Rhythms of Prayer
Nehemiah 1
Steve Moat looks at rebuilding fresh rhythms of prayer out of the story of Nehemiah.
May
09
Speaker
Steve Moat
Rebuilding a God first Culture
Haggai 1:1-14
Howard using the words of the prophet Haggai exhort us it's time to rebuild God's house rather than prioritising our own life projects. (Sorry the audio quality not our usual high standard) 

 
May
02
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Rebuilding Rhythms of Worship
Ezra 2:68 -3:11
Howard looks at how need to rebuild and re-establish daily, weekly and yearly rhythms of gathered worship that place us again and again in the big story of God.

 
April
25
Speaker
Howard Kellett
A call to return
Ezra
Christopher looking at the 3 major Jewish return events from exile out of Ezra and Nehemiah and how we can apply what we learn to our returning from the pandemic-generated exile we currently find ourselves in.

 
April
18
Speaker
Christopher Appel
A Prophetic Hope
Ezra 1:1-5
Howard gives and overview of the book of Ezra Nehemiah

 
April
11
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Smile or Frown?
John 12
All human life is a frown shaped tragedy that ends in a funeral, all expect Jesus that is a smile shaped comedy that ends in a wedding! Jesus falls into the ground and dies like a seed of wheat but whose resurrection raises all united with him to a smile shaped destiny that ends in an eternal wedding.

Easter
April
04
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Non-Series Talks
[ 8 Episodes ]
Talks that are not attributed to a series
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Ephesians: God's Plan, Christ's Church
[ 10 Episodes ]
The church isn’t an optional extra, it’s the display of God’s wisdom to the universe! It’s God’s only plan for making mature disciples of Jesus Christ
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COVID-19
[ 3 Episodes ]
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Advent - The Once and Coming King
[ 4 Episodes ]
Advent is more than calendars and chocolates. It's past in 'the incarnation', present in living 'in the time between the times' and it's the future hope of the returning King
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Ekklesia
[ 6 Episodes ]
What does it mean to be The Church in disconnected times? We seek to answer that question by looking at five biblical images of the connected Church. Temple, Bride, Body, Family and City
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Meals with Jesus
[ 5 Episodes ]
"The son of man came eating and drinking" Jesus' built community, made disciples and reached out to seek and save the lost over meals. Eating our way through Luke's gospel we aim to reclaim the table hospitality of the early church.
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Heroes
[ 5 Episodes ]
Eight significant lives from church history. Augustine, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, George Whitfield, William Wilberforce, Hudson Taylor, Martin Luther King Jr, Corrie Ten Boom
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Counter Culture
[ 9 Episodes ]
Walking through the letter of 1 Peter.
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Chasing the Wind
[ 7 Episodes ]
Life without God, attempting to build meaning and purpose, in a broken world is an empty chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes draws 21st century people to the ancient teacher's conclusion remember Jesus your creator in the day of your youth.
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The Way of Jesus
[ 7 Episodes ]
The call for every follower of Jesus is to be with Jesus, become like Him and do the things he does
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Guest Speakers
[ 12 Episodes ]
Sermons from Guests Speakers
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Uprising - Praying with Paul
[ 5 Episodes ]
Paul's prayers are windows into the intimacy of Paul with his Saviour and catch the heart of Jesus' true agenda for his Church. Let Paul disciple us into a God-guided uprising of prayer!
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Culture Shift
[ 5 Episodes ]
'Culture Shift' will use the book of Daniel to address the challenges faced being a disciple of Jesus in the 21st Century
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Revolutionary Stories
[ 8 Episodes ]
The Parables of Jesus
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Messiah in Isaiah
[ 10 Episodes ]
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Crucifixion - In my place
[ 3 Episodes ]
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Divine Sex
[ 6 Episodes ]
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Transforming Grace
[ 12 Episodes ]
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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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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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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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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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Advent - The Time between the Times
Acts 2
Understanding our location as people of the age to come living in a broken world, helps us to face the tough moments of life without overstating or understating the impact of the  breaking in of the age to come in the first coming of Jesus 

 
November
30
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Diversity
Acts 13
Guest speaker Sean Green spoke about how diversity within the church is a must and what that looks like for us here in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire!

 
May
12
Speaker
Sean Green
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.

 
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

 
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