

  • This final chapter in the life of Gideon is not as familiar as his defeat of the Midianites but it raises the important questions of how we cope with criticism, rejection and success.

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Prayer Luke 18; 1-14

  • Using the stories of the widow and the judge and the Pharisee and the Publican in Luke 18, this sermon seeks to encourage us to pray more.

Download Gideon the unlikely hero #3 Judges 7: 1-25  07-02-2016 (11.67 MB)

Gideon the unlikely hero #3 Judges 7: 1-25

  • When Gideon finally faces the Midianites with what seems a ridiculously small army, he experiences the truth that with God on your side less is most definately more!

Download Gideon the unlikely hero #2 judges 6: 25-40  31-01-2016 (11.39 MB)

Gideon the unlikely hero #2 judges 6: 25-40

  • For his special assignment Gideon receives a special anointing and is given special assurance by God.

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Gideon, the unwilling hero

  • Today's sermon looks at the call of Gideon (Judges 6: 1-4) and illustrates the fact that You are what God says you are, because God sees something in us which we can't see.

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Tear Fund Sunday

  • Todays speaker was Stan Jenkins from Tear Fund who gave an insight into the work of Tear Fund with particular reference to the problems of child trafficking.

Download Who do you want to please? (John 5: 30-47  13-01-2016 (10.67 MB)

Who do you want to please? (John 5: 30-47

  • Continuing our theme for the new year of New Beginnings, today's sermon asks do we primarily want to please ourselves, others, or God?

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Be strong and of good courage

  • As is our custom, the first sermon in the New Year introduces our memory text for the year. This year it is taken from Joshua 1: 9.

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First Sunday after Christmas

  • This family service had a Star Wars theme, but pointed out that Star Wars isn't real, but Jesus is and has the power to change lives.

Download The Miracle of the Manger John 1: 1-14  13-12-2015 (12.93 MB)

The Miracle of the Manger John 1: 1-14

  • The third in our Advent series challenges us to consider what we really believe about the baby found in a manger in Bethlehem.in

Download The Miracle of the Message (Hebrews 1; 1-14)  06-12-2015 (7.7 MB)

The Miracle of the Message (Hebrews 1; 1-14)

  • The second in our advent series reminds us that in the past God spoke prophetically, but in the present He speaks personally through His Son. Jesus is the Message.

Download The Miracle of the Moment Galatians 3:26 - 4:7  29-11-2015 (9.21 MB)

The Miracle of the Moment Galatians 3:26 - 4:7

  • Our advent series this year is entitled The Miracle of Christmas. Today's sermon looks at the miracle of the moment, Jesus came at the right time. Now is the right moment to have an encounter with Christ, don't miss it!

Download The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8: 26-40)  25-11-2015 (15.25 MB)

The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8: 26-40)

  • This sermon uses the story of Philip meeting the Ethiopian Eunuch to illustrate the principle that we should be ready to preach the Gospel wherever God sends us.

Download Jesus is Tempted in the Wilderness (Matthew 4: 1-11)  15-11-2015 (11.49 MB)

Jesus is Tempted in the Wilderness (Matthew 4: 1-11)

  • This sermon applies the familiar story of the temptation of Jesus to ourselves as an example of what we can do to avoid temptation.

Download To every thing there is a time  08-11-2015 (10.26 MB)

To every thing there is a time

  • Our service for Remembrance Day looks at the passage in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14 and reminds us that in the fulness of time God sent His son to redeem the world.

Download Just another day in Paradise  01-11-2015 (12.14 MB)

Just another day in Paradise

  • This sermon looks at the fall of man as depicted in Genesis 3: 1-19 and just as sin separates us from God, there is a way to restore our lost relationship through Jesus.

Download In Spirit and Truth (John 4: 7-26)  25-10-2015 (12.16 MB)

In Spirit and Truth (John 4: 7-26)

  • In this sermon based around the story of the woman at the well in John's Gospel, our call to worship God is discussed and the implication of worshipping in Spirit and Truth.

Download Galatians 6: 1-10  18-10-2015 (9.26 MB)

Galatians 6: 1-10

  • This sermon was part of our Harvest Service and raised the question What sort of harvest will we reap in our lives, for we reap what we sow.

Download Living with a purpose (Romans 8: 18-39)  11-10-2015 (17.49 MB)

Living with a purpose (Romans 8: 18-39)

  • There is a meaning to life and the universe, but there is a difference between finding a meaning to life and finding the meaning of life.

Download Immeasurably more - Further  04-10-2015 (10.83 MB)

Immeasurably more - Further

  • In this the final sermon in our series on Ephesians 3: 14-21 we explore the Now and Not Yet of the Kingdom of God. The challenge is; empowered by the Holy Spirit how much further will you dare to go?.

Download Immeasurably more - Wider  27-09-2015 (12.63 MB)

Immeasurably more - Wider

  • Continuing our series from Ephesians 3: 14-2, today we looked at widening our concept of what is possible with God. What if God was to do the things the Bible says he can do? What stops us asking?

Download Immeasurably more - Deeper  20-09-2015 (13.34 MB)

Immeasurably more - Deeper

  • Continuing our series from Ephesians 3: 17-21, this week we are asked to consider whether we are rooted in love and how deep our roots are. We should take time to grow deep roots and get to know God better.

Download Immeasurably more - Closer  13-09-2015 (12.63 MB)

Immeasurably more - Closer

  • Ephesians 3: 14-21: (Video shown at start of service: Spring Harvest 2015 Theme Video) How close do you feel to God? God is closer than we think and wants us to have a relationship with Him - a close encounter of the God kind!

Download Immeasurably more  06-09-2015 (11.7 MB)

Immeasurably more

  • This sermon looks at the passage in Ephesians 3: 14-21 which describes Paul's prayer for the church at Ephesus and asks the question, "Have we made God too small?"

Download A postcard from Ninevah  30-08-2015 (11.65 MB)

A postcard from Ninevah

  • This sermon looks at the life of Jonah in the context of God giving us a second chance even when we've tried to get as far away from Him as posssible.

Download Fighting the powers (1 Peter 3: 8-17, Eph 6: 10-24)  23-08-2015 (17.01 MB)

Fighting the powers (1 Peter 3: 8-17, Eph 6: 10-24)

  • The sermon starts with a personal testimony and then looks primarily at the Ephesians passage giving suggestions as to how fighting the powers applies today.

Download A postcard from Horeb 1 Kings 19: 1-18  16-08-2015 (9.14 MB)

A postcard from Horeb 1 Kings 19: 1-18

  • The second sermon in our Journeys of Faith series looks at the story of prophet Elijah fleeing from Jezebel and being met by God in the wilderness. We too can hear the still small voice of God when we are feeling down and discouraged.

Download A postcard from the river Jabbock (Gen 32: 22-32)  09-08-2015 (8.6 MB)

A postcard from the river Jabbock (Gen 32: 22-32)

  • The theme for our summer services is Journeys of Faith. This week's postcard home is from Jacob who wrestles with God and reminds us not to give up but persevere with God.

Download Praise Why? How? When? Bible passage John 4: 5-39  02-08-2015 (18.6 MB)

Praise Why? How? When? Bible passage John 4: 5-39

  • This sermon explores the reasons we should praise God whatever our current circumstances might be.

Download Prayer 4 - An ongoing conversation  26-07-2015 (14.14 MB)

Prayer 4 - An ongoing conversation

  • How to sustain a good prayer life. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

Download Prayer - Part III  26-07-2015 (15.01 MB)

Prayer - Part III

  • The problem of unanswered prayer.

Download The Lord's Prayer - Part 2  12-07-2015 (12.29 MB)

The Lord's Prayer - Part 2

  • A sermon covering the second half of the Lord's prayer.

Download Prayer 1  05-07-2015 (13.85 MB)

Prayer 1

  • Using the passage in Matthew 6: 5-15, this sermon looks at 4 "ships" of prayer as we set sail on a voyage to discover what it means to pray.

Download The parable of the fig tree  28-06-2015 (11.5 MB)

The parable of the fig tree

  • This sermon looks at parables and stories relating to fig trees mentioned in the Gospels.

Download Pentecost - Better Together  21-06-2015 (11.83 MB)

Pentecost - Better Together

  • This sermon from Acts 2: 42-47 looks at how the first Christians were better together in worship, fellowship and caring for each other.

Download Peter's Pentecost Preach  10-06-2015 (12.42 MB)

Peter's Pentecost Preach

  • Bible reading Acts 2: 14-4, the account of Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost, the first sermon recorded as the early church begins to expand and grow through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Download Are you ready?  24-05-2015 (11.35 MB)

Are you ready?

  • The Bible pasage for this sermon is Luke 12: 35-48. The question is, "Are you ready for when Christ will return?" How should we live our lives in anticipation of this event?

Download What would you give to reach others with the Gospel?  17-05-2015 (13.41 MB)

What would you give to reach others with the Gospel?

  • This sermon uses the passage in Romans 9: 1-5 to discuss the desire of the Apostle Paul that his people might come to know Christ and presents us with the challenge of how far we would be prepared to go to reach others.

Download Road trip to Emmaus  06-05-2015 (11.04 MB)

Road trip to Emmaus

  • The account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus is explored using the theme of road signs

Download The Reinstatement of Peter  26-04-2015 (10.98 MB)

The Reinstatement of Peter

  • This sermon continues to lookk at the events in John 21 and looks at Jesus' loving restoration of Peter as recorded in v. 15-25

Download Fishing on the right side of the boat  19-04-2015 (12.75 MB)

Fishing on the right side of the boat

  • This sermon provides encouragement for those who feel their efforts are wasted using the passage in John 21: 1-14 when Jesus appears to 7 disciples.

Download ...so that you might believe  15-04-2015 (15.03 MB)

...so that you might believe

  • This sermon looks at the account in John 20: 19-23 of Jesus' post resurrection appearances to the disciples and Thomas.

Download Who will roll the stone away?  05-04-2015 (9.05 MB)

Who will roll the stone away?

  • Bible passage Mark 16: 1-8 tells the story of the women coming to the tomb with the question "Who will roll away the stone?" What are the stones in our lives that need to be rolled away?

Download From Hate to Love  05-04-2015 (6.9 MB)

From Hate to Love

  • Service for Good Friday

Download Broken Pieces  29-03-2015 (16.53 MB)

Broken Pieces

  • Using the account of the feeding of the 5000 in Mark 6: 30-56, this sermon explore how Jesus breaking the bread before distributing it could be applied to our lives.

Download Integrating God's word into our lives  25-03-2015 (12.05 MB)

Integrating God's word into our lives

  • This is the final sermon in our lent series for 2015 and asks the questions, 'How important to me is honouring God's Word?' and 'How can I make God's word part of my life?'

Download How to Study a Bible Passage (2)  15-03-2015 (11.82 MB)

How to Study a Bible Passage (2)

  • Using John 15: 1-17, this sermon gives a guidelines to help the reader understand the text of the Bible

Download How to Study a Bible Passage  08-03-2015 (14.69 MB)

How to Study a Bible Passage

  • The fourth in our Lent series uses the pasage in Philippians 2: 19-30 to illustrate how to use Observation, Interpretation, Correlation and Application to explore a Bible passage.

Download Seeing what God wants me to see  01-03-2015 (10.68 MB)

Seeing what God wants me to see

  • The third in our Lent series from 40 Days in the Word by Rick Warren looks at three old testament examples of people who did not see until God showed them what He wanted them to see.

Download How the Bible changes us  22-02-2015 (14.73 MB)

How the Bible changes us

  • The second in our Lent series 40 Days in the Word looks at the effect reading the Bible can have on our lives.

Download Faith  15-02-2015 (13.63 MB)

Faith

  • Taking its text from the opening verses of Hebrews 11, this sermon explores the mystery of faith.

Download Lent Course 1  08-02-2015 (10.79 MB)

Lent Course 1

  • Introduction to the "40 Days in the Word" Bible Study Course which we will be following during Lent. (Bible reading Col. 3: 12-17)

Download Healing the man born blind  01-02-2015 (12.96 MB)

Healing the man born blind

  • This sermon looks at the story in John 9 about the healing of the man born blind and asks the question do we also need the touch of Jesus to make us see in the spiritual sense.

Download David's Prayer in 2 Samuel 7  25-01-2015 (13.41 MB)

David's Prayer in 2 Samuel 7

  • This sermon explores the prayer of David when told by God that the House of David will be established for ever and draws parallels for our prayer life today.

Download True Freedom  18-01-2015 (15.98 MB)

True Freedom

  • This sermon looks at Paul's arguments in Galatians 5: 1-26 regarding the nature of true freedom.

Download Faithful in prayer  11-01-2015 (14.03 MB)

Faithful in prayer

  • This sermon looks at the third part of out text for the year from Rom 12: 12, Faithful in Prayer. (Bible reading Romans 12: 9-21)

Download Our text for 2015  04-01-2015 (13.43 MB)

Our text for 2015

  • Our text for 2015 is taken from Romans 12: 12 and this sermon outlines the context of this verse.

Download Presents worth having  28-12-2014 (11.68 MB)

Presents worth having

  • This was a family service looking at the message of the angels to the shepherds as recorded in Luke 2: 1-20

Download He chose the shepherds  21-12-2014 (3.37 MB)

He chose the shepherds

  • Sunday school nativity. The children were required to find pictures relating to the story of the shepherds in Luke 2: 8-20 and hang them on a washing line.

Download The birth of Jesus (Matthew 1: 18-25)  16-12-2014 (10.67 MB)

The birth of Jesus (Matthew 1: 18-25)

  • The third in our advent series looking at the narrative of Jesus' birth in Matthew's gospel looks at the angel's message to Joseph. (First readings Isaiah 7:14, 9: 6-7.)

Download The birth narrative of Jesus  07-12-2014 (9.34 MB)

The birth narrative of Jesus

  • The second sermon in our Advent series looks at Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 1: 18-21

Download The geneaology of Jesus  07-12-2014 (12.88 MB)

The geneaology of Jesus

  • The first of our series for advent looks at Matthew 1, the bit we usually skip over! The bible reading was an interactive one with the congregation.

Download The chief end of man  23-11-2014 (11.42 MB)

The chief end of man

  • This sermon uses the story in Nehemiah 12: 27-47 about the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem to illustrate different aspects of worship.

Download Building the Church  16-11-2014 (9.14 MB)

Building the Church

  • The bible passage for this sermon is Matthew 16: 13-19 and takes the words of Jesus, "I will build my church" as its theme. (Apologies - parts of the sermon are missing due to technical difficulties during the recording.)

Download Remembrance  09-11-2014 (5.62 MB)

Remembrance

  • Some local history as we remember those who died for us.

Download Wonderfully Made  26-10-2014 (8.52 MB)

Wonderfully Made

  • This was a dedication service for an infant which took as its theme Psalm 139 "I am fearfully and wonderfully made"

Download Share the Light  19-10-2014 (10.02 MB)

Share the Light

  • Harvest service using BMS material about Sharing the Light, the work of BMS church planting in Sunderban, West Bengal

Download Teach your children  12-10-2014 (11.96 MB)

Teach your children

  • This service included a dedication ceremony and this sermon from Deut 6: 1-11 reflects on the responsibilities of parents.

Download Job 42  05-10-2014 (13.89 MB)

Job 42

  • This Sunday we welcomed Richard Booth back after his sabbatical studying the book of Job. This sermon gives us the happy ending to the story of Job.

Download The Rich Young Ruler  28-09-2014 (14.36 MB)

The Rich Young Ruler

  • This sermon looks at the story of the rich young ruler in Mark 10: 17-31 (17, 18 missing from reading) and poses the question: What keeps us from coming to Christ?

Download Grace  21-09-2014 (11.73 MB)

Grace

  • This sermon uses the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 and the story of the women taken in adultery in John 8 to discuss God's grace to us.

Download Philip and the Ethiopian Official  17-09-2014 (11.81 MB)

Philip and the Ethiopian Official

  • This sermon uses the story in Acts 8: 26-40 to explore issues relating to belief and understanding.

Download Identity and Destiny  31-08-2014 (9.03 MB)

Identity and Destiny

  • Using Psalm 139 as the background, this sermon asks us to think about how we see ourselves and our destiny and reminds us of God's unconditional love.(Apologies for crackles in parts)

Download The Experiences of David before he became king  24-08-2014 (11.59 MB)

The Experiences of David before he became king

  • This sermon takes the form of a monologue based on the accounts in 1 Samuel and in the Psalms where the preacher imagines how David might have felt during his time as an outlaw.

Download One Act of Kindness  17-08-2014 (12.31 MB)

One Act of Kindness

  • Bible reading Gen 3: 14-21, 2Cor. 1: 1-11. This sermon draws on the personal experiences of the preacher to show how small acts of kindness can make a big difference

Download Remember me  10-08-2014 (12.24 MB)

Remember me

  • This sermon looks at the story of the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus in Luke 23: 32-43,and takes the theme "remember me".

Download Where is your treasure?  27-07-2014 (10.02 MB)

Where is your treasure?

  • Using three short passages from Matthew's gospel, this sermon explores the theme of treasure, are we looking for treasure in the right place?

Download Mark 5: 38-43  10-07-2014 (9.8 MB)

Mark 5: 38-43

  • This sermon looked at the symbolism of the traditional Jewish prayer shawl with reference to some incidents from the life of Christ.

Download Who let the wild donkey go free?  29-06-2014 (11.9 MB)

Who let the wild donkey go free?

  • No bible reading recorded -Rob Bell DVD NOOMA Whirlwind used in service. Sermon based on Job 38 looks at how God deals with Job's need to have answers.

Download Come and See (John 1: 43-51)  22-06-2014 (9.98 MB)

Come and See (John 1: 43-51)

  • Continuing our "each one reach one" series this sermon looks at the call of Nathaniel by Jesus where a call leads to an invitation and an encounter. (Bible reading missing)

Download Mission that goes through the roof  15-06-2014 (14.73 MB)

Mission that goes through the roof

  • Based on the story of the paralytic man in Mark 2: 1-12, this sermon looks at the need for friends, faith and forgiveness that goes through the roof if mission is to succeed.

Download Sunday School Anniversary  08-06-2014 (7.78 MB)

Sunday School Anniversary

  • This sermon for the Anniversary Service and also Pentecost looks at the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.

Download Up, up and away  04-06-2014 (10.52 MB)

Up, up and away

  • This sermon for Ascension Sunday looks at the final words of Jesus to His disciples before he ascends into heaven.

Download As it was in the days of Noah  14-05-2014 (12.78 MB)

As it was in the days of Noah

  • This sermon looks at the account in Genesis 6 of the flood and relates it to the signs concerning Christ's return.

Download They think it's all over ...  11-05-2014 (8.43 MB)

They think it's all over ...

  • This sermon looks at the passage in Luke 24 about the disciples on the road to Emmaus. The last point of the sermon is missing.

Download Freedom in Christ  27-04-2014 (12.4 MB)

Freedom in Christ

  • The theme for this sermon is the first verse of Galatians 5 and explores the the freedom that Christ offers those who believe in Him.

Download Easter in Three Words (Part 2)  20-04-2014 (11.08 MB)

Easter in Three Words (Part 2)

  • This sermon for Easter Sunday looks at the words of the angel to the women at the empty tomb, "he has risen"

Download Easter in Three Words (Part 1)  20-04-2014 (6.75 MB)

Easter in Three Words (Part 1)

  • This sermon for Good Friday looks at the last words of Jesus, "It is finished"

Download When Jesus comes to town  15-04-2014 (10.77 MB)

When Jesus comes to town

  • This sermon looks at the familiar story of Palm Sunday using the account in Matthew 21: 1-11

Download Love is patient  06-04-2014 (14.69 MB)

Love is patient

  • This is the sixth sermon in our Lent series and looks at dealing with anger. The Bible passage is Ephesians 4: 17- 32

Download Love is respectful  02-04-2014 (11.08 MB)

Love is respectful

  • This is the fifth in our Lent series and looks at the passage in Luke 7: 36-50 where a woman anoints Jesus' feet.

Download Love is humble  26-03-2014 (11.46 MB)

Love is humble

  • The fourth in our Lent series looks at the passage in John 13: 1-17 where Jesus washes the disciples feet.

Download Love does not envy  16-03-2014 (14.25 MB)

Love does not envy

  • The third in our Lent series looks at the parable of the vineyard Mat 20: 1-16 and discusses the issues surrounding envy.

Download Love is Kind  09-03-2014 (11.86 MB)

Love is Kind

  • This is the second in our Lent Series 40 days of Relationships. (Power cut prevented recording of first in series.)

Download Pressing on towards the goal  04-03-2014 (13.34 MB)

Pressing on towards the goal

  • This sermon was preached on the occasion of the Diamond wedding anniversary of two members of our congregation.

Download The Awesome Truth of Jesus  16-02-2014 (17.13 MB)

The Awesome Truth of Jesus

  • This sermon provides a challenge to believe the truth of Jesus and live for Him

Download Dismissive Disciples Matt. 15: 29 - Matt. 16: 12  09-02-2014 (13.78 MB)

Dismissive Disciples Matt. 15: 29 - Matt. 16: 12

  • This is the last in our current series on disfunctional disciples and is a warning to those of us who have seen/heard it all before and think we know it all.

Download Disgruntled Disciples Matthew 15: 1-20  09-02-2014 (10.81 MB)

Disgruntled Disciples Matthew 15: 1-20

  • You are what you speak. This sermon looks at the discussion between Jesus and the Pharisees at the beginning of Matt. 15.

Download Disorientated Disciples  26-01-2014 (12.86 MB)

Disorientated Disciples

  • The latest in our series of Disfunctional disciples looks at the passage in Matt14: 22-32 where Peter sees Jesus walking on the water and gets out of the boat to join Him. It encourages us to have the faith to get out of the boat of our comfort zone.

Download Despairing Disciples (Matt 8: 18-27)  19-01-2014 (11.09 MB)

Despairing Disciples (Matt 8: 18-27)

  • This is the second in our series on disfunctional disciples. Following Jesus means trusting the one who can calm the storm.

Download Dissatisfied Disciples  12-01-2014 (13.13 MB)

Dissatisfied Disciples

  • As this is the beginning of the new year we are starting a new series called Disfunctional Disciples. The Bible passage for today's srmon is Matthew 4: 12-22

Download Trust in the Lord  08-01-2014 (13.47 MB)

Trust in the Lord

  • This sermon introduces our text for the year which is Proverbs 3: 5,6

Download Tradition, change and a challenge  31-12-2013 (7.23 MB)

Tradition, change and a challenge

  • At the turning of the year this sermon asks us to reflect on what we do as a church and what we might do that's different.

Download The best Christmas gift  31-12-2013 (3.62 MB)

The best Christmas gift

  • The sermon from our family service on Christmas Day

Download The angel Gabriel appears to Mary  15-12-2013 (12.41 MB)

The angel Gabriel appears to Mary

  • The third sermon in our advent series looks at the events recorded in Luke 1: 26-38 where Mary is told she is to be the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.

Download The Voice in the Wilderness  10-12-2013 (9.83 MB)

The Voice in the Wilderness

  • The second in our Advent series looks at the message of John the Baptist from John 1: 19-28

Download Christmas begins with Christ  01-12-2013 (11.25 MB)

Christmas begins with Christ

  • The first sermon in our Advent series looks at John 1: 1-18, the Word made flesh dwelling amongst us.

Download Luke 10: 1-11, 17-20 Jeremiah 29  24-11-2013 (13.06 MB)

Luke 10: 1-11, 17-20 Jeremiah 29

  • This sermon contrasts today's society with that of the time of Jeremiah and Jesus. The message that Christians have to give to the world is still the same as in those days.

Download Have you got ears to hear?  17-11-2013 (14.58 MB)

Have you got ears to hear?

  • This sermon looks at the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4: 1-9 and how people hear the Word of God.

Download Remembrance Sunday  10-11-2013 (8.8 MB)

Remembrance Sunday

  • Phillipians 4: 1-9 looks at how we can have peace with each other, ourselves and God.

Download What does it mean to be like Jesus?  10-11-2013 (8.56 MB)

What does it mean to be like Jesus?

  • This sermon looks at the story in Mark 1: 40-45 about the healing of the leper and gives pointers as to how we can be like Jesus in our world.

Download Abiding in the vine  27-10-2013 (11.19 MB)

Abiding in the vine

  • This sermon looks at John 15: 1-17 and looks at how the teaching of Jesus with regard to abiding in the vine relates to us as individuals and within the church community

Download Harvest Service  20-10-2013 (8.73 MB)

Harvest Service

  • Bible passage Mat 25: 31-46. This service linked in with the BMS appeal for funds to help farmers in Uganda obtain land and improve their farming methods.

Download S.H.A.P.E. 5 E is for Experience  13-10-2013 (11.98 MB)

S.H.A.P.E. 5 E is for Experience

  • Bible reading Romans 8: 18-30. This sermon takes as its text Romans 8: 28 and explores what "all things working together for good" means. (The reference to characters relates to the children's talk earlier in the service.)

Download S.H.A.P.E. 4 P is for Personality  06-10-2013 (10.68 MB)

S.H.A.P.E. 4 P is for Personality

  • Using the story of Martha and Mary (Luke 10: 38-42) this sermon looks at how God can use people with different personalities and being a Christian doesn't mean we all have to be the same.

Download S.H.A.P.E. 3 A is for abilities  29-09-2013 (11.12 MB)

S.H.A.P.E. 3 A is for abilities

  • Using the Bible passage Exodus 35:30 - 36:2 about the commissioning of those with the relevant abilities to build the tabernacle, this sermon looks at using our abilities in the service of the church.

Download Big Welcome Sunday  22-09-2013 (12.87 MB)

Big Welcome Sunday

  • What question would you ask God? In Genesis 3 are some questions that God asks us.

Download S.H.A.P.E. 2 H is for Heart  22-09-2013 (11.44 MB)

S.H.A.P.E. 2 H is for Heart

  • The second in our series on finding your shape looks at listening to your heart, following your heart and serving with all your heart.

Download S.H.A.P.E.1 S is for Spiritual Gifts  08-09-2013 (12.78 MB)

S.H.A.P.E.1 S is for Spiritual Gifts

  • This is the first in a series of sermons looking at S.H.A.P.E. on how we can use our gifts in the church. Bible passage 1 Cor. 12: 1-11

Download God's promises  26-08-2013 (15.29 MB)

God's promises

  • We have all experienced broken promises, but God is not like that, He is completely trustworthy.

Download Romans 8: 1-11  26-08-2013 (9.16 MB)

Romans 8: 1-11

  • This sermon explores the standing of the believer in Christ.

Download Nehemiah 8 Word in action  04-08-2013 (10.5 MB)

Nehemiah 8 Word in action

  • This sermon outlines how the people responded to Ezra reading the Word of God and how it applies to us today.

Download Nehemiah 6: Realising the vision  30-07-2013 (10.18 MB)

Nehemiah 6: Realising the vision

  • The final sermon in our short series on Nehemiah looks at how Nehemiah completes the task of rebuilding the walls despite opposition.

Download Nehemiah 4 - Recognising the opposition  21-07-2013 (10.13 MB)

Nehemiah 4 - Recognising the opposition

  • Recognising the opposition

Download Nehemiah 2  14-07-2013 (11.86 MB)

Nehemiah 2

  • Nehemiah 2

Download Receiving the vision  10-07-2013 (12.53 MB)

Receiving the vision

  • This is the first in a series of 4 sermons looking at Nehemiah. Bible passage is Nehemiah 1: 1-11

Download Baptism Service  30-06-2013 (10.33 MB)

Baptism Service

  • This is a service of believer's baptism and includes the sermon and the testimonies of the two people who were baptised.

Download Persecution begins  23-06-2013 (11.11 MB)

Persecution begins

  • This sermon is based on Acts 4: 1-22 where the religious leaders begin to oppose the preaching of the apostles.

Download Healing of the lame man  16-06-2013 (10.54 MB)

Healing of the lame man

  • Continuing our series on the events recorded at the start of the Book of Acts todays sermon looks at Acts 3: 1-11

Download The Fellowship of Believers  06-06-2013 (8.8 MB)

The Fellowship of Believers

  • Sermon based on Acts 2: 42-47 describing the early church

Download Colossians 2:20 - 3:6  28-05-2013 (8.88 MB)

Colossians 2:20 - 3:6

  • How to think and behave as a Christian

Download Pentecost  28-05-2013 (11.48 MB)

Pentecost

  • Sermon from Acts 2 where the giving of the Holy Spirit to Jesus'followers on the day of Pentecost is recorded. Theme is things will never be the same again

Download Pentecost  19-05-2013 (11.1 MB)

Pentecost

  • Sermon from Acts 1 exploring possibly one of the more neglected of our Christian festivals

Download John 17  05-05-2013 (14.31 MB)

John 17

  • The prayer of Jesus for His disciples and the encouragement it can be for us today.

Download Leaving the past behind  28-04-2013 (11.02 MB)

Leaving the past behind

  • Sermon based on Jesus' question to Peter "Do you love me?" in John 21: 15-25. Apologies for poor sound quality in middle. Lion King clip from You Tube What did you do that for -th past can hurt

Download Being set free  21-04-2013 (9.18 MB)

Being set free

  • Sermon based on Paul's discourse in the synagogue at Antioch as recorded in Acts 13: 15-39

Download Walking to Emmaus  14-04-2013 (8.6 MB)

Walking to Emmaus

  • Sermon on Luke 24:13-35

Download Easter Sunday Service  31-03-2013 (10.34 MB)

Easter Sunday Service

  • Service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus looking at the resurrection from the point of view of those who came to find the tomb empty

Download 40 days of Community celebration  26-03-2013 (13.21 MB)

40 days of Community celebration

  • This is the final sermon in our Lent series 40 days of community. Representatives from each of the home groups were given an opportunity to speak about the projects chosen. Quality of recording may be variable.

Download Do you need a second touch from God?  17-03-2013 (12.32 MB)

Do you need a second touch from God?

  • This sermon is based on the story in the gospels of the blind man who saw "men as trees walking".

Download 40 days of Community part 5  17-03-2013 (11.45 MB)

40 days of Community part 5

  • This is the fifth in our 40 Days of Community series and for looks at the topic of Serving Together

Download Belonging Together  24-02-2013 (13.46 MB)

Belonging Together

  • This is the third in our 40 Days of Community series and uses Romans 12: 1-8 as the starting point for looking at the topic of Belonging Together.

Download 40 days of Community part 2  17-02-2013 (16.24 MB)

40 days of Community part 2

  • This session talks about being partners in the gospel and gives practical ideas on how to reach out to others.

Download Noah Part 3 Genesis 9: 1-17  27-01-2013 (12.69 MB)

Noah Part 3 Genesis 9: 1-17

  • The third part of the story of Noah looks at a new beginning, a new commandment and a new promise

Download Noah Part 2: Genesis 7  21-01-2013 (14.1 MB)

Noah Part 2: Genesis 7

  • Part 2 covers God's protection, provision and promise

Download Noah - Part 1  13-01-2013 (17.73 MB)

Noah - Part 1

  • The first of a series on Noah - including Evan Almighty and the Lynx advert!

Download God Has A Plan  06-01-2013 (19.74 MB)

God Has A Plan

  • This year's text is Jeremiah 29v11, and we've begun the year by looking at it in context!

Download New wine for new wine skins  19-10-2012 (12.42 MB)

New wine for new wine skins

  • This sermon explores the need to give our burdens to God so that we can become new wine in new wine skins

Download "There's a place for you"  23-09-2012 (10.62 MB)

"There's a place for you"

  • This sermon was given at the Big Welcome service which encourages people to come back to church. It uses the parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15: 11-32 . Bible reading missing.

Download A giant called Goliath (1 Sam 17)  16-09-2012 (12.62 MB)

A giant called Goliath (1 Sam 17)

  • This sermon is part of a series on the life of David called Facing Your Giants and is based on the story of David and Goliath.

Download Who is the greatest?  26-08-2012 (10.95 MB)

Who is the greatest?

  • Sermon based on Mark 9: 33-37 exploring the values required of citizens in the Kingdom of God

Download Breaking the ground Luke 12: 54 - Luke 13: 9  19-08-2012 (15.83 MB)

Breaking the ground Luke 12: 54 - Luke 13: 9

  • A challenge to allow God like the gardener in the parable, to break up the hard ground in our lives so that we can bear fruit.

Download Sunday Morning 12th August 2012  12-08-2012 (15.57 MB)

Sunday Morning 12th August 2012

  • Tom Keating brings a thoughtful and challenging word to the church.

Download Uninvited Grace  29-07-2012 (13.8 MB)

Uninvited Grace

  • The third in our mini series on grace, this sermon is based on Luke 7: 36 -50

Download Unearned grace  08-07-2012 (13.32 MB)

Unearned grace

  • The first in a mini series on grace, this sermon uses Matthew 20: 1-6 to illustrate unearned grace

Download My heart will choose to say  01-07-2012 (18.25 MB)

My heart will choose to say

  • Sermon based on Job 1 reminding us of the importance of worship whatever the circumstances.

Download The Father-heart of God  17-06-2012 (10.71 MB)

The Father-heart of God

  • Sermon for Father's Day based on the story of the Prodigal son in Luke 15 verses 11 to 32

Download Proclaim the year of Jubilee  04-06-2012 (7.68 MB)

Proclaim the year of Jubilee

  • Service to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen

Download Eagles  06-05-2012 (13.14 MB)

Eagles

  • Eagles

Download Easter Sunday  15-04-2012 (8.5 MB)

Easter Sunday

  • Our resurrection day sermon. (Sorry about the delayed upload - technical issues.)

Download Palm Sunday  01-04-2012 (11.28 MB)

Palm Sunday

  • 3 PSP's

Download Just walk across the room #4  25-03-2012 (8.45 MB)

Just walk across the room #4

  • the final sermon in our Lent series looks at Grander Viaion Living which encourages us to see that everyone matters to God - and that's a fact!

Download Walk across the room #3  18-03-2012 (13.41 MB)

Walk across the room #3

  • The third in our lent series, this week's sermon looks at the power of story. Bible reading John 5 16-30

Download Living in 3D  11-03-2012 (10.64 MB)

Living in 3D

  • Just walk across the room - part 2

Download Just walk across the room 1  04-03-2012 (14.46 MB)

Just walk across the room 1

  • The first in our Lent series based on the course devised by Bill Hybels an American pastor. 1 - The single greatest gift

Download The church and its motivation 1 Tim 6  26-02-2012 (8.76 MB)

The church and its motivation 1 Tim 6

  • This final sermon in the series on 1 Timothy looks at developing a Christ-like attitude in various aspects of life. (No Bible reading as passage was read by congregation)

Download The Church and it's ministry  19-02-2012 (10.89 MB)

The Church and it's ministry

  • Reading from 1 Timothy 5:1-25

Download The church and it's minister  12-02-2012 (11.38 MB)

The church and it's minister

  • 1 Timothy 4

Download The church and its management  05-02-2012 (10.09 MB)

The church and its management

  • Continuing the series on 1 Timothy this week's sermon looks at how the church is organised and the characteristics required for those who have a position in the church.

Download Stepping Out  29-01-2012 (16.95 MB)

Stepping Out

  • Mike Huck on walking on water.

Download The church and its members  22-01-2012 (15 MB)

The church and its members

  • Continuing the series on 1 Timothy, this week's sermon looks at chapter 2

Download Motto Text 2012: Isaiah 40:31  15-01-2012 (10.89 MB)

Motto Text 2012: Isaiah 40:31

  • Soaring, Running and Walking

Download 1 Timothy 1: Teach, Reach and Preach  15-01-2012 (13.64 MB)

1 Timothy 1: Teach, Reach and Preach

  • The start of a new series on 1 Timothy.

Download A time of celebration Isaiah 61: 1-11  13-12-2011 (2.84 MB)

A time of celebration Isaiah 61: 1-11

  • The third in our advent series. The bible reading was done by the whole congregation so was not recorded.

Download Anticipation  02-12-2011 (18.35 MB)

Anticipation

  • Sermon based on Isaiah 64. This is the first in the Advent series of sermons looking forward to the incarnation of Christ.

Download Abiding in Christ  29-11-2011 (6.1 MB)

Abiding in Christ

  • Sermon based on John 1. Apologies that the first part of the bible reading is missing. We also apologise for the disruption in podcasts. This has been due to technical difficulties with a new computer system.

Download The Big Welcome 25th September 2011  25-09-2011 (10.16 MB)

The Big Welcome 25th September 2011

  • The Big Welcome 25th September 2011 - Sermon from Richard Booth

Download Telling people where you are  18-09-2011 (10.55 MB)

Telling people where you are

  • Sermon based on John 4: 4-42 and is part of the lead up to the Big Welcome service on Sunday 24th.

Download Going through the roof  11-09-2011 (9.16 MB)

Going through the roof

  • Going through the roof

Download Come and See  04-09-2011 (6.92 MB)

Come and See

  • One shall tell another, and he shall tell his friend...

Download Calming the Storm in a Teacup  21-08-2011 (5.49 MB)

Calming the Storm in a Teacup

  • Richard on Jesus calming the storm

Download An enchanted kingdom  14-08-2011 (5.32 MB)

An enchanted kingdom

  • Sermon based on Mark 4 26 - 32. (The sermon began with a clip from the Disney film "Enchanted")

Download Revival  07-08-2011 (6.16 MB)

Revival

  • Revival

Download Choosing the best thing  31-07-2011 (7.6 MB)

Choosing the best thing

  • Sermon based on Luke 10 38-42. This sermon formed part of a family service. The bible reading was not recorded.

Download Job 42 The Eye of the Storm  24-07-2011 (5.84 MB)

Job 42 The Eye of the Storm

  • Final sermon in the series on Job. Apologies for the poor quality of the recording, we hope it will not spoil your listening. The bible reading is not included.

Download Job 38-41 Out of the storm  17-07-2011 (6.63 MB)

Job 38-41 Out of the storm

  • Penultimate sermon in the "Living in the storms of life" series on Job. There is no recorded Bible reading this week.

Download Chasing the storm  10-07-2011 (8.19 MB)

Chasing the storm

  • Sermon based on Job 32-37. Bible reading Job 32

Download Riding out the storm  03-07-2011 (12.99 MB)

Riding out the storm

  • From the book of Job

Download Living in the storms of life 2 After the storm  26-06-2011 (10.33 MB)

Living in the storms of life 2 After the storm

  • The second sermon in the series on Job based on Job 3.

Download Living in the storms of life 1 Calm before the storm  19-06-2011 (13.26 MB)

Living in the storms of life 1 Calm before the storm

  • Start of a new series based on the book of Job. Today's sermon is based on Job 1and 2. Apologies for poor quality of recording

Download The armour of God  12-06-2011 (7.93 MB)

The armour of God

  • Reading from Ephesians 6 v10-18

Download The Ascension  05-06-2011 (8.17 MB)

The Ascension

  • Reading from Acts 1 v1-11

Download Three altars in the life of Abraham  29-05-2011 (10.54 MB)

Three altars in the life of Abraham

  • Sermon based on Genesis 12: 1-9

Download Doubt: the skeleton in the closet  22-05-2011 (10.44 MB)

Doubt: the skeleton in the closet

  • Sermon based on John 20: 19-31, the story of Thomas the doubter and how we can take encouragement from his experience.

Download Faith and Fish  15-05-2011 (10.76 MB)

Faith and Fish

  • Jesus cooks breakfast on the beach. Living in the past, the present and the future.

Download The Road to Emmaeus  08-05-2011 (10.43 MB)

The Road to Emmaeus

  • Sermon based on Luke 24: 13-35 looking at how disappointment can turn to discipleship once we recognise the presence of Jesus.

Download Treasure in earthen vessels  01-05-2011 (8.83 MB)

Treasure in earthen vessels

  • Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 4 v 1-7

Download Three Easter promises  24-04-2011 (9.15 MB)

Three Easter promises

  • Sermon for Easter Sunday based on John 19: 38 - 20: 9

Download 40 Days of Purpose - celebration  17-04-2011 (13.82 MB)

40 Days of Purpose - celebration

  • What have we learned?

Download 40 Days of Purpose - Mission  10-04-2011 (10.02 MB)

40 Days of Purpose - Mission

  • Our mission in the world

Download Service (40 Days of Purpose 5)  03-04-2011 (11.23 MB)

Service (40 Days of Purpose 5)

  • Bible reading 1 Peter 4

Download 40 Days of Purpose - Discipleship  27-03-2011 (9.64 MB)

40 Days of Purpose - Discipleship

  • Week 4 of Lent sermons linked to the 40 Days of Purpose course.

Download 40 Days of Purpose - Fellowship  20-03-2011 (12.87 MB)

40 Days of Purpose - Fellowship

  • Fellowship - Romans 12:1-8

Download 40 Days of Purpose - worship  13-03-2011 (10.62 MB)

40 Days of Purpose - worship

  • Week 2 / 8 Day of the series

Download What on earth am I here for?  06-03-2011 (8.63 MB)

What on earth am I here for?

  • 40 Days of Purpose Week 1. Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10. (Sorry - the first few moments of this sermon are missing from the podcast.)

Download Preparing for 40 Days Of Purpose - Don't waste your life  27-02-2011 (11.79 MB)

Preparing for 40 Days Of Purpose - Don't waste your life

  • Preparing for 40 Days Of Purpose - Don't waste your life

Download Here Comes the Bridegroom  20-02-2011 (10.8 MB)

Here Comes the Bridegroom

  • Mainly from 1 Peter.

Download Romans 5 v 1-11  13-02-2011 (8.34 MB)

Romans 5 v 1-11

  • Sermon looking at what it means to have faith in Jesus

Download Extreme Makeover 5 Rough Knees  06-02-2011 (9.2 MB)

Extreme Makeover 5 Rough Knees

  • Sermon based on James 5: Pray at all times about everything!

Download Hunched Backs  30-01-2011 (9.56 MB)

Hunched Backs

  • James 4. Humility.

Download Extreme Makeover 3 Pierced Tongues  23-01-2011 (9.81 MB)

Extreme Makeover 3 Pierced Tongues

  • Sermon based on James 3: 1-12 Be careful what you say! (Due to the poor quality of the recording the Bible reading has been omitted this week.)

Download Extreme Makeover II - Hands  16-01-2011 (10.51 MB)

Extreme Makeover II - Hands

  • James 2. Faith AND Works required.

Download Extreme Makeover 1 Big Ears  09-01-2011 (9.05 MB)

Extreme Makeover 1 Big Ears

  • Start of a new series on the Epistle of James looking at how God wants to change our lives. Today's sermon is taken from James 1: 19-27

Download Bringing heaven to earth. Sermon based on Mat 6: 1-14  02-01-2011 (10.25 MB)

Bringing heaven to earth. Sermon based on Mat 6: 1-14

  • Sermon introducing the text for this year "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

Download Lift your eyes to the hills. Psalm 121  26-12-2010 (4.59 MB)

Lift your eyes to the hills. Psalm 121

  • Words of encouragement as we enter a new year.

Download Ready and Waiting  12-12-2010 (7.56 MB)

Ready and Waiting

  • The second in our advent series on being ready. Sermon based on Luke 12: 35-40

Download Waiting  05-12-2010 (7.35 MB)

Waiting

  • Waiting - an advent theme.

Download Empowering everyday disciples  28-11-2010 (8.39 MB)

Empowering everyday disciples

  • Final sermon in the series Everyday Disciples based on Colossians 4

Download The Salt of the Earth  21-11-2010 (8.15 MB)

The Salt of the Earth

  • We are the salt of the earth - what does this mean?

Download Peacemakers  14-11-2010 (7.13 MB)

Peacemakers

  • Peacemaking is more than peacekeeping - and it is through Jesus

Download Mike Huck - Marriage  07-11-2010 (9.34 MB)

Mike Huck - Marriage

  • Mike talks about Marriage

Download Steve Hepden - 2 Kings 6  31-10-2010 (9.25 MB)

Steve Hepden - 2 Kings 6

  • Steve talks through v1-6 of 2 Kings 6

Download Equipping everyday disciples  24-10-2010 (8.87 MB)

Equipping everyday disciples

  • Third in the Everyday disciples series based on Colossians

Download Encouraging everyday disciples  17-10-2010 (12.87 MB)

Encouraging everyday disciples

  • Second sermon in a series of four based on the book of Colossians. Col 1:24 to 2:23.

Download Everyday disciples  10-10-2010 (9.16 MB)

Everyday disciples

  • New series on the book of Colossians. First in the series is called establishing everyday disciples.

Download Is it right to be angry  03-10-2010 (7.02 MB)

Is it right to be angry

  • Sermon linked to Mat 22 34-40

Download Faith (Hebrews 11:1-15)  26-09-2010 (9.03 MB)

Faith (Hebrews 11:1-15)

  • Faith - with a reading from Hebrews 11 11 v1-15

Download The Invitation  19-09-2010 (8.91 MB)

The Invitation

  • Sermon based on Luke 14: 15 - 23, the invitation to the banquet. Second in the series leading up to back to church Sunday. Apologies that the end of the sermon was lost.

Download Faith without works is dead  12-09-2010 (8.9 MB)

Faith without works is dead

  • Harvest service looking at the work of the BMS relief fund in Pakistan. Brief sermon based on James 2 14-18 about putting faith into action

Download The Mission : Back 2 Church  05-09-2010 (11.37 MB)

The Mission : Back 2 Church

  • Are you ready to accept the mission?!

Download Balaam's Ass  22-08-2010 (8.58 MB)

Balaam's Ass

  • Sermon based on Numbers 22 21-41. Don't beat the donkey, listen to it!

Download The Good News  15-08-2010 (9.87 MB)

The Good News

  • The good news brought by Jesus based on Luke 4 v14-30

Download Rejoice, rejoice  08-08-2010 (7.1 MB)

Rejoice, rejoice

  • Sermon based on Philipians 4 4-9

Download Vision Update  25-07-2010 (4.6 MB)

Vision Update

  • The vision team is a group of young people who work in schools with young people up to the age of 18. Their aim is to evangelise and make disciples for Christ amongst the young people of Rossendale.

Download Scribbling in the Sand  18-07-2010 (9.42 MB)

Scribbling in the Sand

  • Sermon based on John 8 1-11, the woman taken in adultery.

Download Sun, Sea and Sand: Practice  11-07-2010 (8.91 MB)

Sun, Sea and Sand: Practice

  • The foolish man built his house up on the sand... Practising the words of Jesus.

Download Oh I do like to be besides the seaside  04-07-2010 (8.6 MB)

Oh I do like to be besides the seaside

  • Based on Mark 1:14-20

Download Testimony of Retdy Chhin  27-06-2010 (10.46 MB)

Testimony of Retdy Chhin

  • Retdy is a Cambodian Christian who was born during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and who now works in a church in Phnom Penh

Download The Prodigal Son  20-06-2010 (10.58 MB)

The Prodigal Son

  • Sermon based on the story in Luke 15 for Father's Day. (Apologies for the glitch at the start of the Bible reading.)

Download Jacob's Ladder  06-06-2010 (8.03 MB)

Jacob's Ladder

  • Sermon linked to the theme of the church weekend away Dare2Dream, this explores the idea of Jacob's vision of a stairway linking heaven and earth and how it applies today.

Download Parables  30-05-2010 (10.32 MB)

Parables

  • Parables - some reflections from Matthew 13.

Download Dare to Dream - Session 1  22-05-2010 (18.65 MB)

Dare to Dream - Session 1

  • Session 1 from church weekend away. Apologies for the poor audio quality.

Download Welcome!  16-05-2010 (9.81 MB)

Welcome!

  • Welcoming everyone. (1st part of bible reading omitted.)

Download The Second Mile  09-05-2010 (14.52 MB)

The Second Mile

  • Sermon based on Matt 5: 38-48. What does it mean to live by the principles laid out in this passage in a world where seeking revenge for wrongs is seen as the way to live.

Download The family of God  02-05-2010 (11.98 MB)

The family of God

  • In the reading from Romans 16 26 people who were special to the Apostle Paul are mentioned. This sermon uses this as a starting point to explore what it means to be a church family.

Download The Power of God  25-04-2010 (8.02 MB)

The Power of God

  • Sermon gased on Acts 5:17 - 32

Download A Second Chance (over a fish breakfast)  18-04-2010 (9.77 MB)

A Second Chance (over a fish breakfast)

  • Simon Peter received a second chance - and that is available to all of us. (From John 21)

Download E.A.S.T.E.R.  04-04-2010 (8.82 MB)

E.A.S.T.E.R.

  • Easter Sunday 2010!

Download We are an Easter People  04-04-2010 (5.1 MB)

We are an Easter People

  • Good Friday Service: It's Friday.. but Sunday's coming!

Download God is closer than you think final episode!  28-03-2010 (12.46 MB)

God is closer than you think final episode!

  • God is closer than you think final episode!

Download God Is Closer Than You Think 5 - The People  21-03-2010 (8.68 MB)

God Is Closer Than You Think 5 - The People

  • God is closer than we think - in the people around us.

Download Hearing God's Voice  14-03-2010 (11.09 MB)

Hearing God's Voice

  • God Is Closer Thank You Think part 4: learning to hear God's voice

Download God Is Closer Than You Think 3 - The Presence  07-03-2010 (9.16 MB)

God Is Closer Than You Think 3 - The Presence

  • Bible Reading Psalm 118: 19-20. The third in the God is Closer Than You Think series looking at the importance of seeking God today and trusting in Him today.

Download God Is Closer Than You Think 2 - Our Everyday Lives  28-02-2010 (8.11 MB)

God Is Closer Than You Think 2 - Our Everyday Lives

  • 2nd sermon in the "God is closer than you think" series. Reading from Luke 10 38-42

Download The Promise (Psalm 139: 1-16)  21-02-2010 (9.52 MB)

The Promise (Psalm 139: 1-16)

  • Start of a lent series based on John Ortberg's book God is Closer Than You Think. Sermon introduces topic to be followed up in house groups during the week.

Download A new commandment - love one another  14-02-2010 (9.82 MB)

A new commandment - love one another

  • Sermon based on John 15 5 - 17

Download Jesus our servant role model  07-02-2010 (10.18 MB)

Jesus our servant role model

  • Sermon based on John 13 1-17, Jesus washes the disciples feet.

Download Finding Nineveh 4: Jonah and the Worm  31-01-2010 (9.49 MB)

Finding Nineveh 4: Jonah and the Worm

  • This is the bit we always forget - Jonah the moaner

Download Finding Ninevah 3 Jonah and the Word  24-01-2010 (11.2 MB)

Finding Ninevah 3 Jonah and the Word

  • Sermon based on Jonah 3

Download Jonah and the Whale  17-01-2010 (9.16 MB)

Jonah and the Whale

  • Sermon based on Jonah 2. (Apologies for the crackles at the beginning of the sermon.)

Download Finding Nineveh 1: Jonah and the Wind  10-01-2010 (6.54 MB)

Finding Nineveh 1: Jonah and the Wind

  • Jonah 1: 1-17. Apologies that the first few minutes are missing.

Download Fix your eyes on Jesus  03-01-2010 (8.41 MB)

Fix your eyes on Jesus

  • Sermon based on Hebrews 12: 1-6

Download Refer to Maker's Instructions  27-12-2009 (2.87 MB)

Refer to Maker's Instructions

  • Sermon based on Malachi 3 verses 1 to 4

Download Look Who's Talking Now  13-12-2009 (9.08 MB)

Look Who's Talking Now

  • Advent 2009 Sermon 2 - Zechariah gets to talk again!

Download Speechless  13-12-2009 (7.9 MB)

Speechless

  • Advent 2009 Sermon 1 - Zachariah in the temple

Download From Sighing to Singing  22-11-2009 (8.38 MB)

From Sighing to Singing

  • A sermon on Habbakuk 3:1-19.

Download The just shall live by faith  15-11-2009 (11.18 MB)

The just shall live by faith

  • The second in a series of sermons on the book of Habbakuk. Chapter 1 v12 to 2 v20

Download Don't forget to remember  08-11-2009 (6.9 MB)

Don't forget to remember

  • Remembrance Sunday Sermon from 2 Peter 1:12-18

Download Habbakuk's First Question  01-11-2009 (9.8 MB)

Habbakuk's First Question

  • A sermon on Habbakuk's first questioning of God

Download The Holy Spirit changes lives  25-10-2009 (12.34 MB)

The Holy Spirit changes lives

  • Sermon based on Acts 8 4-24

Download Seeds of Hope  18-10-2009 (3.99 MB)

Seeds of Hope

  • Harvest 2009 sermon

Download When God asks us to do something riduculous.  11-10-2009 (9.91 MB)

When God asks us to do something riduculous.

  • Sermon on 2 Kings 5: 1-19

Download Do You want to get well?  08-10-2009 (13.8 MB)

Do You want to get well?

  • Sermon based on Jesus healing of the man at the pool. Our apologies for the poor audio quality this week, a Buzz on the sound system meant the audio had to be severely treated to make it listenable!

Download Building a Healthy Church  20-09-2009 (12.38 MB)

Building a Healthy Church

  • A sermon from 1 Corinithans 3.

Download Be strong and be of good courage  13-09-2009 (12.02 MB)

Be strong and be of good courage

  • Sermon based on Joshua 1. (First sermon by our new minister Rev. Richard Booth)

Download Casting out into the deep  06-09-2009 (11 MB)

Casting out into the deep

  • Sermon based on Luke 5: 1-11

Download Fighting the Blues  16-08-2009 (14.67 MB)

Fighting the Blues

  • Sermon on psalm 22 (apologies for sound quality)

Download God can use us ...  if we are clean  26-07-2009 (9.67 MB)

God can use us ... if we are clean

  • Sermon based on 2Timothy 2: 20-22

Download Love is ....  19-07-2009 (13.31 MB)

Love is ....

  • Sermon based on I Corinthians 13

Download Run the Race  12-07-2009 (9.36 MB)

Run the Race

  • Sermon based on Hebrews 12: 1-12. How to avoid getting discouraged.

Download Being content  05-07-2009 (11.81 MB)

Being content

  • sermon based on Philippians 4 v 10-20 mainly verses 11 and 12

Download 28th June 2008 - Ashley Stansfield  28-06-2009 (12.4 MB)

28th June 2008 - Ashley Stansfield

  • 28th June 2008 - Ashley Stansfield

Download Gift Day and Isiaih 54  07-06-2009 (6 MB)

Gift Day and Isiaih 54

  • Sermon on verse 2 and 3 by Peter Foulds

Download Richard Priestly Pentecost Sunday  31-05-2009 (11.8 MB)

Richard Priestly Pentecost Sunday

  • Sermon by Richard Priestly of WEC

Download Acts 1 verses 1-8  24-05-2009 (8.97 MB)

Acts 1 verses 1-8

  • Sermon on what it means to be a follower of Christ

Download Earthquakes  12-04-2009 (8.74 MB)

Earthquakes

  • Easter Day sermon 2009

Download God Alone is Enough  05-04-2009 (10.74 MB)

God Alone is Enough

  • A sermon on Habbakuk 3

Download Generosity  29-03-2009 (12.15 MB)

Generosity

  • Sermon on 2 Cor 8:1-9

Download Sermon by Mike Huck  15-03-2009 (16.94 MB)

Sermon by Mike Huck

  • Reading, sermon and song.

Download Perseverance  08-03-2009 (9.85 MB)

Perseverance

  • Sermon by David Berry.

Download 1st March 2009 - Rev Alistair Stewart  01-03-2009 (9.76 MB)

1st March 2009 - Rev Alistair Stewart

  • 1st March 2009 - Rev Alistair Stewart

Download 15th February 2009 - Richard Booth  15-02-2009 (13.42 MB)

15th February 2009 - Richard Booth

  • 15th February 2009 - Richard Booth

Download 8th February 2009 - Pat Ingle  08-02-2009 (12.38 MB)

8th February 2009 - Pat Ingle

  • 8th February 2009 - Pat Ingle

Download 1st February 2009 - John Prior  01-02-2009 (3.73 MB)

1st February 2009 - John Prior

  • 1st February 2009 - John Prior

Download 18th January 2009 - Andy Sellers "The Grace of God"  18-01-2009 (13.24 MB)

18th January 2009 - Andy Sellers "The Grace of God"

  • 18th January 2009 - Andy Sellers "The Grace of God"

Download 23rd November 2008 am - Richard Booth  23-11-2008 (17.4 MB)

23rd November 2008 am - Richard Booth

  • 23rd November 2008 am - Visiting speaker Richard Booth

Download Ian Bury 16th November 2008  16-11-2008 (13.95 MB)

Ian Bury 16th November 2008

  • Ian Bury 16th November 2008

Download John Prior 9th November 2008 Remembrance Service  16-11-2008 (9.44 MB)

John Prior 9th November 2008 Remembrance Service

  • John Prior 9th November 2008 Remembrance Service. Due to a member being taken unwell during the service the recording was stopped temporarily. Apologies for the gap in recording.

Download Sunday 10th October 2008 am - Martin Graham  05-10-2008 (7.32 MB)

Sunday 10th October 2008 am - Martin Graham

  • Sunday 10th October 2008 am - Martin Graham

Download 14th September 2008 - Peter Foulds  14-09-2008 (8.49 MB)

14th September 2008 - Peter Foulds

  • 14th September 2008 - Peter Foulds

Download 7th September 2008 - Rev Catriona Gorton  07-09-2008 (16.71 MB)

7th September 2008 - Rev Catriona Gorton

  • Visiting preacher Catriona Gorton talks on the challenge of following Jesus.

Download The Image of God  20-07-2008 (10.5 MB)

The Image of God

  • Sermon starting from the story of the ten lepers

Download Christ's Sacrifice  15-06-2008 (10.11 MB)

Christ's Sacrifice

  • Sermon on Christ's sacrifice.

Download 8th June 2008 - Robert Parkinson  10-06-2008 (14.63 MB)

8th June 2008 - Robert Parkinson

  • 8th June 2008 - Robert Parkinson Evening Anniversary Service

Download 1st June 2008 - David Berry - You've got mail!  01-06-2008 (6.38 MB)

1st June 2008 - David Berry - You've got mail!

  • 1st June 2008 - David Berry You've Got Mail!

Download 25th May 2008am - Andrew Whittaker  25-05-2008 (8.67 MB)

25th May 2008am - Andrew Whittaker

  • Restoring the cutting edge

Download 18th May 2008 - Robert Parkinson  18-05-2008 (12.38 MB)

18th May 2008 - Robert Parkinson

  • Sermon from our ex-pastor Robert Parkinson at our annual church weekend away.

Download 4th May 2008 - Peter Williams  04-05-2008 (5.93 MB)

4th May 2008 - Peter Williams

  • Out of your comfort zone!

Download 20th April 2008 - Charmaine Howard  20-04-2008 (5.69 MB)

20th April 2008 - Charmaine Howard

  • 20th April 2008 - Charmaine Howard

Download 13th April 2008 - Peter Foulds  20-04-2008 (8.72 MB)

13th April 2008 - Peter Foulds

  • 13th April 2008 - Peter Foulds

Download 6th April 2008 Glen Marshall  06-04-2008 (5.95 MB)

6th April 2008 Glen Marshall

  • Don't b' daft

Download 30th March 2008 am : Sustained by God's Faithfulness (apologies for the unusually poor audio quality!)  30-03-2008 (13.68 MB)

30th March 2008 am : Sustained by God's Faithfulness (apologies for the unusually poor audio quality!)

  • Sustained by God's Faithfulness by Sean McKenzie. Apologies for the poor sound quality today!

Download The Resurrection in the Real World  23-03-2008 (11.05 MB)

The Resurrection in the Real World

  • Sermon on Matthew 28.1-20

Download 9th March 2008 - Phil Jump  09-03-2008 (6.87 MB)

9th March 2008 - Phil Jump

  • Rhythms and boiled celery...

Download 3rd February 2008  24-02-2008 (18.4 MB)

3rd February 2008

  • Steve Ibbotson

Download About The Heart  24-02-2008 (10.3 MB)

About The Heart

  • Thoughts about the heart, with a loose basis in Luke 19 1-10

Download Pat Ingle on John 17 1-19  18-02-2008 (10.33 MB)

Pat Ingle on John 17 1-19

  • Pat Ingle on John 17 1-19

Download Lifted Up When You Are Down...  17-02-2008 (10.54 MB)

Lifted Up When You Are Down...

  • Edmund on Psalms 42 and 43 - God is with us, even when things aren't as easy as we might like.

Download 20/1/2008  20-01-2008 (15.1 MB)

20/1/2008

  • Morning Service 20th January 2008

Download 13th January 2008  13-01-2008 (11.7 MB)

13th January 2008

  • Sean Winter from Didsbury Baptist Church