Give
This sermon begins by going through many reasons why we should give freely and generously, then expounds on the practical application for that in our lives, and in Godfirst church's community.

 
September
17
Speaker
Steve Moat
Go
This is the first in a series about man’s original purpose here on earth, to be fruitful and multiply, to go fill the earth and rule over it. This sermon focuses on how because we are created in God’s image and he is pro-active, we should be to.  Howard describes how difficult it is for mankind to do this, because our natural desire is to stay in our comfort zones and be turned inward, uncaring about the rest of the world.  However, ultimately God desires for us to ‘Go’ and bless the world, to ‘Go’ and make disciples of all nations so that is what we must do as Christ-imitators.

 
September
10
Speaker
Howard Kellett
What Jesus Would Say To GodFirst
Revelation 2-3
This sermon discusses the successes, challenges, and promises given to the early Christian churches outlined in John’s letter.  Howard then compares these with Godfirst church, in order to check the health of Godfirst and ultimately to check the health of our own relationships with God.

 
September
03
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Lead Us Not Into Temptation But Deliver Us From Evil
Matthew 6
Tom simplifies the evils referred to in this prayer in to two camps, the badness outside of us in the world, and the badness inside of us; both of which we can ask of God the father to help us defeat and avoid.  He touches on how important it is to incorporate this part of the prayer into lives daily. The sermon also focuses on how well Jesus our savior perfectly resisted temptation while on earth, and reminds us that He is in our corner, wanting us to ask him for assistance to resist temptation in our own lives.

 
August
27
Speaker
Tom Bradbury
Forgive us our sins
Matthew 6
Vicky unpacks the verse ‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us’. She makes three points stating that our debt against God does exist, it carries a real consequence, and we can never pay it back.  She then goes on to discuss how important it is that we forgive others in light of the radical and gracious forgiveness we have received from God the father for our sins.

 
August
20
Speaker
Vicky Allen
Give Us Today Our Daily Bread
Matthew 6
This sermon touches on not just the importance of being reminded to see God as a providor, but how unhealthy it is if that is the only part of the prayer we ever pray to God.   This sermon also elabrates on the plural form the prayer takes when it says 'Give Us our daily bread'.  Abbe suggests Jesus may have had in mind that when we pray this prayer, it is important that we pray it not only for ourselves, but for our brothers and sisters in christ as well.

 
August
13
Speaker
Abbe Sidery
Selected Series
Joseph: God's Plan for Saving Lives
[ 4 Episodes ] 25 June 2017 - 23 July 2017
God's Plan for Saving Lives
04
God's Plan For Saving Lives
Genesis Genesis 42-45
In this 4th and final part to the series on Joseph, Joseph's odd behavior towards his brothers during the famine gets unpacked by Howard. Joseph is careful and intentional to act, in order to see what is in their hearts, and move them towards repentance. Joseph's behavior is then paralleled with God's grace and mercy towards us.

 
July
23
Speaker
Howard Kellett
03
Prison to Palace
Genesis Genesis 41
This sermon part 3 of Joseph unpacks the similarities between Joseph's calling from God to be the savior of the ancient world in famine, and Jesus being the savior of the entire world.

 
July
16
Speaker
Howard Kellett
02
Temptations and Blessings of Joseph
Genesis Genesis 39
In this sermon part 2 of the life of Joseph, Howard discusses how Joseph was met with various temptations, but was able to resist them. He was able to do this not by mere will-power, but by his dedication and passion for Yahweh.

 
July
02
Speaker
Howard Kellett
01
Hiddenness of God
Genesis Genesis 37
This Sermon focuses on the character of Joseph, what kind of man he was, and how God used the low point in his life of his brothers hating him and tossing him in a pit to begin to really mold him in to the man we have all come to admire. Howard also draws parallels between Jesus and Joseph.

 
June
25
Speaker
Howard Kellett