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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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
Ephesians - Walking as 'Holy and Righteous'
Ephesians 4:18 - 5:20
Christopher speaks about increasingly becoming the 'Holy and Righteous' ones that God declared us to be.

Ephesians
February
21
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Ephesians - Alive in Christ
Ephesians 2:1-10
As part of our Ephesians series, Christopher preaches out of Ephesians 2:1-10 with emphasis that we were dead in our transgressions and sins, that God made us alive in Christ and that we were created for good works.

Ephesians
January
24
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Ekklesia - The City on a Hill
Matthew 5:12-16
Christopher tells the tale of two cities and encourages us to be the city of God a light on a hill.

 
November
15
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Ekklesia - Church as Body
Romans 8
Christopher unpacks how church is connected like a body.

 
October
25
Speaker
Christopher Appel
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
Heroes - Augustine of Hippo
Christopher Appel takes us through the life of Augustine

 
August
02
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Suffering Well
1 Peter 4:12
Christopher talks about learning to suffer well

 
June
28
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Christ the Cornerstone
1 Peter 2:2-10
Christopher continues our series on counter-culture with Jesus being our cornerstone.

 
May
17
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Coronavirus
Philippians 4:6
Christopher speaks on the global issue of Coronavirus.

 
March
15
Speaker
Christopher Appel
The Great Search
Ecclesiastes 2:1-6
Christopher looks into the life of Solomon to demonstrate that Jesus is the only one who can bring us true and lasting Joy in our lives.

 
March
08
Speaker
Christopher Appel
The Practices of Community
Matthew 4:18-22
Jesus' answer to individualism and loneliness in our culture is the proper practice of Christian Community.

 
January
12
Speaker
Christopher Appel
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
In our place
Isaiah 52:13-14; 53:1-12
Christopher looks at how Isaiah points towards a suffering servant. That suffering servant is Jesus who lays down his life for us.

 
June
09
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Light dawns with the promised KING
Isaiah 1:1-17, 7:10-17, 8:22, 9:2-7
Christopher talks about that at times it may seem like we are walking through darkness, but, Jesus has come into this world to bring light and a hope.

 
May
05
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Love One and Other: The Grace of Community
John 13:31-38
This talk looks at Jesus' command to love one and other just as He has loved us. This command thus infiltrates the way we do community and the way we love others in our daily lives.

 
February
10
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Pursue Joy
John 15:1-17
This talk looks at how our hearts are constantly pursuing joy, but pure lasting joy can only come from abiding in Jesus!

 
January
27
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Wise Men and Women Still Seek Jesus
Matthew 2:1-16
This talk looks at the story of Jesus' birth in light of the wise men who seek after Jesus. The talk goes onto reflect on how and why humanity should seek after Jesus.

 
December
23
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Greatness
Psalms 145:3
This talk looks at what true greatness looks like and how that affects us now and also the future generations.

 
October
21
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Jethro - Lessons for Moses
Exodus 18:1-27
This talk looks at the wisdom Jethro gave to Moses, revealing and demonstrating the heart God has for people.

 
August
26
Speaker
Christopher Appel
Cross-shaped Work
1 Corinthians 10:31
A talk about working hard for the glory of God and how the gospel gives us an identity, value, purpose, and joy to be different within the workplace.

 
May
27
Speaker
Christopher Appel
HE IS RISEN!
Matthew 28
This message discusses how Christianity has either everything to do with our lives or absolutely nothing to do with our lives. It can never be moderately important. The message goes on to talk about the evidence behind Jesus rising from the dead and as a result demonstrating that Christianity has everything to do with our lives!

7 days that changed the world
April
01
Speaker
Christopher Appel
The Unexpected King
John 12:1-26
A message about Jesus's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The talk unpacks the expectations people had of Jesus coming as the Messiah and how He might solve their needs. However, Jesus conquers the world but, not how people may have expected. This is relevant to our lives now as its worth asking, what kind of king are you expecting that is worthy of our lives? What kind of king are you living for?

 
February
25
Speaker
Christopher Appel