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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Grace Works - Community, Bible and Confession
Luke 5
This talk looks at how grace can transform areas such as community, bible reading and being honest with one.

Transforming Grace
December
09
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
Followers that actually follow Jesus
Luke 14:28-35
Guest speaker Sean Green begins his talk with a little update about his church in Reading and then goes onto to speak about what it means to really follow Jesus.

guest speaker
May
20
Speaker
Sean Green
The last supper - The poured out God
Luke 22:14-30
This talk looks at Jesus on the day of the last supper and his remarkable actions in pouring out himself onto the disciples by the washing of their feet. In this moment Jesus was teaching his disciples and us that it is far greater to serve and pour your life out to one and other than to try and meet our own needs.

7 days that changed the world
March
11
Speaker
Sophie Clements
Jesus and the Sinful Woman
Luke 7

This message goes through the account of the prostitute washing Jesus’ hair with her feet. Steve encourages the listener to compare and contrast the woman and the man Simon who’s house they were in. One was interested in being good, the other was interested in God. Ultimately everyone is morally bankrupt and in need of a saviour


 
October
15
Speaker
Stephen VanRhyn
Jesus and the Tax Man
Luke 19:1-10
Sean explores what happens when Zacchaeus, a thieving tax collector, meets Jesus, and brings out the call Jesus has for all of us to live lives radically changed for him.

 
March
05
Speaker
Sean Green
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
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
Missionary Jesus: The Unwelcome Guest
Luke 7: 36-50
What happens when Jesus has dinner with a Pharisee? Visiting Speaker Dave Bish takes us through the story of the immoral woman who anoints Jesus with oil.

MissionaryJesus
February
28
Speaker
Dave Bish