The Adventure Begins… | Adam Smith

Often I mistake the Bible as boring or run-of-the-mill and forget the blockbuster nature of the stories in there. As we follow the beginning of Saul’s (later called St Paul) great adventure with Jesus, what are the hallmarks of his movie-like training montage and where might they be in our lives?

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Adam Smith
A Life Less Ordinary | Wayne Massey

St Paul’s conversion story is very dramatic and it is tempting to think that it a story to wonder at and marvel at. But actually in that story are the clues to how were too can live a life like his. We may not be able to have his conversions tory but we can live his converted life.

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Wayne Massey
Make your life His | Wayne Massey

How deep has the gospel gone in your life? How you and I respond to the stuff of life, our actions, attitudes, and words, reveal how deeply grace and the gospel have got a hold of us, which points us once again to our need for Jesus.

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Wayne Massey
Sticking to God’s Plan | James Stevenson

Throughout the Bible it is possible to see God’s plan running through it, but along with God’s plan come God’s people, the ones involved in the plan. It’s not always easy to stick to the plan God has, and in the book of Acts we see just how hard it was for the early church.

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James Stevenson
Excited for Christmas? | Adam Smith (Family Carols)

What defines our level of excitement for any given thing, is how we feel about that thing, whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, a house move, a wedding or funeral.  Disappointment happens when we don’t get what we were anticipating. Christmas is never a disappointment, and it's always super-exciting!

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Adam Smith
The Bible in 50 Minutes | Mike Fuller

The Bible is a complex (and quite long!) book made up of many different parts from a great breadth of history. Mike Fuller takes us through the story of the entire Bible in just fifty minutes (with a bit of leeway either side) to give us the bigger picture of God’s plan within it.

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The Unstoppable Gospel | James Stevenson

In the second half of Acts 5, we begin to see the power of the gospel working beyond the obedience of the church. This is the unstoppable force of the gospel, to which there were and still are a variety of reactions. What’s your reaction to the gospel? What would you like it to be?

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James Stevenson
A Miracle, a Model and a Multitude | Fiona Dorman

Setting up opposition is well-worn track to telling a classic good vs. evil story. This passage depicts two completely opposite behaviours, the model behaviour of Barnabas and the united sharing community of the early church vs. the deceptive and selfish behaviour of Ananias and Sapphira.

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Fiona Dorman
Be Bold | Charles Auld

Why do Jesus’ followers start their prayer with, “Sovereign Lord…”? They were rooted in the certainty of God’s plan for their lives and His sovereignty over all things. This knowledge gave them great boldness, can you be bold?

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Charles Auld
Who Are You? | Adam Smith (The Seven)

If you were asked, “Who are you?” What would your answer be? Would you choose to tell them your name, your job, your hometown? When the Jewish religious leaders asked the Apostle Peter who he was he had a very different answer, could it be yours too?

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Adam Smith
How To Agitate Culture | Wayne Massey

“Societies become secular not when they dispense with religion altogether, but when they are no longer especially agitated by it.” The early church found themselves amongst people who were agitated by them. “By what power and in whose name do you do these things?” They were asked. How can we be like them, how can we speak into, shape and agitate our culture.

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Wayne Massey
Don’t Miss Out On Jesus | Wayne Massey

Don’t miss out on all Jesus could do in and through you. Every generation of the church finds itself in a broken and fragile world. And every generation of the church finds itself trying to work out how best to respond to that brokenness. Is it possible in our response we may miss out on the very fullness of Good and all He is doing? Acts 3 teaches us what to do in order not to be those who miss out.

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Wayne Massey
God’s Plan Unfolds | Charles Auld (The Seven)

In Acts 2, the Apostle Peter gives the first public talk in the early church. As he explains the Holy Spirit’s coming at Pentecost, Peter turns to the Old Testament and to the writings of the Prophet Joel.  How can we be part of God’s unfolding plan from the Old Testament to today and into the future?

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Charles Auld