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 First Advent
Luke 2
Do we look forward with hope and expectation to the right things? Steve explores the hope and expectation of Simeon and helps to live with the same hope and expectation fixed in and on the person of Jesus Christ.

 
December
06
Speaker
Steve Moat
Meals with Jesus - The Great Banquet
Luke 14:1-24
Howard explores how Jesus embraces and heals the man at the feast is a picture of his grace in the face of self righteous entitlement and excuses, in response to his invite to the great banquet

 
October
04
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Martha and Mary, and Mealtimes
Luke 10:38-42
Are you an anxious Martha or a discipled Mary when it comes to life with Jesus.

 
September
27
Speaker
Steve Moat
Meals with Jesus - Feeding the 5000
Luke 9:1-17
Christopher explains the significance of the Feeding of the 5000 as a sign of the Messiah

 
September
25
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Meals with Jesus - "Those forgiven much love much"
Luke 7:36-50
Howard looks at the meal at Simon the Pharisees, where Jesus is anointed by a sinful woman, where we discover "those who are forgiven much love much" and that love looks life open homes.

 
September
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Meals with Jesus - The Son Of Man came eating and drinking.
Luke 5:27-35
Meals in Jesus's day were enacted theology. What does who we eat with say about the Gospel we believe?

 
September
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Parable of the Rich Fool
Luke 12:16-21
Christopher unpacks the parable of the rich fool by discussing how and what we should spend our time, money and lives on, in light of the kingdom of God.

 
August
25
Speaker
Christopher Appel
The Parable of the shrewd manager
Luke 16:1-13
Zak Bonnington on his debut preach unpacks the challenging parable of the shrewd manager.

 
August
11
Speaker
Zak B
The Great Banquet
Luke 14:1-24
Howard speaks from the parable of the great banquet revealing that God came down and out to bring us up and into his heavenly feast!

 
July
28
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Revolutionary Neighbours
Luke 10:25-27
Howard starts the new series of The Parables of Jesus by unpacking the parable of the Good Samaritan

 
July
14
Speaker
Howard Kellett
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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