Sacraments | Part 4 – The one about Baptism

5th November 2017. This week, Stephen dashed back from the Premier Digital Awards in London to talk about the Baptism as part of our Sacraments series, again focusing on the life of Peter and in particular the vision he had in Acts 10 before going to visit Cornelius. “Do not call anything impure that God […]

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Sacraments | Part 3 – The one about Communion

29th October 2017. How do you get from the “Wind in the Willows” to David and Mephibosheth? We were blessed to have David Shearman join us this morning to continue our Sacraments series, looking at the sacred through the gateways of grace. David spoke around the sacrament of Communion and reflected on our invitation to […]

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Sacraments | Part 2 – The one about Peter

22nd October 2017. Stephen continued our sacraments series this week. Part two was originally supposed to be about Baptism, but Stephen found himself stuck on a particular verse in a particular passage about Peter… “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They […]

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Sacraments | Part 1 – The Introduction

Touching the sacred through the gateways of grace. Stephen started our new series this week, looking at the Sacraments. In this first session we introduce the topic and talked about what we will cover over the next few weeks. “Perhaps the goal of all sacramentality and sacramental theology is to make the things of this […]

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…as Yourself

8th October 2017 This morning Caz spoke about Jesus’ command to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:39), particularly focusing on the “as yourself” bit. “God loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, beyond fidelity and infidelity—he loves you in the morning sun and in the evening rain—he loves you when your intellect denies it, your […]

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Strengthen feeble arms & weak knees

John Fahy Our dear friend John Fahy joined us this morning to open the scriptures. He spoke from Hebrews 12 and encouraged us that the Christian walk is a marathon not a sprint and that we need both God and each other to run this race. “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. ‘Make level […]

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Self Awareness

24th September 2017 This morning Stephen spoke about four types of awareness – self, people, environment and spirit; particularly focusing on how we can master self awareness in order to help our awareness of others. “To really connect with people you must spend more time in their shoes than yours. Empathy means that I have […]

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Cross = Love

John Pettifor. We were blessed to have John Pettifor join us again this Sunday morning. A few weeks back he spoke to us about the radical commandment given to us in John 13 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” This week, […]

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Questions and Answers 2017 | Part 2

10th September 2017. Every once in a while we like to do a Q&A session at hope, where Pastor Stephen discusses questions submitted in advance from the congregation. We did a first session on this last week but had that many questions submitted this time that we took a second Sunday to consider some more.

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Questions and Answers 2017

3rd September 2017. Every once in a while we like to do a Q&A session at hope, where Pastor Stephen discusses questions submitted in advance from the congregation. Its a great insight in to what is on the hearts and minds of our church and an opportunity to talk about faith, life and love.

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