Trinity Chippenham

Trinity Chippenham

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This podcast contains the messages preached at Trinity Chippenham.


James
Aug 18 • 29 min
Jesus’ brother James is intriguing. During his life he experienced a complete turn-around, a supernatural event.
Caleb
Aug 11 • 42 min
Over time we can learn a lot about a person. In Caleb we see someone who trusts the LORD when almost everyone else has lost their sight of Him.
Hagar
Aug 4 • 38 min
Taking matters into our own hands can lead to a real mess. However, we have a God who sees the most insignificant person, and a God who hears the weakest cry.
Melchizedek
Jul 28 • 46 min
The great plan of God that was promised to Abram takes a big step with his interaction with Melchizedek. This ‘minor character’ shows us that God is the best!(Genesis 14, Psalm 110, Hebrews 5&7)
Follow, Believe, Obey
Jul 21 • 10 min
Jesus came to seek and save the lost!
Jesus 101 - Part 3 (Mark 10:17-27)
Jul 15 • 44 min
How much does Jesus want us to obey him?
Jesus 101 - Part 2 (Mark 10:46-52)
Jul 9 • 38 min
After starting to follow Jesus, then what?
Jesus 101 - Follow (Mark 2:13-18)
Jun 30 • 33 min
Jesus called his people to follow him - he still does!
Ephesians 4:25-32
Jun 16 • 41 min
What does it look like to be a church that is transformed by God’s love? Paul gives us very practical implications of the gospel!
Ephesians 4:17-24
Jun 9 • 36 min
Christianity is not about self-improvement and mere moral improvement. Actually, it is about a heart-to-heart encounter with Christ that brings an inside-out transformation.
Ephesians 4:1-16
Jun 2 • 33 min
The church has a reputation for being ‘nice,’ but not to each other. The Apostle Paul urges us to walk in light of the gospel, together.
Weekend Away 2019
May 26 • 37 min
What is the hope of heaven? What difference does it make to us today?
Ephesians 3:1-13
May 19 • 33 min
What is the point of church unity? There is a purpose to it far bigger than we realise!
Matthew 16:13-20
May 12 • 36 min
Jesus is committed to the church. He says clearly, “I will build my church.” The way he does it is incredible!
1 Peter 2
May 5 • 44 min
Life as a Christian in this world is hard. Peter has a reminder for us that will give us comfort and energy.
On Mission with Jesus
Apr 28 • 16 min
Jesus came to his disciples to bring them peace- when we are ‘on mission’ with Jesus, it is just what we need too.(John 20)
Resurrection Day!
Apr 21 • 31 min
There are 3 Sundays that change everything…
Mark - Part 11
Apr 14 • 34 min
Jesus, the King, changed human history. But not in the way people expected. He really has turned the world upside-down!
Mark - Part 10
Apr 7 • 41 min
We cannot settle for ‘half’ of Jesus. His identity is too important. We can’t have Christ without the cross!
Mark - Part 9
Mar 31 • 32 min
Sometimes we can’t see things that are right in front of us, and that can be true with how we see Jesus. We can know who he is, but do we really see clearly? To know who he truly is we need to know what he came to do.
Mark - Part 8
Mar 24 • 27 min
Mark - Part 7
Mar 17 • 29 min
There is something wrong in the world. What is going on? What is the heart of the problem?
Mark - Part 6
Mar 10 • 13 min
In our all-age family service, we see that God has compassion on the needy, and satisfies the hungry.
Mark - Part 5
Mar 3 • 37 min
Here are two desperate people that meet Jesus. They both have big needs, and they both underline that faith is the difference between life and death.
Mark - Part 4
Feb 24 • 37 min
What happens when we experience storms in our life? Jesus is not just with us to make us comfortable. He cares for us more than that.
Mark - Part 3
Feb 17 • 39 min
Mark 3
Mark - Part 2
Feb 10 • 43 min
Jesus’ mission is to offer something incredible to people like us, and it goes further than we can imagine.
Mark - Part 1
Feb 3 • 22 min
Mark 1:16-39 - a five-part menu of what we might expect spending time in Mark’s Gospel.
Loving God Together - Part 4
Jan 27 • 40 min
Reflecting God’s character in every area of life - Romans 12:1-2
Loving God Together - Part 3
Jan 20 • 40 min
In Nehemiah 8 the community of God’s people came together to hear God’s Word, and having understood it, they were convicted by it, and in it they discovered great joy.
Loving God Together - Part 2
Jan 13 • 34 min
Jesus taught his disciples to pray, starting with four amazing words…
Loving God Together - Part 1
Jan 6 • 37 min
A new value series on loving God, but focusing in on how that works together - Hebrews 10:24-25
Psalm 138
Dec 30, 2018 • 30 min
Psalm 138 is a great Psalm for the end of the year and the start of a new one! It helps us to give thanks to our God.
Family Christmas
Dec 23, 2018 • 13 min
Christmas is about Jesus. What kind of God does Jesus reveal to us?
Christmas!
Dec 16, 2018 • 19 min
Christmas brings people together - but what would it be like to be together with Jesus? What kind of ‘Saviour’ is he?
The Tsunami and Me - Paul’s Testimony
Dec 9, 2018 • 44 min
A Chippenham man and his experience of the Asian tsunami. Even more than that, his experience of God’s rescue from a life without meaning!
Ignite (9)
Dec 2, 2018 • 42 min
We finish this series with an encouragement to “pray for boldness” because we can be fearful of so many things, yet our God is bigger and better than everything!
Ignite (8)
Nov 25, 2018 • 42 min
Josiah’s reign started when he was young, but God worked profoundly in his life. His heart was tender to God.2 Chronicles 34-36
Ignite (7)
Nov 18, 2018 • 39 min
Worshipping God is a response, to His goodness. What will that look like for us?
Ignite (6)
Nov 11, 2018 • 41 min
Don’t rely on someone else’s spiritual life in place of your own.
Ignite (5)
Nov 4, 2018 • 35 min
Jehoshophat was a lot like us- making mistakes and needing to learn from them. He also struggled with fear. But he prayed2 Chronicles 17-20
Ignite (4)
Oct 28, 2018 • 34 min
“Seeking the Lord” is a key piece of the Christian life. But what does it mean? And are we still doing it?2 Chronicles 14-16
Ignite (3)
Oct 21, 2018 • 37 min
What the world needs most is a church ‘on fire.’ What happens when we mess up big? How should we respond to pride?
Ignite (2)
Oct 7, 2018 • 38 min
God wants to be in the midst of his people, at the heart of the community. And he wants us to be responsive to him.
Ignite (1)
Sep 30, 2018 • 37 min
There have been moments in time where it seems as if God has made massive impact in society- lives changed. It always starts with God’s generosity. 2 Chronicles 1-6
The Whole World
Sep 23, 2018 • 8 min
Right from the start of the Bible story God’s plan has been to reach the whole world through his chosen people, and ultimately through his church.
Go Outside
Sep 16, 2018 • 37 min
As a church we want to reach ‘beyond’ ourselves. We need to understand our mission, and know why we are doing it. [John 3]
Welcoming Guests
Sep 9, 2018 • 38 min
We want to be a church that is safe and welcoming for guests, where all are introduced to Jesus. 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
God’s Compassion
Sep 2, 2018 • 37 min
God cares for the weak and broken. How can we show it to those around us? James 1:26-27
Luke 11:1-13
Aug 26, 2018 • 41 min
How would you pray if you really believed God was your Father?
Luke 18:9-14
Aug 23, 2018 • 41 min
Two men went up to the temple to pray…so what?
Luke 18:1-8
Aug 12, 2018 • 39 min
Two things we need to remember to keep us praying faithfully until the end!
Luke 8:4-21
Aug 5, 2018 • 42 min
The kingdom of God spreads as the Word penetrates hearts and brings miraculous transformation.
Luke 6:46-49
Jul 29, 2018 • 40 min
Two builders, two houses, one difference … the foundation.
Colossians 3
Jul 22, 2018 • 45 min
As humans living in this fallen world we can live disconnected from God. But we are united to Christ, as a bride to a husband. What that means is incredible!
Philippians 4:10-23
Jul 15, 2018 • 39 min
Paul concludes his thank-you letter with a reminder of the reality and beauty of God’s Kingdom, and the privilege of working side-by-side with other believers. Generosity is a central feature!
Philippians 4:2-9
Jul 8, 2018 • 39 min
The book of Philippians, especially this summary paragraph, should affect and infect us. How will we live differently with Jesus at the centre?
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Jul 1, 2018 • 38 min
Paul urges us to follow his example in running the race Jesus has called us to. But how do we do that, and why should we keep going?
Philippians 3:1-11
Jun 24, 2018 • 32 min
Where do we place our confidence? Paul was prepared to lose everything he had trusted in, for the sake of knowing Jesus!
Philippians 2:12-30
Jun 17, 2018 • 34 min
How can we make a difference in a world that is crooked and twisted? As we live out the cross-shaped life, we shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 1:27-2:11
Jun 10, 2018 • 32 min
What does living for the gospel look like? Paul tells us that humility is crucial - but it’s hard. What does true humility look like and what difference will it make?
Philippians 1:12-26
Jun 3, 2018 • 33 min
Our happiness is usually dependent on circumstances. But there is such a thing as joy that is solid and deep, even in trials.
Philippians 1:1-11
May 27, 2018 • 32 min
We’re told that the most important thing in life is to be happy. But Paul’s joy is not merely hoping in the future- it is now, and real.
All-Age Service: Church Family
May 20, 2018 • 13 min
God has made us all different, and we are all needed to play our part. But best of all, we get the privilege of together being a picture of God to the world
Equipped to Play Your Part (3)
May 13, 2018 • 34 min
Working and being together as a church is like a body. Everyone has a role, everyone is united.
Equipped to Play Your Part (2)
May 6, 2018 • 39 min
There is something special about being involved in church life. How can we discover our gifts so that we can use them well? [1 Corinthians 12:1-11]
Equipped to Play Your Part (1)
Apr 29, 2018 • 40 min
We are made to be part of the church, the body of Christ. [1 Corinthians 12]
Testimony Panel Talk
Apr 22, 2018 • 8 min
Every christian has been adopted into God’s family- and it’s more than merely legal.
The Heart of our Faith - part 5
Apr 15, 2018 • 44 min
How did the gospel grow from a small group of scared disciples to us today? How is it that a message that seems foolish and weak keep spreading?
The Heart of our Faith - part 4
Apr 8, 2018 • 28 min
What difference does Jesus’ ascension make to our lives?
The Heart of our Faith - part 3
Apr 2, 2018 • 25 min
Luke 24 - Easter Sunday … did Jesus really, literally, physically rise from the dead?
The Heart of our Faith - part 2
Mar 26, 2018 • 44 min
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ - the heart of our faith
The Heart of Our Faith - part 1
Mar 18, 2018 • 37 min
Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem. It was no mistake. It was God’s plan.
Joseph (5)
Mar 4, 2018 • 37 min
Where is God when life is complicated? How should we respond in the richness and pain of everyday normality? In this conclusion to the series we see the answer!
Joseph (4)
Feb 25, 2018 • 42 min
God uses suffering and hard times to deepen our relationship with him. Is there any hope for wicked and hope-less people? Genesis 42-45
Joseph (3)
Feb 18, 2018 • 35 min
How can we make sense of life when everything falls apart? We see Joseh at his lowest point, but we also see a key principle about God’s goodness and care. [Genesis 40-41]
Joseph (2)
Feb 11, 2018 • 49 min
How can we live when God feels absent? God is at work, keeping His promises. Even when we don’t realise it. Even when we think He’s not. Even in our struggles with sexual desire. [Genesis 39]
Joseph (1)
Feb 4, 2018 • 33 min
Where is God in our life? Sometimes our lives here can feel flat and unspectacular - so what’s our place in God’s Big Story? [Genesis 37]
Unleashed (4)
Jan 28, 2018 • 41 min
What will we do with the Bible? We’re in the middle of a war, a war of Words. Whose will we trust? [Psalm 1]
Unleashed (3)
Jan 21, 2018 • 35 min
The Bible is a whole book. This means that it is a story, with a beginning, middle and end. Together, God’s Story will change and shape our lives.
Unleashed (2)
Jan 14, 2018 • 38 min
Can we trust the Bible? Every religious book has authority for that religion- but the Bible is unique, the Bible is better. [2 Timothy 3:16]
Unleashed (1)
Jan 7, 2018 • 32 min
God’s Word is powerful… but is it relevant? What about when our life is drowning in doubt and fear?
Home
Dec 17, 2017 • 14 min
Going home for Christmas is a dream for some, and a nightmare for others. What does Jesus’ birth tell us about ‘home?’
Matthew 2:19-23
Dec 10, 2017 • 32 min
What does it mean for Jesus to be called a Nazarene? It reflects everything that he came to do. It is such great news!
Matthew 2:13-18
Dec 3, 2017 • 43 min
This is a Christmas passage we tend to skip over! It certainly leaves us uneasy, and feeling the pain of the families. But in it we see the ugliness and pain of sin, and God’s goodness, even at Christmas.
Matthew 2:1-12
Nov 26, 2017 • 34 min
We see God’s gracious plan revealed - this child was born in the humble peasant home and he came to be with people like us, whatever our background or race.
Matthew 1:18-25
Nov 19, 2017 • 33 min
Life for us is messy and full of questions, and it was no different for those involved in the Christmas story. And yet in the midst of the chaos is the Child.
Matthew 1:1-17
Nov 12, 2017 • 33 min
The birth of Jesus is at the core of the Christian faith- and it is always relevant. The genealogy tells us all we need to know…
Peace with God
Oct 29, 2017 • 39 min
A key word for Luther and the Reformation, and for us, is “Peace.” Romans 5
Royal Priests
Oct 22, 2017 • 44 min
In many ways the story of the Bible is the story of God calling and setting apart a Kingdom of Priests. That story hasn’t ended- it is our privilege even today. Exodus 19:4-6, Hebrews
For God Alone
Oct 15, 2017 • 33 min
Because of the truth of the gospel we can serve God joyfully, with our whole heart. Titus 3:1-8
Bible Alone
Oct 8, 2017 • 41 min
The Bible is precious. We don’t always treat it as such, but the Word of God is a treasure. In it we see and hear God’s Voice. Exodus 33-34, John 1
Grace Alone
Oct 1, 2017 • 35 min
Luther wrestled with fear- what God thought of him was terrifying! This forced him to investigate where real hope could come from. And he found a great answer! [Romans 1:16-17]
Being Contagious (Family Service)
Sep 24, 2017 • 11 min
It’s really important that we live as contagious Christians. But there’s more! Jesus wants to draw people to himself - and we can join in!
Contagious: Communicate!
Sep 17, 2017 • 46 min
When we enjoy Jesus and are connected with people, what then? We need to communicate the gospel. Here is something simple and effective to remember and share. Such good news!
Contagious: Connect!
Sep 10, 2017 • 37 min
Being contagious and sharing your faith means you need to be close to the people you want to share with. Jesus came into the world as a human, so we shouldn’t withdraw, but look for opportunities to connect.
Contagious: Enjoy!
Sep 3, 2017 • 32 min
Our lives have been transformed by Jesus- and we want to share Him. What’s the first step? Having something (Someone!) to share! [Psalm 63]
Portraits of Wisdom: Eyes
Aug 27, 2017 • 35 min
Where we invest our life and attention will lead us somewhere- we need to ask ourselves if it’s somewhere we really want to go. [Proverbs 27:12 / 4:23-27]
Portraits of Wisdom: Mouth
Aug 20, 2017 • 36 min
There is real power behind words- words can bring life, and death. How we speak is an important theme in Proverbs.
Portraits of Wisdom: Heart
Aug 13, 2017 • 34 min
God wants us to trust him with everything that we are - exclusively, exhaustively and entirely.
Portrait of Wisdom: Ear
Aug 6, 2017 • 49 min
Proverbs says a lot about listening to instruction and reproof. We all find it hard, but with a humble heart and a listening ear, we will live. This practical message is all about listening to others and to God.
Portrait of Wisdom
Jul 30, 2017 • 40 min
What is the role of wisdom in life? Our summer series will introduce us to a book of wisdom, and a portrait of a wise person.
Wise and Foolish Builders
Jul 23, 2017 • 9 min
The lesson is so simple and yet so important for all of us. The wise builder is the person who hears what Jesus says and does it. Simple as that. What is Jesus saying to you at the moment through your Bible reading, or through Bible messages at churc…
Lukewarm
Jul 16, 2017 • 32 min
We care what Jesus thinks and says, even when it feels uncomfortable. The final letter in our series hits the nail on the head of so many issues in church- and it has an incredible invitation. {Revelation 3:14-22}
Weakness
Jul 9, 2017 • 36 min
Here is a letter for every Christian who feels weak. In it we see Jesus who is kind, and will stick with us for eternity. [Revelation 3:7-13]
Complacency
Jul 2, 2017 • 34 min
Having and building a reputation is a big issue, especially when it takes our focus away from Jesus. It’s easy to focus on past glories and leave Jesus behind. Spiritual complacency is an issue that Jesus takes very seriously.
Purity
Jun 25, 2017 • 40 min
The issue of purity for a modern Christian is so important. Jesus says we can look to Him for change - the motivation doesn’t have to be guilt. [Revelation 2:18-29]
Compromise
Jun 18, 2017 • 34 min
We’ve all had the experience of accepting standards that are lower than what we want. Jesus has lots to say to us about compromise, even in places where it’s hard to be a Christian. Revelation 2:12-17
Suffering
Jun 11, 2017 • 38 min
What would Jesus write to a church facing persecution, poverty, slander and death? Here is His message of hope and help for them, and for us!
First Love
Jun 4, 2017 • 40 min
Jesus dictated seven letters to His old friend John, for the benefit of all churches- including us today! Our first letter was originally to Ephesus. How can we recapture our first love? Revelation 2:1-7
Luke 7
May 28, 2017 • 10 min
Jesus demonstrates what God is like, full of compassion and power. This speaks to us today and it’s thrilling!
Forgiveness
May 21, 2017 • 33 min
Forgiveness is so important for the health of any community - wounds are inevitable as we rub up against each other, and only with forgiveness can these wounds heal.
Luke 19:1-10
May 14, 2017 • 33 min
Why do Christians give? The Bible has lots to say about money and giving- but many of us can be confused about Christianity and what is a right response to Christ.
Self-Giving
May 7, 2017 • 37 min
What does the ‘wow’ of being loved by Jesus look like? It means loving others like Jesus loves them. It can be hard, but what a difference Jesus makes! John 13:1-17
Other-Centred
Apr 30, 2017 • 37 min
As a church our vision and values drive everything we do, especially because of God’s glorious love. We want to be people who love others- just like Jesus. John 13:31-35
Real Lives
Apr 23, 2017 • 7 min
God is the God of Peace - for us, now, and every day!
Easter Sunday 2017
Apr 16, 2017 • 30 min
What difference does the Resurrection make? According to one eye witness it changes everything - it means we can be born again to a living hope. Not only hope for the life to come, but also hope in this life, as well as an unexplainable love for Chri…
All-Age Service: Palm Sunday
Apr 9, 2017 • 14 min
“Hosanna” is a strange word, but it is powerful! This Palm Sunday, will we be part of God’s people that say to Jesus, “save me”?
Daniel 7
Apr 2, 2017 • 35 min
The last chapter in our series is full of beasts and distress! But there is also hope. The hope starts with the word “until.”
Mothers’ Day
Mar 26, 2017 • 33 min
Mothering changes lives! There are many biblical qualities in mothers that we esteem highly, so how can we be a community with mother-like ministry? 1 Thessalonians 2
Daniel 6
Mar 19, 2017 • 40 min
“Making noise” about Jesus is rarely easy - there is pressure to be silent. Is speaking publically about Jesus possible and even desirable? There is a great reason to not stay silent.
Daniel 5
Mar 12, 2017 • 37 min
The problem in Daniel 5 is pride - it’s a big issue for all of us. There is real danger in “lifting up ourselves against the LORD,” but the solution is beautiful.
Daniel 4
Mar 5, 2017 • 36 min
Testimonies are a huge favourite to many! Today’s story of a life transformed is spectacular. It begins with pride…
Daniel 3
Feb 26, 2017 • 52 min
This chapter is about more than ‘just’ not bowing down to a big King. This incredible story raises a question that is at the heart of our culture, and at the heart of our churches: what is faith?
Daniel 2
Feb 19, 2017 • 33 min
Daniel lived his life in and for God’s Kingdom. Everyone around him saw only the most powerful man on the planet, yet Daniel and his friends knew the God who is in heaven. And they trusted Him with their lives.
Daniel 1
Feb 12, 2017 • 36 min
How can we live in a world that is hostile to faith? It is possibe to live, undefiled, for Jesus in a culture like Daniel’s. And the key is knowing the God we represent.
All-Age Service: Daniel
Feb 5, 2017 • 22 min
Daniel was taken to a hostile culture- one not too dissimilar to ours today. What was Daniel’s God like? What was his message?
Baptism
Jan 29, 2017 • 24 min
There is pressure all around us to be clean, to be impressive. And yet we know deep inside us there is a problem. What does Jesus think of our shame and guilt? (Mark 1:40-45)
Landmarks (3)
Jan 22, 2017 • 40 min
The Christian gospel is one of transformation from the inside-out. At the heart of this good news is a good God who loves us, and who offers us true one-ness with Jesus. (Galatians 2:20)
Landmarks (2)
Jan 15, 2017 • 43 min
The whole world is made up of two ‘teams’ of people. There is a problem, but there is a great rescue! (Romans 5:12-21)
Landmarks (1)
Jan 8, 2017 • 46 min
At some point, we’ve all been daunted by the Bible. There are many landmarks that will help us get oriented and transform our lives - starting with who God is. John 17
New Year 2017
Jan 1, 2017 • 37 min
At the start of the new year, how should we think about life? Instead of making a list of resolutions, trusting God should be at the top of the list.
Family Christmas
Dec 18, 2016 • 15 min
The message of Christmas really is good news of great joy - this year we do not need to be afraid because God is with us.
Christmas Message
Dec 11, 2016 • 16 min
At Christmas it’s easy to miss the significance of the baby in the manger. This year, why not meet Jesus personally?
Galatians 4:4-7
Dec 4, 2016 • 38 min
We have a God who is incredibly relational. He invites us to be adopted into His family - the closest, warmest and most secure relationship in existence.
John 4:1-45
Nov 27, 2016 • 42 min
Life is so often frustrating, full of searching for ‘more,’ full of empty unsatisfaction! What can we do to satisfy our longings for real lasting relationships?
John 3:22-36
Nov 20, 2016 • 48 min
Jesus is a Bridegroom. He offers Himself in amazing love - will we be transformed by Him?
John 2:23-3:21
Nov 13, 2016 • 44 min
John’s Gospel talks a lot about ‘belief.’ We tend to see faith as on/off, but Jesus shows us that believing in Him is so much deeper.
John 2:1-22
Nov 6, 2016 • 36 min
Jesus offers true life- to the full. What does that life with Jesus like? At the launch of His ministry Jesus shows us His glory- his kindness and love, at a wedding!
Family Service: Light
Oct 30, 2016 • 7 min
Whatever our biggest fear is, Jesus is in control. He has the power and desire to save us. (This is the final part of a talk at a family service)
John 1:35-51
Oct 23, 2016 • 36 min
We need to be transformed and Jesus is the One who promises to do it. What happens when people start to meet Jesus?
John 1:19-34
Oct 16, 2016 • 34 min
Life is a mess - we fall short of even our own standards! The task of life-change is huge - but that is precisely what Jesus offers to us. Look up to who God really is.
John 1:14-18
Oct 9, 2016 • 37 min
Jesus, the eternal Son of God, became a human being. That means we can truly understand what God is like, without having to use guesswork but just by looking into the face of Jesus.
John 1:1-13
Oct 2, 2016 • 38 min
John tells us why Jesus came. And the reason is truly life-changing: Jesus came into our world to share his life with us.
Be With Me
Sep 25, 2016 • 17 min
Jesus offers us more than we expect and so much more than we deserve.
Reaching Out: Global
Sep 18, 2016 • 34 min
As humans we tend to care ‘inwardly’, about people that are close to us. But God is an ‘outward’ God - a God who loves the world. Matthew 28 / Acts 1
Reaching Out: Local
Sep 11, 2016 • 36 min
Luke 10:25-37 ‘Reaching out’ is not common in our world but it is totally at the heart of who God is. We want to be like Jesus in His life-giving generosity. What will that be like?
Every Tribe, Every Nation
Sep 4, 2016 • 18 min
There’s lots of talk about the world coming together but it is seemingly unachievable. God will bring people from every nation truly together.
Psalm 133
Aug 28, 2016 • 31 min
This Psalm is about unity. Unity is a blessing on us from above, that blesses others.
Psalm 130/131
Aug 21, 2016 • 33 min
God transforms lives. These Psalms join together to give us a picture of what His transformation looks like - forgiveness from beginning to end.
Psalm 127
Aug 14, 2016 • 35 min
It’s common for us to live and work within two extremes: self-reliant perseverance, and lazy inertia. Both are fruit of a fallen world. Today’s Psalm on the other hand shows us a true and reassuring solution.
Psalm 126
Aug 7, 2016 • 42 min
This Psalm tells us about about the difference it makes to remember God’s past grace when we are feeling discouraged or distant or cold spiritually.
Psalm 124
Jul 31, 2016 • 29 min
What do we need to know on our journey this week? The LORD is on your side. He has brought us to today and we can trust Him for tomorrow.
Psalm 121
Jul 24, 2016 • 41 min
God cares for His people at every time and in every area of life. No matter how wicked or far away we are, God constantly keeps us.
Worship
Jul 17, 2016 • 42 min
Our worship reflects the One we worship - especially as church. Our God is a lover and sharer. Christians don’t have to chase God on a Sunday. We can be in His Presence, with full access, all week! [1 Chronicles 16]
Vision: Equipping Everyone (3)
Jul 10, 2016 • 36 min
Jesus invites us to be a church that keeps our eyes on God, trusting that He’s our Father and that He will provide for us everything we need.
Vision: Equipping Everyone (2)
Jul 3, 2016 • 39 min
What is treasure and what happens to it? In this part of our short series we see Jesus challenge our priorities. The things we treasure won’t necessarily last for eternity. [Matthew 6:19-24]
Vision: Equipping Everyone (1)
Jun 26, 2016 • 43 min
God is generous and loves to give but we will be tempted to pursue praise for pretend piety. Especially with our giving, praying and fasting, God is most pleased with what is real and generous.
James 5:13-20
Jun 19, 2016 • 35 min
James doesn’t write about trying harder- he tells us about the Father’s heart for us, about living for Him because we are fully His and He is our everything! But what about when life is hard, in sickness and sin?
James 4:13 - 5:12
Jun 12, 2016 • 32 min
We go through life making and wanting more to-do lists. But Christianity doesn’t work like that. What does it mean to live for Jesus?
James 4:1-12 - The Heart of Christianity
Jun 5, 2016 • 39 min
The heart of Christianity is not self-determined self-improvement. The heart of Christianity is the husband-heart of God.
Family Service: Kings and Queens
May 29, 2016 • 20 min
Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth II! But what kind of King is Jesus? (Psalm 113)
James 3:13-18
May 22, 2016 • 37 min
There are two kinds of wisdom - from above and below. Jesus is truly meek and embodies the wisdom of God.
James 3:1-12
May 15, 2016 • 35 min
Our words are powerful. They reveal so much about our hearts - positively and, of course, negatively. Is there anything we can do about it?
James 2:14-26
May 8, 2016 • 41 min
Being a Christian on a Monday morning, the day after Sunday church, is hard. But saying “we believe” isn’t enough- real faith will show itself in real life.
George Verwer - Call to Action
May 1, 2016 • 56 min
We had the great privilege of having George Verwer with us. He shared his favourite verses and seven principles he lives his life by - as well as plenty of book recommendations! Responding to Jesus in all of life is a joy. (Matthew 9:35-38)
James 2:1-13
Apr 24, 2016 • 40 min
Being a Christian means having a dynamic relationship with God, following Jesus. It’s also about responding to those around us - we should treat all others with the love we have received.
James 1:19-27
Apr 17, 2016 • 38 min
Want to grow as a Christian? Spiritual maturity comes from humbly receiving God’s Word and responding to it
James 1:1-18
Apr 10, 2016 • 36 min
Written by one of Jesus’ half-brothers, this letter is full of practicality but it’s even more full of passion for Jesus! James’ desire is to reflect Jesus’ character in every area of our lives, in every place and every circumstance. God loves to give…
Family Service: Jesus is Alive!
Apr 3, 2016 • 25 min
We were joined by a detective on the hunt for evidence about Jesus - could He really have risen from the dead?
Happy Easter!
Mar 27, 2016 • 27 min
Easter Sunday is the day that changes everything. How can a ‘normal’ Spring day be that important?
God in our Story
Mar 20, 2016 • 6 min
God loves us and He treats us as individuals
The Secret Place
Mar 6, 2016 • 41 min
Life in Christ is about faith not works, but what does that life look like? One key way is serving each other, in love. The quality of our relationship with Jesus in the ‘secret place’ will directly affect how (and if!) we love and serve others. Galat…
God Behind the Scenes - Ruth 4
Feb 28, 2016 • 38 min
We come to the ‘end’ of Ruth and Naomi’s story. We again see that in the very real ups and downs of life God is with us and for us. We have the big picture - the Kinsman Redeemer is born, the Saviour is coming.
God Behind the Scenes - Ruth 3
Feb 21, 2016 • 39 min
This part of the story addresses Naomi’s ‘long term’ problem - family. But this chapter is not really about matchmaking and dating advice…
God Behind the Scenes - Ruth 2
Feb 14, 2016 • 39 min
Is God good and does he care? Ruth and Naomi need a protector and provider, just to survive. One day Ruth goes to look for “grace” and she ‘happens’ upon Boaz…
God Behind the Scenes - Ruth 1
Feb 7, 2016 • 31 min
Where is God in dark places? Does he disappear? The characters in Ruth are normal, like us, yet they show us that it is possible to live godly lives in a dark culture.
Overcoming Obstacles - Doubt
Jan 31, 2016 • 36 min
Doubt is a huge issue but it isn’t talked about a lot in churches. Questions about God and for God are common and can sometimes lead to people walking away from God. Psalm 44 gives us a pathway to faith- but not in the way we might think.
Overcoming Obstacles - Comparison
Jan 24, 2016 • 32 min
We all compare ourselves to others - sometimes favourably, mostly negatively. The Comparison Game is poison to every relationship so let’s together look to Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Overcoming Obstacles - Fear and Faith
Jan 17, 2016 • 36 min
Every moment of every day we can live by fear or by faith. Even Abraham, the great hero of faith, lived the battle of fear in his heart. But God loves us, is with us and is for us - He makes us all the difference. (Romans 5:1-5)
Overcoming Obstacles - Guilt and Shame
Jan 10, 2016 • 36 min
In our culture we tend to focus on guilt, justice, punishment, etc. Many of us still struggle with feeling “guilty” … maybe part of the reason for that is because we don’t grasp the shame side of the story. (Romans 5)
Baptism
Jan 3, 2016 • 27 min
Acts 8 God is at work in all of our lives. We can respond to him by meeting him in his Word *Poor Sound Quality*
The Greatest Seeker
Dec 29, 2015 • 28 min
In the little story of Zaccheus we meet a great seeker - someone prepared to go to extreme lengths to achieve his goal. The goal was fellowship at a table, and the cost was immense.
Carol Service - The Gap is Gone
Dec 13, 2015 • 22 min
Christmas is full of contrasts, none greater than heavenly angels bringing a message to humble shepherds. The great news? The gap is gone … it is not up to us to climb to God, but He has come to us!
Faith Like Mary
Dec 6, 2015 • 32 min
Mary’s responsive faith when told of a very complex future is inspiring. But we don’t get faith like Mary by looking at her. She would be shocked how much the church has looked to her. As we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Mary we can discover the trut…
Walking With Jesus - Conclusion (Luke 9:10-25)
Nov 29, 2015 • 33 min
Jesus came to give us life, but the way he did it was a real shock. His self-giving motivates us to let go of all this world offers us to follow him.
Walking with Jesus (Luke 9:1-10)
Nov 22, 2015 • 32 min
Disciples have everything they need- a message of good news, an invitation to God’s Kingdom, brought in by and centred on Jesus. That means Christians will look very different to the world we are part of but, when we are faithful, and out of our heart’…
Walking with Jesus (Luke 8:40-56)
Nov 15, 2015 • 25 min
The 12 year-old daughter of the most important man in town and the woman with a shameful 12 year-old problem both desperately needed to experience the gracious power of Christ. Our faith may be very weak, but the invitation to all of us is to approach …
Walking with Jesus (Luke 8:22-36)
Nov 8, 2015 • 30 min
How do we face fear? The truth is that even in the face of death we can express thankfulness to God. Why? Because He is God and we are not.
Baby Dedication
Nov 1, 2015 • 27 min
We all have things in our lives that have not worked out as we expected or hoped, and at some point we will all go through valleys. Praise God that his heart grieves over the sadness, pain and death in his good world, and that he is with us in the vall…
Walking with Jesus (Luke 8:16-21)
Oct 25, 2015 • 28 min
Are you drawn to Jesus or will you keep him at arm’s length? Like light, Jesus chases away the darkness in our hearts. Stop, take stock, look at Jesus and fall in love with him again.
Walking with Jesus (Luke 8:1-15)
Oct 18, 2015 • 28 min
Jesus didn’t tell parables as simple little stories to please the crowd. He told them to divide. People were, and are, either responsive or resistant to Jesus and his teaching. In the parable of the soils there were four soils, not just two. What are w…
Walking with Jesus (Luke 7:36-50)
Oct 11, 2015 • 38 min
Why is our love for Jesus often weaker than we think it should be? In today’s passage we see the principle that greater awareness of forgiveness leads to greater love for the forgiver.
Walking with Jesus (Luke 7:18-35)
Oct 4, 2015 • 27 min
Too easily we miss how involved Christ is in our lives today. Our relationship with him is not dependent on our worthiness, how we work up bigger faith, or the wealth of our knowledge. What is really important is the responsiveness of our hearts to him.
Walking with Jesus (Luke 7:1-17)
Sep 27, 2015 • 35 min
We live in a culture that avoids almost all references to ‘death.’ But for most of the world death is a real and present reality. Jesus compassionately conquers death, for those who don’t deserve it.
Commissioning
Sep 20, 2015 • 32 min
We are very grateful to God for our new leaders. The Apostle Paul was a Christian leader who served the church, with integrity, tears, courage, compassion, proclaiming and teaching the whole Gospel.
Baby Dedication
Sep 13, 2015 • 24 min
What is the most important thing parents can do for their kids? Our biggest need is an answer to the brokenness we see the world- it is only by meeting Jesus that we have an answer and hope.
Discipleship: Weekend Away
Sep 6, 2015 • 54 min
A Disciple is a Follower of Christ, being transformed, in relationship with Christ and His people. With him we discover our part in his mission - an invitation to be a disciple-making disciple.
Amazing Grace
Aug 30, 2015 • 33 min
David showed amazing kindness to Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth. It’s incredible that people like us, spiritual Mephibosheths, far away from God are shown the same amazing grace by King Jesus! 2 Samuel 9
Colossians 3:18-4:6
Aug 23, 2015 • 43 min
Seek Jesus in all the areas of your life, and with all the people in your life. Love Him first.
Colossians 3:1-17
Aug 16, 2015 • 44 min
The Gospel is simple: the Son of God become flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone, that we might become spiritually flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. The Christian life in light of the Gospel is just as simple: Seek Jesus. Do everything in al…
Colossians 2:6-23
Aug 9, 2015 • 40 min
Staying connected to him in a marriage union which doesn’t just bring us benefits but gives us a whole new identity – buried with him, raised with him, and loved and accepted by his Father as our own Father!
Colossians 1:24-2:5
Aug 2, 2015 • 33 min
Paul’s ministry is all about maturity. “Christ in us” is the key to growing up and leaving the ‘shallow end.’
Colossians 1:15-23
Jul 26, 2015 • 36 min
Why does Paul encourage the Colossians to take their eyes off themselves and onto Jesus? Because He Jesus awesome! Colossians 1:15-23
Colossians 1:1-14
Jul 19, 2015 • 42 min
The Colossian church were in many ways just like us - feeling tempted to question whether what they had in Jesus really was enough, or if there was something more. Colossians 1:1-14
The Story (Part 4)
Jul 12, 2015 • 33 min
Does the Bible really end with a party? And if it does, how come Christians seem to let us down so much now? We finish the series anticipating the end of the story, when the freedom of the glory of the children of God will be unleashed!
The Story (Part 3)
Jul 6, 2015 • 32 min
We have celebrated the promise God gave to defeat the rebellion. We have appreciated the preparation God made in the Old Covenant to prepare humanity for the coming of Christ and his New Covenant. But have we grasped the big picture of the Bible? Th…
The Story (Part 2)
Jun 28, 2015 • 39 min
God’s promise of the seed of the woman came to fruition when the fullness of times had come … so why did God take so long? In fact, why does God take so long in fulfilling his purposes in our lives today? This message looks at the Old Covenant to…
The Story (Part 1)
Jun 21, 2015 • 37 min
The Bible is The Story - the story of a giving God whose giving nature spilled over in creation, and then, in the face of rebellion and hatred, gave again. Human’s rebel, and God does not reboot everything, but instead gives the Promise of the Seed - …
Family Service - Luke 15
Jun 7, 2015 • 22 min
Is God’s love and mercy to undeserving sinners true? Or is it too good to be true? Mike points us to the story of the Lost Sons in Luke 15 for an answer.
Guest Service: Leadership
May 31, 2015 • 36 min
Fraser Kay, pastor of North Swindon Baptist Church, spoke to Trinity Chippenham from 2 Corinthians 4 on the subject of leadership.
Leadership Part 3 - Who?
May 24, 2015 • 35 min
Paul gives a clear list of qualifications for those who should be recognised officially as leaders in the church. As we move toward recognising our own leadership, what are we to make of these qualification lists?
Leadership Part 2 - What?
May 17, 2015 • 40 min
What do church leaders do? Church leadership is not about “lording it over,” “getting things your own way,” “getting rich,” or even “doing the work of ministry.” Church leaders are shepherds who lay down their lives as they feed, lead, care, protect …
Leadership Part 1 - Why?
May 10, 2015 • 34 min
Why does the local church need leadership? Titus 1:10-16 gives insight into the dangers from which a leadership protect a local church. Leadership is given for the gospel and for the faithful.
A Supernatural Community - Part 4 (Colossians 3)
May 3, 2015 • 40 min
The environment that allows for a community of authenticity is one saturated in the grace of Christ. How can we be part of creating a community of grace? In Colossians 3 we have the source - our gaze on Christ, and our union with Christ, and we also …
A Supernatural Community - Part 3
Apr 26, 2015 • 39 min
“Investing time to build healthy relationships characterised by authenticity and grace.” This week we zero in on authenticity. How can we, as fallen creatures, ever grow in authentic relationships? Peter took us to John 13 to see how in Christ we ar…
A Supernatural Community - Part 2
Apr 19, 2015 • 37 min
It is the Holy Spirit who takes a group of people and changes it into a supernatural community. What does he do? How do we engage with that? Ron takes us to Ephesians 5:15-21 to continue our series…
A Supernatural Community
Apr 12, 2015 • 39 min
It is possible to socially engineer groups of people, but only God can create a supernatural community - one marked by His love, grace, forgiveness and authenticity. In this message we launch a brief values series by looking briefly at 1John 4, follow…
A Different Kind of King - Part 10 (Mark 16)
Apr 5, 2015 • 34 min
Jesus’ mission and plan was to die and then be raised to life. Mark’s resurrection account points us to the truth of the resurrection, and asks us what our response will be … fear, astonishment, faith? This is the final message in the series, “A …
A Different Kind of King - Part 9 (Mark 15)
Mar 29, 2015 • 38 min
A Different Kind of King - Part 8 (Mark 14)
Mar 22, 2015 • 29 min
Human leaders tend to lead out of a self-concerned motivation. Not Jesus. In this chapter we see how Christianity is not about our commitment or what we are prepared to do for Jesus. Christianity is about Christ. He was the one who followed through…
A Different Kind of King - Part 7 (Mark 12)
Mar 15, 2015 • 37 min
Jesus faced a barrage of questions trying to trip him up. He handled them amazingly well, seeking to wake up the people to their need of him. We need to beware that the motivations that stopped them from seeing the truth don’t do the same to us.
A Different Kind of King - Part 6 (Mark 11:1-26)
Mar 8, 2015 • 40 min
The whole of Mark’s Gospel builds towards, and focuses on, Jesus’ final visit to Jerusalem. In this chapter he arrives in a great celebration, but quickly shifts gears and turns things around. As the disciples expected a victory over their enemies, J…
A Different Kind of King - Part 5 (Mark 10:32-45)
Mar 1, 2015 • 33 min
When Jesus predicted his suffering and death, he was turning the world of the disciples upside-down. We need to experience the same if we are to be gripped by what it meant for the Son of Man to come and give his life as a ransom for many.
A Different Kind of King - Part 4 (Mark 10:17-31)
Feb 22, 2015 • 37 min
What kind of follower does King Jesus want? The wealthy? The successful? The person who has achieved goodness? No, only God is good, and only God can give true goodness. The Rich Young Ruler stirred the disciples, and invites us also to chase afte…
A Different Kind of King - Part 3 (Mark 9:30-50)
Feb 15, 2015 • 35 min
What kind of kingdom will this different kind of King establish? It is a kingdom where fearful competitiveness is not the driving feature. Instead, the lowest and smallest are welcomed as if they are God Himself. The disciples needed to learn this. …
A Different Kind of King - Part 2 (Mark 9:1-29)
Feb 8, 2015 • 34 min
How does Sunday connect with the rest of the week? Do we rely on Sunday experience of Jesus to get through the week? This section shows Jesus on the mountaintop - a glimpse of the glory of the majesty of Christ, followed by Jesus dealing with the wea…
A Different Kind of King - Part 1 (Mark 8:27-38)
Feb 1, 2015 • 35 min
We start a new series by jumping into the mid-point of Mark’s presentation of Jesus. Jesus makes huge claims, but is patient with slow to learn disciples. Like them, we can easily bring our own expectations to Jesus and then discover that his plan fo…
Transformed - Part 4 (Sex & Sexuality)
Jan 25, 2015 • 51 min
If the Gospel is going to make a difference anywhere in our lives, it has to offer some hope in this area. Many struggle with a variety of difficulties that seem tied to this inner drive for intimacy, a drive that often feels more like a curse than a …
Transformed - Part 3 (Time)
Jan 18, 2015 • 43 min
Our culture celebrates excessive busy-ness and laziness in almost equal measure! Why do we struggle with our use of time so much, and what is the solution? Andy takes us to an Old Testament prophet to get at the real heart of the issue. The message …
Transformed - Part 2 (Money)
Jan 11, 2015 • 42 min
Money might just be the biggest “alternative god” we face in life … so what should our perspective be? Looking at Matthew 6, David points us to Jesus’ teaching on this critical and everyday subject.
Transformed - Part 1
Jan 4, 2015 • 35 min
The Gospel is an invitation to the Father’s love, revealed in the Son and poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and that Gospel transforms lives! In this church anniversary message, Peter looks at 1Thessalonians 1 to see the vision of Trinity…
The Incarnation is Not Just for Christmas
Dec 28, 2014 • 37 min
Christmas soon passes and the wonder of it fades away quickly. But for Christians, Christmas is in the DNA of our faith. Is it possible to not lose the thrill of the Incarnation? The eternal Son of God became human. One extra word can stop this thrill…
A Saviour Is Born
Dec 21, 2014 • 20 min
Do we really need a saviour? How bad is the situation? How good is the rescuer sent to rescue us? This pre-Christmas message points our hearts toward Christ.
Carol Service - The Nativity
Dec 14, 2014 • 13 min
The traditional image of the Nativity scene may be traditional and familiar, but it is still strange. What would bring such diversity of people together? Heavenly invitation and the global goal of God’s goodness bringing people into the most special …
Jesus Trailers 7 - God’s Global Goodness (Isa.61)
Dec 7, 2014 • 34 min
Isaiah’s Jesus trailers anticipated the coming Messiah. Years turned into centuries, but eventually the fulfillment arrived in person. When he did, his presentation of Isaiah 61 stirred violent anger against Him, even though he came to give all God’s…
Jesus Trailers 6 - The Bible: Ground Zero
Nov 30, 2014 • 36 min
Isaiah 53 is the very centre of the biblical message. Once we grasp two truths about human existence, then this passage is so clear that it will explode our hearts in humility and praise for God’s ultimate solution to our great sin problem.
Jesus Trailers 5 - Discouraged? Bigger Task!
Nov 23, 2014 • 30 min
It is amazing to think of the Servant of the LORD being discouraged. It is even more amazing to see the bigger task the LORD gave Him to accomplish … and he did it!
Jesus Trailers 4 - God’s Work God’s Way
Nov 16, 2014 • 32 min
In Isaiah 42 we get to see a different kind of servant. This Servant of the Lord represents God fully - not only in what he achieves, but also in the way he does it. Isaiah 42 is a powerful Jesus trailer, it makes us want to know Jesus more!
Jesus Trailers 3 - The Reason We Sing
Nov 9, 2014 • 31 min
Why is Christianity a singing faith? In the context of death, how come we sing? Isaiah looked beyond the birth of Christ to the day when the earth will give birth to the dead. The end of the story is not bleak judgment, but judgment for the sake of …
Jesus Trailers 2 - Light at the End of the Tunnel
Nov 2, 2014 • 36 min
In dark times it is tempting to trust ourselves, but God works in the now to point us to the hope that is in the future. Immanuel, God is with us. Now, living after the first Christmas, we know who that boy really was. In these dark times, will we l…
Jesus Trailers 1 - The Throne and The Cross
Oct 26, 2014 • 39 min
Isaiah’s great prophecy shows us the extremes of Jesus … on the throne, and on the cross. In his presence even our strengths count for nothing, but thankfully He is willing to do what it takes to deal with all our sin! This is the first part in o…
Love & Judgment - Psalm 7
Oct 19, 2014 • 28 min
How can a God of love also be a God of judgment? And what if we are the ones who deserve to be judged? Andy Cordle takes us to Psalm 7 to get some answers!
Mercy for the Undeserving
Oct 12, 2014 • 39 min
Guest Speaker Dick Papworth takes us to the ancient book of Jonah to consider the contemporary relevance of God’s heart of mercy for the undeserving.
Not What You Think - Part 4: Saved
Oct 5, 2014 • 32 min
Christians often use the language of “salvation” and “saved.” Why? Is this all about God helping those who help themselves? Is it all about believing in Jesus and going to heaven when we die? Or is it much richer, and even more thrilling than that?
Not What You Think - Part 3: Sin
Sep 28, 2014 • 32 min
Most people see sin as something other people do, and God’s great obsession. In this message Peter takes us to Luke 18:9-14 to see that sin is not what we think it is. One of sin’s greatest effects is that it makes us misunderstand sin. But we will …
Not What You Think - Part 2: Life
Sep 21, 2014 • 29 min
Everyone is living for something, but do we know what life is really about? David Searight invites us to consider two verses in the book of Jeremiah that bring a whole new perspective on what it is to be truly human and really alive!
Not What You Think - Part 1: God
Sep 14, 2014 • 27 min
Everyone knows what God is like. Or do they? Andy launches our new series by inviting us to get to know the God who reveals himself in the Bible.
Church Weekend Away - Prayer
Sep 7, 2014 • 46 min
Peter’s message from the Sunday morning of our Church Weekend Away in Chepstow. Apologies for the sound quality. This message offers the massive encouragement of the sermon to the Hebrews as a backdrop for our weekend theme of prayer.
God is our All! (Psalm 62)
Aug 31, 2014 • 28 min
The Bible doesn’t expect us to “have it all together.” It expects us to be rocked by the explosions of life, and to struggle with the daily aches of life. But since God is a refuge for us, we can trust Him and pour out our hearts to Him. He is both …
God is our Refuge! (Psalm 90)
Aug 24, 2014 • 35 min
After the challenging experience of life in the wilderness, this Psalm of Moses offers much needed perspective as we also feel the shortness and difficulty of life. What does it mean to number our days? What does it mean to have the work of our hands…
God is our Good! (Psalm 34)
Aug 17, 2014 • 42 min
This Psalm was composed by David at a time when he faced death from a couple of directions. Instead of looking to control his situation, or even question God’s plans, he found security in God’s presence. From the secure place of dependence upon God, …
God is our Everything! (Psalm 73)
Aug 10, 2014 • 42 min
What happens when a worship leader struggles? Life was hitting Asaph hard because he was dwelling on the prosperity of the wicked and starting to slip away from God. We are all capable of drifting, and we are all people with a tendency to hide our in…
God is our Fortress! (Psalm 46)
Aug 3, 2014 • 35 min
Sometimes our sense of stability gets rocked and fear starts to take hold of our hearts. Psalm 46 offers great hope and comfort in the midst of impending military threat - God is our refuge and fortress and always accessible help. As we watch what is h…
Related! (Good News, Now! Part 8 - Mark 3:13-35)
Jul 27, 2014 • 39 min
Jesus called an eclectic group of disciples to participate in his ministry, but his own family and the religious leaders opposed him and thought he was mad. What does that mean? It means that those of us who are Jesus followers get to be part of his …
Accused! (Good News, Now! Part 7 - Mark 2:23-3:12)
Jul 20, 2014 • 38 min
Jesus created tension with religious folks. They were passionate about the law, but missed the heart of it. Jesus had come to give life, not law. They didn’t appreciate that back then and so plotted to kill him. What is our response? Are we focuse…
Questioned! (Good News, Now! Part 6 - Mark 2:13-22)
Jul 13, 2014 • 32 min
This is Matthew/Levi’s testimony from Mark 2:13-22. He reflects on the revolution that is Jesus and how being called by Jesus changes everything. Suddenly Jesus becomes the priority in your life, you start to share his values and follow him wherever …
Forgiven! (Good News, Now! Part 5 - Mark 2:1-12)
Jul 6, 2014 • 26 min
As Jesus continues to give of himself, he continues to shock and surprise. The implications for us are worth prayerfully pondering. How can we undermine the standard perception of Christ and his church in our culture? What are we prepared to do to g…
Needed! (Good News, Now! Part 4 - Mark 1:35-45)
Jun 29, 2014 • 28 min
The last verses of Mark 1 show us Jesus’ priority in his own ministry mix. While the healing ministry created the temptation to be popular in Capernaum, his priority was to reach much wider with the gospel. At the same time, his big picture vision di…
Giving! (Good News, Now! Part 3 - Mark 1:21-34)
Jun 22, 2014 • 38 min
Mark’s Gospel offers a wonderful glimpse into the ministry of Jesus, the ministry we have been called to join. Back to back teaching of God’s truth, deliverance from God’s enemy, and healing to show God’s compassion, and then, just as the disciples we…
Called! (Good News, Now! Part 2 - Mark 1:14-20)
Jun 15, 2014 • 38 min
There are some real parallels between our situation and the early part of Mark’s gospel. Jesus was launching a new project and so focused on timing, location, vision and leadership. Surprisingly we find him walking in Galilee and picking some fisherm…
Started! (Good News, Now! Part 1- Mark 1:1-13)
Jun 8, 2014 • 40 min
New Series! Mark’s document started a revolution as he launched a new genre of writing - a “Good News!” We saw how Mark doesn’t want us to have any confusion - Jesus is the good news, because Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father stepping in to our …
Starting Well part 6 (2 Timothy 4)
Jun 1, 2014 • 29 min
In the final week of “Starting Well,” we see Paul was very much alone as he came to the end of his life, but he was ready to pour out his life for Christ. His final message for Timothy and the next generation of church growth was simple - herald the …
Starting Well part 5 (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
May 25, 2014 • 39 min
Timothy, unlike evil people and impostors, was a man who had followed his faithful mentors (Paul, Lois, and Eunice) and knew the sacred scriptures that reveal salvation in Christ—the ingredients to living for Christ. And as a church and individuals w…
Starting Well part 4 (2 Timothy 3:1-9)
May 18, 2014 • 37 min
Paul’s warning is so important: not everything that claims to be Christian necessarily is what it says on the tin. Dangerous people are discerned by their character and their conduct, but what about those under threat? Just as a weak animal becomes p…
Starting Well part 3 (2 Timothy 2:14-26)
May 11, 2014 • 22 min
How could Timothy be sure to be a good leader, a good example, and a good servant in the church he was called to serve? What does it look like for us to grow together and serve together in the local church? Inky noses and effective relay workers …
Starting Well part 2 (2 Timothy 2:3-13)
May 4, 2014 • 39 min
How did Paul stir Timothy as he faced the next season of life and ministry in the early church? Inspiration for Timothy and for us in this heartfelt passage of Paul’s final letter.
Starting Well part 1 (2 Timothy 1)
Apr 27, 2014 • 42 min
Timothy was launching into a new phase of life and ministry without Paul, but with confidence in the Saviour who saved us and called us before the ages began. The way we can guard the good deposit we’ve received in Christ, is not by being defensive or…
Easter 2014 - Luke 24
Apr 20, 2014 • 43 min
One of our values at Trinity Chippenham is “Pursuing God in the Bible.” Luke 24 invites us to do just that! We don’t get to see Jesus like the first witnesses, but we do get to pursue Him in the Bible. If we will pursue Him in the Bible and rely on …
Easter 2014 - Luke 23
Apr 13, 2014 • 43 min
As Luke tells the story of the crucifixion he focuses our attention on the two criminals crucified next to Jesus. In typical Luke style we are brought face to face with two people to convict us of our own response to Jesus. Will we go with the flow o…
Easter 2014 - Luke 22
Apr 6, 2014 • 43 min
Jesus was completely innocent. Barabbas was completely guilty. One walked free. The other went to the cross. As a church we want to be deeply stirred by the centrepiece of history, and the central feature of God’s great plan to rescue sinners like Bara…