The book of Acts is a fascinating book. It starts with a group of downhearted people who had just lost their leader and teacher. Ordinary people who had given up everything to follow a Messiah they were convinced would bring change to the world. After Jesus had died the disciples could be forgiven for giving up due to being overwhelmed and stopping the mission there. But they didn’t, something changed within this group of people which lead to the early church spreading like wildfire. The disciples grew as leaders and were able to oversee a movement which was growing day by day. What lead to this change? The spirit of God. The Holy Spirit broke out after Pentecost and everything changed! Suddenly ordinary people were equipped for great things. Throughout this series, we will be exploring how the Holy Spirit impacted the early church and how he continues to impact the church worldwide today. As we go through this series of talks our prayer will be simple...Spirit break out.
Leading up to the 2017 Gift Day, this 4 part mini-series takes a look at how important Grace is in every aspect of life.
Do you ever get that nagging feeling that life is not what it ought t be? That something is missing? That the life Jesus intended us to live somehow doesn't look like the life that’s unfolding before me.. Jesus said in John 10, ‘I have come that they may have life and have it the full’. What on earth does that look like? How does that affect ‘my life’ in all the areas that its made up of? Is it reachable? Is it just a pipe dream? Over this sermon series, we will look at how the Gospel of Jesus ‘works’ in marriage, in singleness, in how we approach sex and dating and temptation and anger and stress and lots more. This is a time to get real. To get practical. Are you ready?
In this 5 part Summer Series, we welcome guest speakers from within the Church to share with us the many names of God. The Bible reveals many wonderful characteristics and descriptions of who God is. The names God gives himself show us powerful truth's about who he is, and therefore, who we are as God's people, secure in his truth.
Guest speaker Don Smith, from Centreville, Michigan in the USA joins us for this mini-series exploring the 'Passionate' life we're called to in Christ. Passionate for God, passionate for his Church and passionate for the Gospel.
Who are you? - This is probably one of the biggest questions that humanity has been grappling with since the Garden of Eden. What is your identity based upon? What is your purpose in life? Where do you find meaning, security, hope and love? Many turn to things that although are good in and of themselves can become the very downfall of their lives? People look to status, money, relationships, even themselves for longstanding significance. Philosophers are now coming to the reality that these many things we run to are unstable and rocky. They don’t eternally deliver, they often crumble and as they do, so do we! The Apostle Paul coined a new term, a unique term to describe a new kind of radical relationship with God. A relationship not based on striving and following rules but rather a relationship based on love and grace.…Amazing Grace! That term was and still is the soil that all Christians grow from and into all that God has for them and the church.
Who are you? - You are ‘In Christ’!
The historical story of Nehemiah is one that has been told for centuries. Often its significance can be downplayed to a set of principles, a kind of manual for life and leadership. Often it can be just Sunday school entertainment! But the story of this man and the building of Gods temple and city has much bigger repercussions for the church, in light of all that Jesus has done. Over this series we want you to see that God is building a city, the city of God, with all of Gods richness and transformation right at the heart of the cities we dwell in. He wants us to be broken hearted for things that break His heart. He wants our prayers and fasting to propel us into action and be fit for purpose against all the hurdles and trials that this great journey will entail. Are you ready to build? Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Are you ready to press into God more deeply? It will take nothing less!
Over the Summer we will be hearing the heartbeat of the church as a few passionate people share their heart for Jesus choosing some key themes in the bible - Gods Great Stories!
Jubilee Church Teesside has a wonderful vision of ‘Releasing Everyone’ into the great adventure of God. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at The Apostle Paul’s teaching on setting good foundations of pastoral care and discipleship in the church.
G.K.Beale writes that Revelation ‘is the bible’s battle cry of victory…and an encouragement to Gods people to persevere in the assurance that their final reward is certain and to worship and glorify God despite trials and despite temptations to march to the worlds drumbeat’. As we look these 7 seven churches that Jesus spoke into, let us allow Him to shape us into church He wants!
In Acts 2, we see a glimpse of the early church full of the Spirit of God, displaying characteristics that were so radical the world couldn't ignore. They were ‘devoted’ to life with Jesus and life together. Looking at different passages in the bible we explore some of those characteristics and pray that God would continue to form such a community in us.
Join us over this festive season as we look at the real Christmas story, a story of hope, love and joy!
The ‘Weeping Prophet’ Jeremiah in the midst of a confusing cafeteria of different world-views and ideas and lifestyles, calls God’s people back to what they believe; going against the tide of culture and the times. Jeremiah will challenge everything about you! Are you ready?
Over the summer we hear from different members of the church exploring some of the names of God that we see in the bible. Names that have changed their very lives!
Melvin Bragg once wrote ‘You may be a Christian. You may be anti-Christian, or of another religion, or none. You may be an atheist fundamentalist and think the bible is monstrous, a book to be dismissed or derided. But whoever you are the…Bible has driven the making of the world you live in over the last 400 years, often in the most unexpected ways’. Over the next few weeks we look at some of the key doctrinal truths that make the Christian faith so fresh.
We live in a world where a visible human can draw more worship that an invisible God. The story of Moses in Exodus is a phenomenal one; the biggest showdown in the Old Testament. Through the famous Ten Commandments we track how an invisible God, Yahweh, breaks out through 10 promises so that he can be seen through His people.
Over this time of celebration we together celebrate how God chooses the ‘unlikelys’ to bring salvation, truth and hope to the world.
Join us on a great expedition as we trace the footsteps of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. There will be highs and lows. There will be up and downs. The journey will often be demanding. But in the end it will be worth it. Because He is!
Daniel was a man of uncompromise thriving in Babylon. He held fast to the truth of Yahweh as well as dwelling in the heart of foreign land. How do we as Christians lead such a life? How do we get through? How can we be a city on a hill? Let the story of Daniel help us.
Jesus never beat around the bush! Jesus wasn’t just a nice guy! The real Jesus that we read about in the bible often offended people, infuriated people, stopped people in there tracks. His very words called you to think. Over the coming week we will be looking at why His truth did that and how it can change us for the good.
And so over this next teaching series my prayer is that we will get to know the real Jesus more intimately, more clearly, more closely such that it changes us to be more like him. You see that’s the church we want to build. Whether its creativity, worship, Alpha, Open Door, Hope, preaching, leadership, prayer teams community groups, Sparklers, prayer meetings even administration whatever.....we want to find Jesus at the center of everything we do.
Martin Luther the great hero of the faith and protestant reformer who changed the face of Christianity in Europe, described the book of James as an "epistle of straw’. But don't be fooled! James makes it crystal clear. In this sermon series we dig deep and discover that life with Jesus is All Day, Everyday. Practical living not for the faint hearted!
Gordon Fee writes ‘God isn’t simply saving diverse individuals and preparing them for heaven; rather he is miraculously creating a people for his name, among whom God can dwell and who in her life together will produce Gods life and character in all its unity and diversity and joy’. Over this sermon series we look at what God wants His chosen family to look like.
Paul’s letter to the Colossian Church lifted their heads to The Supremacy Of Christ in all things. It's a letter that despite what we see around us always paints a picture of victory. As a church we want to see that victory in our lives.