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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Ekklesia - Church as Family
Mark 3
Howard develops the impact of individualism in the west on our view of church as family. Naomi brings wonder practical wisdom about church as family and family as church

 
November
01
Speaker
Howard and Naomi Kellett
The devotional life of Christ
Mark 1:29-37
Andrew speaks about what we can learn from Jesus' way of praying. He highlights that a devotional prayer life is birthed out of being Sons and Daughters of God.

 
January
20
Speaker
Andrew Haslam
The Way of Jesus
Mark
Howard starts of the year by starting a new series called The Way of Jesus where he talks how we must be with Jesus, become like Jesus and do things that Jesus does.

 
January
05
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Parable of the Sower
Mark 4:1-20
Jonny speaks on the Parable of the sower and he unpacks what the 4 different soil represents in our lives today.

 
August
18
Speaker
Jonny Walford
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. 

 
March
31
Speaker
Howard and Naomi Kellett
The Parable of the Growing Seed
Mark 4:26-29
This is a preach with a twist. The talk unpacks the passage of Mark 4:26-29 in a bible study manner, line by line and word by word. However, instead of telling you all the answers straight away, you, can interact as you listen and think for yourself. This talk is packed with wisdom about spreading the gospel.

 
April
22
Speaker
Ben Davies
Looking for fruit - the fig tree and the temple
Mark 11:9-21
The talk unpacks the stories of Jesus cursing a fig tree for its lack of fruit and Jesus overturning tables in the temple due to people thieving in the house of the Lord. From this we can challenge ourselves and reflect, are we fig trees baring fruit or fig trees of fruitlessness?

 
March
04
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Vital Signs 4 Radical Discipleship
Mark 2
What does it mean to be a radical disciple? As Jesus heals and forgives a paralyzed man, Howard shows us how we can support each other as we go 'through the roof' into radical discipleship.

Vital Signs
September
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Why does God care who I sleep with?
Mark 10:6-9
Everybody cares who you sleep with! Its just that we disagree about what is sex and who gets to use it. Yet we all know that there is more to sex that skin on skin - perhaps we all know something more spiritual is being imaged - Jesus's love for his Church.

Big Objections
March
01
Speaker
Howard Kellett
What Jesus' Cross Achieved
Mark 15:25-39
Howard explores four biblical metaphors for what Jesus cross achieved and what it means for us. The slave market - redemption; The court room - justification; The temple - cleansing; The family, the home - reconciled.

Discipled By Jesus
April
13
Speaker
Howard Kellett
His Fathers Son
Mark 15
This is the gospel: One must live so one will go free. Jesus or Barabbas - his fathers son. The Father knew he would have to treat Jesus like Barabbas so he could treat us like his true son Jesus.

Discipled By Jesus
April
06
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Facing Failure
Mark 14
Our society finds failure compelling, because it shines a light into the human condition. But in Peter's story we find it is the cascading grace and kindness of Jesus that is compelling!

Discipled By Jesus
March
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Ruthless Trust
Mark 14
Sophie calls us to a life of Ruthless Trust! Brilliantly personal and biblical Sophie wraps the Father's arm around all those who face lifes big challenges. Death is swallowed up in VICTORY.

Discipled By Jesus
February
23
Speaker
Sophie Clements
The Story of the World in a Meal
Mark 14
The story of the bible was summed up in an everyday meal of broken bread and wine. Yet this meal is full of meaning we so often neglect and in doing so we fail to remember the gospel story.

Discipled By Jesus
February
16
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Jesus Looking for Fruit
Mark 11:12-22
What makes God mad? As Jesus clears the temple and judges the fig tree it's clear that fruitless religion is right up there. Jesus lifts the leaves and looks for the fruit of dependance on him, mission and intimacy with him.

Discipled By Jesus
February
09
Speaker
Howard Kellett
One thing you lack...
Mark 10
When we weigh our money in one hand and Jesus in the other what choices do we make - not in theory but how it affects our bank statements? How much does Jesus self giving on the cross move you? A few pounds? 10%?

Discipled By Jesus
January
19
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Mountain Tops
Mark 9
So often we put God in a box because to encounter him in worship is scary, so we create religious structures to keep him at a distance. We need to understand Jesus is with us by his spirit, and we are to be hungry to meet him in worship.

Discipled By Jesus
January
12
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Way of The Cross
Mark 8:22 (f)
Mark's use of Jesus' two stage healing of the blind man and Peter's confession of Jesus as Messiah illustrates that if you don't see Messiahship as the way of the cross then you will never be a disciple of Jesus.

Discipled By Jesus
January
05
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Ending Us and Them
Mark 7
We end up building walls, drawing circles, and including us and excluding them. Here we find Jesus sets his disciples a practical Us and Them test, in which they fail to find their voice and pull down the barriers between Us and Them

Discipled By Jesus
November
17
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Faith Waits - Disappointment
Mark 5
Jairus' daughter is on the verge of death but Jesus waits and turns aside to a women who has touched him. What do we do when Jesus' timing is way out of line with ours?

Discipled By Jesus
November
10
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Family Values
Mark 3
In Mark 3 we find Jesus redefining both nation and family. In Jesus we are born of God into a new family. Howard explains how the negative influences of our natural families need to be re-parented as we disciple each other as a church family.

Discipled By Jesus
October
27
Speaker
Howard Kellett
I forgive you!
Mark 2
When you can love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, then you are stepping beyond mere human forgiveness but you are walking with Jesus, as a disciple of the Great Forgiver.

Discipled By Jesus
October
20
Speaker
Howard Kellett
The Disciples Centre
Mark 1
We are not passive but are being discipled by the world; if we are to be disciples of Jesus we have to move away from 'project self' and find our centre or identity in the sharing in relationship between Father, Son, Spirit.

Discipled By Jesus
September
29
Speaker
Howard Kellett
Jesus Calls Peter
Mark 1
Bruce takes us to Jesus' call of Peter, and encourages us to trust, repentance and a life of commitment to Jesus and his cause.

Discipled By Jesus
September
22
Speaker