Renewal
Daniel 9:1-19
Howard finishes off the series on culture shift by discussing that secularism seems to be winning and the church declining. However, God is in control and he wants us all to remember Him.

Culture Shift
October
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Dying to Self
Colossians 2:8 - 3:5
Howard looks at the meaning of water baptism and goes onto explain that the christian life is about sacrificing your own life and way of living to God.

Culture Shift
October
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Resilient Disciples
Daniel 3:14-28
Howard outlines and unpacks four habits to cope with a culture that is trying to throw us in the lions den.

Culture Shift
September
29
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Fragile Gospel of Self
Daniel 2:31-3:6
Howard unpacks how current culture likes to build up the self and how tenuous this way of life can be.

Culture Shift
September
22
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Kingdom without the King
Daniel 1:1-8
Howard begins a challenging new preaching series based on the book of Daniel. Howard goes onto unpack what 'me culture' is and its effects on the Christian faith.

Culture Shift
September
08
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Searching Shepherd
Matthew 18
Howard wraps up the last parable of the series on revolutionary stories by unpacking the parable of the lost sheep.

Parables of Jesus
September
01
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Revolutionary Stories
[ 8 Episodes ]
The Parables of Jesus
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Messiah in Isaiah
[ 10 Episodes ]
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Non-Series Talks
[ 7 Episodes ]
Talks that are not attributed to a series
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Crucifixion - In my place
[ 3 Episodes ]
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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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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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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.

Parables of Jesus
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.

Parables of Jesus
August
11
Speaker
Zak Bonnington
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!

Parables of Jesus
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

Parables of Jesus
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.

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 Students
February
28
Speaker
Dave Bish