Devoted to Breaking Bread
Acts
This track delves in to the background, and deeper meaning behind breaking bead together. It helps us to better understand that it is more than simply eating a piece of bread and drinking a sip of wine/juice. It's about Unity, Participation, Blessing, Remembrance, Proclaiming, and self-examination.

 
June
18
Speaker
Andy Allen
Gathering to God
Acts
This sermon unpacks what it looks like to worship the lord with our mind, heart, body,and soul. It touches on what it means to worship God, how crucial it is to desire to be in God's presence, and how being in His presence is the true source of Joy and key to being a healthy church.

 
June
11
Speaker
Graham Marsh
Devoted to Community
Acts
This message hammers home the importance that participating in community is crucial to us staying healthy believers, and becoming a healthy Godfirst church

 
June
04
Speaker
Sophie Clements
Devoted to the Apostles Teaching
Acts
This sermon unpacks how important it is for us to no longer be on "spiritual milk" if we are mature Christians we should be devoted to the word and to the apostles teaching, eating "spiritual meat"

 
May
28
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Guarding Your Heart
Proverbs
This sermon discusses the importance of guarding your inner self, who you are when no one else is looking. Duncan gives three helpful ways to do this well.

 
May
21
Speaker
Duncan Hanton
Proverbs on Pride
Proverbs
This sermon unpacks how destructive and deceitful pride can be. Pride is easily accepted in our culture as the norm, and and what God desires of us.

 
May
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Proverbs: That's Just the Way it is
[ 12 Episodes ]
If you're searching for applicable wisdom for your life, try our Proverbs sermon series
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Non-Series Talks
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Romans
[ 15 Episodes ]
The Gospel of God
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The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
[ 9 Episodes ]
God chooses to catch up ordinary people, with all their sins and flaws, in his great story to bring his blessing to every nation.
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Reckless:Giving Ourselves Away
[ 5 Episodes ]
This God who is the Poured Out God calls us to give ourselves away
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Missionary Jesus: Gospel Encounters
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See Jesus face to face through the people he met in John's gospel.
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Vital Signs
[ 10 Episodes ]
What are the Vital Signs of healthy Christians and healthy church? Journey with Godfirst as we take our spiritual pulse.
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Minor Prophets
[ 4 Episodes ]
Join Godfirst as we journey through the stories of minor prophets, understanding their lives as we look back through the lens of Jesus and his Gospel.
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Nehemiah - About a Great Work
[ 8 Episodes ]
The dramatic story of Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem contains some brilliant lessons for us, as we seek to see the church of God in this nation rebuilt as the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.
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Vision and Values
[ 6 Episodes ]
At Godfirst we begin each January and September with a fresh restating of our vision and values.
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Discipled By Jesus
[ 20 Episodes ]
Walk with us through Mark's Gospel as we journey with the first disciples as they learn to live life and embrace sacrifice with Jesus. Our journey takes us through prayer, rest, openness, community, family, loving enemies, forgiveness, and taking up our cross!
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Big Objections
[ 6 Episodes ]
In this series we humblly attempt to answer the big objections to faith in Jesus rasied by our family, friends and co-workers. We tackle the big objections posed by: Science, Suffering and Evil, Sex and sexuality, hypocrisy, the bible.
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David - Straight to the Heart
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Dipping into key moments in the life of David, we see a man that is so human – bouncing from hero to zero and back. This soldier, lover and poet fights, loves and writes with huge passion. And best of all, he is a fore-shadow of Jesus Himself, so it feels like this series is more about Jesus than David. Always a good thing.
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Ruth
[ 3 Episodes ]
This remarkable story is our story. Ruth shelters under the wings of the God of Isreal. Boaz shows Ruth loving kindness becasue his mother Rahab had be a foreigner and a prostitute who find in Isreal God loving kindness. Boaz like Christ takes Ruth under his wings and catches her up in God's big story, as the great grandmother of King David.
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Sex Etc
[ 7 Episodes ]
How should Jesus followers live in a sex saturated world? Ultimately sex images the God you worship. It's either loving relational and self giving or it's all about power, control and self-gratification. The series journeys through Jesus our True Husband, Singleness, Marriage, Pornography, and Sexual Orientation.
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Joseph: God's Plan for Saving Lives
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Devoted to the Apostles Teaching
Acts
This sermon unpacks how important it is for us to no longer be on "spiritual milk" if we are mature Christians we should be devoted to the word and to the apostles teaching, eating "spiritual meat"

 
May
28
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Proverbs on Pride
Proverbs
This sermon unpacks how destructive and deceitful pride can be. Pride is easily accepted in our culture as the norm, and and what God desires of us.

 
May
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Money Talks
Proverbs
What does your bank statement say about your relationship with God? Howard examines the roots of our love of money, and explains the God-given antidote, generosity.

 
May
07
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Hope in a King
This Sermon looks at Kingship throughout the bible, who God appointed King, who man appointed king and which King we should bow our knee too, a tyrannical one or a loving one.

Sundays
April
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
What Proverbs Says About Parenting
Proverbs
Howard Kellett speaks on the wisdom gleaned from the book of Proverbs on how to raise up children well, with Christ as your focus and not your child.

Proverbs
April
02
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Not Many Fathers
Proverbs 4:1-4
We can only go so far in our faith being told what we do - we need spiritual parents that we can imitate. Howard draws on Proverbs and Corinthians, encouraging us to be and find spiritual parents.

 
March
12
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Take Initiative
Proverbs 6:10
Howard explains what a sluggard is in the book of Proverbs, and challenges us not to settle for being slackers, but push on with the Gospel

 
February
26
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
Romans 13:9-15:7
To often as Christians we are distracted by side issues, leading to division. Howard looks at a disagreement about food in the Roman church, arguing with Paul that we need to keep our eyes fixed on the main goal of our lives - looking to make disciples.

 
January
22
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Living Alongside the World
Romans 12:14-13:14
When culture challenges us as Christians what is our response? Do we respond with religious anger or compromise? Howard looks through Paul's letter to the Romans showing how we can respond in love.

 
January
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
An Invitation to the Disciple's Life
Romans 11:33-12:13
Paul's gospel gets very practical as he invites us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices. He encourages us to be discipled by community, not the patterns of this world, using our spiritual gifts to build each other up in discipling community.

 
January
08
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The One Thing You Must Do
Luke 2
We all have things on our 'bucket list', but what is most important - experiences, travel, family? At Christmas, Howard looks at the one thing each of us must do.

 
December
18
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: God's Sovereign Faithfulness
Romans 9:1-10:15
Can we trust in God's faithfulness? We journey with Paul as he unpacks God's sovereign choice, and Paul's anguish at those who have rejected God.

Romans
December
05
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: Heirs of a New Creation
Romans 8:17-39
What does it mean to live in a broken world, but have eternal hope in Jesus? Howard challenges us to leave behind comfort and the idols of our society.

Romans
November
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: The Spirit of Adoption
Romans 8:8-25
What does it mean to be loved by God the Father? Howard shows us the full depth of our adoption.

 
November
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: A New Law
Romans 8:1-12
Howard explains how we are moved from the Law of Sin and Death to the Law of the Spirit of Life.

Romans
October
30
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: How can I do what is right?
Romans 7:7-25
Do you ever struggle to do what you know is right? Howard explores Paul's famous words "What I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do", showing us the true solution to our struggle, Jesus.

Romans
October
23
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: Mr Law & Mr Grace - Two Weddings and a Funeral
Romans 6:18 -7:6
Exhausted living up to the requirements of the law, who only make you more aware of your sinfulness! Paul tells us we have died to our marriage to Mr Law that we can be joined in a transformational and fruitful marriage to Jesus - Mr Grace.

Romans
October
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans United Adam or Christ
Romans 5:1-25
Paul's big truth here in Roman 5 is that we are UNITED with Jesus. Taken out of Man United into Jesus United. In Christ God pours out his love into our hearts by his Spirit so we can face a hostile world

Romans
October
02
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans - Noboby Likes a Hypocrite
Romans 2:11-3:22
Paul's letter continues by exposing the hypocrisy of the Jewish moralisers. When God's people lack integrity then God and his gospel are viewed as a sham. Hypocrites and hedonists both need Jesus.

 
September
18
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: The World We Created
Romans 1:16-3:11
As Paul writes to a Roman culture rotten on the inside, we find out what happens to a culture when they exchange the truth about God for a lie, and how we have done the same. Howard explains how Jesus took the destruction meant for us, inviting us into his righteousness.

Romans
September
11
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Romans: The Powerful Gospel
Romans 1
Howard takes us into the Roman world, setting the scene for our Romans series, and showing how Jesus is the true Good News.

Romans
September
04
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Jacob's Ladder
Genesis 28
We're all 'Ladder Climbers', but where does the ladder go? Howard takes the story of Jacob's ladder, and shows us the true Hope and One worth going after, Jesus

GOAIJ
August
07
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Isaac, Son of Abraham
Genesis 24-5
We often inherit more from our parents than our genetics. Howard explores the good and the bad that Isaac inherits from Abraham, showing how God intervenes to help us move away from bad habits our parents have taught us, and embrace the good things they have put in us.

 
July
24
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Look at the Stars
Genesis 15
Whilst Abraham is counting stars God looking forward to the cross is counting Abraham righteous like his dear Son.

GOAIJ
June
26
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - The Call
Genesis 11-12, 14
Each of us has a call from God on our lives. Howard asks: will we settle into our comfortable living or push on into God's promises like Abraham?

GOAIJ
June
19
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Reckless: The Cross and The Prodigal
Luke 15:11-33
The parable of the prodigal son when viewed through the eyes of Middle Eastern village culture is a story of the fathers costly love, and the yearning for a true older brother who shares the fathers extravagant grace. 

Reckless
May
22
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Reckless: The Story of Your Money
Luke 19
The story of your money is the story of your life - what message does it tell?

Reckless
May
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Reckless: The Poured Out Family
2 Kings 4
Howard talks about how to be the adult your child wants to become - Pour yourself out on others


Reckless
April
24
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Reckless: The Poured Out God
Philippians 2:1-11
Howard unpacks Phillipians 2 and shows us the poured out, cross shaped God.

Reckless
April
17
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: In My Place
John 18-19
Just as Jesus died in Barrabbas' place, he died in our place too.



MissionaryJesus
March
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: Jesus Wept
John 11
Why is there such pain in the world - where is God? We join Mary and Martha in their cry "If you had been here my brother wouldn't have died!" and find out why Jesus wept.

MissionaryJesus
March
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: The Lady not for Stoning
John 7:53-8:11
How would you like to meet God? The lady in this story met Jesus at the lowest point of her life. Jesus responds to her with love and grace.
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MissionaryJesus
February
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: Soul Thirst - The Woman at the Well
John 4:1-42
Jesus crosses boundaries to quench our 'Soul Thirst'.

MissionaryJesus
January
31
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: Nicodemus
John 2:23-3:21
Jesus meets a member of the religious and political elite, yet despite Nicodemus' privileged birth, Jesus tells him he needs to be born again.

MissionaryJesus
January
24
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Missionary Jesus: John the Baptist
John 1: 1-42
Howard explores John the Baptist's role of pointing to Jesus as the Messiah.

MissionaryJesus
January
10
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 9: Rest and Work
Ecclesiastes 1
Do you feel too busy? Howard speaks to us about rest and work.

Vital Signs
November
22
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 8: A People of God's Spirit
Ephesians 2
Using Paul's letter to the Ephesians, Howard explains how Roman and Jewish perspectives can be synthesized to understand how we can become a people of God's Spirit.

Vital Signs
November
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 5 Unashamed
Romans 1: 14-18
Howard explains why we sometimes feel ashamed of the Gospel, but gives three motivations, and calls us to be unashamed of the Good News that Jesus died for us.

Vital Signs
October
18
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 4 Radical Discipleship
Mark 2
What does it mean to be a radical disciple? As Jesus heals and forgives a paralyzed man, Howard shows us how we can support each other as we go 'through the roof' into radical discipleship.

Vital Signs
September
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 3 - Healthy Community
John 17:20
In our individualistic culture Howard appeals to us to find our uniqueness not in isolation but in the loving community of the church that images God who is the ultimate loving community 

Vital Signs Community
September
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 2: Training to Know Jesus Better
Matthew 6: 5-13
Howard leads us through the practical steps to deepen our prayer lives, helping us to train to know Jesus better.

Vital Signs On the Road
September
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 1 Jesus - I wonder if you know him?
Philippians 3: 7-14
Howard looks at the ultimate vital sign - our relationship with Jesus, asking "I wonder if you know him?"

Vital Signs On the Road
September
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Three Commitments
Nehemiah 10
The dramatic story of Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem contains some brilliant lessons for us, as we seek to see the church of God in this nation rebuilt as the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Nehemiah
August
23
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Tabernacles
Nehemiah 9
The dramatic story of Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem contains some brilliant lessons for us, as we seek to see the church of God in this nation rebuilt as the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.



Nehemiah
August
16
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Bring out the Book
Nehemiah 8
The dramatic story of Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem contains some brilliant lessons for us, as we seek to see the church of God in this nation rebuilt as the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Nehemiah
August
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Poor
Nehemiah 5
The dramatic story of Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem contains some brilliant lessons for us, as we seek to see the church of God in this nation rebuilt as the city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Nehemiah
July
12
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Holding On Under Pressure
Nehemiah 4
Nehemiah 4 highlights four tactics from the opposition and four responses. Ridicule countered by Prayer, Threats by Guarding your heart, Fatigue by Remembering and Despair by Fighting.

Nehemiah
June
21
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Filling the gaps in our lives
Nehemiah 2 & 3
Howard unpacks the disciple making process from our Weekender and applies it to the rebuilding the gaps in the walls of our lives as a community each outside our own house.

Nehemiah
June
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Risky Faith
Nehemiah 2
Nehemiah bold prayers lead him to bold action. "Disturb us Lord when we sailed too close to the shore, when we grew comfortable and settled for small dreams."

Nehemiah
May
31
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Unless We Weep
Nehemiah 1
Are we moved by the ruined state of much of the church in this nation? Howard stirs us to catch the heart of Nehemiah as he weeps and prays for Jerusalem. "Unless we weep over the ruins we will never rebuild the walls."

Nehemiah Students
May
24
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Hell and a loving God.
Revelation 21
Is God really God? Howard walks through the Bible showing that Sin, Death and Hell are intrusive invaders into God's good earth. Picking up themes of darkness, seperation, and outside the city we find ourselves at the Cross.

 
April
19
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Risen beyond all reasonable doubt!
1 Corinthians 15:14-17
If we step asidde from prejudice and examine the historical / legal evidence for the ressurection of Jesus,  we can come to no other verdict than he is risen beyond all reasonable doubt

Big Objections
April
12
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Why does God care who I sleep with?
Mark 10:6-9
Everybody cares who you sleep with! Its just that we disagree about what is sex and who gets to use it. Yet we all know that there is more to sex that skin on skin - perhaps we all know something more spiritual is being imaged - Jesus's love for his Church.

Big Objections
March
01
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Is the Church Sexist?
Genesis 1:27
Howard argues that we are to strongly support the feminism that affirms the equality of the sexes, but the Triune God shows us you can be equal but have complermentary roles. In marriages these roles are cross shaped.

Big Objections
February
22
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Suffering
Psalms 22
Only the God who has himself taken on human flesh and suffered on the cross can truly understand as we bring the "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" questions of our suffering to him.

Big Objections
January
25
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Has science buried God?
Psalms 8
How does science answer the big questions of life and cosmology. Something from nothing, order from chaos, life from no life and human conciousness. Is science the only truth.

Big Objections
January
18
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Tipping Point
2 Samuel 11-12
It's the weight of small things that tip the scale, that look, that becomes a thought, that becomes an action that brings a king to his knees. But it's vast glorious the amazing grace of God that restores.

David
September
28
Speaker
Howard Kellett
You are Amazing!
Psalms 139
Human life is amazing, it looks as if the universe knew we were coming. We are not here by chance but we are hand crafted and loved by God and that makes you so special. (Baby Dedication).

David
September
21
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Is there anyone to whom I can show loving-kindness?
2 Samuel 9
When you have recieved grace from God you will find yourself asking the question David asked "is there anyone to who i can show loving kindness?

David
September
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
God Has More.
2 Samuel 7
How do we react when God says no? However so often when God says no he has something far greater for us. David is not going to build a house for God because God is building a house for him.

David
September
07
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Unrelenting Passion
2 Samuel 5-6
The truth is that most people quit on their dreams when things get tough. Yet David has an unrelenting passion for the gospel and his God honouring dreams.

David
August
31
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Power of Nothing
1 Samuel 21-22
What do you do when everything in your life - your dreams and hopes, seem to be coming to nothing? Journey with David in to the Cave of Adullam and discover hope in the darkest moments.

David
July
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
True Friendship
1 Samuel 18
Howard draws out the true meaning of friendship from the story of David and Jonathan. The true friendship that points to Jesus' relationship with his church.

David
July
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Agents of the renewed creation
Revelation 21
As Godfirst has a taster Sunday at the Parabola Arts Centre, Howard asks us to find ourselves in God's parabola shaped story of the world from Creation through de-creation to new creation.

Vision and Values
June
29
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Jesus the Giant Slayer
1 Samuel 17
What is the story of David and Goliath really about? It's it really about search for the hero inside yourself and defeat your giants; OR is it truly about Jesus, the greater David, who gives us the victory over Satan, Sin and Death?

David Students
June
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The One God Chooses
1 Samuel 16
Saul has the appearence to be the peoples king but has no gospel, his religion is a crowd pleasing sham. David is choosen by God before he is born, not on his appearence. God shapes David's heart so that zeal for God's house consumes David.

 
June
07
Speaker
Howard Kellett
God Strong
1 Samuel
Howard sets the scene for David's life with 10 lessons for the lives of Samuel and Saul. The question we ask is: what makes a person strong?

David
June
01
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Ruth Boaz and the Gospel of Jesus
Ruth 2-4
The story of Ruth ends with Boaz covering her shame and ending her mourning. But actually the parallels with Jesus and the gospel don't end there.Howard outlines 17 from this love story that is our story.

 
May
18
Speaker
Howard Kellett
It just so happened
Ruth 2:1-12
When hardship has made you bitter and passive, Ruth hope in the goodness of Isreals God moves her action, to the weight of small things. It just so happened that God response is to overwhelm Ruth with his loving kindness.

Ruth
May
11
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Come Home
Ruth 1
When leaving God's people and God's place for a place that seems easier is not always a wise choice. Naomi comes back bitter and empty but with Ruth the Moabite.

Ruth
May
03
Speaker
Howard Kellett
What Jesus' Cross Achieved
Mark 15:25-39
Howard explores four biblical metaphors for what Jesus cross achieved and what it means for us. The slave market - redemption; The court room - justification; The temple - cleansing; The family, the home - reconciled.

Discipled By Jesus
April
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
His Fathers Son
Mark 15
This is the gospel: One must live so one will go free. Jesus or Barabbas - his fathers son. The Father knew he would have to treat Jesus like Barabbas so he could treat us like his true son Jesus.

Discipled By Jesus
April
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Facing Failure
Mark 14
Our society finds failure compelling, because it shines a light into the human condition. But in Peter's story we find it is the cascading grace and kindness of Jesus that is compelling!

Discipled By Jesus
March
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Story of the World in a Meal
Mark 14
The story of the bible was summed up in an everyday meal of broken bread and wine. Yet this meal is full of meaning we so often neglect and in doing so we fail to remember the gospel story.

Discipled By Jesus
February
16
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Jesus Looking for Fruit
Mark 11:12-22
What makes God mad? As Jesus clears the temple and judges the fig tree it's clear that fruitless religion is right up there. Jesus lifts the leaves and looks for the fruit of dependance on him, mission and intimacy with him.

Discipled By Jesus
February
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
One thing you lack...
Mark 10
When we weigh our money in one hand and Jesus in the other what choices do we make - not in theory but how it affects our bank statements? How much does Jesus self giving on the cross move you? A few pounds? 10%?

Discipled By Jesus
January
19
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Mountain Tops
Mark 9
So often we put God in a box because to encounter him in worship is scary, so we create religious structures to keep him at a distance. We need to understand Jesus is with us by his spirit, and we are to be hungry to meet him in worship.

Discipled By Jesus
January
12
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Way of The Cross
Mark 8:22 (f)
Mark's use of Jesus' two stage healing of the blind man and Peter's confession of Jesus as Messiah illustrates that if you don't see Messiahship as the way of the cross then you will never be a disciple of Jesus.

Discipled By Jesus
January
05
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Ending Us and Them
Mark 7
We end up building walls, drawing circles, and including us and excluding them. Here we find Jesus sets his disciples a practical Us and Them test, in which they fail to find their voice and pull down the barriers between Us and Them

Discipled By Jesus
November
17
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Faith Waits - Disappointment
Mark 5
Jairus' daughter is on the verge of death but Jesus waits and turns aside to a women who has touched him. What do we do when Jesus' timing is way out of line with ours?

Discipled By Jesus
November
10
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Family Values
Mark 3
In Mark 3 we find Jesus redefining both nation and family. In Jesus we are born of God into a new family. Howard explains how the negative influences of our natural families need to be re-parented as we disciple each other as a church family.

Discipled By Jesus
October
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
I forgive you!
Mark 2
When you can love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, then you are stepping beyond mere human forgiveness but you are walking with Jesus, as a disciple of the Great Forgiver.

Discipled By Jesus
October
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Disciples Centre
Mark 1
We are not passive but are being discipled by the world; if we are to be disciples of Jesus we have to move away from 'project self' and find our centre or identity in the sharing in relationship between Father, Son, Spirit.

Discipled By Jesus
September
29
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Risk
2 Kings 6
Faith waits where unbelief is impatience. Unbelief breeds cyncism, blame and creates passivity and fear. Faith energizes and makes us bold. Faith lives in the momentous light of eternity, unbelief loses itself in the momentary nature of small things. 

Vision and Values
September
15
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Attractional and Everyday Church Part 2
Various
So what is the shape of Godfirst church? How can we live as a community of disciples on a mission; a family of servant missionaries?

Vision and Values
September
08
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Attractional or Everyday Church Part 1
Various
Howard walks us through his church planting experience and looks at how chnaging culture has led him to radicaily differeent approaches to church planting. Where does Godfirst plot on the Attractional or Everyday Church axis?

Vision and Values
September
01
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Gospel Centred Marriage & Family
Matthew 12: 46-49
It's often said God, Marriage and Family, then Church but this is false choice because we see marriage and family as something we are, whilst church and mission as something we do. If we find our identity in Jesus and the big story of the Gospel this will create marriages and families that are not turmed in but turn out and fulfilled by Jesus and the Gospel.

Sex Etc
March
03
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Porn: What a man's gotta do?
Matthew
Like an industrial scale baling machine porn pulls in the exploited and the users. It reshapes you sexually, warps your relationships and enslaves. Howard outlines what a man or woman has got to do to win in the porn war!

Sex Etc
February
17
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Marriage: He Stayed
Ephesians 5
Drawing on Tim Keller's The Meaning of Marriage, Howard constrasts the consumer, comodified unfaithful nature of our relationships with the covenant self giving love and faithful of Jesus. The commited and faithful Jesus who gave himself for us as "he stayed" on the cross.


Sex Etc
February
10
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Singleness in the Gospel Community
1 Corinthians 7
Unashamably drawing from Tim Keller's chapter on singleness in his book "The meaning of marriage", Howard shows how both over-desire and under-desire for marriage misshapes the lives of singles (and married couples), and appeals for a positive view of singleness in Godfirst.

Sex Etc
February
03
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Sex: Irresistable, Indecent or Image?
1 Corinthians 6
Sex is more than animal desires because we are more than pipes and plumbing, glands and groan. Sex is spiritaul. Sex is not dirty or demeaning in it's God given shape. Christianity is the most body positive faith on the planet.

Sex Etc Community
January
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Be Strong and Build
Zechariah 8
At the start of the New Year Howard encourages us from Zechariah to be strong and build on the foundation that has been laid at Godfirst. Sharing God's zeal, sharing our lives and sharing the gospel.

Vision and Values
January
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett