Boasting in Grace in tough times
2 Corinthians 11
This preach looks at how we should boast in Jesus Christ instead of our own strengths, so that when suffering comes our way we can trust and boast in our cornerstone Jesus!

Transforming Grace
November
25
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Grace Teaches
Titus 2
This talk looks at how Grace teaches us that we aren't just saved from sin and death but into God's loving family, therefore empowering and teaching us to say no to the sinful desires of the flesh, so as to not let sin control our lives.

Transforming Grace
November
18
Speaker
Graham Marsh
GRACE: No condemnation for those in Christ Jesus
Romans 8:1-11
This talk looks at Gods scandalous Grace in that we have been justified by Christ, therefore, no condemnation can be found in Christ. The talk goes onto look at how we can fight any condemnation in our lives by living in the truth of Jesus justifying us.

Transforming Grace
November
11
Speaker
Steve Moat
Mr Law and Mr Grace - two weddings and a funeral
Romans 7
Through the use of the Mr Men characters, this preach looks at how we need to die to the law as no one can be made right with God by doing what the law commands and instead marry into Jesus to receive his Love and Grace.

Transforming Grace
November
04
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Cross and The Prodigal Sons
Luke 15
The parable of the prodigal sons shows how the younger son's desire for self expression and the elder son's self righteousness leave them both in need of the costly grace of the father.

Transforming Grace
October
28
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Greatness
Psalms 145:3
This talk looks at what true greatness looks like and how that affects us now and also the future generations.

dedication
October
21
Speaker
Christopher Appel
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 ]
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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
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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
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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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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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Two - The world is shaped by two representatives
Genesis
The second of three talks in the series of 3-2-1 looking at the beginning of Mankind and how the world is shaped by 2 representatives.

3-2-1
September
16
Speaker
Howard Kellett
God's original Design
Genesis 1-2
This talk unpacks that God created us to work and that from the beginning it was His design. We as humans are able to continue on in Gods work of creation. As a result, this allows our work to coincide and connect with Gods work. Not only this but, the gospel of Christ frees us from the need to achieve self-worth or satisfaction through work as we already have this in Christ.

Work
April
15
Speaker
Adam Stanton
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
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
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
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
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genesis 29-30
Leah and Rachel: Two sisters married to the same man, constantly comparing themselves to the other. Paul talks us through their story, showing that comparison, the thief of joy, gives nowhere near as much satisfaction as Jesus.

 
August
14
Speaker
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
#Blessed
Genesis 27
We often see #blessed on social media, but what does it mean to be blessed? Who is blessing you? Adam explores this through the story of Jacob, who steals his brother's blessing.

GOAIJ
July
31
Speaker
Adam Stanton
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
Abraham Tested
Genesis 20
Why would a loving God ask you to murder your child? Sophie challenges us to be faithful and obedient, trusting the Promiser over the promise.

GOAIJ
July
17
Speaker
Sophie Clements
Abraham Intercedes for Sodom
Genesis 18:16-33
Can you change God's thoughts and actions with prayer? Steve takes Abraham's intercession for Sodom, and uses it as a call to action for us to pray for our nation and the world.

GOAIJ
July
10
Speaker
Steve Moat
Sarah Laughs
Genesis
How does Sarah's laugh of derision turn into a laugh of joy? Vic unpacks Sarah's journey showing how God changed in her the highs and lows, drawing out practical lessons for everyone.
Check out the Related Article for Vic's presentation to go alongside the talk.

GOAIJ
July
04
Speaker
Vicky Allen
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
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
How to Look Good Naked
Genesis 2-3
All of us, like our first parents, are tempted at one time or another to hide behind the fig leaves of the image we create to cover our shame and the naked truth about us. Dave Bish brilliantly encourages us to be clothed in Jesus, as only in Jesus can we be ourselves and feel no shame.

Sex Etc
March
10
Speaker
Dave Bish