The Power of Weakness
Judges 7
Sometimes you’ll never know God’s all you need until he’s all you have. What we learn from the example of Gideon is that our weakness can often be our greatest advantage.

 
November
12
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Has Science Buried God?
Are science and religion in conflict? Are there contradictions between modern science and the Christian faith? What about the Big Bang Theory and Darwin's Theory of Evolution? Jonny explores with the help of some friends...

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Science? | Q+A
In a time of open questions, Jonny Mellor and James Ashley (MSci in Human Evolution) address a number of issues related to Jonny's talk 'Has Science Buried God?'.

 
November
05
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Faith For The Future: West Site Vision Talk
Hebrews 11:1-3
What are you looking forward to? When you look at the future, do you see reason for hope? As Christians we have a solid and secure foundation for hope, based on what God has said and done. As a church and a site, God has a bright future for us. How do we get there? Owen shares...

 
November
05
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
Fight For Freedom!
Judges 6
As Christians we know Jesus has set us free! Yet we all find it hard to live in that freedom day to day. Why is that? How can I break free? The story of the Israelites - and our first glimpse of Gideon - in Judges 6 provide the answers.

 
October
29
Speaker
Rich Pitt
It's Time To Step Up
Judges 4-5
In this talk we learn how God works through our weaknesses so that, through our dependence on him, all glory goes to him.

 
October
22
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
One-Off Talks
[ 28 Episodes ]
These talks are not part of a series, they just stand alone!
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Big Questions
[ 5 Episodes ]
Exploring questions about faith in God
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Acts
[ 31 Episodes ]
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The Kingdom of God
[ 3 Episodes ]
At our 2017 Weekend Away, we spent three sessions exploring how a true understanding of the Kingdom of God should impact our lives, both together as a church and as we relate to the world.
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Colossians
[ 11 Episodes ]
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Wish You Were Here
[ 4 Episodes ]
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Elisha
[ 4 Episodes ]
Elisha was an ordinary guy from an ordinary background. Yet he performed more miracles than anyone else in the Bible, except for Jesus. In this series we learn a host of lessons from his incredible faith.
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Elijah
[ 6 Episodes ]
An angry king. Devastating drought. Epic opposition. And one man who overcomes it all! When the world around us is spinning out of control, where do we turn? Join us for this series as we learn from Elijah.
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Luke
[ 93 Episodes ]
Luke invested a lot of time and energy putting together a thorough work for us from things he’d read and from eyewitnesses of Jesus. He researched it, tested his findings, picked it all apart and found that it stood up to the most rigorous scrutiny. Luke’s Gospel is perfect for anyone who is serious about getting to know the authentic Jesus.
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Prayer = Life
[ 13 Episodes ]
Prayer’s all about relationship. It’s our response to a living God who speaks, acts and comes close to us. It has the potential to change our life. This series looks at a number of examples from the Bible in which people prayed and encountered God in the midst of everyday life.
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The Big Story
[ 18 Episodes ]
The Bible is hard to get your head round. 2000 pages. 66 books. And if you get lost in the detail you can lose sight of the Big Story. This series is accompanied by an art project. Some of the artists are just starting out on their creative journey, others are more experienced. You can view it at bigstorybible.tumblr.com.
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What kind of Church?
[ 8 Episodes ]
This series explores the kind of Church we want to be.
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I believe in God but
[ 7 Episodes ]
Maybe like so many, you’re a member of a church, but you’re secretly ashamed of your past. Perhaps you’ve heard about the love of God, but you’re still not convinced that God totally loves you. This series addresses these struggles with the aim of closing the gap between our behaviour and beliefs.
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Habukkuk
[ 8 Episodes ]
In this series we get to eavesdrop on Habukkuk's no-holds-barred conversations with God.
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Destinations
[ 4 Episodes ]
Is what we are experiencing of God and his work in bringing about his kingdom now in the UK 'Normal'? Is it actually that we're stuck in traffic and that Normal Service is yet to resume? In this series we explore what 'Normal Service' looks like in the Bible and what application that has for us today.
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Where's God?
[ 3 Episodes ]
We all face times when it feels like God is far away; our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse. In this series we explore the lives of three characters from the New Testament - each faced circumstances which suggested that God was absent.
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Nehemiah - Building for the future
[ 8 Episodes ]
Nehemiah's wise leadership got a seemingly impossible task done in record time. There are huge lessons and encouragements for us in this series as we seek to do something great for God in our city.
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Finding Joy (Philippians)
[ 11 Episodes ]
We live in a society that's obsessed with trying to find joy. This series on the book of Philippians shows us how to find joy in the midst of some of the main pressure points of life.
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Esther
[ 7 Episodes ]
There's much to learn in this series on the story of Esther about how to face difficulties in life without losing confidence in God. The message is simple; despite appearances, God is still at work!
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James
[ 9 Episodes ]
What we believe and what we do often differ. There is no benefit to our faith if we do not apply it to our lives. The book of James gives us practical direction on how to use our faith.
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A Pivotal Moment
Acts 15:1-21
This chapter is at the heart of Acts and is at the heart of the gospel - grace alone, but this has implications for the growing church and for us today.

 
July
16
Speaker
Andy Martin
How We Live Together (Weekend Away Session 2)
Various
The Church is to be the demonstration of God's rule on earth. It is so much more than attending meetings! Our life together can show the world their is another way to live! Andy unpacks this in our second session.

 
June
24
Speaker
Andy Martin
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Acts 10:44-48
The filling of the Holy Spirit is a recurring theme in the book of Acts but what is it and does it matter?


 
June
04
Speaker
Andy Martin
Easter Sunday
2 Timothy 2:8
In 2 Timothy 2:8 Paul says that Jesus risen from the dead is good news. But why? We need to go back to the garden of Eden to understand the full meaning of the good news and follow the story from there.

One-off Talks
April
16
Speaker
Andy Martin
Don't Miss This!
Acts 2:14-41
If you miss a scene in a film it can be hard to follow the rest of the story. It is the same with Acts chapter 2. With the coming of the Holy Spirit everything changes in the Big Story of God rescuing the world.

 
February
12
Speaker
Andy Martin
Vision in a Time of Uncertainty
Ephesians 3:14-21
In these verses Paul is praying for the churches in Ephesus and the wider region. The social and cultural issues Jesus' followers were living in were not that dissimilar to the ones we face today. What was Paul's passion and prayer for the church and how it should live and what can we learn for the 21st Century?

 
January
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
Wish You Were Here...?
2 Corinthians 4
Wish you were here...? There are probably hundreds of ways we could respond to this question with answers ranging from financial security to family well being to holiday locations! This week we are going to answer it from God's perspective - where does he want us (and all of His creation) to be? In 2 Corinthians 4 Paul makes it clear what the churches perspective should be when it comes to where we long to be.

Wish You Were Here
August
14
Speaker
Andy Martin
Loving the Whole City
Acts 10
Birmingham is one of the most diverse communities in the UK but what does it mean to love the whole city - especially when there are so many cultural and social differences? In Acts Chapter 10, the Holy Spirit shows Peter how the gospel overcomes barriers and takes Peter out of his comfort zone. We need to do the same and the Holy Spirit will help us as we do so.

One-off Talks Community
June
19
Speaker
Andy Martin
A Story for the World
Luke 24:44-53
This week we reach the end of our series in Luke. Like any author Luke finishes his story with important information he wants his readers to hear. Jesus has risen, he is the messiah and no power can defeat him but what happens next is surprising!

Luke
April
17
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Good News
Luke 23: 26-43
As we follow Jesus to the cross we can see many aspects of the amazing gospel and what Jesus endured in order for us to receive forgiveness and our relationship with God to be restored. But there is also provocation as Jesus calls us to follow him in laying our lives down for others.
 


Luke
March
06
Speaker
Andy Martin
Peter - Sifted like wheat
Luke 22:31-34
This week we zoom in closely to the story and look at Jesus telling Peter that Satan wants to test him. What is going on? What power does Satan have and why would Jesus give him permission? As we answer these questions we will see that God is always working out his purpose for good.
 

Luke
January
31
Speaker
Andy Martin
The prayer of an Apostle for the Church
Ephesians 3
In Ephesians 3 we get an insight into Paul’s heart for believers and what he wants the church to be grounded in and the greatness of God’s love.
 

Prayer=Life Events
December
27
Speaker
Andy Martin
Elijah's prayer
1 Kings 18:16-39
In this story Elijah confronts the worship of false gods. He displays amazing courage and confidence and prays a simple prayer with remarkable results. What fueled Elijah's passion and confidence and can we pray this way?
 

Prayer=Life Events
October
18
Speaker
Andy Martin
Hannah's prayer of anguish
1 Samuel 1 & 2
If you’ve ever found yourself despairing of life, wondering where God is and why he hasn’t answered your prayers – then this one’s for you!
 

Prayer=Life Community
October
11
Speaker
Andy Martin
Caesar and the Kingdom
Luke 20:19-26

Luke
August
02
Speaker
Andy Martin
Remember who you are
Luke 19:11-27
All through the gospels Jesus tells stories about the kingdom of God. One reason is because Israel are in danger of missing it and forgetting their role in God's purpose. We need to ensure we don't forget who we are and what God has called us to.
 

Luke Sputnik Events
June
28
Speaker
Andy Martin
Mistaken Identity
Luke 17:20-37
Jesus does not always fit expectations of what a saviour should be. This was the case for the Pharisees and can still be the case today. We need to let Jesus define who he is and what he does. When we do, the gospel is even more good news.
 

Luke
May
03
Speaker
Andy Martin
Finding your place in the story
As we conclude the Bible in 20 weeks series the Big Story leads us to ask how we find our part? By looking at the call God gave Abraham we will begin to answer that question and see how we can live radically different from the culture around us
 

The Big Story
March
01
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Epistles
In this weeks Big Story we see that as the church lives in the good of Jesus's death and resurrection the evil and wickedness in the world really is overcome!
 

The Big Story
February
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Resurrection
Luke

The Big Story
January
11
Speaker
Andy Martin
God speaks
Isaiah
There are 17 books of prophecy in the Old Testament. They spoke to God's people over 2000 years ago - do they have anything to say to us today?
 

The Big Story
December
02
Speaker
Andy Martin
Heaven on earth
1 Chronicles

The Big Story
November
02
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Shepherd King
1 Samuel
David is one of the great heroes in the Bible. A man of courage, a warrior and a worshipper, but more than these things he is described as 'a man after God's own heart'. as we look at his story we see what this looked like.
 

The Big Story
October
26
Speaker
Andy Martin
The Main Thing
Luke 15:1-8
If you could ask one question and get it answered, what would you ask? Without wishing to downplay any of the questions we’re grappling with, Paul refocuses our attention onto the main thing; the thing of greatest importance.

Luke
March
31
Speaker
Andy Martin
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