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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.

Forgiveness - Delia Bush 27’ 57”
Christ in all the scriptures which was given by John Stettaford on the 28th of January, 2017.

There are two books in the Bible where the name of God isn’t mentioned. We need to know why.

Christ in all the scriptures - John Stettaford 37’ 43”

Bible Study John 2:1-14 given by David Silcox on the 3rd of February, 2017 1hr 32’ 20”

Bible Study John 1 concluded given by John Stettaford on the 20th of January, 2017 1hr 16’ 19”

Our life of prayer which was given on the 14th of January, 2017.

As with most things in life, we have to work out the best way for us to fulfil our necessity to pray from the heart.

Our life of prayer - John Stettaford 35’ 53”

The “I am” was given on the 7th of January, 2017

How God reveals himself is very encouraging, especially when we realise something of the import of what he tells us about himself.

The “I am” - Mike Barlow 51’ 33”

Bible study of John 1 David Silcox 1hr 35’ 47”

The attributes of God (part 2) given on the 23rd of December by Peter Noon

Much today denies God, but his attributes reveal him to us, and reveal him in great detail.

The attributes of God - Peter Noon 36’ 21”

Bible Study An introduction to the Gospel of John was given on the 23rd of December, 2016

Bible Study An introduction to the Gospel of John - John Stettaford 1hr 03’ 08”

The real festival of light - John Stettaford 44’ 40”

Watford Bible Study: Overview on Galations given by David Silcox on the 25th Of November, 2016

Watford Bible Study - David Silcox 1hr 30’ 28”

In favour with God and man given by Robin Jones on the 26th of November, 2016.

So often as Christians we are in conflict with whom we come into contact. Not so Christ. We still have much we can learn from him.

In favour with God and man - Robin Jones 54’ 55”

Communion Service - which was given by John Stettaford on the 19th of November, 2016

Giving a brief overview of the meaning and origin of communion.

Communion Service - John Stettaford 22’ 04”

Made in his image - which was given by John Stettaford on the 19th of November, 2016

We are made in the image of God. But what does that mean? Because we are obviously different from God in many respects. We have much to learn.

Made in his image - John Stettaford 24’ 52”

Bible Study on Galatians 5:19 - 6:18 given on the 11th of November, 2016 by John Stettaford

Bible Study on Galatians 5:19 - 6:18 - by John Stettaford 29’ 40”

Bible Study: Galations 5 given by David Silcox on the 28th of October, 2016.

Bible Study: Galations 5 by David Silcox 1hr 08’ 17”

Keep it simple, student! - which was given by John Stettaford on the 5th of November, 2016

Ours is a sophisticated age. Truth to tell, strip any generation of the things which define its civilisation and progress, and man is pretty much the same as he always was. As far as the Bible is concerned, that’s good news and bad news.

Keep it simple, student! - John Stettaford  28’ 07”

Abdicate your kingdom - was given by Mike Barlow on the 8th of October, 2016

Our kingdom is where we rule and make decisions. None of us likes to be told what to do, but part of our Christian development involves abdication from our own kingdom.

Abdicate your kingdom - Mike Barlow 44’ 50”

We are one which was given by John Stettaford on the 12th of October, 2016

Error is a way of life and the same is true in Christian circles. It’s universal, for example, that it is not only unnecessary for Christians to keep the day of Atonement, but it is inappropriate. Until, that is, you understand Christ’s present roll in this day.

We are one - John Stettaford 25’ 46”

The Day of the Lord shall come given by John Stettaford on the 3rd of October, 2016.

There is still an importance to this day; maybe not as we once understood it, but it is actually the Messiah who gives meaning to this day. And this we only vaguely understood before.

The Day of the Lord shall come - John Stettaford

Bible study: Galatians 2:14 - 4:15 given by John Stettaford on the 7th of October, 2016.

Bible Study: Galatians 2:14 - 4:15 - John Stettaford

Communion an examination (part 2) - was given by John Stettaford on the 24th of September, 2016.

We examined this concert so far as to set up facts for us to examine. When we now take these facts and put them together, the results are startling.

Communion an examination (part 2) - John Stettaford

God’s plan through the holy days - was given by John Stettaford on the 1st of October, 2016

Normally, we focus on the holy day in question, which means we miss out on the last two. So I thought a general overview in the light of our new walk with God might be helpful.

God’s plan through the holy days - John Stettaford

Getting to know God which was given by Peter Noon on the 17th of September, 2016

It’s not just knowledge it’s relationships. But most people are victims of misinformation.

Getting to know God - Peter Noon

Bible study - Galatians 2 which was given by David Silcox on the 23rd of September 2016

Bible Studies in Watford have resumed. In this first one, David Silcox examines why we should study at all.

Bible Study - Galatians 2 - David Silcox

There’s a cost to being a Christian given by Delia Bush on the 3rd of September, 2016

We were called and given a choice. But in choosing we need to realise that there is a cost to being a Christian.

There’s a cost to being a Christian - Delia Bush

Worshipping God given by Geoff Sole on the 10th of September, 2016

We need to remind ourselves from time to time of the necessity of an emphasis on worship.

Worshipping God - Geoff Sole

God’s faithfullness was given by Mike Barlow on the 20th of August, 2016.

He’s a reassuring concept on which we can pin our future.

God’s Faithfullness - Mike Barlow

Communion, an examination (part 1) was given by John Stettaford on the 27th of August 2016

There is much ignorance concerning this. But before we can examine this in detail, we need to set up some facts.

Communion, an examination (part 1) - John Stettaford

Most don’t feel they’re in change of things. Events happen. Many are so busy that what is, what should be of importance, for Christians in their walk is actually lost in busyness.

Living the life - John Stettaford

Given on the 13th of August, 2016


Really, we don't understand God, so how can we hope to understand our God? We have to learn to comprehend God's understand of love.

God loves us, because he is love - John Stettaford

Given on the 6th of August, 2016


When you look at what appears to have motivated Judas, he doesn't seem much different from us. Perhaps we can be more sympathetic.

Judas, one of us - John Stettaford

Given on the 30th of July, 2016.

History moves on, events change, even in the Christian's life. But when you come down to is, in the vast majority of cases, Christians don't change, don't see the need to change.

Know thyself, O Christian! - John Stettaford

Given on the 2nd of July, 2016

There's something special about you, so special that that's why you were called by God.

Being about the family business - John Stettford

Given on the 16th of July, 2016

Jesus points to water in the New Testament as of great significance for us in our walk with God.

Water! - Mike Barlow

Given on the 23rd of July, 2016

But remember that creation services a purpose - it is not an end in itself as so many scientists and TV presenters think.

The wonders of creation - Peter Noon

Given on the 25th of June, 2016

Even for Christians, the Holy Spirit is the God we don't really know. He is the God with us, within us, alongside us.

Come, Holy Spirit, come! - John Stettaford

Given on the 12th of June, 2016.

Many find the Bible as out of touch with modern life. And yet, even the people of the Old Testament, are so similar to us. This is no less true in our understanding in New Testament times, as our need for an Advocate.

Jesus, our advocate - Mike Barlow

Given on the 11th of June, 2016.

As time goes by, our spiritual focus can and should change; grow.

Our growing development - Robin Jones

Given on the 4th of June, 2016.

New insights into Jesus Christ

Jesus! - Delia Bush

Given on the 18th of June, 2016

The Holy Spirit is the God even today that nobody knows. Here are some pointers to help.

Come, Holy Spirit - John Stettaford

Given on the 12th of June, 2016.
Salvation is promised us from the beginning. We can find scriptural intent from even the earliest Old Testament passages.

Salvation - Mike Barlow

Given on the 11th of June, 2016

These days we have hero worship. But our suppression of Christ needs to be more.

Jesus, my hero - John Stettaford

Given on the 28th of May, 2016

An introduction to Galations - John Stettaford

Given on the 13th of May, 2016.

We are forming the characteristics necessary, but it'll take time.

Do we have the mind of Christ? - Mike Barlow

Given on the 7th of May, 2016

There's more to this concept than mere physical blessing.........

Do we count on blessings? - Delia Smith

Given on the 30th of April, 2016.

That first festival in Egypt was different from all the festivals kept down the centuries. But there are lessons for us to learn from the differences.

That seventh day of the feast - John Stettaford

Given on the 29th of April, 2016

Waiting on God can be one of the hardest but most important lessons Christians must learn.

Are we patient with God? - Len Maylin

Following and resolving the queries concerning the timing of the last week of Christ

Chronology of the crucifixion week (part 2)  - John Stettaford

Concluding the anomalies found in the timing of the crucifixion week and beyond.

Chronology of the crucifixion week (part 3) - John Stettaford

There is much understanding in identifying ourselves with Jesus as a lamb. We have to go from lamb to shepard.

The Lamb and his bride - John Stettaford

Modern lessons of faith and trust shown to us as in the Old Testament and it's implications for us.

Faith and Trust - Delia Bush

Given on the 26th of March, 2016

Modern Christians regard Exodus as a book without relevance for us today.

Exodus - the book for us today - Peter Noon

Given on the 19th of March, 2016

God's plan from eternity wasn't revealed in this particular detail until Paul revealed it.

Christ in us - Mike Barlow

Given on the 12th of March, 2016.

Because of our past understanding we can continue to have hang-ups. These messages are to broaden your understanding, not unnecessarily to change your thinking.

The Chronology of the Crucifixion Week, Part 1 - John Stettaford

Given on the 5th of March, 2016.

If this concept, on which we will have a position of belief has been misunderstood, there are serious consequences as Christians.

Forgive for forgiveness - John Stettaford

Given on the 20th of February, 2016.

It's simple to sing, but it's so difficult to do. But there a more to all of this then we may understand at first sight.

Adam's full and original sin - John Stettaford

Given on the 16th of February, 2016.

We live in a hostile world, even hostile Christian pressures crowd in on us. But this is just the world our God is interested in.

Our God cares for us - John Stettaford

Given on the 6th of February,2016.

Bible Study, Ephesians 4:1 - 5:5 - John Stettaford

Given on the 23rd of January, 2016.

Each of us has been given an extra essential sense. Given because we need an extra sense to survive. But most Christians ignore or dismiss this - if they understand it at all.

Our seventh sense - John Stettaford

Given on the 23rd of January, 2016

For most Christians prayer can be difficult. But the Bible offers help.

Praying in Faith - Robin Jones

Given on the 23rd of January, 2016.


We don't usually include the Bible Study from Watford when our Pastor is not speaking, but this study was so outstanding.

Bible Study - David Silcox

Given on the 22nd January, 2016

Change happens all this time, but we don't like change. But change is an essential part of life - of Christian life too.

What's wrong with change? - Delia Bush

Given on the 16th of January, 2016

Paul tells us readily that he was given special revelations. Let's look at and understand as much as we can can, of one of his revelations.

Paul's great commission - John Stettaford

Given on the 12th of January, 2016

The reality is that we don't understand hope and that includes Christian hope.

Christian hope - John Stettaford

Given on the 9th of January, 2016


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