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Our calling an election - which was given by John Stettaford on the 10th of August, 2019
We have each been chosen and elected by the Great God of heaven. Now, that should make a change in our daily lives…
We are at war! - Which was given by John Stettaford on the 17th of August, 2019
We have heard the annual messages which form the core to what we know and understand. But rather that making things clearer at times, their very familiarity can impede our understanding.
Original sin - which was given by John Stettaford on the 3rd of August, 2019
Some three years ago I began looking into the doctrine of original sin. It is surrounded by errors and omissions, which colour and cause similar errors in other foundational doctrines.
Communion - which was given by John Stettaford on the 3rd of August, 2019
Does God enjoy life? - which was given by John Stettaford on the 27th of July, 2019
He tells us that he does, and that his purpose is to bring and given us abundant life.
My stroke - which was given by Chris Burmajster on the 3rd of August, 2019
It changed my life, my thinking, my outlook.
Questions and Answers - which was given by Lipi Tando Mhlope on the 6th of July, 2019
Is there anyone who really cares? Yes, Jesus.
Physical pain and its spiritual equivalent - which was given by John Sttaford on the 20th of July, 2019.
How could a loving God have created wasps? Or pain? Allow the mess we see around us? Pain is a physical check to stop us going to extremes. And there are spiritual equivalents to help us in our spiritual lives.
Living with the human condition (part 1) - which was given by John Stettaford on the 6th of July, 2019
We each have something in our Christian life which spurs us on to continue. But I’d like to give you something in addition, to help you make it. Our ultimate goal is not far off, it’s nearby.
Living with the human condition (part 2) - which was given by John Stettaford on the 13th of July, 2019
We live with the limitation of our human condition, despite the promises we have, and all the benefits Christianity give to us. But we need to overcome the human condition.
Understanding God’s plan - which was given by John Stettaford on the 15th of June, 2019
God has ambitious plans for his redeemed children. His plan is revealed through his holy day cycle. Our de-emphasis on keeping these has resulted in the loss of much understanding.
John’s ‘take’ on the gospel -which was given by John Stettaford on the 22nd of June, 2019
For three decades or more the Gospel for us was “the kingdom of God”. Then we added, “and the message about Jesus Christ, the messenger”. But John, at the end of the 1st century had a different understanding.
Why the fourth Gospel? - Which was given by John Stettaford on the 29th of June, 2019
The Bible early established the principle of two or three witnesses. But why, then, is there a fourth Gospel?
You won’t believe the plans our husband has for us? - which was given by John Stettaford on the 7th of June, 2019
God has his eyes on his church even as our society spirals down to oblivion. He will not only rescue us, he will honour us. Note: this is a computer reading a transcript of a message, otherwise not available.
Happy birthday! - which was given by John Stettaford on the 9th of June, 2019
As Christians we so often overlook the importance of our co-parent, the church.
Bible Study: Review of 1 John and intro to 2 John, which was given by John Stettaford on the 31st of May, 2019
How God deals with our problems - which was given by Peter Noon on the 1st of June, 2019
We all have problems in life. We want delivery from those problems; but the Bible teaches us that we will be delivered in our problems….IF.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon - which was given by Geoff Sole on the 7th of May, 2019
All about his life and Christianity.
How is it that an all-righteous God can look at sinning human beings (part 1) - which was given by John Stettaford on the 11th of May, 2019
From all we read, this seems to be a step too far. Yet God devised a way to overcome the difficulty.
How is it that an all-righteous God can look at sinning human beings (part 2) - which was given by John Stettaford on the 25th of May, 2019
The mechanism God put in place makes it possible for God to redeem sinning human beings.
Sanctification - which was given by Mike Barlow on the 4th of May, 2019
We’ve just experienced Jesus’s death and resurrection, his commissioning his disciples, and his return to heaven. But for us, then what?
Bible Study of 1 John 4:16-21 which was given by David Silcox on the 7th of May, 2019
The seven kinds of slavery - which was given by Irene Wilson on the 27th of April, 2019.
The world recognises five kinds of slavery, but actually there are seven.
Bible Study - 1 John 5:13-15 by Mike Barlow
We are delivered - which was given by Richard Fowler on the 20th of April, 2019
It is no small thought to realise that the reality we live in daily is that we are delivered. It should change with our daily walk with God.
The miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 - which was given by Robin Jones on the 26th of April, 2019.
This miracle is well known. But signs can mean different things. So what was Jesus’ intention with this miracle?
Gentleness - which was given by Mike Barlow on the 13th of April, 2019
One of the characteristics of God, we need not only to understand it, but that we should be living it.
The Lord’s Supper - which was given by John Stettaford on the 18th of April, 2019
What then, is truth? - which was given by David Silcox on April 6th, 2019
Pilate said this to Jesus. What would Jesus have responded? It’s a question of great consequence even for us today.
Bible Study: 1 John 5:1-11 - which was given by John Stettaford on the 12th of April, 2019
Bible Study: 1 John 4:14 - 21 which was given by David Slicox on the 29th of March, 2019
How to wait for Christ’s return - which was given by Barry Robinson on the 30th of March, 2019
We need patience and persistence. And we’re naturally not gifted for either.
Pastoral leadership - which was given by Barry Robinson in a recording form the 2018 Autumn conference.
Some striking metaphors on how Paul viewed leadership. Although Barry is first of all talking to ministers and congregational leaders, this does set out what congregations may expect from their church leaders.
Is God unfair? which was given by John Stettaford on the 16th of March, 2019
It’s not that we ever speak aloud such a concept, but, as we live out our Christian lives, we show that this is an issue, that we are unsure.
Jesus, our better high priest - which was given by John Stettaford on March 30th 2019 at Godalming.
(Webmaster’s note: this recording was given to replace a recording which contained clatter on March 23rd)
Jesus’ role included/ed High Priest. But Jesus in his coming became a better high priest by experiencing the human experience.
Jesus our better high priest - which was given in Southampton by John Stettaford on Saturday, 9th of March, 2019
(Webmasters note: this was originally given on the 26th of January, 2019 and the Southamptom version was considered better.)
Jesus, in addition to several other reasons why he came to this earth as a human being, came to become a better high priest for us. And that also has implications for us.
Bible Study - 1 John 4:14 - 15 - which was given by Mike Barlow on Friday, 15th of March, 2019
The Authorised Bible (an update) - which was given by John Stettaford on Saturday March, 2nd 2019
Recently I acquired a rare edition of the King James Bible. Allow me to bring items concerning its importance to your attention.
The Oxymoron that is Jesus as our servant - which was given by Peter Noon on Saturday, March 9th 2019
Jesus has many names and titles. Of them all perhaps the most unexpected is that of ‘servant’.
Bible Study: 1 John 4:7-13 which was given by David Silcox on the 1st of March, 2019
The promises to hear and answer our prayers - which was given by Robin Jones on the 23rd of February, 2019
Many people we know are suffering in one way or another. Indeed, we live in a troubled age. And so we need to what those promises made to us are, and then to build trust in them.
We need encouragement - which was given by John Stettaford on the 16th of February, 2019
New media, as reported as we near Brexit, says its apocalyptic time. What we need is encouragement.
Bible Study - 1 John: 3:4 - 18 which was given on the 15th of February, 2019
Our intercessions - which was given by John Stettaford on the 9th of February, 2019
Further scriptural information about our intercessory prayers.
Aspects of Faith - which was given by Chris Burmajster on the 9th of February, 2019
Faith is important to Christians, both to understand and to follow.
Bricket Wood Bible Study: 1 John: 3:4-18 which was given by David Silcox on the 1st of February, 2019
Lessons from the temptations of Christ - which was given by Mike Barlow on the 18th of January, 2019
The temptations of Christ have some unique aspects for us to consider. Understanding his event in detail gives insight into our own temptations.
Satan is no pussycat - which was given by Francis Bergin on January 5th 2019
Big cats are remarkable creatures. Peter likens Satan to a lion. Today, it’s unfashionable to talk about Satan, but Christians shouldn’t dismiss him.
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The wonder of our baptism - which was given by John Stettaford on January 12th 2019
Jesus’ baptism, so he himself tells us, was necessary. Not because of his sin (he never sinned), but because of our sin. And 40-50 years down the line, this has current day implications for us.
Bible Study: 1 John: 1-9 - which was given by David Silcox on the 4th of January, 2019
Grace and truth - was given by Peter Noon on the 1st of December, 2018
We are told that Jesus was full of grace and truth. And these are inseparable - it’s not grace or truth.
The faithful God - which was given by Mike Barlow on the 15th of December, 2018
We are planned from the beginning, and we are planned further, in the God has provided everything that we need to make it.
Lessons for the early life of Christ - which was given by John Stettaford on the 22nd of December, 2018.
Little in details is recorded about Jesus Christ before age 30, but enough is said, with judicious infilling to provide lessons and great encouragment.
Communion - which was given by John Stettaford
Bible Study - 1 John 2 18-29 which was given by John Stettaford on the 14th of December, 2018
Animals which was given by Chris Burmajster on the 8th of December, 2018
The Bible details the relationships between animals and human beings.
The conference - which was given by John Stettaford
A report on the main points from our recent conference at Market Harborough.
The Gospel according to Paul - which was given by John Stettaford on the 17th of November, 2018
Paul’s writings make all the difference to Christian understanding because he deals with concepts that are fundamental to Christian understanding but, because they are often abstract, are difficult to grasp.
Watching and Witnessing - which was given by Richard Fowler on the 24th of November, 2018
Christianity begins with relationship. Often fractured, usually deficient, no wonder this world is steeped in the madness we see all around us.
Hebrews then and now - which was given by Robin Jones on the 10th of November, 2018
Ask yourself, is this really better understood as a message for us today?
Bible Study: 1 John 2: 1-8 - which given by Mike Barlow on the 16th of November, 2018
The prayer of faith - which was given by John Stettaford on the 3rd of November, 2018
Many Christians have problems with prayer. So let’s have another look and see if we can shed light on what we find difficult.
The message of the two poppies - which was given on the 10th of November, 2018
We celebrate ‘the glorious dead’ when we really should commemorate the victory God gave us, and the ultimate peace we look forward to.
Bible Study 1 John 1 - 10 which was given by David Silcox on the 2nd of November, 2018
Bible Study - David Silcox
Mission, witness and outreach which is given by John Stettaford on the 27th of October, 2018
Frankly, often this is not understood by Christians as they practice it, or by those in our fellowship. We need to go back to the Bible and its definitions in order to understand.
Bible Study 1 John introduction and 1:1 which was given by John Stettaford on the 19th of October 2018.
The beloved shepherd which was given by Delia Bush on the 20th of October, 2018
As sheep, straying from the way set for us is so easy. The analogy that we are like sheep holds valuable lessons for us to learn.
God is refining us - which was given by Mike Barlow on the 6th of October, 2018
God has his plans for us, working in us from within. He’s intimately involved with us every day, refining us.
Every idle word… which was given by John Stettaford on the 13th of October, 2018
There’s more to this concept of being responsible for every idle word spoken, than meets the eye. If Jesus wasn’t that successful in his ministry, that too has an implication for us in ours.
Bible Study John 21 - which was given by David Silcox on the 5th of October, 2018
The Day of Atonement which was given by Peter Noon on the 19th of September, 2018
A traditional exposition of this day, focusing on all the symbolism of the two goats and their meaning for today’s Christian.
Heimat which was given by John Stettaford on the 22nd of September 2018
We are all influenced by our surroundings, exactly as are everyone in our society. Something to be aware of.
Colours and their Biblical significances which was given by Geoff Sole on the 15th of September, 2018
Colour is physical, but there are areas where they appear in the Bible and lend understanding to specific applications.
Our day of at-one-ment which was given by John Stettaford in Southampton on the 19th of September, 2018
In human history and in the many ways that man worshipped the gods, this day, and the actions specified are unique. And far from being out of date, this day and it’s great meaning is only possible to be understood thanks to the New Testament.
Is this the day? - Which was given by John Stettaford on the 10th of September, 2018
So many Christians think of the holy days which we continue to observe here in reading, as ‘old testament’ and ‘obsolete’. Let’s see if that’s true.
Bible study - which was given by John Stettaford on the 14th of September, 2018
God nature: Grace which was given by Mike Barlow on the 1st of September, 2018
Since God extends his nature of grace to us, we in turn need to be or to be becoming gracious.
Sermons: Francis Bergin
Preaching and for most of us listening to sermons is a vital element in the Christian life. We follow Christ’s example, but in addition we have other aspects to consider.