God in my place
Genesis 22
The second message in our Easter series, set against the story of Abraham & Isaac, this talk explores how the cross of Jesus provides the hope and solution we need in our lives.

Easter
April
14
Speaker
Graham Marsh
The Godless Cross
Psalms 22
Howard explains how the harsh, dehumaninsing, degrading,  shame of the cross corresponds to our situation under the power of sin. 

Easter
April
07
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Gospel Centred Family
Mark 3:32
Howard and Naomi talk openly and honestly about God's desire for family and their experiences of family life as part of God's big family the church. 

Divine Sex
March
31
Speaker
Howard and Naomi Kellett
Identities - LGBT+
Grace and truth as we respond to the Sexual Revolution.

Divine Sex
March
24
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The big story of marriage
This talk looks at big bible story marriage. (NB the last 5 minutes are missing)

Divine Sex
March
17
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Singleness
Revelation
The preach looks at singleness from several different stand points including: the old testament, the gospel, a gift and in the church.

Divine Sex
March
10
Speaker
Adam Stanton
Divine Sex
[ 7 Episodes ]
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Transforming Grace
[ 12 Episodes ]
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Vision and Values
[ 7 Episodes ]
At Godfirst we begin each January and September with a fresh restating of our vision and values.
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Guest Speakers
[ 11 Episodes ]
Sermons from Guests Speakers
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3-2-1
[ 3 Episodes ]
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Exodus
[ 10 Episodes ]
He draws us out to draw us in
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9 to 5 - God's plan for work
[ 4 Episodes ]
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Seven Days that Changed the World
[ 6 Episodes ]
Walk with us through the events of seven days before Jesus' resurrection
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Everyday Church
[ 7 Episodes ]
Mission, Community, Disclplemaking, compassion and pastoral care in everyday life.
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Jesus Is
[ 7 Episodes ]
Diving deep into the I AM sayings of Jesus
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Reformation 500
[ 1 Episodes ]
Mini Series reflecting on why the reformation still matters 500 years on.
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Non-Series Talks
[ 6 Episodes ]
Talks that are not attributed to a series
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Give, Go, Grow - 2020 Goals
[ 3 Episodes ]
Exciting Godfirst 3 year goals
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Pray with Jesus
[ 5 Episodes ]
Walk with us through the Lord's prayer
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Joseph: God's Plan for Saving Lives
[ 4 Episodes ]
God's Plan for Saving Lives
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Devoted: Holding Nothing Back
[ 4 Episodes ]
"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42 What does it mean to Devote ourselves to life in community with other Christians?
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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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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
[ 9 Episodes ]
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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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
[ 11 Episodes ]
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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Mission and Evangelism
Acts 17:16-34
The talk looks at when Acts describes Paul arriving in Athens and is concerned by their lack of faith. The talk goes onto look at the relevance of this story in today's society and how we should be concerned with Cheltenhams lack of faith driving us to mission and evangelism.

guest speaker
September
30
Speaker
Lex Loizides
Devotion
Acts 2:42-47
The talk looks at the early church's devotion to the word, to prayer and community. He goes onto talk about how Godfirst might follow the model and challenge described in Acts 2:42-47

guest speaker
June
03
Speaker
Matt Hosier
The Ascension
Acts 1:6
This is a pumping packed message full of great truth surrounding Jesus' Ascension. The talk goes onto explain why the ascension is even important, how it impacts us and practically, how does it effect our lives.

7 days that changed the world
April
08
Speaker
Graham Marsh
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
Vital Signs 6: Leadership
Acts 14: 21-23
Sean Green joins us on our Eldership Sunday, explaining the need for leadership in the church, what leaders do and why.

Vital Signs
October
25
Speaker
Sean Green
Ten Tips For Bringing The Gospel To Cheltenham
Acts 17
Brilliantly PJ uses Paul's mission to Athens to give us 10 tips to contextualise the Gospel without compromising. Recommended listening for all Godfirsters.

Vision and Values
June
28
Speaker
PJ Smyth