Taking New Ground

God doesn't just move us physically to new ground but calls us to take new ground spiritually - in our lives, in our community and in our city. Using lessons from the book of Joshua, this sermon inspires us to be strong and courageous; to consecrate ourselves to God; to step out in faith and … Continue reading Taking New Ground

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A New Thing

At times we can’t see the new thing that God is doing because we have become blinded by the past. That’s why we need to change our perspective – for God is far more interested in our future than He is in our past. You may feel like your past has turned your life into … Continue reading A New Thing

The Church Has Left the Building

The earliest Christians experienced explosive growth without owning church buildings, yet so often today we cling to church buildings as if they are the essence of church. This sermon, delivered on the occasion of One Church's last public meeting in Drayton Hall, puts to rest some of the false thinking surrounding what makes a church a church. … Continue reading The Church Has Left the Building

Being Family

The book of Acts gives us a picture of church that meets together in both large groups and in small gatherings in homes. Inspired by the early church's example, this sermon - delivered at the launch of our Connect Groups - unpacks the exciting vision for small groups at One Church. You will see that … Continue reading Being Family

The Horizontal Dimension

Relationship is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian. Sometimes we can think that Christianity is only about a personal relationship with Jesus - but nowhere does the Bible describe this as exclusively private. In fact, God calls us to be in deep and meaningful relationship not just with Himself but also … Continue reading The Horizontal Dimension

Better Together

Christians are better together: God has made us to be in relationship with Him and also with each other. In this first sermon in our series 'One Another' (all about unleashing the power of together), we explore what it means to live out the 'one another commands' of the Bible, focusing on why and how … Continue reading Better Together

The Spirit & Suffering

Oftentimes we view the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives exclusively through experiences of strength and victory, forgetting the amazing promises that are available to us in times of weakness or apparent defeat. But because of this it means we can fail to access the Holy’s Spirit’s resources in times of pain and trouble, or … Continue reading The Spirit & Suffering

In the Dark Places

Many Christians are surprised when they find themselves in dark places but valleys are actually a natural part of the landscape of life. This message, based on Psalm 23:4, unpacks 7 biblical truths to help us navigate the dark places well. Right there in your valley, God wants you to discover His presence, His power and His … Continue reading In the Dark Places

Making Sense of Unanswered Prayer

In response to prayer most of us have experienced an outcome we didn't expect or have felt the silence or frustration of what we perceive as unanswered prayer. But as we stand on the truth that God is present, loving and powerful we can engage with Him to help us make sense of unanswered prayer. … Continue reading Making Sense of Unanswered Prayer

Dealing with Disappointment

As humans we are all vulnerable to experiencing frustration and anguish over unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Though we will never be able to completely avoid such disappointment in life, we can choose how we react to it. Disappointment is like the thin end of a wedge whose progression, if not broken, will lead us into discouragement, disillusionment, … Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment