The risk of not inviting people is greater than the risk of inviting people. We are called to invite others to come and see, yet we can often come up against barriers to inviting people. This sermon explores the 'why' and the 'how' of the best invitation we can give to someone: the opportunity to encounter … Continue reading The Power of Invitation
We can often think that mission is only carried out by experts who travel overseas but Jesus calls us all to be disciple-making disciples. Mission isn't an event or programme - it's a lifestyle that has eternal consequences. Wherever we are and whatever we’re doing, we’re on mission. Listen and be reminded that sharing Jesus … Continue reading Life On Mission
On the occasion of our one year anniversary since replanting as One Church, this sermon shows the beauty and power of the local church when she is working right. Unpacking Jesus' prayer for oneness in John 17, you will discover afresh the tremendous capacity of the Church to utterly transform lives and culture. As you … Continue reading We Are One
Although most people are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan, all too often we’ve sanitised Jesus’ message in it, which results in us missing just how challenging the call to love our neighbour as ourselves is. The Good Samaritan isn’t a story about the kindness of strangers; it’s a radical redefinition of the word … Continue reading Who Is My Neighbour?
We live in a culture obsessed with outward appearance but God is more interested in what's under our skin. As Christians we should be growing in the fruit of the Spirit, the 9 traits that reflect the character of Jesus. Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit is essential to us becoming more and more like … Continue reading Peeled: What’s Under Your Skin?
God is speaking but often we are not tuned into His voice; this hinders us from living out God's best in life. This sermon gives practical keys to turn up the volume on God's voice and turn down the volume on the other competing voices that vie for our attention. Listen and be equipped in … Continue reading Adjust Your Volume
This sermon challenges us to think about what we’re expecting this Christmas. Amidst the celebrations of Christmas the expectation of Jesus can get lost. The incredible birth of Jesus into the world changes what we can expect. The wonder of Christmas means we can expect true transformation, in our hearts and in our lives; we … Continue reading What Are You Expecting This Christmas?
Complaining is a problem: it keeps us stuck in situations rather than having a hope for change; it affects the people around us and ultimately it blocks our relationship with God. If we take our eyes off our problems and instead fix them on the problem-solver, God is able to break the power of complaining … Continue reading The Problem with Complaining
Sharing your story of how you came to know Jesus and the difference He has made in your life flows out of a thankfulness for all He has done in our lives. When we live with an attitude of gratitude we are able to share the good news with others, witnessing to the love and … Continue reading Sharing Your Story
We are called to be salt and light in the world, playing our part in transforming and renewing the culture around us. Taking our inspiration from Jesus, who was radical in His challenge and renewal of the culture of His day, we can engage with and understand culture, seeking not to critique from a distance … Continue reading Renewing Culture