People of God: David: Man after God's heart - Rob Scott-Cook

July 15th 2018. People of God: David. (1 & 2 Samuel) The story of David takes up a huge portion of the narrative history of the people of God in the Old Testament. David also writes many of the Psalms, and is pivotal to the story of Israel both in his ancestry and his descendants and their histories. Why is such a large part of scripture devoted to someone who could be described as an adulterer and a ‘man of blood’? Download Discussion notes

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People of God: David: Man after God's heart - Rob Scott-Cook (7pm Podcast)

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July 15th 2018. People of God: David. (1 & 2 Samuel) The story of David takes up a huge portion of the narrative history of the people of God in the Old Testament. David also writes many of the Psalms, and is pivotal to the story of Israel both in his ancestry and his descendants and their histories. Why is such a large part of scripture devoted to someone who could be described as an adulterer and a ‘man of blood’? Download Discussion notes

Truth Encounters: Women - Tim Dobson

July 15th 2018. Truth Encounters: Woman: (John 4) This week we see a polar opposite truth encounter from Nicodemus in John 3. Instead of a socially elite, Jewish male religious expert we see a socially excluded, samaritan woman. She encounters the truth that sets you free when she meets Jesus, who knows her. She reminds me of Hagar, another foreign excluded woman who in Genesis 16 encounters the angel of God at a well and says 'I have now seen the one who sees me'. Download Discussion notes

Truth Encounters: Women - Tim Dobson (am Podcast)

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July 15th 2018. Truth Encounters: Woman: (John 4) This week we see a polar opposite truth encounter from Nicodemus in John 3. Instead of a socially elite, Jewish male religious expert we see a socially excluded, samaritan woman. She encounters the truth that sets you free when she meets Jesus, who knows her. She reminds me of Hagar, another foreign excluded woman who in Genesis 16 encounters the angel of God at a well and says 'I have now seen the one who sees me'. Download Discussion notes

Truth Encounters: Nicodemus - Clare Thompson

July 8th 2018. Truth encounters: Nicodemus. (John 3) The gospels give us stories of Jesus encountering all kinds of people. Jesus who comes ‘full of grace and truth’ (John 1:14) speaks truth into the lives of people he meets. The ultimate truth is that Jesus is ‘the only begotten son of God’. Perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible is in this chapter, John 3:16. Download Discussion notes

Truth Encounters: Nicodemus - Clare Thompson (am Podcast)

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July 8th 2018. Truth encounters: Nicodemus. (John 3) The gospels give us stories of Jesus encountering all kinds of people. Jesus who comes ‘full of grace and truth’ (John 1:14) speaks truth into the lives of people he meets. The ultimate truth is that Jesus is ‘the only begotten son of God’. Perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible is in this chapter, John 3:16. Download Discussion notes

Building Tomorrow's Church Today: Leadership - Rob Scott-Cook

June 17th 2018. Building tomorrow’s Church today: Leadership: Ephesians 4:11-13. An absolute priority in building tomorrow’s Church is the role of leadership. Bill Hybells says ‘When a leader gets better, everyone wins’. The Church in the UK is looking hard at leadership and recognising traditional models of leadership need to change. In fact perhaps these traditional models have contributed to the decline of the Church and we need to re-imagine the practice of leadership in the C21. The passage in Ephesians looks at some diverse leadership roles in the Church and how they are ‘gifts’ to the Church from the risen Jesus. Download Discussion notes

Power Encounters: Blind - Rob Scott-Cook

June 17th 2017. Power encounters: Blind. (John 9) The gospels give us stories of Jesus encountering all kinds of people. Many of those people had real needs and their encounter with Jesus turned out to be a ‘power encounter.’ In Jesus, the ‘powers of the age to come’ broke into their lives in healing, deliverance, provision and challenge. The power encounters we read about serve as an encouragement of the grace of God, but also a challenge to us about living a spirit empowered life. Download Discussion notes

AM Series: Building Tomorrows Church Today

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3rd June Building tomorrow’s Church today: Worship. We live in a  rapidly changing world. Historic churches however tend to value tradition and permanence. They can often be characterised as conservative institutions.  The Church Jesus founded  however was  a dynamic movement that He was building in a way that meant it could take the offensive (‘and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her’). In this series we look at some of the values of Church (values carry permanence) and some of the practices that are more flexible as we consider the challenges of the future. Click here for the discussion notes


10th June Building tomorrow’s Church today: Global Partnership Special. As part of a special weekend series of events around global mission, Dave and Rachel talk to Richard and Kadeem about reaching the world with the good news of the Gospel.


17th June Building tomorrow’s Church today: Leadership: Ephesians 4:11-13. An absolute priority in building tomorrow’s Church is the role of leadership. Bill Hybells says ‘When a leader gets better, everyone wins’. The Church in the UK is looking hard at leadership and recognising traditional models of leadership need to change. In fact perhaps these traditional models have contributed to the decline of the Church and we need to re-imagine the practice of leadership in the C21. The passage in Ephesians looks at some diverse leadership roles in the Church and how they are ‘gifts’ to the Church from the risen Jesus. Download Discussion notes


June 24th 2018. Building tomorrow’s Church today: Money (2 Corinthians 9). We live in a rapidly changing world. Historic churches however tend to value tradition and permanence. They can often be characterised as conservative institutions. The Church Jesus founded however was a dynamic movement that He was building in a way that meant it could take the offensive (‘and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her’). In this series we look at some of the values of Church (values carry permanence) and some of the practices that are more flexible as we consider the challenges of the future. Download Discussion notes


July 1st 2018. Building tomorrow’s Church today: Inclusion (Galatians 3:28-29) We live in a rapidly changing world. Historic churches however tend to value tradition and permanence. They can often be characterised as conservative institutions. The Church Jesus founded however was a dynamic movement that He was building in a way that meant it could take the offensive (‘and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her’). In this series we look at some of the values of Church (values carry permanence) and some of the practices that are more flexible as we consider the challenges of the future. Download Discussion notes