God’s work in God’s way – Practical Guide to Holiness #21

It’s easy to appear to do the right things without doing them in the right way. This is especially important in the Christian life: we need to do God’s work in God’s way. In this session we think about what that means, and how we need the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit to give us the love that we need.

Find out more about this course by watching the Introduction.

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Filled with the Holy Spirit – Practical Guide to Holiness #11

The Holy Spirit has – sadly – been one of the most contentious issues in the church over the last 100 years or so. However, the Spirit is essential to our day-to-day lives as Christians. What part does the Holy Spirit have to play in our holiness?

Find out more about this course by watching the Introduction.

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Hope in suffering – Romans 8:18-30 Sermon

Suffering is the hardest thing to cope with in life – especially long-term or chronic suffering. The only thing that keeps us going is hope – hope that one day things will change. In this passage, Paul shows us how God gives us hope through Jesus Christ, and how that changes the way that we suffer.

Sermons are also available on the podcast.

Church with UTB: This is part of Church with UTB. Please do have a look at that page for more information.

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New life in the Spirit – Romans 8:1-17 Sermon

Last week we thought about how and why we struggle with sin. This week we are looking at the solution to those problems: the Holy Spirit. Christians now have an obligation – not to the flesh, to our sinful nature, but to the Spirit.

Sermons are also available on the podcast.

Church with UTB: This is part of Church with UTB. Please do have a look at that page for more information.

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Pentecost – Church with UTB – 28th May 2023

I am away this week for Church with UTB, so I have suggested a sermon which I recorded in our church a couple of years ago about the Holy Spirit. (Sunday 28th May this year is Pentecost Sunday). I will be back on Sunday 4th June, and I have recorded a new sermon which will be available then.

Sermon

Apologies that this sermon is audio-only.

Suggested songs

Bible readings

Catechism

For a one-off Pentecost special, you might appreciate this session on the Holy Spirit from the Apostle’s Creed course.

Please do have a look at the Church with UTB page for a printable order of service and an online tool to help you find all the right videos / links etc.

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How to understand the Bible

Not everyone can understand the Bible. In this video we look at why that is, and what we should do to be able to understand the Bible.

The previous session “What is the Bible? – why the Bible matters” is available here.

If you’d like to find out more about the Bible, you can try a course here on the website or subscribe to the Understand the Bible YouTube channel.

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The Spirit’s power in our lives – Acts 19:1-22 Sermon

Why would anyone bother to be a Christian? Because there is a truth and a power about the Christian life, and the Holy Spirit, which is not found anywhere else. But how do we put that in to practice?

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If God forgives, why do good? Galatians 5:13-26 Sermon

If God forgives us anyway, why should we do good? If we have freedom, how should we use it? In this passage we see how freedom in Christ gives us a new motivation and a new power to obey.

You might like to read the passage first. Due to a technical hitch only the audio is available!

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Grace vs Law – Galatians 3:1-14 Sermon

What is the Christian life all about? Is it just about keeping the rules? Or do we live as if it was? In this passage from Galatians we see how it’s either grace OR law – they are mutually exclusive.

Read the passage online here.

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