Talks

Jesus and Mission

Andy Tilsley 24th September 2023

Jesus sends the disciples out in pairs to tell other people about His kingdom. What does this teach us about mission today and sharing our faith with others? Andy Tilsley unpacks Luke 10:1-9

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The Spirit and Mission

Joel Wade 17th September 2023

What does it look like to live on mission for God? In this talk, Joel explores our call to mission through the story of the seventy-two disciples carrying out Jesus’ work in different towns and villages.

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Who Do You Say I Am?

Simon Mackenzie 10th September 2023

At the time of Jesus, the popular opinion of the Messiah was one who’d bring revolution by overthrowing the conquering forces of Israel. While opinions were spreading as to who he might be, here Jesus begins to reveal the true nature of what God’s Messiah was prophesied to do. In this talk, Simon explores Jesus’ desire for our opinions to be shaped by a personal relationship with him rather than popular opinions of our time.

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The Good Samaritan (A Lesson of Love)

James Copeland 10th September 2023

What does Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan teach us about love and compassion? In this talk, James explores how the parable reflects God’s heart for us and our neighbours.

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A Tale of Two Daughters

Natalie Powell 10th September 2023

This story from Luke follows two separate dramas that become intertwined in a way that couldn’t be foreseen. The characters and events intrude on each other and result in us seeing how Jesus is a Saviour we can trust in both our desperation and even death.

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The Centurion’s Faith

Adam Purcell 03rd September 2023

Have you ever seen faith that has amazed or surprised you? Maybe someone in a health crisis, season of uncertainty, suffering, or job insecurity? Here we have an instance of faith that amazes Jesus. No where else do we see this in the Gospel! A Roman centurion would usually be a symbol of oppression and conquest, but here we read of one admired by the Jewish community.

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Who Do You Say I Am?

Gill C 03rd September 2023

At the time of Jesus, the popular opinion of the Messiah was one who’d bring revolution by overthrowing the conquering forces of Israel. While opinions were spreading as to who he might be, here Jesus begins to reveal the true nature of what God’s Messiah was prophesied to do. In this talk, Gill explores Jesus’ desire for our opinions to be shaped by a personal relationship with him rather than popular opinions of our time.

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Summer Retreat 2023 Session 3: Joshua Luke Smith

Joshua Luke Smith 27th August 2023

What captivated and convinced the earliest followers of Jesus to surrender everything they had to follow Him? Is it possible for us to be filled with that same conviction today? In this talk, Joshua Luke Smith reflects on some of the ingredients of what this deep conviction looks like, and how it leads us to surrender and devote everything we are and have to Jesus.

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Summer Retreat 2023 Session 2: David Stroud

David Stroud 26th August 2023

How can a small group of fervent and faithful disciples see a society transformed by God’s Kingdom – especially in a nation where churches are in decline? In this talk, David Stroud explores the story of the prophet Daniel during Babylonian exile, and imagines how Daniel’s example of faithfulness can also help us seek God’s Kingdom in our time and place.

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The Transfiguration

Adnan Khan 20th August 2023

Jesus begins revealing his divine identity to a greater degree through his Transfiguration. In this talk, Adnan explores what the disciples both saw and heard through this spectacular event, and how it shaped their understanding of who Jesus was and what he came to do.

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Who Do You Say I Am?

Nicole Lewis 13th August 2023

At the time of Jesus, the popular opinion of the Messiah was one who’d bring revolution by overthrowing the conquering forces of Israel. While opinions were spreading as to who he might be, here Jesus begins to reveal the true nature of what God’s Messiah was prophesied to do. In this talk, Nicole explores Jesus’ desire for our opinions to be shaped by a personal relationship with him rather than popular opinions of our time.

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Jesus Meets Legion

Natalie Powell 13th August 2023

This story has significance in showing us something big about Jesus and his authority over the spiritual realm.

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