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Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Talk 4 - Galatians 2:20 and Update 4 (Josh Goscombe)

September 21st, 2014 ·

A talk given by Adam Taylor on Galatians 2:20 at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014. 

This is the fourth in a series of five talks from the weekend.

This recording also contains an update given by Adam Taylor about Josh Goscombe.

Tags: New Testament · Galatians · Special Events · Adam Taylor · Shaping Our Future Together

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Update 3 (Church Yard Makeover)

September 20th, 2014 ·

An update given by Adam Taylor about the Church Yard Makeover at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014.

Tags: Special Events · Adam Taylor · Shaping Our Future Together

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Talk 3 - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

September 20th, 2014 ·

A talk given by George Statheos on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014. 

This is the third in a series of five talks from the weekend.

Tags: New Testament · Special Events · 1 Thessalonians · Shaping Our Future Together · George Statheos

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Update 2 (Bible Study Groups)

September 20th, 2014 ·

An update given by Adam Taylor about Bible Study Groups at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014.

Tags: Special Events · Adam Taylor · Shaping Our Future Together

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Talk 2 - 1 Thessalonians 2-3

September 20th, 2014 ·

A talk given by George Statheos on 1 Thessalonians 2-3 at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014. 

This is the second in a series of five talks from the weekend.

Tags: New Testament · Special Events · 1 Thessalonians · Shaping Our Future Together · George Statheos

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Update 1 (Outreach/Doorknocking)

September 20th, 2014 ·

An update given by Adam Taylor about Outreach/Doorknocking at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014. 

Tags: Special Events · Adam Taylor · Shaping Our Future Together

Shaping Our Future Together 2014 - Talk 1 - 1 Thessalonians 1

September 20th, 2014 ·

A talk given by George Statheos on 1 Thessalonians 1 at the Shaping Our Future Together weekend in September 2014. 

This is the first in a series of five talks from the weekend.

Tags: New Testament · Special Events · 1 Thessalonians · Shaping Our Future Together · George Statheos

Jesus Brings… Real Community - Luke 24:36-53

April 20th, 2014 ·

Adam Taylor speaks on 'Jesus Brings... Real Community' (Luke 24:36-53) at the Easter Sunday Services on the 20th of April 2014.

Sermon outline:
  • What makes community?
  • Jesus brings real community (Ephesians 4)
  • From Ephesians 4
    I ... urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called ... [doing] the work of ministry, ... building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, ... we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ. [So] put off your old self, ... and put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness ...
  • Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  • Why Jesus' community? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • Real bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43)
  • Real prophecies fulfilled (Luke 24:44-49)
  • PAST
  • PRESENT
  • FUTURE
  • Joining Jesus’ real community

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Night Church · Luke · Special Events · Adam Taylor · Jesus Brings...

Jesus Brings… Real Access to God - Luke 23:32-49

April 18th, 2014 ·

Jim South speaks on 'Jesus Brings... Real Access to God' (Luke 23:32-49) at the Good Friday Service on the 18th of April 2014.

Sermon outline:
  • One died reviling
  • One died repenting
  • One died redeeming
  • Today you will be with me IN PARADISE
  • Today YOU will be with me in paradise
  • TODAY you will be with me in paradise
  • Today you will be WITH ME in paradise

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Jim South · Special Events · Jesus Brings...

What Do You Give the Man Who Has Everything? - Philippians 2:1-11

December 25th, 2013 ·

Adam Taylor speaks on 'What Do You Give the Man Who Has Everything?' (Philippians 2:1-11) at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services on the 24th and 25th of December 2013.

Sermon outline:
  • Jesus: The one who had everything (v6-7)
  • Jesus: Gave it all up in selfless, sacrificial service (v8)
  • Jesus: The name above every name (v9-11)
  • When will you bow before Jesus? (v11)
  • If you have already bowed your knee before Jesus, are you living the attitude of Jesus' purposeful sacrifice?

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Night Church · Philippians · Special Events · Adam Taylor

TBW 2013 - Tough Questions for Dummies - Talk 4 - Answering Tough Questions (continued)

September 8th, 2013 ·

A sermon by Stuart Pearson at St Tom’s Big Weekend 13. This is the last in a series of four talks on the topic of 'Tough Questions for Dummies'.

This talk is entitled 'Answering Tough Questions (continued)' and was delivered on the 8th of September 2013.

Outline:
  • Can I trust the New Testament documents?
    • Assumption 1: They are biased, but not distorted
    • Assumption 2: They are historically suspect
    • Assumption 3: They haven't been transmitted accurately
  • The Qur'an and the Bible
    • Islam is in the line of Judaism and Christianity
    • The Bible is God's revelation
    • The Qur'an and Christians
    • The Qur'an and the Bible
  • Dealing with the barriers: Christian doctrine
    The resurrection of Jesus from the dead
    • Evidence 1: The tomb was empty
    • Evidence 2: Women were the first witnesses
    • Evidence 3: Similarities and differences in accounts
    • Evidence 4: The disciples' transformation
  • Dealing with the barriers: Personal barriers

Tags: Sermons · TBW · Special Events · 2013: Tough Questions for Dummies · Stuart Pearson

TBW 2013 - Tough Questions for Dummies - Talk 3 - Answering Tough Questions

September 7th, 2013 ·

A sermon by Stuart Pearson at St Tom’s Big Weekend 13. This is the third in a series of four talks on the topic of 'Tough Questions for Dummies'.

This talk is entitled 'Answering Tough Questions' and was delivered on the 7th of September 2013.

Outline:
  • Three broad approaches to Christian apologetics
    • From what God has revealed
    • From what God has done
    • From what I have experienced
  • What does the Bible have to say?
  • What method should we use?
  • Apologetics in action and the existence of God
    • The cosmological argument
    • The teleological argument
    • The moral argument
    • The religious experience argument
  • Apologetics and the existence of God

Tags: Sermons · TBW · Special Events · 2013: Tough Questions for Dummies · Stuart Pearson

TBW 2013 - Tough Questions for Dummies - Talk 2 - Gearing Up for Tough Questions

September 7th, 2013 ·

A sermon by Stuart Pearson at St Tom’s Big Weekend 13. This is the second in a series of four talks on the topic of 'Tough Questions for Dummies'.

This talk is entitled 'Gearing Up for Tough Questions' and was delivered on the 7th of September 2013.

Outline:
  • Socrates, Plato and the Apostle Peter
  • A definition of Christian apologetics
  • The characteristics required
    • Personal characteristics:
      • Real
      • Credible
      • Prepared to fail
      • Perseverance
    • Christian characteristics
      • Persuasive (Acts 18:4)
      • Dependence on God (Acts 13:46-48)
      • Flexibility - able to change approach (1 Cor 9:19-23)
      • Principled - not trying to trick, coerce or force (1 Thess 2:3-4)
      • Love (2 Cor 5:11-15)
  • Conclusion

Tags: Sermons · TBW · Special Events · 2013: Tough Questions for Dummies · Stuart Pearson

TBW 2013 - Tough Questions for Dummies - Talk 1 - Introduction to Tough Questions

September 6th, 2013 ·

A sermon by Stuart Pearson at St Tom’s Big Weekend 13. This is the first in a series of four talks on the topic of 'Tough Questions for Dummies'.

This talk is entitled 'Introduction to Tough Questions' and was delivered on the 6th of September 2013.

Outline:
  • Some barriers and roadblocks to the Christian faith
  • Key Bible verse - But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behaviour in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
    1 Peter 4:15-16
  • Two key points:
    1.  
    2.   

Tags: Sermons · TBW · Special Events · 2013: Tough Questions for Dummies · Stuart Pearson

St Tom’s Women’s Ministry - Women’s Event: 2013 Launch Night

February 16th, 2013 ·

Samantha Taylor speaks at the 2013 Women's Ministry Launch Night on the 16th of February 2013.

Tags: New Testament · Sermons · Special Events · Titus · Samantha Taylor

TBW 2012 - Resurrection Power - Is There a Christian Spirituality? - Phil 3:4-16, Eph 5:8-21

October 28th, 2012 ·

A talk by Andrew Barry at The Big Weekend 2012 on the topic of 'Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer'. This talk is entitled 'Is There a Christian Spirituality?' (Philippians 3:4-16, Ephesians 5:8-21) and is the third in the three-talk series.

Talk outline:

  1. What are the spiritualities "out there"?
  2. Which ones affect the church?
  3. What activities would be called "Christian spirituality"?
  4. What is Christian "spirituality"?
  5. Is there a difference between Christian "spirituality" and Old Testament spirituality?
  6. Is there a right and wrong approach to spirituality?
  7. How would you respond to this? "I'm not a Christian, but I'm a spiritual person!"
  8. How are you going to live differently in light of what we have discussed?

Tags: New Testament · Sermons · Ephesians · TBW · Philippians · Special Events · Andrew Barry · 2012: Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer

TBW 2012 - Resurrection Power - Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer - Eph 1:15-23

October 27th, 2012 ·

A talk by Andrew Barry at The Big Weekend 2012 on the topic of 'Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer'. This talk is entitled 'Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer' (Ephesians 1:15-23) and is the second in the three-talk series.

Talk outline:

  1. The resurrection of Christ and the power of God
  2. An ordinary foundation for living for Christ
  3. The extra-ordinary foundation for life with Christ
    1. Our salvation includes our new life
    2. Let gratitude increase
    3. We live in light of reality
    4. We live by faith
    5. It's the basis of Christian ministry
    6. We're not alone

Tags: New Testament · Sermons · Ephesians · TBW · Special Events · Andrew Barry · 2012: Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer

TBW 2012 - Resurrection Power - Exploding our Understanding of the Resurrection - Acts 2:22-41

October 26th, 2012 ·

A talk by Andrew Barry at The Big Weekend 2012 on the topic of 'Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer'. This talk is entitled 'Exploding our Understanding of the Resurrection' (Acts 2:22-41) and is the first in the three-talk series.

Talk outline:

  1. The weekend talks I need to give, and perhaps you need to hear
  2. The resurrection
    1. A grave-side truth, not an everyday truth?
    2. A proof in argument?
    3. Finishing off the loose ends?
  3. The resurrection: the gospel (Romans 1:1-4, 2 Timothy 2:8, Acts)
  4. What does the resurrection of Jesus accomplish?
  5. Jesus' resurrection and other raisings (easier or harder?)
  6. The power of God
    1. Compared to His raw power
    2. The power of God in the resurrection: why so powerful?
  7. Let God explode our understanding and experience of the power of God in the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Tags: New Testament · Sermons · TBW · Special Events · Acts · Andrew Barry · 2012: Resurrection Power in the Life of the Believer

St Tom’s Women’s Ministry - Women’s Event: Shopping For Time

June 17th, 2012 ·

Jenny Clay speaks at the 'Shopping For Time' women's event on the 17th of June 2012.

Tags: Special Events · Jenny Clay

TBW 2011 - Perfection: The Goal of God’s Plan - Presenting Perfect - Colossians 1:15-29

October 30th, 2011 ·

A talk by Joe Wiltshire at St Tom’s Big Weekend 2011 on the topic of 'Perfection: The Goal of God's Plan'. This talk is entitled 'Presenting Perfect' (Colossians 1:15-29) and is the last in the four-talk series.

Talk outline:

  • Where have we come so far?
  • The 'M' word
  • Counting the cost
  • God's plan is our work
  • Implications
    1. Always be looking outside the present group
    2. Ministry requires both personal and corporate sacrifice
    3. There is no magic bullet
    4. False teachers are the ones who look for ease and popularity
    5. Not all of us are teachers
    6. For those that are teachers, teach the negative as well as the positive
    7. For anyone to be saved and grow as a Christian, they have to hear the word of the Gospel
    8. We've got to have the right expectations:
      • The world to be against you
      • That God will work
    9. Give up your life for the sake of the glory of God, for the sake of Jesus, for the sake of others and for your own sake

Tags: New Testament · Sermons · TBW · Special Events · Colossians · Joe Wiltshire · 2011: Perfection - The Goal of God's Plan