This week Jonny gives the first instalment of our vision series, looking at what it might take to see the church on fire and the city alive.
As the second part of our launch Sunday, we heard from Nicky & Pippa Gumbel, church leaders of HTB and pioneers of Alpha.
On our first Sunday in our new worship space, Bishop Paul Williams comes to dedicate the worship space, whilst sharing some of the story so far.
In the last sermon in this series, Will looks at Jesus' interaction with Thomas. Will shows how Thomas' doubt wasn't an obstacle, but became way into deeper trust in Jesus. Will explains how belief is about a different way of knowing; more about love than knowledge, and he shows how Thomas' story invites each of us into a deeper experience Jesus' love for us.
This week Jonny takes us through Jesus’ interaction with those around his crucifixion. Jesus’ death shows us a God who is vulnerable, forgiving and hospitable even in death.
This week Jonny looks at Jesus’ meeting with Nicodemus at night, and the impact it has on him. Though it takes a while, like many of the people Jesus meets, Nicodemus is changed.
This week Jonny continues our series by looking at Jesus’ welcome of children. This open invitation to children breaks down perceived cultural barriers, and reminds us that God’s welcome is open to all who would receive it freely. We can be sure that if we come to Jesus we will receive a blessing.
This week George looks at Jesus' encounter with a father who's son has an 'unclean spirit'. At the heart of this encounter is the question of our expectations of God. As disciples we're called to expect that when Jesus is present everything changes.
Will continues our series by looking at Jesus' encounter with the pharisees. If we want to see outward transformation we need to let Jesus transform us first!
Will continues our series by looking at Jesus' encounter with the pharisees. Jesus is calling us to live life in abundance.
This week Jonny takes us through Jesus' encounter with Peter. It is a remarkable picture of restoration in which Jesus goes looking for Peter, reveals the truth about himself and about Peter, and points Peter into a more hopeful future.
This week Jonny takes us through Jesus' encounter with a man full of leprosy (Luke 5). What we find is an incredible interaction in which Jesus touches this untouchable man, displaying God's heart to move people on the margins into the middle of his kingdom movement.
Amy continues our series by looking at Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well in John 4. She describes this encounter as one that displays the great mercy of Jesus, a mercy that is available for each of us to experience as we respond to Jesus' offer of living water.
This week Jonny looks at Jesus' encounter with blind Bartimaeus. At the heart of Bartimaeus story is a simple question from Jesus, 'what do you want?'. Jonny suggests that this question is one we need to hear Jesus asking us today as we seek to be transformed by his mercy for us.
Will starts our new series, Jesus and the One, by looking at Jesus’ interaction with Zacchaeus in Luke 19. He explains how this is a story of transformation, and that the turning point is Zacchaeus hearing Jesus and spending time in his presence. Will talks about two things that can stop us getting close to Jesus, showing how we’re invited to move from investigation to intimacy, and from coping to closeness.
This week Jonny finishes our Basics series by looking at how the story of the Bible ends.
In the penultimate message in our Basics series Jonny speaks about what the church is to do. He suggests that the role of the church is to do the work Jesus did in inaugurating God's kingdom. This will mean facing fear and fatigue as we focus on Jesus face, and take steps of faith.
In this next message in our Basics series, Will teaches on the nature of the church. He explains that the church is a called to follow Jesus, to be different, to be a people, and to the person of Jesus.
This week Jonny concludes three week's teaching on the person and work of the Holy Spirit by looking at what the Holy Spirit does in the life of the Church.
This week guest speaker Andy Watkins preaches on Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28.16–20). Just as the Holy Spirit enabled Jesus' first disciples us to overcome feelings of inadequacy, confusion and fear by His empowering presence, so He is available to us today in the same way.