Sermons

The Gospel Breaks New Ground – A City Opens Up

The action has all been in Jerusalem up to now but with the persecution, the gospel travels to the places where people had thought things could never change. Samaria was an ongoing problem to the Jews – history and culture meant that they could never imagine that things could ever ...
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The Challenge to Religion

The religious folks resisted what was happening, and charge Stephen with going against the temple and the law. Stephen re-tells their own history to them, showing that God has always operated outside of the temple, Jerusalem and Israel. God was with his people, and at work, in all the difficult ...
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The Challenge of Racial Tension

Growth led to tensions. And it was between people who came from different cultures and spoke different languages. One group felt they were being discriminated again. The issue was a heart one but also a systemic problem. The church needed to change because of the growth it had seen. Ministry ...
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The Challenge of this New Life

News of the resurrection of Jesus was deeply disturbing to the authorities, who were desperately trying to keep order. The apostles directly threatened the status quo – they stood in the temple offering a radically different understanding of all that God was doing. They were arrested and put in jail, ...
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The Challenge of Generosity

In a week where we have seen protests about blatant acts of injustice, and against a backdrop where coronavirus has affected BAME people more than others, it’s easy to feel disempowered to know how to change anything. But Acts 4:32-5:11 shows the result of being filled with the Spirit and ...
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Unintimidated

The healing of the crippled man really disturbed the establishment. They understood, rightly so, that if this happened because of the resurrection of Jesus then everything they had worked so hard to get – for themselves and for their nation would be at risk. The only thing they could do ...
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Slow Down: A New Story Is Being Written

A man who has been begging for 40 years - a lifetime of not being able to walk. But then something happens to that man, because two men slowed down enough to notice him... Video used during service Day Two: PraiseDay 2: #Praise'Thy Kingdom Come - we praise your Holy ...
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The Power of the Holy Wind

God sent the Holy Spirit and did remarkable things amongst the early church. On the day of Pentecost there was a new routine for them ...
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Getting the Story Clear

Something amazing has just happened and people are asking, "What does this mean?" Then Peter begins speaking to the crowd about it ...
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No Megaphone Required

Our different dialects and accents can make us feel like we belong, but they can also make us feel like we're judged and misunderstood. It was no different for the early church, yet they were able to be heard and understood. Video used during service ...
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What Will Your Answer Be?

Judas commits suicide and now there are only 11 disciples; the disciples need to replace him. How will the new twelfth disciple be chosen? Video used during service ...
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When Everything Changes

At a time when everything seems to be on a knife edge and we're not sure what will happen next, the book of Acts is really helpful. The church was birthed into the unknown. They didn't know what happen next, but they learned to respond to the moving of the ...
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