In this podcast, Phil gives some personal reflections on what it is about the church that should make our hearts beat a little faster and fill us with a genuine sense of excitement every time we gather!
In this message we continue our Meet The Family series and get to know Pete & Jenni. We hear about how they met, their upbringing in Christian households, and their passion for mums and dads in our local community.
Scripture often describes the church as being ‘family’. Today, we are meeting one of the family! Listen as Kate Boden talks about her early years, and how meeting and knowing Jesus has enabled her to embrace the challenges of life.
In this all-age gathering, we look at the bible account of Daniel’s life and how, despite his circumstances, he was able to keep his eyes fixed on God’s promise of good for His people.
In John chapter 15, Jesus describes his relationship with his followers as being like a vine and branches. We look at 7 things that Jesus said of himself and his disciples and ask ‘can we bring our own YES’, in faith, to all he says.
Today we look in Luke 7 at the extravagant outpouring of worship to Jesus from Mary who knew Jesus as a teacher, friend, healer and the one with power over life & death. Her revelation as to who Jesus was meant that despite her past, she was saved by faith in Him.
In Luke’s account of Jesus calming a storm, Jesus asks his disciples ‘Where is your faith?, implying that the disciples had faith but it couldn’t be seen. In today’s all-age gathering we consider ways in which we can stir our own faith so that it is visible to ourselves and those around us.
Is 1 Corinthians 13 is a beautiful piece of prose designed to be read at weddings, or was it written with a different context in mind? Find out in this podcast as Phil Chapman asks the question ‘What’s love got to do (got to do) with it?’.
This week in Market Harborough Phil shares some personal reflections on maintaining a healthy rhythm of life as we consider together what it means for us to ‘in all your ways acknowledge Him’ (Proverbs 3 v 6)
In Numbers 27 we read of the instruction that God gave to Moses at the end of his life. We will be looking at how Moses responded to this instruction and what this teaches us about Moses’s character, about God’s faithfulness and the view that we can enjoy as we look out over God’s covenant promise to us.
Numbers 7 gives a detailed account of the offerings brought to the Lord on behalf of the people. It’s a passage that’s easy to skim over due to its repetitive nature, but it contains principles that are important for us to grasp as we prepare to gather around The Lord’s Table this morning.
God’s word has a lot to say about ‘heaven’ yet as believers we rarely seem to talk about it. In today’s message, we look as what we have already been told about heaven and the age to come, asking ourselves ‘how then should we live?’.
In today’s Gospel Encounter, we meet a man oppressed by the devil to the extent that he had seemingly been robbed of everything, including his own identity. Until, that is, he encountered Jesus, the restorer of dignity who brought healing and a new commission.
Today we think about Mary Magdalene encountering the risen Jesus in the garden on Resurrection Day. We highlight how Jesus can find us in the crisis, is Himself the cure for mankind’s condition and calls people by name to follow Him.
At the time of year when we often think of making new year resolutions, the words of Jesus from John 15 come to us loud and clear: Choose to remain! Jesus says that apart from Him, we can do nothing. Dare we dream of the fruitfulness we will see if Christ-following men and women commit their whole selves to Jesus and His mission in 2020?
In both his letters and his gospel, John often refers to his readers as ‘children’. John really wants us to be confident of who we are as children of God. From the account of King David and his covenant faithfulness to Mephibosheth, we gain further insights into being God’s children – we’re invited to sit at the King’s table as sons and enjoy relationship with Him, enjoying all the good things he has for us.
God created us to be an expressive people and in this lively all-age gathering we consider the word ‘praise’ as found in the Psalms. We discover that by looking at the original Hebrew words used for ‘praise’ brings freedom to expressively worship God in a way that is wholehearted, sincere and in line with scripture.
At the start of this new season together we take a look at the account in John 13 of Jesus washing his disciples feet and consider what it means to serve one another, following the example of Jesus.
In a sneaky look ahead to the teaching series coming this Autumn, we look together at ‘The Prayer Meeting’ and seek to answer the question ‘Why do we do that?’
This week we look in Joshua 2 and consider how God and His people had a reputation in Jericho, the parallel with Jesus’s life as ‘news about him spread…’ at the start of his earthly ministry as a result of the filling of the Holy Spirit and finishing with an encouragement to dream and bring into being a time when Jesus is the talk of the town in Market Harborough.