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Faith of our fathers - which was given by Robin Jones on the 18th of August, 2018

Our world is far from removed from God and his way of life. Faith has been marginalised, ridiculed - even as the cause for much of the problems in our society.








Concerning sleep which was given by Chris Burmajster on the 25th of August, 2018

Sleep is natural, but there are circumstances where understanding the Bible on this matter can be helpful.









Ancient Words (part 2) - which was given by David Silcox on the 4th of August, 2018

Jesus had just demonstrated great power in the presence of his disciples. And now he promised they would receive similar power.








We suffer, but for good reason which was given by John Stettaford on the 11th of August, 2018

We all learn by experience. And that then fits us for helping, teaching, others. We are able to encourage, to strengthen faith, our own and theirs.









Ancient Words (part 1) - which was given by David Silcox on the 21st of July, 2018

The ancient words as recorded lent to much thought to the disciples as they waited for Pentecost. And the same is true for us. And there is more than at first sight appears.








Elect of the Elect - which was given on the 28th of July, 2018

We need a reality check as to our future status. We are going to be ‘marrying’ into the the most powerful family in the universe.








Reformation for tomorrow by John Stettaford, given on the 14th of July, 2018

There are striking parallels between the reformation and today. And that parallelism continues into the future.








Communion service by John Stettaford given on the 14th of July, 2018









The Lord’s Prayer - which was given on the 7th of July, 2018

This has great depth of insight for us in our prayers. It’s even more than a mere outline for us.









God’s calling which was given by Peter Noon on the 23rd of June, 2018

Society continues to move away from the standards and norms of the Christian heritage. Which means we, as the church, continue to be more different.









Coverdale the forgotten star which was given on the 30th of June, 2018

Here’s a man who lived his whole life steeped in the English Bible.









Meeting us where we are - which was given by John Stettaford on the 16th of June, 2018.

Christ normally talks to his disciples or to the crowds. Rarely does he talk to other groups, but when he does, we need to understand that he is meeting them where they are.









Seven thousand years of prophecy - which was given by John Stettaford on the 8th of June, 2018

Examining fulfilled prophecy helps us have greater confidence in the many prophecies yet to be fulfilled.








Bible Study: John 18 which was given by John Stettaford








Bible Study: John 19:1-37 which was given by David Silcox on the 8th of June, 2018








Getting to know the Holy Spirit - which was given on the 20th of May, 2018 by John Stettaford

The fact that all Christian churches keep Pentecost should cause us to pause. And examining what Pentecost should mean, we are right to question how it is kept by the many.










What d’ya mean ‘love’? - Which was given on the 26th of May, 2018 by John Stettaford

We often point to the fact that the Greeks have three words for love (actually, four). But in the end, there’s only one kind of love. And we largely remain ignorant of that love.









We need daily Bible study - which was given on the 12th of May 2018 by John Stettaford

We may not know Hebrew of Greek but looking at those who do, we still can have a better insight than often they have, thanks to the Holy Spirit.










Waiting on God - which was given on the 19th of May, 2018 by Mike Barlow

So often Christians take matters into their own hands rather that to wait on God. But the examples for us in the Old Testament show that this is not what God wants.








Why John the Baptist’s mission? - Which was given on the 5th of May, 2018 by Robin Jones

Why did Jesus Christ need someone to prepare the way before his coming? And let’s consider his relevance for us today.











Bible Study: John 17 which was given on the 11th of May 2018 by David Silcox








How God has always cared for us - which was given by John Stettaford on the 28th of April, 2018

We need some good news! So let’s remind ourselves of how God has always cared for his people, form Eden until now.









Is God real to you? - Which was given by Richard Fowler on the 18th of April, 2018

Do we know that God has a personal relationship with each of us? We need to consider the pros and cons.








Bible Study - given at Bricket Wood on the 13th April, 2018 by John Stettaford










What’s going on? - Which was given by John Stettaford on the 14th of April, 2018

Things in this sorry world of ours don’t get any better - rather worse. But Christ hasn’t returned nor taken control. Why? Because we still have a job to do.









Christian Progress - which was given by Robin Jones on the 6th of April, 2018

We have the record of the gospels. But it is only when Paul and others delve into the spiritual aspects that it all makes sense.







Giving and serving willingly - which was given by Delia Bush on the 7th of April, 2018

Jesus’ life was one of service. And in exactly the sane way we are to serve one another.







The Lord’s Supper - which was given by John Stettaford on the 29th of March, 2018










The Chronology of the Holy Week (part 2) which was given by John Stettaford on the 31st of March, 2018

Events following the resurrection are just as precise as they were before. But when we consider the significance of the Wave Sheaf offering, precision becomes something of a new order of magnitude.









Our forgiveness must be absolute which was given by Mike Barlow on the 17th of March, 2018

There are many aspects in life we are to master, but forgiveness is essential, And to a degree we may not yet have fully realised.










Our coming Great King which was given by Peter Noon on the 29th of March, 2018

Over and over we are told about this Personage who will reign over all creation. We are privileged to know precisely who he is.









The chronology of Holy Week Part 1 which was given by John Stettaford on the 10th of March, 2018

Nothing that occurred in the days before the crucifixion happened by chance. And examining the details can cement once again the perfection of God’s plan and it’s execution.







Bible Study: John 15: 10-27 which was given by David Silcox on the 16th of March, 2018






Communion which was given by John Stettaford on the 16th of February, 2018










The lesson for us from Corinth - which was given by John Stettaford on the 24th February, 2018

The lesson of history is that mankind hasn’t changed a whit, so that, looking at the lessons recorded in Scripture for us, for us there is a direct application.








Bible Study John 15:1-9

Bible Study - Mike Barlow










The lesson for us behind the cursed fig tree - which was given by John Stettaford on the 16th of February, 2018

The cursing of the fig tree seems a straightforward if slightly bizarre event, but what we so often pass over in our reading, is a profound personal lesson for each of us.








A hope and a future which was given by Richard Fowler on the the 10th of February, 2018

In history god had a hope and future for ancient Israel. God has a similar hope and future planned for us. In history it failed; let’s hope that it doesn’t happen in our future.







A lesson from history which was given by John Stettaford on the 4th of February, 2018

Manasseh was the most wicked king in Judah. But his story has much to tell us about ourselves and our God.







Bible Study which was given on the 2nd of February by John Stettaford, 2018






On the Holy Spirit which was given by John Stettaford on the 27th of January, 2018

Some personal reasons for why I believe in the third persona of the Godhead. They may not convince you, but I cannot now accept that the Holy Spirit is just the power of God.







Forgiveness requires risk which was given by John Stettaford on the 20th of January, 2018

Christianity is unique in offering forgiveness coming from God. But forgiveness always requires risk, and that includes us taking risks.







Bible Study by David Silcox given on the 19th of January, 2018







Divine Love which was given by Mike Barlow on the 13th of January, 2018

Further thoughts on “we love because he first loved us”







Miracles and Wonders which was given by Delia Bush on January 6th 2018

We’re surrounded by miracles and wonders - if we have eyes to se them. Don’t dwell on the big stuff, look for the everyday little interventions and be ready to se them and acknowledge them.







Valuing the truth which was given by Peter Noon on the 16th of December, 2017

So often we take the Christian faith and what we know for granted. So often the embodiment of truth that we have is swamped by what happens around us. We need to focus on worshipping God in sincerity, genuine and as part of our way of life. And never take we have been given for granted.







Bible Study: John 11 which was given by John Stettaford on the 5th of December, 2017







The other Christmas message which was given by John Stettaford on the 9th of December, 2017

There is a message for all the world that comes through Christmas. It’s not the message you’ll hear at Christmas time; this is a message of hope that the whole world - and Christianity too - has forgotten.







Encouragement in church growth which was given in December 2nd, 2017 by Geoff Sole

Here’s encouraging news about five countries in Africa. Growth in church, schools, etc.







The real God of the Old Testament - which was given by Richard Fowler on the 25th of November, 2017

In thinking about the God of the Old Testament, many see a two-faced aspect, a child of love, but also a God of capriciousness and hatred.







Bible Study, John 10:22-42 which was given by David Silcox







Do you love your Church? Which was given by John Stettaford on the 11th of November, 2017

Allegiance to churches has fallen. Regular attendance is thought unnecessary any more. There is generally a disconnection in our era. But the church is actually vital in our relationship with our God.







Seat above with Christ which was given by John Stettaford on the 18th of November, 2017

Speaking personally, I have trouble with Paul’s comment that we have one foot in heaven. We feel, don’t we, that we are firmly rooted in the here and now.









Bible Study John 10: 1-21 which was given by David Silcox on the 10th of November, 2017







Loving as Christ increases our faith - which was given on November 4th 2017 by our pastor, John Stettaford

Would you dare a new Christian to “follow me as I follow Christ”? And then again, what ‘cross’ have you carried today in order to follow Christ? Hmm! Something we have to think about.








Bible Study on John 9 given on November 9th 2017.






Christianity is easy peasy which was given on the 28th of October by John Stettaford.

My goal today is to help you realise that your Christianity is secure. The technical stuff you don’t need to understand; many of the ‘experts’, believe me, don’t understand it either!







  The church, the mother of us all which was given by John Stettaford on the 21st of October, 2017

Although we are called as individuals, we also have a relationship with God through the church. In recent years that relationship, it seems to me, has been minimised - to our hurt.







Bible Study on John 8: 13-59 given by John Stettaford on the 20th of October, 2017






Our day of at-one-ment which was given by John Stettaford on the 30th of September, 2017

There is nothing in religion more strange than that of the ceremony found in the Day of Atonement. And the implications for the modern Christian is just as unique.







Bible Study on John 8: 1-12 given by David Silcox on September 22nd 2017.







To stir us up which was given by John Stettaford on September 23rd 2017

It’s time to read the Pastor General’s Report. No, not to look at recent pastors general messages, but to examine the original Pastor General - the Apostle Peter. Actually, he only had one message to give us, but very important in his eyes.







Why is truth so important (part 2) which was given on September 16th 2017.

The Bible reveals things about truth that man by himself couldn’t ever otherwise discern.








How long, Lord? which was given on the 21st of September, 2017

In all the years of expectation enshrined in our beliefs concerning this day, one question always remains unanswered - How long, Lord?








Lessons from the Old Testament - which was given on the 9th of September, 2017

Why would we, we who are under the New Testament, be interested in the Old Covenant? Because the Bible shows that for certain items there is continuity, in others, the underlying important spiritual principle remain.






Paul’s spiritual testimony which was given by John Stettaford on the 26th of August, 2017

If Paul was to write his autobiography, it wouldn’t concentrate on what had happened to him. Fortunately, we have enough in the New Testament so that we can write his spiritual biography.








Reasons for confidence in our faith which was given by Robin Jones on the 2nd of September, 2017

The story of doubting Thomas has many lessons for us to learn from.







Thy will be done which was given by Mike Barlow on the 19th of August, 2017

Mentioned by Jesus in his model prayer, but, when we think it through, a concept which has very wide implications for us in our daily Christian lives.






Are we willing slaves of Christ? which was given on the 12th of August, 2017.

I suggest that bullying is rife in this world. And that concept can stray into how we perceive God and his instructions for us.






Our God, Jesus Christ, throughout the Bible which was given by Len Maylin on the 5th of August, 2017.

It’s easy to pass over the specific details recorded in the Old Testament concerning Christ and his role. More difficult to ignore their fulfilment as recorded, to the same detail, in the New Testament.






Our calling which was given on the 29th of July, 2017, by John Stettaford

It’s always been important for us. But I’d like to show you that our calling has grown in status and wonder in recent understanding.






Communion - given by John Stettaford on the 22nd of July, 2017






Leaving home and trusting God - which was given by Delia Bush on the 22nd of July, 2017

Human beings continue as they have from the beginning - as they choose! But that choice then and now has consequences for us which we need to know and consider.








Why are you here today? - Given by John Stettaford on the 17th of July, 2017.

Why do we come to weekly services? What motivates us: habit, command? You’ll perhaps be surprised at what the Bible reveals should be our real motive.








God’s outrageous love which was given (via CD) on the 8th of July, 2017

Our relationship with God is like a marriage, a bad marriage, and how God heals that bad marriage. And also what it all cost Him.







Christian hope as a beginning - which was given by John Stettaford on the 24th of June, 2017.

We begin with hope. Human beings live so often in hope. But as Christians, we should go on to the security of faith.









Freedom in the truth which was given by Peter Noon on the 1st of July, 2017.

Truth is often, even in religion, in short supply. Man has always wanted to decide for himself what is truth. We should know better and treasure that we know something of the real truth.








Modern giants of faith which was given by Geoff Sole on the 10th of June, 2017

There are those recorded in the Bible which inspire us. But there are modern giants of faith who can similarly inspire us.







God’s love is consistent through time which was given by John Stettaford on the 17th of June, 2017.

Many today, even Christians, conclude that God is not fair or loving. But when we understand our God has always operated out of love, our outlook can.







Learn from the events of Pentecost given by Delia Bush on the 4th of June, 2017

The events recorded leading up to and including that first NT Pentecost should encourage us today, because there’s so much in parallel.







Bible study given by David Silcox on the 9th of June, 2017.







Love and Joy which was given by David Stirk on the 6th of May, 2017.

As Christians, we have a joyous future, but how do we come across to others? Do we not have the sprit of joy and happiness? Shouldn’t that be obvious to others?







Looking into the True Vine which was given by Mike Barlow on the 13th of May, 2017

There’s much to learn from the analogy of the true vine. Short-term, these lessons can hurt; long-term, it’s all for our eternal good.







The Vine which was given by Mike Barlow on the 13th of May, 2017

Jesus used the analogy of the vine in our Christian lives. So we do well to examine the reality behind the practice.








Bible Study on John 6:26-71 given by Mike Barlow on the 18th of May, 2017.








The origin and root of sin given by Tony Goudie on the 29th of April, 2017.

We have much to learn about things we thought we knew. For example, sin refers to that sin which resulted in the second death. We tend to limit our thinking only to our sins, which are the fruit of that sin.







The temples which was given by Robin Jones on the 27th of May, 2017.

One of the major sub-plots in the Bible revolves around the temples. There are lessons we need to understand.







Angels which was give by Len Maylin on May 20th 2017.

Let’s go behind the scenes into the sprit world of angels. Messengers of God, we have many lessons to learn.







Bible Study on John 6:26 - 71 which was given on May 19th 2017.








Bible study John 6:1-22 given by David Silcox on the 5th of May, 2017.








Bible Study John 5:24-47 given on the 21st of April, 2017 by John Stettaford.








Surviving troublous times - was given on the 22nd of April, 2017 by John Stettaford.

As things get worse and worse in our world, our view has always been that they only herald the better world to come. Nonetheless, we have to endure, we have to survive, we have to reach that time when that promised new order will come to pass.







Our life of faith - which was given by Robin Jones on the 17th of April, 2017

How did our life of faith begin? For most in this world such a life is mere superstition. But the reality is exactly the opposite.








The three Johns and William which was given by Geoff Sole on the 15th of April, 2017

The stories of John Wyclif, John Bunyon, John Newton and William Cary to illustrate how God uses us to help others.







The Lord’s supper which was given by John Stettaford on the 9th of April, 2017.

Join us in our annual celebration, in commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice for the sins of the world.








Understanding God’s ways - which was given by John Stettaford on the 11th of April, 2017.

When we examine even the Biblical stories we know so well, there are new nuggets of information which reveal more intimately God’s intentions. And these can also help us in our daily struggles with reverses and setbacks, which otherwise can seem unfair and unhelpful.








The Teaching of John 5: 1-23 given by David Silcox on the 31st of March, 2017









The teaching of Christ - was given by John Stettaford at April 8th 2017.

Why is Jesus’ teachings at times so ambiguous? Why has it provoked so much controversy? We need to understand that Christ’s method of teaching is a product of God’s great love for us.








Looking forward to the Lord’s Supper was given by Mike Barlow on the 25th of March, 2017

This is the most meaningful event of the year for us, and we need to consider its importance to us.








Lessons from Christ’s sacrifice was given on the 1st of April, 2017

The sacrifice of Christ is central to our belief, but is incomprehensible and misunderstood to those outside of Christendom. But we need to understand that there was no other way for it to all be done.








Watford Bible Study John 4 by John Stettaford given on March, 17th 2017.








Waiting for God was given by John Stettaford on the 18th of March, 2017

Many Christians live their only for the future. But Christians are given opportunities to hone skills now, helping to fit them for that life, but also providing teaching situations to help us develop now.









Are we quick to judge others? - Given by Delia Bush on the 4th of March, 2017.

Are we all ready to judge others when our first duty is to judge ourselves?









Focusing on Hebrews 10 given by Peter Noon on the 11th of March, 2017.

This profound chapter is concerned with our lives today and also looking forward to our future.

Focusing on Hebrews 10 - Peter Noon 36’ 18”

Are we living in the last days? - Given by John Stettaford.

This belief has influenced our thinking down the years. It brought us a vision of excitement, inspiration, and anticipation. Let’s check that we have the details up-to-date and so renew our vision.

Are we living in the last days? - John Stettaford 31’ 54”

God our giver given by Mike Barlow on the 4th of February, 2017

Our God’s nature is to give. It’s part of his very being; it stems from his love for us. And it should be so encouraging for us.

God our giver - Mike Barlow 48’ 57”

Bible Study John 2:13-3:21 given by Mike Barlow on the 17th of February, 2017.

Bible Study John 2:13 - 3:21 - Mike Barlow 1hr 29’ 39”

On being a Christian which was given by John Stettaford.

As Christians, we need to know that we are sound and secure in our beliefs today, changed and updated as they have been.

On being a Christian - John Stettaford 41’ 56”

Bible Study John 2:1 - 14 David Silcox given on February 3rd, 2017.

Bible Study John 2:1-14 David Silcox 1hr 30’ 37”

Forgiveness which was given by Delia Bush on the 21st of January, 2017.

When we don’t forgive we hurt ourselves as well as our God too.




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