Life, faith & heroes : Brian Steenson : 28th August 2022
Dave Brown interviews Brian Steenson in the last of our summer HEROES interviews. Brian shares with us about the challenges and joys of his faith journey in a powerful and authentic conversation.
August 28, 2022
Life, faith & heroes : Hannah Williams : 31st July 2022
Karen interviews Hannah Williams. She tells us about the joy she has found, holding on to the love and hope of Jesus through life’s highs and lows.
July 31, 2022
Life, faith & heroes : Reuben Smyth : 24th July 2022
Josh interviews Reuben Smyth and we hear about the incredible role of The Edge youth centre in Reuben’s life and faith. It is amazing to see how God kept speaking to Reuben through people and circumstances until Jesus finally became undeniable to him.
July 24, 2022
Walk this way : The response : Paul Coles : 26th June 2022
Paul brings our Walk This Way series to a close. He reminds us that worship is simply the natural overflow of enjoyment and awe and that we can only walk when we know where we sit. God is calling us into new and transformed lives, but we can only walk in response to His love and only by the power of His Spirit in us!
June 26, 2022
Walk this way : This is how we fight our battles : Karen Hewitt : 29th May 2022
Karen tackles the final section of the letter to the Ephesians. She reminds us that EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL and that we are constantly in a battle for hearts, minds and lives that needs God’s armour and the Sword of His Spirit. WALK THIS WAY … this is how we fight our battles!
May 29, 2022
Walk this way : Submission and sacrifice : Paul Coles : 22nd May 2022
Paul continues our WALK THIS WAY journey, entering the final chapter of Ephesians. We see that Jesus is calling us into abundant lives that are marked by SUBMISSION and SACRIFICE.
May 22, 2022
Walk this way : Overflow, not protocol : Josh Johnston-Woods : 24th April 2022
Josh continues our WALK THIS WAY series in Ephesians 4 and reminds us that, because of what God has given us through Jesus, our life in Jesus is about overflow not protocol.
April 24, 2022
Resurrection Sunday 2022 : Paul Coles : 17th April 2022
We celebrate Resurrection Sunday, exploring the impact the events had on the people involved 2000 years ago and reflecting on our response today. The resurrection message is a reminder of the victory that Jesus achieved for all who accept Him, regardless of our past.
April 17, 2022
Walk this way : A family on mission : Alain Emerson : 10th April 2022
Alain Emerson, from Emmanuel Church and Tobar, joins us to continue our journey through Ephesians as we look at a few key leadership gifts that help the whole church find our place and walk in God’s story. We are called to be a family on mission not a people who build monuments.
April 10, 2022
Walk this way : Unity in diversity : Ali Brown : 3rd April 2022
Ali continues our journey through Ephesians. In chapter 4 we shift gears from what we have been freely given in Christ to how we are called to live out our faith and hope in Him. We have to know where we sit before we walk. WALK THIS WAY … unity in diversity.
April 03, 2022
Walk this way : Communion : Paul Coles : 27th March 2022
Paul helps us continue our journey through Ephesians as we celebrate communion together
March 27, 2022
Walk this way : Dead or Alive : Paul Coles : 20th March 2022
Paul explores Ephesians chapter 2 where we see that the human condition has only two states, DEAD or ALIVE. We are reminded that we are saved by GRACE ALONE and that as a follower of Jesus we are simply called to be ‘one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread’.
March 20, 2022
Walk this way : Chosen, Purchased and Sealed : Ali Brown : 6th March 2022
Ali kicks off our new series ‘WALK THIS WAY’, beginning our journey through the fully-loaded book of Ephesians. He helps us dive into chapter 1 and see Paul’s amazing outburst of praise that reminds us that, in Jesus, we are CHOSEN, PURCHASED and SEALED by God for His glory!
March 06, 2022
Jesus : Remain in Me : Paul Coles : 20th February 2022
Paul follows up on Jesus’ final teaching to His disciples: ‘REMAIN IN ME’. We take a practical look at the realities and obstacles that hinder us from making quality time with God and are challenged to take the 40 day Lent period to Pause, Reflect, Ask and Yield.
February 20, 2022
Jesus : I am the vine : Paul Coles : 6th February 2022
Paul helps us explore the final ‘I AM’ statement of Jesus: “I am the vine…”, which is one of the last things Jesus passed on to His disciples before His arrest and crucifixion. We learn that as followers of Jesus we need to expect PRUNING, that our call is to REMAIN in Him, while God’s job is the fruit and, most importantly, that God’s posture toward us is LOVE!
February 06, 2022
Jesus : Where your treasure is... : Doug Jarvie : 30th January 2022
Doug explores some biblical principles about how God is calling us to use our money for His Glory. We see that giving should be a natural part of our Christian walk and should come from a heart of appreciation. Jesus soberingly taught that, “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.
January 30, 2022
Jesus : The way, the truth and the life : Ali Brown : 23rd January 2022
Ali looks at the remedy for a troubled heart through the counsel of Jesus in John 14. We see that Jesus commanded His disciples to trust in Him, reminding them that He is the way and the truth and the life.
January 23, 2022
Jesus : I am the resurrection : Paul Coles : 9th January 2022
Paul helps us explore the reality of Jesus being “the resurrection and the life”. We see that having this eternal perspective can give us greater purpose in life and help us see God’s glory even through tragedy.
January 09, 2022
Goodbye 2021, hello 2022 : Ali Brown : 2nd January 2022
Ali helped us reflect on the past year and to look ahead to 2022 with growing expectation for knowing Jesus and making Him known.
January 06, 2022
Jesus : Advent : Paul Coles : 12th December 2021
Paul helps us see how God used two of the key characters in the Christmas story despite their apparent unsuitability for their role.
December 17, 2021
Jesus : The Good Shepherd : Paul Coles : 28th November 2021
Paul helps us relook at that incredible, but maybe too familiar, picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Does it still amaze you that the God who created the universe and knows you to the core, laid down His life for you? Do you know him?
November 28, 2021
Jesus : Compassion : Charlie Knox : 21st November 2021
Charlie reminds us that Jesus wept, and pointed us to a God who is compassionate and who values connection and relationship.
November 21, 2021
Jesus : The Door : Ali Brown : 14th November 2021
Ali helps us consider what Jesus implied when He declared “I am the door” in John 10:7-10
November 19, 2021
Jesus : Light of the world : Gillian Johnston-Wood : 31st October 2021
Gillian leads us in considering how Jesus responded to a woman caught in adultery. We saw that she experienced grace “in a lightbulb moment”, which gave her freedom to choose to leave her old life behind and follow Jesus. Jesus then declared that all who follow Him will never walk in darkness because He is the light of the world.
October 31, 2021
Jesus : Feeding the 5,000 : Rachel Scivoli : 24th October 2021
Rachel Scivoli shares with us the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 and her amazement that Jesus will use our seemingly tiny gifts and talents for great things when we offer them to him.
October 24, 2021
Jesus : The bread of life : Paul Coles : 17th October 2021
Paul explores the first of Jesus’ powerful and controversial ‘I am’ statements: ‘I am the bread of life’. We are challenged that Jesus didn’t just come to give us bread but to be bread, and that He came to offer us eternal life and to direct our thoughts and hearts toward eternity.
October 17, 2021
Jesus : The kindness of Jesus : Karen Hewitt : 10th October 2021
Karen helps us look at the Kindness of Jesus. We are reminded that we serve a God of extravagant kindness who offers us the opportunity to share our lives with Him both now and for eternity.
October 10, 2021
Jesus : Discipleship : Joshua Johnston-Wood : 3rd October 2021
Josh helps us look at the call and the cost of discipleship with Jesus. He explores the challenging statement that the first disciples “left everything and followed him.” Jesus didn’t simply ask us to believe in Him or like His ideas … but to follow Him. What is Jesus calling you to cast aside so that you can follow Him, more fully, into abundant life?
October 03, 2021
Jesus : Paul Coles : 19th September 2021
Paul kicks off our theme for this new season – Jesus. In a world that has been saturated with the Christian message for centuries, have we simultaneously become too familiar with Jesus and lost sight of who He really is? Jesus came full of GRACE and TRUTH and He is calling us into both.
September 19, 2021
Consecrate yourselves : Paul Coles : 5th September 2021
Paul helps us take another look at Joshua 3 and the story of God’s people at the River Jordan to start our journey of consecration. Our desire, as a church family, is to take some time to surrender our lives to God so that we can be ready for the Lord to do amazing things among us.
September 05, 2021
Love one another : Ali Brown : 29th August 2021
Ali helps us consider the example and teaching that Jesus provided when washing the feet of His disciples the night before His crucifixion. Perhaps most challenging of all, Jesus commands us to love one another in the same way. In doing so, He declared that this act of love for one another would be the way that followers of Jesus would demonstrate their authenticity.
August 29, 2021
Remember when... : Hannah Cunningham : 22nd August 2021
Ellen Brown interviews Hannah Cunningham about how they are seeing God continue to move in all the disruption COVID is creating in Canadian camping ministries. Hannah also shares a personal encouragement from the story of the burning bush in Exodus 3. God didn’t use the bush because it was extraordinary - it was just a bush! - but He chose to use that bush to start a revolution that would save His people. If He used a bush, how could we doubt that God would use you and me?
August 22, 2021
Remember when... : Fiona Coles : 15th August 2021
Karen interviews Fiona Coles about her life and experience of God’s encouragement and faithfulness, especially when His plans are very different to our plans. The big question we are left with is: When God calls you, will you say, “I will”?
August 15, 2021
Remember when... : Donald Patterson : 8th August 2021
Malcolm interviews Donald Patterson as we continue our ‘Remember when…’ series. Donald shares from his experience of God’s goodness and faithfulness through many difficult times.
August 08, 2021
Remember when... : Sam Harpur : 1st August 2021
Josh interviews Sam Harpur as we continue our ‘Remember when…’ series, hearing stories of people from our Grace family and remembering their experience of God’s reality/power/love/truth/faithfulness. Sam shares about his experience of growth in faith in recent times as he has wrestled with seeking God’s guidance through life’s ups and downs.
August 01, 2021
LIVE FREE … it's a lie - Jesus is better!. : Paul Coles : 13th June 2021
Paul explores the challenge from Galatians 4 that can be summed up in 6 words: It’s a lie … Jesus is better!What are the lies we fall for that prevent us from LIVING FREE in the grace and truth of Jesus?
June 13, 2021
LIVE FREE … children of God. : Ali Brown : 7th June 2021
Ali continues our LIVEFREE series by exploring the importance of understanding, and fully realising our identity as children of God.
June 07, 2021
Pentecost … revelation, life and more…. : Paul Coles : 23rd May 2021
We celebrate Pentecost Sunday as Paul leads our thoughts around celebrating the vital importance of the day that God filled His people!
May 23, 2021
LIVE FREE … If you build it … He will come. : Karen Hewitt : 9th May 2021
Karen Hewitt challenges us with the question: “What do we value?” She explores what it means for each of us to be partnering with God with our resources, so that we may see His Kingdom released in Grace, in our community and in our world.
May 09, 2021
LIVE FREE … by laying it all down : Paul Coles : 2nd May 2021
Paul continues our LIVE FREE series in Galatians by exploring two common pitfalls that can rob us of our true freedom in Christ and we discover that we only truly LIVE FREE by laying everything before Jesus.
May 02, 2021
LIVE FREE … from comparison : Paul Coles : 25 April 2021
Paul helps us explore how comparison kills our ability to LIVE FREE.
April 25, 2021
LIVE FREE … Amazing Grace : Ali Brown : 18 April 2021
Ali launches our new series in Galatians called LIVE FREE. We are reminded that we have been rescued to live in freedom. Understanding the powerful gospel message of Grace provides, both the key to release from the chains of religion, and the strength to avoid the swamp of sin. Amazing Grace…Jesus + Nothing = everything.
April 18, 2021
The New Normal 2 : Paul Coles : 11 April 2021
Paul takes a second look at Joshua 3 and left us with this question: What is God calling you into TODAY that will open the way to a NEW NORMAL in and through your life?
April 11, 2021
Easter Sunday : Paul Coles : 4th April 2021
Paul explores the resurrection from the perspective of Peter. Peter went from impulsive and fiery, to total failure and then to fully sold-out Jesus follower… BUT the Easter story is not about Peter, it is about Jesus, and His resurrection changed everything!
April 04, 2021
Palm Sunday : Ali Brown : 27th March 2021
Ali takes us through the events on the journey Jesus took from Bethany to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We learn that riding on a Colt into the city pointed to Jesus as Prince of Peace and we see that peace with God is about looking to Him as Lord of my Life rather than saviour from my circumstances.
April 01, 2021
The New Normal : Paul Coles : 20th March 2021
Paul explores Joshua 3 and the story of the Israelites preparing to go a new way they had never been before. God told them to stop and consecrate themselves because He was about to do amazing things among them. Today we are on the cusp of a new season coming out of lockdown and God is still calling us to consecrate ourselves so that He can lead us into a NEW NORMAL.
March 20, 2021
Catching up with the Scivolis : Ellen Brown : 14th March 2021
Ellen Brown interviews Nico and Rachel Scivoli in Brazil. We hear about the challenges of living and serving God in the community in Belo Horizonte during the pandemic. They also share about what they believe God is teaching them about leadership and character formation.
March 14, 2021
We believe : So what? : Ali Brown : 7th March 2021
Ali concludes our WE BELIEVE series by asking the vital question, SO WHAT? He helps us consider the implications of what we believe on the way we engage with our world. He also gives us the acrostic, ASPIRE, to help us understand our calling, our equipping and our expectations when reaching out.
March 07, 2021
We believe : So what? : Averil McComb and Gail Johnston : 21st February 2021
After 6 weeks of exploring what WE BELIEVE, we ask the natural next question: SO WHAT?Gail Johnston interviews Averil McComb as she shares some of her story of the reality and power of God amidst the brutal impact of COVID on their family over the past year.
February 28, 2021
We believe : in the Church : Alain Emerson : 21st February 2021
Andy Hewitt interviews Alain Emerson from Emmanuel Church and the Tobar Network as we explore what WE BELIEVE about THE CHURCH. Alain gives us a great definition of the church that is so helpful to reorientate our thoughts and our focus toward God, toward each other and toward our world: “We are a prayerful, family on mission surrendered to the Holy Spirit.”
February 21, 2021
We believe : The Holy Spirit : Gillian Johnston-Wood : 14th February 2021
Gillian Johnston-Wood continues our WE BELIEVE series by looking at the HOLY SPIRIT and the reality of His impact in every part of our lives. She challenges us to be expectant for the work of the Spirit and to ask God to create a hunger for more of the Spirit’s presence and power in and through us.
February 14, 2021
We believe : People : Paul Coles : 7th February 2021
Paul explores what WE BELIEVE about PEOPLE. He looks at the inherent value and dignity of all people because we are all made in the image of God, but also recognises the problem of our fallen nature and the need that every single one of us has for a saviour.
February 07, 2021
We believe : Transformation TODAY : Paul Coles : 31st January 2021
Paul also continues our WE BELIEVE series by looking at the incredible reality of Jesus; that the same Jesus, who will be the final judge of our every action and deed, is the very one who suffered, died and rose again to wipe our sins clean.
January 31, 2021
We believe : The divinity of Jesus : Ali Brown : 24th January 2021
Ali continues our WE BELIEVE series by considering how our statement about the divinity of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith. We are challenged to ask how our lifestyle indicates what we really believe about Jesus and His call to walk “the narrow road that leads to life”.
January 24, 2021
We believe : The inspired word of God : Josh Johnston-Wood : 17th January 2021
Josh continues our WE BELIEVE series by looking at why and what we believe about the Bible. He leaves us with a critical question: If we do believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, are we going to keep it at arm’s length or are we going to allow it to shape and mould our entire lives?
January 17, 2021
We believe : Why and what do we believe? : Paul Coles : 10th January 2021
To start our new sermons series - WE BELIEVE - Paul looks at why and what we believe about GOD.
January 10, 2021
Hello 2021! : Ali Brown : 3rd January 2021
Ali reflects on how James 4:13-17 speaks into the context of New Year resolutions and planning ahead.
January 03, 2021
Joy : Paul Coles : 20th December 2020
Paul speaks to us about the amazing story of the JOY and Good News of Christmas
December 20, 2020
Peace : Ali Brown : 13th December 2020
Ali continues our advent series by looking at PEACE. He explores what the angels meant when they declared “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests”.
December 13, 2020
Hope : Paul Coles : 6th December 2020
Paul explores the story of HOPE, out of the tragedy of Adam and Eve’s rebellion, through the rise and fall of God’s people, to the arrival of the promised Messiah 2000 years ago, and right up to today. Is your hope eternally and unshakeably focused and are you living “right in it, under it’s roof”?
December 06, 2020
Holy Habits : Connecting : Mitch (Crown Jesus Ministries) : 29th November 2020
Mitch from Crown Jesus Ministries shares with us from the story of how Jesus connected with Zacchaeus. We are challenged to build bridges into our community by walking towards people with a heart of love, and to prioritise this habit as a matter of urgency.
November 29, 2020
Holy Habits : A journey : Paul Coles and Ali Brown : 22nd November 2020
Ali and Paul discuss our journey through this HOLY HABITS series. We see how the Pulse survey revealed that most of us seem to be struggling with the same few habits and we are challenged into a life of deeper devotion to God and to each other, that the good news of Jesus may overflow in and through us.
November 22, 2020
Holy Habits : Worship : Suzanne Johnston : 15th November 2020
Suzanne helps us take a fresh look at the HOLY HABIT of WORSHIP and reminds us that a lifestyle of worship, ‘attending to the presence of God’, is the holy habit out of which all others flow.
November 15, 2020
Holy Habits : Eating together : Ali Brown : 8th November 2020
Ali explores the HOLY HABIT of EATING TOGETHER and we see that this habit is a vital ingredient of both fellowship and evangelism. “If every Christian household regularly invited a stranger or needy person into their home for a meal, we would literally change the world by eating!” Alan Hirsch.
November 08, 2020
Holy Habits : Generosity : Karen Hewitt : 1st November 2020
Karen helps us explore the HOLY HABIT of GENEROSITY. Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of duty. Let it spring up freely with joy because God loves generosity!
November 01, 2020
Holy Habits : Serving : Paul Coles : 25th October 2020
Paul continues our HOLY HABITS series by showing us that the mission of the Church has always been about SERVING and TELLING the good news of Jesus. We are reminded that SERVING can be tough … but it’s good for you … and that SERVING is the way of our KING!
October 25, 2020
Holy Habits : Giving : Prayer : Ali Brown : 18th October 2020
Ali examines the radical generosity of the early disciples and shows us how the HOLY HABIT of GIVING heals us from the problem of greed by the power of grace.
October 18, 2020
Holy Habits : Fellowship : Prayer : Paul Coles : 11th October 2020
Paul reminds us that, at its simplest, prayer is about spending time with our Father who loves us and that the power of prayer is in the one who hears it, not in the one who says it... so, KEEP IT SIMPLE, KEEP IT REAL and KEEP IT UP!
October 11, 2020
Holy Habits : Fellowship : Communion : Paul Coles : 4th October 2020
Paul helps us take another look at the beauty and the cost that is represented in the meal that Jesus shared with His friends 2000 years ago. This simple practice of sharing bread and wine reminds us of God’s incredible sacrifice for us, His grace that transforms us and His power that overflows through us into our world.
October 04, 2020
Holy Habits : Fellowship : Ali Brown : 27th September 2020
Ali examines the importance of Fellowship as part of our HOLY HABITS series. We see that fellowship is part of God’s plan, rather than an option for disciples of Jesus. Fellowship is not so much about what I can receive but rather what I can share with the family of God so that we may spur each other on towards love and good deeds.
September 27, 2020
Holy Habits : Ali Brown : 13th September 2020
Ali kicks off our new series called HOLY HABITS. Over the next 10 weeks we will be exploring the life patterns of the first Christians, that enabled them to grow in their relationship with God and with each other, and to live and proclaim the good news of Jesus in their communities and world.
September 13, 2020
What business are we in, really? : Paul Coles : 6th September 2020
We kick of a new season of live and on-line gatherings with Paul asking us the most important question for any individual, organisation or church family: What business are we in, really? The answer to this question needs to guide us, encourage us and press us forward as we seek to be a church and a people that are PURSUING GOD, PROCLAIMING JESUS and TRANSFORMING LIVES together.
September 06, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Ali & Paul : 30th August 2020
Ali & Paul bring the Learning from Lockdown series to a conclusion by reflecting on some of the themes that have come through the conversations and teaching in the last two months.
August 30, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Merve Jones : 23rd August 2020
Merve shares some reflections on thankfulness. Three reasons for thankfulness are discussed: home, work and fellowship. Merve reminds us that God does not mean for us to go it alone and we are encouraged to spur each other on to the ultimate goal of knowing God and being with Him.
August 23, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Ethan Barr : 16th August 2020
Ethan asks some big questions: What are you doing with your life? Are you fighting for God and His Kingdom of hope and truth and love… because God is fighting for you.
August 16, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Stephen Barthorpe : 9th August 2020
Stephen Barthorpe shares some of his life and faith story with us and we hear how God is in control, even when the future is unknown.
August 09, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Beth Jones : 2nd August 2020
Beth Jones shares with us what she has been learning in Lockdown. God does not pick from options that we have decided, instead He calls us to seek His way. Hearing from God is possible if we listen, but actually surrendering to His plan is an important and difficult challenge.
August 02, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Robert and Anne Harpur : 26th July 2020
Robert and Anne Harpur bring us their story and learnings from Lockdown
July 25, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Ellen Brown : 19th July 2020
Ellen tells us her story and what she's learnt during lockdown
July 18, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Norma Anderson : 12th July 2020
Norma brings us her story and what she's learnt during Lockdown
July 12, 2020
Learning from Lockdown : Josh Johnston-Woods : 5th July 2020
Josh brings us what he's been learning during lockdown
July 05, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Conclusion : Ali Brown and Paul Coles : 21st June 2020
Ali and Paul bring our current teaching series to a close by discussing some of the most profound truths and powerful lessons about UNSHAKEABLE JOY from the book of Philippians.
June 21, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : In this together : Paul Coles : 14th June 2020
Paul shares with us about the unavoidable reality of conflict in community and the call of God to treat each other will gentleness and respect because we are in this together.
June 14, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Heavenly citizens : Ali Brown : 7th June 2020
Ali continues our series in Philippians, unshakeable joy, by considering the challenge to live as heavenly citizens.
June 07, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : No self confidence : Caroline Currie : 31st May 2020
Caroline shares with us what God has taught her, through His word and through her life experiences, about the beautiful reality of living our lives with ‘no self-confidence’.
May 31, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Being second : Paul Coles : 24th May 2020
Paul continues our unshakeable joy series by looking at the example of two men who chose to put themselves second for the sake of God and others. Paul asks us the question: How is God calling you and I to live second in our world today?
May 24, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Striving for space : Charlie Knox : 17th May 2020
Charlie continues our unshakeable joy series in Philippians 2:12-18. We see that working out our salvation meant striving to create space for God to move and empower us.
May 17, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Socially distant church : Ali Brown : 10th May 2020
Ali also continues our ‘unshakeable joy’ series by calling us to a new normal where the Church will not be ‘socially distanced’ from our communities and world!
May 10, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Is it actually? : Paul Coles : 3rd May 2020
Paul continues our series in the book of Philippians by talking about a natural question we all could ask when we hear about God’s good work in difficult times. Unshakeable joy … is it actually?
May 03, 2020
Unshakeable Joy : Joy in lockdown : Ali Brown : 26th April 2020
Ali introduces our new series, based on Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, called ‘Unshakeable Joy’. We see that Joy is not found as a direct pursuit; it is a by-product of pursuing relationship with Jesus & His will. Reading the beginning of Paul’s letter to the Philippians shows that his Joy was sustained through partnership, praise and prayer.
April 26, 2020
My hope is in Him : Gillian Johnston-Wood : 19th April 2020
Gillian speaks to us about the very real mental health challenges that are being faced by so many people in our world today.
April 19, 2020
Resurrection Sunday : Paul Coles : 12th April 2020
On Resurrection Sunday Paul talks to us about the unprecedented story of God’s love and His rescue plan for the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus!
April 12, 2020
Exiles : Big questions in uncertain times : Ali Brown : 5th April 2020
Ali brings our EXILES series to a conclusion by exploring what Daniel 12 has to say on some of the big questions people are asking in this current pandemic.
April 05, 2020
Exiles : Where your hope is found : Karen Fulton : 29th March 2020
Ali interviews Karen Fulton and she shares with us some very helpful insight and application from the vision of Daniel in chapters 10 and 11. We are reminded that how things look to us is very often different from the true reality that God sees. Wealth, kingdoms and even empires will rise and fall so the only solid foundation can be found as we put our hope and trust in the Eternal King that is above all kings.
March 29, 2020
Greetings from Ballynasloe : David and Cheryl Bailie : 22nd March 2020
We hosted our first ever on-line Sunday morning experience and it was amazing to see how many people got on-line and got involved. Thank you to David and Cheryl Bailie who shared with us some of their journey and how God is using them in the local church and community of Ballynasloe, County Galway.
March 22, 2020
Exiles : The big plan : Paul Coles : 15th March 2020
Paul explores a pivotal chapter in our EXILES series where Daniel discovers the prophecy of God’s timeline for his people in Babylon and responds with a powerful prayer of repentance and hope. In response to his prayer, Daniel receives the expanding vision of God’s greater plan of salvation.
March 15, 2020
(Whole service) Exiles : The big plan : Paul Coles : 15th March 2020
We have posted the entire service (minus worship) for those that couldn’t make it today because we value those in more vulnerable situations and are keen that you are able to stay fully connected with us as part of the Grace Fellowship family.In today's sermon, Paul explores a pivotal chapter in our EXILES series where Daniel discovers the prophecy of God’s timeline for his people in Babylon and responds with a powerful prayer of repentance and hope. In response to his prayer, Daniel receives the expanding vision of God’s greater plan of salvation.
March 15, 2020
Exiles : The goat and the ram : Ali Brown : 8th March 2020
Ali takes us through the vision of the Ram and the Goat from Daniel 8. This vision revealed remarkable events, most of which have already come to pass. The accuracy of these prophesies strengthens our confidence that God’s Word is true, that He is in control of the future and that we can trust in Him to help us live faithfully in times of uncertainty.
March 08, 2020
Exiles : The beasts and the Ancient of Days : Paul Coles : 1st March 2020
Paul takes us into the next stage of our EXILE series as we explore the first of Daniel’s prophetic dreams and visions. We are introduced to 4 beasts who will rise and fall, and then to the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man whose kingdom will last forever and ever.
March 06, 2020
Starting Prayer Week 2020 : Alain Emerson : 1st March 2020
Alain joins us to launch our Prayer Week 2020 - "Your Kingdom Come!"
March 01, 2020
Presence and power : David Legge : 23rd February 2020
David Legge from the Tobar network shares his journey into understanding and living in more of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.His big challenge for us is to press into God’s word and the fullness of His promises because there is always more!
February 23, 2020
Exiles : Into the lion's den : Stan Kelly : 16th February 2020
Stan continues our EXILES series in the book of Daniel and gives us a fresh look at the infamous story from chapter 6 about jealousy, persecution, prayer … and a lion’s den.
February 16, 2020
Exiles : The writing on the wall : Ali Brown : 9th February 2020
Ali continues our EXILES series in the book of Daniel. We look at the sobering story of the writing on the wall recorded in Daniel 5 and see that pride is at the root of many problems.
February 09, 2020
Exiles : Delivering truth : Paul Coles : 2nd February 2020
Paul continued our EXILES series almost 25 years into the story of Daniel where he was faced with confronting the most powerful man on the planet with a message of God’s judgement. It’s impossible to go through life without facing conflict or confrontation but how we handle it can make all the difference in the world. In Daniel chapter 4 we see an incredible example of how difficult truths can be delivered with compassionate grace.
February 02, 2020
Exiles : Faithful and different : Joshua Johnston-Wood : 26th January 2020
Josh looks at Daniel chapter 3 where we see three friends remaining faithful and ‘different’ in a foreign world. Their lack of compromise and inspiring obedience to what they knew was right led them into a powerful encounter with God.
January 26, 2020
Exiles : Aliens in a foreign culture : Ali Brown : 19th January 2020
Ali takes us through Daniel chapter 2. We consider how to live as “aliens in a foreign culture” by living consistently, listening intently and hoping eternally.
January 19, 2020
Exiles : God is in control : Paul Coles : 12th January 2020
Paul walks us through chapter 1 of Daniel and we explore the three things that helped Daniel survive and even thrive in exile. He remembered that God is in control, even when his world seemed to be falling apart. He remembered who God said he was, even when the world gave him a different name. Then he stepped out in faith with grace, understanding and respect.
January 12, 2020
Exiles : Introducing Daniel : Paul Coles : 5th January 2020
Paul introduces our new series called EXILES, about the lessons we can learn from the life and times of Daniel. How was it that these four young men, conquered and captive in a foreign land, managed to hold strong to their trust in God and lived to challenge, bless and radically impact the story of an empire?
January 05, 2020
The Jesus Way : The least of these : Karen Hewitt : 15th December 2019
Karen Hewitt brings our series to a conclusion as we remember that THE JESUS WAY is for “the least of these”. We are reminded that we have a responsibility, not just to share our faith with others, but to love one another. Loving one another means much more than a warm welcome at church, it is about noticing, connecting and serving each other within the body of Christ.
December 15, 2019
The Jesus Way : Just do it! : Paul Coles : 8th December 2019
Paul shares with us that THE JESUS WAY is to Just Do It!God is working all around us, stirring hearts and minds and drawing people to Him. He wants you and I to join Him in this amazing work, not because you are perfectly trained, equipped or gifted, but because He is! It is all about Jesus, but God still wants you and I to join Him in His mission for the world, so JUST DO IT!
December 08, 2019
The Jesus Way : Practical and miraculous : Ali Brown : 1st December 2019
Ali helps us see that THE JESUS WAY is both practical and miraculous. Through His dealings with a leper, we see that Jesus’ actions, in binding up the broken hearted, were motivated by compassion. We also see that Jesus gave the church the task of showing the world to what God is like.
December 01, 2019
The Jesus Way : Give it away : Paul Coles : 24th November 2019
Paul speaks to us about one of the most straightforward and yet widely ignored principles of THE JESUS WAY - giving our money and resources for the sake of God’s Kingdom.The Bible talks a lot about tithing, giving 10% of everything you get back to God, but Jesus teaches radical generosity. Jesus is calling us into new and abundant life, but to experience it you need to give it away… can we start with 10%?
November 24, 2019
The Jesus Way : Prayer and Fasting : Simon Marriott : 17th November 2019
Simon Marriott joins us at Grace, telling us about his work with Youth for Christ Ireland and continuing our JESUS WAY series by exploring prayer and fasting.Here are two powerful quotes: “Prayer is not to inform God but to help us refocus from earth to heaven.” … “Fasting reminds us of the source. We have needs that cannot be met unless we put our trust in the giver of life.”
November 17, 2019
The Jesus Way : Counting the cost : Firouz Firouzpour : 10th November 2019
Firouz shares with us how THE JESUS WAY is about counting the cost. We sometimes present the Christian faith as if we are offering people a basket of goodies… Jesus calls us into something that could cost us everything BUT will give us abundant and eternal life with our Heavenly Father!
November 10, 2019
The Jesus Way : Too good to be you : Paul Coles : 3rd November 2019
Paul shows us that THE JESUS WAY is too good to be you. Just trying to follow the rules of God is useless … but Jesus died to GIVE us the righteousness of God and FILLED us with the Holy Spirit to transform our lives and actions!
November 03, 2019
The Jesus Way : Knowing what you are : Ali Brown : 27th October 2019
Ali continues our JESUS WAY series by reminding us that we ARE the salt of the earth and the light of the world, not by saying something or by doing something but by BEING something. We are given new life in Jesus to point to and illuminate JESUS.
October 27, 2019
The Jesus Way : Community : Paul Coles : 20th October 2019
Paul shares with us that THE JESUS WAY … is about community.We explore how Jesus did life and mission in the reality and mess of community and learn that the heart of God’s community is ‘love drenched accountability'. We are asked the question: If God has called you to follow him, and you are journeying with Grace Fellowship, are you all in? What’s the next step you need to take in order to further journey in life and mission with this community He has placed you in?
October 20, 2019
The Jesus Way : Give it away : Ken Clarke : 13th October 2019
Bishop Ken Clarke continues our series by challenging us to see that the Jesus way is one of compassion in a world where the harvest is plentiful (Matt 9:35-38). Jesus gave us life, and the Jesus way is to give it away.
October 13, 2019
The Jesus Way : Not my way : Paul Coles : 6th October 2019
Paul continues the Jesus Way series by recognising that THE JESUS WAY is NOT MY WAY. We explore Jesus’ time in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) and ask two fundamental questions: Do we trust God with whatever He is calling us or leading us into? Do we trust that God is a good father, even if we are in the wilderness?
October 06, 2019
The Jesus Way : Knowing who I am : Ali Brown : 29th September 2019
Ali launches our new series – The Jesus Way. We discover that the Jesus way is about …who I am. As followers of Jesus, our identity is found in Him, and this is something that is RECEIVED not ACHIEVED.
September 29, 2019
What in the world are we here for? : Transforming Lives : Paul Coles : 15th September 2019
Paul continues our ‘What in the world are we here for?’ series by looking at TRANSFORMING LIVES. We recognise that saying we are about The Renewal and Transformation of Lives is a pretty bold statement… but if we claim to be followers of Jesus that is what He is all about!The catch is that transformation is completely from God: What He does in giving us new life in Christ and what He continues to do in our lives every day is all from Him. God help us to PURSUE YOU, help us to PROCLAIM JESUS and help us to join with you as you TRANSFORM LIVES!
September 15, 2019
What in the world are we here for? : Proclaiming Jesus : Ali Brown : 8th September 2019
Ali continues our new series ‘What in the world are we here for?’ by exploring the task of “proclaiming the good news of Jesus”. We learn from the Bible that we depend on God, we are in this together, it is a call to all of us and that it takes courage. In developing a culture of reaching out we are encouraged to bless people, eat with people and depend on the Holy Spirit.
September 08, 2019
What in the world are we here for? : Pursuing God : Paul Coles : 1st September 2019
Paul kicks off our new series ‘What in the world are we here for?’ by exploring the Glory of God. What is the GLORY OF GOD and what does it mean to PURSUE it with our lives?
September 01, 2019
Your word in my heart (5) : Hebrews 4v12 : Mark Peters : 18th August 2019
Mark Peters shares his heart for the living and active word of God (Hebrews 4:12) and for the continuing voice of God in our lives today. Do we recognise the Fathers voice? Are we expecting Him to speak? Are we listening?
August 18, 2019
Your word in my heart (4) : Caitlin Trimble and Ryan Johnston : 11th August 2019
Caitlin Trimble and Ryan Johnston continue our summer series ‘Your Word in My Heart’. Caitlin reminds us of the profound reality that GOD IS WITH US, as a Father, a Friend and a Partner. Ryan speaks to us about of one of the greatest lessons that God has been teaching him; In order to save your life, you must lose it for Jesus.
August 11, 2019
Your word in my heart (3) : Jonah : Doug Jarvie : 28th July 2019
Doug Jarvie shares from the spectacular story of Jonah and explors how his story is not that different from ours. What is God asking you to do that you are running away from?God doesn’t want to condemn you for your mistakes, He wants to show His love and grace in your life and through you to your community and world. Are you ready to follow Him?
July 27, 2019
Your word in my heart (2) : Genesis 6:22 : Ian Bowden : 21st July 2019
Ian shares with us from the life of Noah and challenges us with this short verse from the book of Genesis : ‘Noah did everything just as God commanded him.’ Gen 6:22What would it mean to your life, your family and your community this week if you sought to live every moment the way Jesus has called us to?
July 21, 2019
Go : Ali Brown : 30th June 2019
22 people are commissioned for summer missions in Ballynahinch, Ireland, Spain and Moldova.Ali then sets us a 3 month challenge for reaching out on our front lines.
July 04, 2019
Your word in my heart (1) : Isaiah 33:5-6 : Christine Fleming : 23rd June 2019
Christine Fleming kicks off our new series ‘Your Word in My Heart’ by telling us the story of how God used words written by Isaiah over 2500 years ago to remind her that, even in the midst of life’s earthquakes, He will always be a sure foundation. She asks us the question: Where do you find your identity and your security? - The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high… He will be the sure foundation for your times. Isaiah 33:5-6
June 23, 2019
Talking Jesus : Roy Crowne : 16th June 2019
Roy Crowne speaks to us from Luke 5 and the story of the 4 men who lowered their paralysed friend through the roof of a house so that Jesus could heal him. Roy reminds us that it often takes bold steps of faith to experience the living God and it takes all kinds of people to do what God is calling us to.How is God challenging you to step out in faith this week and are you prepared to take the risk?
June 16, 2019
Welcome To Church (18) : The Resurrection : Ali Brown : 9th June 2019
Ali closes out our Welcome to Church series by exploring what the Apostle Paul has to say about the importance and hope of the Resurrection.
June 09, 2019
Welcome To Church (17) : Men, women and worship : Paul Coles : 2nd June 2019
Paul explores a couple of challenging passages in 1 Corinthians regarding men and women in the church and helps us understand them better in light of the bigger biblical and cultural picture.
June 02, 2019
Welcome To Church (16) : The gift of healing : Dario Leal : 26th May 2019
Rev Dario Leal from 1st Presbyterian shares from his own diverse experiences to help us better understand the Spiritual Gift of healing. He reminds us that we are able to be conduits of God’s love and compassion even when we don’t see physical healing.
May 26, 2019
Welcome To Church (15) : The gift of tongues : Karen and Andrew Hewitt : 19th May 2019
Andy and Karen speak to us about the often-misunderstood Spiritual Gift of tongues. They look at what the Bible teaches about the private and public use of tongues in 1 Corinthians 14 and share from their own journey and experience in this edifying gift.
May 19, 2019
Welcome To Church (14) : A Beginner’s Guide to Prophecy : Paul Coles : 12th May 2019
Paul brings us about a beginner’s guide to prophecy. We see the repeated command for us to eagerly desire the gift of prophecy, the caution to test all prophecies and to hold on to what is good so that we can encourage, comfort and strengthen the church.
May 12, 2019
Welcome To Church (13) : The far better way : Ali Brown : 5th May 2019
Ali helps us see that exercising spiritual gifts without love offends others and is worth nothing in God’s currency. As we look at how love is defined in 1 Cor 13, we see that the description given perfectly describes Jesus. We see too that the key to loving is to know that we are completely loved by God, and to allow Him to live in us.
May 05, 2019
Easter Sunday : Ali Brown : 21st April 2019
Ali leads us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus
April 21, 2019
Welcome To Church (12) : The Lord’s Supper : Paul Coles : 14th April 2019
Paul continues our Welcome to Church series and looks at the Apostle Paul’s rebuke of the Corinthians for their abuse of the Lord’s Supper. We may not be the Corinthians, but have we drifted into overfamiliarity and indifference? Is it possible to regain the awe and wonder of the cross and recapture the same Joy that was set before Jesus?
April 14, 2019
Welcome To Church (10) : The believer's freedom : Lorna Dunn : 7th April 2019
Lorna Dunn continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series (1 Cor 10). Both the Israelites and the Corinthians were challenged by idolatry. We see that Paul challenges us to avoid this pitfall by living for God and putting others before ourselves.
April 07, 2019
Hagar and Hannah : Cathy Truesdale and Fiona Coles : 31st March 2019
Cathy Truesdale and Fiona Coles shared with us some powerful life lessons from Hagar and Hannah
March 31, 2019
Welcome To Church (9) : Free to be a servant : Ali Brown : 24th March 2019
As part of our ‘Welcome to Church’ series, Ali explores how the revolutionary, life-changing message of the Gospel might be communicated to a surrounding culture that is suspicious, apathetic or even hostile to the Church. Looking at 1 Cor 9 we see that Paul’s method was incarnational and his motive was a prize that was eternal.
March 24, 2019
Welcome To Church (8) : The Strong and the Weak : Paul Coles : 17th March 2019
Paul continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series by looking at 1 Corinthians 8 where we discover the equation that is the gold standard for our new life in Christ: Love > Knowledge.
March 17, 2019
Welcome To Church (7) : Church and family : Ali Brown : 10th March 2019
Ali continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series, exploring God’s design for intimacy, the value of marriage and the gift of singleness (1 Cor 6:12-7:40).Many experience relationship turbulences in life - our church must be a family where all can find a ‘community of grace’ who are ‘committed to each other’.
March 10, 2019
Welcome To Church (6) : Pure hearts and messy hands : Paul Coles : 3rd March 2019
Paul continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series (1 Cor 6) by exploring what it means to be a people of pure hearts and messy hands as we wrestle with one of the most controversial and challenging issues of our day.
March 03, 2019
The Jesus Manifesto : Malcolm Johnston : 24th February 2019
Grace Fellowship has come a long way since our birth....but what kind of fellowship do we want to be in the future? What should our ‘compelling purpose’ be? What would Jesus want our Manifesto to be?
February 24, 2019
Welcome To Church (5) : Tolerate or Separate : Ali Brown : 17th February 2019
Ali continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series (1 Cor 5). We see that the Corinthian church found itself in a society with very different values. Many in the church chose to tolerate values in the church that were sinful, whilst others chose to separate from society entirely, choosing only to judge them. We are reminded that message of Jesus was, instead, to permeate society - being salt and light implies ‘pure hearts and messy hands’.
February 17, 2019
Welcome To Church (4) : Succesful or faithful : Paul Coles : 10th February 2019
Paul continues our ‘Welcome to Church’ series (1 Cor 4) and explored the question: Successful or Faithful? We are not called to be SUCCESSFUL, with what we can see, measure or judge. We are simply called to be FAITHFUL with the resources, talents and opportunities that God has given us… but faithfulness always comes at a cost.
February 15, 2019
Welcome To Church (3) : We're in this together : Paul Coles : 27th January 2019
Paul helps us look at 1 Corinthians 3 as we explore some metaphors describing what it means to be the Church: fishing, farming, building and a temple. We see that whether we are catching, growing or building, we are all in this together! No one is more is important than any other and, individually and together, we are the presence of God in our world today!
January 27, 2019
Welcome To Church (2) : Wisdom and foolishness : Ali Brown : 20th January 2019
Ali shares with us how the message of the cross is the power of God and yet there is a danger that it can lose its power if we move it from the centre of what we do. Challenges come when we allow culture to set the agenda, when we become proud or when we allow fear to stand in the way of our testimony. We are challenged to pray for the next two weeks, for opportunities that God may give us to share our faith.
January 20, 2019
Welcome To Church (1) : A letter to us : Paul Coles : 13th January 2019
Paul launches our new series called ‘Welcome to Church’ where we start our journey with the Corinthian Church. We hear the Apostle Paul’s encouraging opening statements as well as his first strong challenge for them, and us, about the importance of unity around the main thing, the cross of Jesus. We are also challenged to be a church and a people full of GRACE and TRUTH.
January 13, 2019
The importance of prayer : Michael Simms : 6th January 2019
Michael Simms speaks to us on the importance of prayer. As well as looking at the teaching of Jesus recorded in Matthew 6, we are challenged around our conviction and encouraged that the one we pray to is beyond all we can imagine in terms of love and holiness.
January 06, 2019
The Leadership Team reflects : 30th December 2018
We close out 2018 by ‘Looking Ahead and Looking Back’ with the outgoing Leadership Team members. It is great to hear all they have learned from the past and what they hope and dream for the future of Grace. Two key themes emerge: ‘Don’t be afraid to break out of the box’ and ‘this is God’s Church, not our church.’
December 30, 2018
JesusBC 6 : The Prince of Peace : Ali Brown : 16th December 2018
Ali continues our series Jesus BC – Discovering Christ before Christmas. We look at how the promises God made to David (building on previous promises to Adam, Abraham and Moses) pointed consistently to Jesus. We also see how David’s son, Solomon, foreshadowed Jesus as the Prince of Peace.
December 16, 2018
JesusBC 5 : The Lord's Anointed : Paul Coles : 9th December 2018
Paul continues our series Jesus BC – Discovering Christ before Christmas and takes us on a fast forward journey through 500 years and 9 books of the Bible where we see two themes begin to emerge in the unfolding story of Jesus. True repentance is more important than performance, and God’s rescue plan will involve suffering before victory.
December 09, 2018
JesusBC 4 : The Lord's Servant : Ali Brown : 2nd December 2018
Ali continues our series Jesus BC – Discovering Christ before Christmas through the story of Moses “The Lord’s servant”. We see that the instructions for the Passover gave a remarkable picture of what was to come - the blood of a lamb (without defect) was used to cover the sins of God’s people and the unleavened bread was to be broken and eaten by all in memory of God’s deliverance from slavery.
December 02, 2018
JesusBC 3 : Jacob : Paul Coles : 25th November 2018
Paul continues our series Jesus BC – Discovering Christ before Christmas and looks at 3 lessons from the life of Jacob.1) When all else fails, hold on to God for dear life.2) Remember our hope in God is not about our good and bad choices but about the Promise and Love of the Father.3) We are empowered by the Spirit to live surprising lives that help the world around us see the face of God.
November 25, 2018
JesusBC 2 : The Promise : Ali Brown : 18th November 2018
Ali continues our new series called Jesus BC – Discovering Christ before Christmas. We see that the promise made to Abraham was fulfilled in Jesus (“through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed”). We see too how the test given to Abraham amazingly demonstrated the love that God our Father has for us by giving up His only Son for us through love.
November 18, 2018
JesusBC 1 : The timeline : Paul Coles : 11th November 2018
Paul looks at the timeline and main characters that proceed Jesus, as we start our new series that looks at how Jesus and his coming is written throughout the entirety of the Old Testament
November 11, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (20) : Paul Coles : 28th October 2018
We finish our series in Acts by hearing what the great commission of Jesus looks like for our extended Grace community today. Paul encourages us to recapture the much bigger picture that the Bible paints of God who is Holy and Just but who is also Love.
October 28, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (19) : Ali Brown : 21st October 2018
Ali helps us look at the example of Paul in Acts 28. We see that Paul's walk involved faith, service, hardship, healing, fellowship and taking opportunities to testify about Jesus.
October 21, 2018
Christians Against Poverty : 14th October 2018
Grace Fellowship run Christians Against Poverty 'Life Skills' courses. Robert Jones speaks to us about how CAP seeks to provide hope to those in real need.
October 14, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (18) : Ali Brown : 7th October 2018
Ali helps us explore Paul’s experience of sailing, shipwreck and storm as recorded in Acts 27. Whilst we may not understand the purpose of the storms of life, it is important to keep our eyes on Jesus and to trust that He will be working for our good.
October 07, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (17) : Paul Coles : 30th September 2018
Paul speaks to us from Acts 26 and explores the difficult and seemingly fruitless 2 years that the Apostle Paul spent in prison in Caesarea. He asks the question: What impact does it make in each of our lives this week to know that, no matter what our circumstances look like, God is in control and everything is going according to plan?
September 30, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (16) : Paul Coles : 23rd September 2018
Paul speaks to us from Acts 25 about the ongoing and unsuccessful attempts of the Sanhedrin to slander the Apostle Paul’s reputation and how Paul keeps the conversation centred on the resurrection of Jesus. In response to this we are challenged to reflect on 2 questions: How is my life speaking into my world? & If I am questioned about the hope in me, what is my answer?
September 23, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (15) : Ali Brown : 16th September 2018
Ali helps us reflect on Paul's continuing trials after returning from his 3rd mission trip (as recorded in Acts 24). We are encouraged to follow Paul's example and always look for opportunities to share the hope that we have.
September 16, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (14) : Paul Coles : 9th September 2018
Paul speaks to us from Acts 23 on how the Apostle Paul retracted a statement and owned his outspoken ‘mistake’. In today’s society ‘owning a mistake’ is countercultural and can speak volumes to those who do not believe in the death, resurrection and life we have in Jesus.
September 09, 2018
Welcoming the Coles Family
Today is one of those "milestone days" in Grace Fellowship, as we welcome Paul Coles as our new co-pastor, working alongside Ali Brown at Grace Fellowship Church. God has been so good to us at Grace, and we look forward to what He will do in and through Paul and Ali's ministries in the days, months and years ahead!
September 02, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (13) : Ali Brown : 26th August 2018
Speaking from Acts 22 Ali Brown shows how Paul was ready, at short notice, to give his ‘testimony of hope’ to both people of faith and people of opposition. Are we ready to give our story of faith today?
August 26, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (12) : Paul Fleming : 12th August 2018
Paul Fleming continues our series: ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ from Acts 21. Paul speaks in the spirit of Acts 2 v 42 that highlights ‘Fellowship’.
August 12, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (11) : Ali Brown : 5th August 2018
Ali reminds us of the Apostle Paul's love for the Church (Acts 20). He encourages us through Paul’s message from 1 Corinthians 12 by outlining that we, as believers, are all part of the body of Christ and each one of us can have a part to play in the body of Grace by serving – modelling the example in 1 Corinthians 12.
August 05, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (10) : Stan Kelly : 29th July 2018
Stan brings us a message from Acts 20. Stan speaks about the Apostle Paul as a Pastor and how important Church was to him. Knowing God at a deeper level through Jesus starts with the church family and is core to who we are as individuals and evangelists. At times, we need to push ourselves out of our ‘Comfort Zones’ to accept the challenges church offers.
July 29, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (9) : Karen Hewitt : 22nd July 2018
Karen continues on the theme ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ as she brings us a message from Acts 19. Karen reminds us that Paul and his companions were representative of God’s sovereignty on earth. Through lives with faith in Jesus we can bring life, hope and freedom into other people’s lives, as our security is in a Sovereign Holy God who is in control.
July 22, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (8) : Hadden Wilson : 30th June 2018
Hadden continues on the theme ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ as he speaks from Acts 18.
June 30, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (7) : Jude Graham : 17th June 2018
Jude Graham takes us through Acts 17 as we look at how the Apostle Paul’s motive to continue in this Evangelistic Lifestyle was from his devotion to his ‘Sender’ – to suffer in Jesus name when spreading the Gospel. The question is asked: if we share the same commission as Paul – is Christ crucified our central message as Kingdom Builders?
June 17, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (6) : Ali Brown : 10th June 2018
Ali speaks on Paul being led in different ways as he commenced his 2nd missionary journey with Silas. We see that the opportunity arose in his everyday, in the interruptions and in suffering.
June 10, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (5) : Ali Brown : 3rd June 2018
Ali considers how, in Acts 15, the church dealt with difference of opinion with grace and truth.
June 03, 2018
Prayer : Tash Proctor : 27th May 2018
Tash Proctor (from 24/7 prayer) shares with us about the importance of prayer and her personal experience of how God has drawn her into a deeper intimacy and expectancy with God
May 27, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (4) : Stephen Johnson : 20th May 2018
On Pentecost Sunday Stephen Johnston encourages us to read Acts 2 as if it was the first time we had read it, so that we would be taken again by the amazing signs and wonders that occurred during and after Pentecost.He, along with two colleagues, report back on their experience of the Holy Spirit at work in the Encounter School of Ministry at Causeway Coast Vineyard. We are encouraged to realise that God working through us is not about ability, instead, it is about our availability.
May 20, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (3) : Ali Brown : 13th May 2018
Ali considers what the Spirit-led life looks like as we study Paul’s first missionary journey as recorded in Acts 14. We see that Paul endured suffering despite being faithful. God rescued Paul in different ways at different times. In living a Spirit-led life Paul learned dependence and lived with purpose.
May 12, 2018
Edge Sunday 2018
The staff from the Edge take our service. It is fantastic and inspiring to hear about the various activities that go on during the week as they seek to empower young people and support the wider community motivated by the love of Christ!
May 06, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (2) : David Gilkinson : 29th April 2018
David Gilkinson helps us see how the church in Antioch first prayed and fasted before sending on Barnabus and Saul off on the first missionary journey (Acts 13).
April 28, 2018
To the ends of the Earth (1) : Ali Brown : 22nd April 2018
Ali helps us start a new series called “to the ends of the Earth” covering the second half of the book of Acts. We look at Acts 12 from the perspective of ‘problems, prayer, peace and release’ - and are reminded that freedom is something that Jesus does and that we have the choice to watch on while God moves or accept His offer to participate with Him in bringing His Kingdom to earth.
April 22, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (6) : Ali Brown : 15th April 2018
Ali brings the Spirit-filled life series to a close by reminding us that God invites us to more; to deeper intimacy and greater power to be His witnesses. We have seen that the Spirit-filled life starts with surrender and that spiritual gifts without Agape love amount to nothing. As a church, we need to desire, discover and release gifting so that we can be equipped to participate in what God is doing here in the community where we live.
April 15, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (5) : Paul Reid : 8th April 2018
Paul Reid explores the experience of the disciples recorded in the book of Acts, starting when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost. We see when the Holy Spirit was ‘poured out’ on believers, it was to all, without distinction. Further examination in the book of Acts shows that generally the outpouring was sudden (something happened), it was supernatural and it followed conversion.
April 08, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (4) : Freddie McLoughlin : 25th March 2018
Freddie McLoughlin explores if there is more to the Spirit-filled life that we should experience as children of God.
March 25, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (3) : Ali Brown : 18th March 2018
Ali talks to us about the foundation for the Spirit filled life. We see that the young church in Corinth had some teething problems in relation to the employment of spiritual gifts. Paul’s response to misuse was not disuse but proper use. He taught that the foundation for spiritual gifts was love and without this foundation they had no value. Agape (love) was understood to be unconditional, defined in the life of Christ and explained by Paul eloquently in 1 Cor 13.
March 18, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (2) : Phil Emerson : 11th March 2018
Phil Emerson from Emanuel Church in Lurgan suggests that it is possible for the Christian to miss out and settle for something far less than what God intended. He encourages us that there are spiritual resources that can lie untapped in our church and in our individual lives because we’ve simply not gone deep enough. From Romans 12 we learn that in order to effectively serve God we must make sure that we have surrendered to Christ and have a proper estimate of who we are before Him.
March 11, 2018
Living the Spirit-Filled Life (1) : Stu Bothwell : 25th February 2018
Stu Bothwell launches our new series called Living the Spirit Filled Life. We are reminded of the exhortation from Jesus that whoever believes in Him would do even greater works (John 14:12). Stu helps us see (from 1 Corinthians 12), that each believer has been gifted for the common good.
February 25, 2018
Hearing God (4) : Ali Brown : 11th February 2018
Ali continues the series Hearing God as we look at how Moses' face became radiant because he had spoken with God. We consider that, in the process of hearing God, the impact on us can be as significant as what we hear.
February 11, 2018
Launching CAP Life Skills in Ballynahinch : Alison Flannigan : 4th February 2018
Alison Flannigan reminds us of the biblical challenges presented to us in responding to the needs of the poor. As well as hearing about the Mid Down CAP debt centre from Winston Shaw and our own Donald Patterson, Alison helps us launch our new CAP Life Skills centre where courses will be starting in March 2018
February 04, 2018
Hearing God (3) : Charlie Knox : 28th January 2018
Charlie Knox helps us think further on how we can hear God. As well as celebrating the dramatic mountaintop experiences (Ex 19), we are reminded of the importance of God speaking in the whisper (1Kings 19). Some personal principles are shared including the importance of honesty with God, the need for ‘silence, solitude and Sabbath’, and the danger of hearing only what we want to hear (Jer 29:8-9).
January 28, 2018
Welcome To Church (3) : We're in this together : Paul Coles : 27th January 2019
Paul helps us look at 1 Corinthians 3 as we explore some metaphors describing what it means to be the Church: fishing, farming, building and a temple. We see that whether we are catching, growing or building, we are all in this together! No one is more is important than any other and, individually and together, we are the presence of God in our world today!
January 27, 2018
Hearing God (2) : Hadden Wilson : 21st January 2018
Hadden reminds us that God does speak, even if we don’t always listen. It is rare in scripture that God speaks audibly but He does speak often.We are challenged to ask what God has said to us this week and how has it affected our behaviour. If our current experience is silence, then we are also encouraged to reach out to hear from God and not settle for an experience ‘at the bottom of the mountain’.
January 21, 2018
Hearing God (1) : Ali Brown : 14th January 2018
Ali also introduces our new mini-series, "Hearing God." Considering Jesus as the Good Shepherd, we see that hearing God is not so much about getting intermittent answers at the crossroads as being in consistent relationship with Jesus. We also see that, as the Good Shepherd, Jesus goes ahead and sometimes we need to let go and listen.
January 14, 2018
Leadership Team : Grace in 2018 : 7th January 2018
The Leadership Team communicate some key priorities that they believe God has laid on their hearts for Grace Fellowship. These include:* Growing Deeper* Reaching the Lost* Becoming a church for the community* Nurturing authentic Kingdom community* Investing significantly in our young peopleWe are challenged to personally reflect on what part each of us can play in the coming year.
January 07, 2018
Change : Christine Fleming : 31st December 2017
Christine helps us reflect on the challenges of change, and posed the following questions:How do I react when I am under pressure? What am I like to live with?To work with?To brush shoulders with?To relax with?How do I respond to people’s needs and requests?
December 31, 2017
The Edge (9) - Ali Brown - 3rd December 2017
Ali brings our series on The Edge to a conclusion as we explore how Jesus explained greatness through the example of a little child.
December 03, 2017
The Edge (8) - Serving at the edge - 26th November 2017
We hear from 6 different people in our Fellowship who work with people on the edge. We hear how God is at work in their everyday experiences and we are challenged to be open to seeing how God can use us too, even in the midst of busy lives.
November 26, 2017
The Edge (7) - Diana Stewart - 19th November 2017
Diana Stewart from Emanuel Church continues our series The Edge with the woman on the edge of society who had a rare bleeding condition. We learn that Jesus was moved with compassion as His everyday was interrupted. Jesus identified, encouraged, honoured and restored her.
November 19, 2017
The Edge (6) - Hadden Wilson - 12th November 2017
Hadden continues our series ‘The Edge’, looking at the example of the criminal who received true freedom when all hope appeared gone.
November 12, 2017
The Edge (5) - Ali Brown - 29th October 2017
Ali looks at how Jesus was identified as the friend of sinners. In following His example, we are called to be influencers
October 29, 2017
The Edge (4) - Ali Brown - 22nd October 2017
Ali looks at how Jesus connected with the Samaritan woman who lived a life marked by disgrace (John 4:1-30). We see that the Jesus' approach was connection, compassion and truth.
October 22, 2017
The Edge (3) - GO Team - 15th October 2017
Doug and Lorna from the GO Team help us examine the challenge that poverty presents to us, both on our doorstep and beyond our shores.
October 15, 2017
The Edge (2) - Hadden Wilson - 8th October 2017
Hadden looks at the story of the undeserving son who received favour. From hopeless despair, he comes to his senses and receives undeserved favour and blessing despite his previous foolishness.
October 07, 2017
Fear, faith and FOMO - Suzanne Johnston - 1st October 2017
Suzanne looks at the story of Peter walking on the water - we are reminded that Jesus sees us in our storms and comes to our aid. He also asks us to listen for his voice and take a step of faith, because when we step out, God steps in!
October 01, 2017
The Edge (1) - Ali Brown - 24th September 2017
Ali launches our new series called ‘the edge’ where we look at how Jesus approached those on the edge of society: the poor, the captive, the blind and the broken. Ali helps us explore how in Luke 4 Jesus read the prophecy about himself, declared its fulfilment in him, and then proceeded to demonstrate its truth in His ministry to the poor, captive, blind and oppressed.
September 24, 2017
Grace Fellowship's Vision : week 2
The Leadership Team complete a two-week series outlining priorities for the way forward in Grace Fellowship.
September 17, 2017
Grace Fellowship's Vision : week 1
The Leadership Team start a two-week series outlining priorities for the way forward in Grace Fellowship. Ali outlines the six key priorities and then Ian & Suzanne provide some detail on ‘Growing Deeper’ & ‘Nurturing authentic Kingdom Community’.
September 10, 2017
The Living Word - Carson Harte - 3rd September 2017
Carson Harte brings our series on the Living Word to a conclusion as he reflects upon verses that have been important to him during his life as a 'missionary, mercenary and misfit'. He challenges us to live lives that proclaim Christ through what we both do and say and to live as sojourners in such a way that people see our good deeds and glorify God (1 Pet 2:11-12).
September 03, 2017
The Living Word - Patrick McCluskey - 27th August 2017
Patrick McCluskey continues our series on The Living Word. Patrick brings a number of key verses to our attention starting with Isaiah 55:11 which reminds us that God’s word will achieve the purpose for which He sends it. He also reminds us that as image bearers, our witness to the surrounding community often comes through how we live as well as much as what we say. Micah 6:6-8 instructs us how to live and John 8:1-8 reminds us to be slow to judge. We finish looking at the example of Jesus who was tenacious in prayer.
August 27, 2017
The Living Word - Paul Coles - 13th August 2017
Paul Coles continues our study in Acts Chapter 4 where he looks at the remainder of the disciple's prayer as they continued to petition God for miracles, signs and wonders through the name of Jesus.
August 13, 2017
The Living Word - Paul Coles - 6th August 2017
Paul Coles walks with us through Acts Chapter 4 where we listen in on the first recorded church prayer meeting. We explore our external and internal threats and are challenged by what it means to speak God’s word boldly.
August 06, 2017
The Living Word - Carolyn Jackson - 30th July 2017
Carolyn Jackson helps us to consider the need to 'Rest in God' as we continue our new series - The Living Word. We look at a number of key verses including Ps 46:10 where and Matt 11:28-30. We are reminded that in Ps 23, God makes us lie down in green pastures.
July 30, 2017
The Living Word - Hadden Wilson - 23rd July 2017
Hadden considers Nehemiah 8 where Ezra read the book of the Law to the people of Israel. The Law of God was made clear so that the people understood what was being read, and as a result they wept when they were convicted. Hadden encourages us never to water down the message of God's word, even when it may seem unpalatable to our 21st century culture. As we study the word of God, we are encouraged to go where the living Word takes us.
July 23, 2017
GOD IS.... LOVE - Suzanne Johnston - 2nd July 2017
Suzanne finishes our series on 'GOD IS...' with GOD IS LOVE. She reminds us that God alone loves perfectly and completely, sacrificially, unconditionally, lavishly and abundantly and, even in the face of our ambivalence and half-heartedness, He takes the initiative towards us and loves us with a love that is stronger than death.
July 02, 2017
GOD IS.... ETERNAL AND UNCHANGEABLE - Hadden Wilson - 25th June 2017
Hadden helps us to consider how GOD IS... ETERNAL AND UNCHANGEABLE. We live in a world that is in despair. The scale of change is unparalleled in history. As children of God, we have nothing to fear because the God who has told us about the last days in His word, is the same Eternal and Unchangeable God in whom we put our hope.
June 25, 2017
GOD IS.... PERSONAL - Ian Dickson - 18th June 2017
Ian Dickson continues our GOD IS... series by looking at GOD IS... PERSONAL. We explored through three passages (Moses, Elijah and then the transfiguration) of how God reveals Himself. In the transfiguration, the Father spoke to the disciples saying “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” After that Jesus came to the disciples, touched them and reassured them telling them not to be afraid.
June 18, 2017
GOD IS.... ALL HOLY - Ian Dickson - 11th June 2017
Ian Dickson continues our GOD IS... series by looking at GOD IS... ALL HOLY. The holiness of God is progressively revealed in scripture and Ian considers three passages of significance. His holiness demands a personal response, we need God’s touch before going in His name and we were made to glorify and praise God.
June 11, 2017
GOD IS.... ALL KNOWING - Ali Brown - 4th June 2017
Ali continues our GOD IS... series by looking at GOD IS... ALL KNOWING. God is beyond our understanding, his motives are pure, his knowledge is infinite and that his plans are perfect. The God who completely knows me, completely loves me and, following the example of Jesus, the best place to start each day is in our Heavenly Father’s presence.
June 04, 2017
GOD IS.... TRUTH - Peter Lynas - 28th May 2017
Peter Lynas continues our GOD IS... series by looking at GOD IS TRUTH. As believers, we carry a very different story into a culture which is bombarding us with falsehoods. God invites us into His story, one that can rewrite personal stories of defeat, despair and destruction.
May 28, 2017
GOD IS.... GRACIOUS - Kit Carson - 21st May 2017
Kit continues our GOD IS... series by looking at the extravagant and lavish grace of God. We all can draw near to our Father and receive more of His grace, mercy and peace. As His children, we need to show grace too, especially when it is unmerited and undeserved - because that's the grace God gave us.
May 21, 2017
GOD IS.... CREATOR - Phil Emerson - 7th May 2017
Phil Emerson kicks off our new GOD IS... series by looking at God the Creator, at how we were made to have a relationship with Him, and that even a fallen world still displays His wonder.
May 07, 2017
SENT : the next steps - Ali Brown - 30th April 2017
Ali brings our series looking at the early church to an end, and asks "where is God sending us"
April 30, 2017
SENT to reap - Scott McNamara - 23rd April 2017
Street pastor Scott McNamara shares his experiences of sharing Jesus as part of our SENT series
April 23, 2017
SENT beyond boundaries - Ken Humphrey - 9th April 2017
Ken Humphrey returns to Grace to share more of his story - how he overcame prejudices to see those from other sides of the community from him in a different light.As part of the SENT series looking at the early church in Acts, Paul had a similar challenge - to love and show Christ to those around him who he would have traditionally persecuted.
April 09, 2017
SENT from total turnaround - James McKeown - 2nd April 2017
James McKeown is back at Grace, continuing our SENT series.Saul the persecutor encounters the risen Jesus and a giant of the faith is born as Paul turns his passion to telling others of his discovery that Jesus is the Son of God.
April 02, 2017
SENT but focused - Ali Brown - 26th March 2017
Ali shares the story of how the early church became organised in Acts 6 - how, when there was so much need around them, and so much to do, they maintained focus on God and His plan for the church, assigning roles to some for practical work, to others for prayer and listening to God.
March 26, 2017
SENT - dispersing the seed - Ali Brown - 19th March 2017
Ali, Carson, Caitlin, Emily, Hamish and Donald share their stories about being SENT to their Frontlines. It was great to hear stories of honesty, of times when faith feels straightforward to share, and the times when it hasn't!
March 19, 2017
SENT like lambs among wolves - Ali Brown - 12th March 2017
As part of a Sunday where we look at the faith and action of the persecuted church, both modern and from the time of Acts, Ali concludes with some thoughts on costly faith that endures
March 12, 2017
SENT in the name of Jesus and the power of His Holy Spirit - Grant and John Abraham - 5th March 2017
Grant Abraham with his father John share how we are SENT in the name of Jesus and the power of His Holy Spirit. Do we live lives in expectation of the wonders that being empowered by the Holy Spirit can bring?
March 05, 2017
SENT in God's authority - Charlie Knox - 26th February 2017
Charlie Knox leads us in looking at how we are SENT in God's authority, where we are encouraged to seek authenticity and genuine personal encounter with Him.
February 26, 2017
SENT to be together - Paul Coulter - 19th February 2017
Paul Coulter continues our series about the early church, looking at how we are SENT to be together - reaching out as a community of believers
February 19, 2017
SENT and set ablaze - Stu Bothwell - 12th February 2017
Stu Bothwell continues our series looking at the early church in Acts 1, and how they were utterly on fire for God and spreading the good news of Jesus
February 12, 2017
SENT for the Kingdom - Ali Brown - 5th February 2017
Ali kicks off our SENT series by looking at how we are SENT to represent God's Kingdom here on earth, whether that is here at home on our frontline, or further afield
February 05, 2017
SENT - series introduction - Ali Brown - 29th January 2017
Ali introduces our new sermon series - SENT - based upon Acts 1-11: following the early steps of the Church
January 31, 2017
Noah - when faith looks foolish - David Dunlop - 22nd January 2017
David spoke to us about the unswerving faith that Noah had in God - when his faith looked foolish for years and even in the silence when God did not speak.
January 22, 2017
Jesus' return - Hadden Wilson - 15th January 2017
Hadden speaks to us about the certainty that Jesus is returning. Do we really live our lives as if every day could be our final one here? Do we live with the urgency of needing to tell those around us?
January 15, 2017
Abraham - Faith in God's promises - Ken Clarke - 11th December 2016
Ken Clarke speaks to us about Abraham, who continued trusting and obeying God into old age and who exhorts us, along with all the rest of the 'cloud of witnesses', to keep going!
December 11, 2016
Sarah - Faith after doubt - Hadden Wilson - 4th December 2016
Hadden Wilson talks to us about Sarah, and the faith that she showed in God's promise to her of a family, even though in Earthly terms it seemed impossible.How often do we limit God's promises to us through doubting, not trusting in Him and his timings?
December 04, 2016
Joseph - Faith in adversity - Ali Brown - 27th November 2016
Ali continues our series of looking at lives of faith, through the story of Joseph whose faith withstood considerable adversity.Joseph trusted that God is sovereign and in control, even when his circumstances didn't seem to bear that out.
November 27, 2016
Samson - Faith at the end - Charlie Knox - 20th November 2016
Charlie brought us the story of Samson. Someone who had deep flaws and weakness, like us all, but who held onto faith, right up until the end.
November 20, 2016
Moses - Costly faith - Christine Fleming - 13th November 2016
Christine looks at how Moses' faith story was lived out through making choices that included sacrificing power and riches to follow God's plan.
November 13, 2016
Leadership - Paul Betts - 6th November 2016
At a time when as a church we are looking at models of membership and leadership, Paul Betts brings us some timely advice and lessons for God's church.
November 06, 2016
Listening - Jude Graham - 30th October 2016
Jude brings us lessons on listening and communicating.Listening to God, listening to our community around us; to keep open the channels of communication through interacting with those in our local areas, and with God through prayer.
October 30, 2016
Joshua – Faith in new challenges - James McKeown - 23rd October 2016
James brings us lessons from Joshua's life, how the seemingly impossible challenges can be made possible through God's strength when we surrender our will to His plans.
October 23, 2016
Rahab - Faith in an unlikely place - Charlie Hadjiev - 16th October 2016
Continuing our series on "Finding life through faith", Charlie Hadjiev helps us take a look at how Rahab's priorities and loyalties shaped her faith.
October 16, 2016
David – Courageous Faith - Malcolm Johnston - 2nd October 2016
Malcolm challenged us with the question 'How big is your God?' suggesting that a small view of God leads to small faith while a big view of God leads to big faith. David's example was to build the habit of 'gazing upon the beauty of the Lord'. Malcolm recommended pulling key verses from the Bible that simply focus on Gods amazing beauty and start memorising these verses. You can access the verses Malcolm used at http://grace-fellowship.co.uk/docs/20161002_sermon_notes.pdf
October 02, 2016
What is God's will for my life? - Ali Brown - 25th September 2016
Ali kicks off our "Finding life through faith" series with the question "What is God's will for my life?". No matter what stage of life we are at, it's a question that we can all ask as we seek to live lives that serve and honour Him.
September 25, 2016
This is my story, this is my Psalm - Margaret Porter and Gillian Baird - 17th September 2016
Concluding our series of viewing the Psalms through the lives of our Grace Fellowship family
September 17, 2016
Into the presence of Jesus - Ian Dickson - 11th September 2016
Ian shares from the story of the four men who lowered their paralysed friend through the roof to Jesus. He challenges us to bring people into the presence of Jesus so that He can meet their needs.
September 11, 2016
Decommissioned or REcommissioned? - Suzanne Johnston - 4th September 2016
As part of the service led by our Leadership Team, Suzanne encourages us to take time to re-engage with God, to focus on our relationship with Him
September 04, 2016
My story, my Psalm - Hadden Wilson - 28th August 2016
Hadden Wilson brings us his story through the picture of the Psalm 18 verse 30, a story of grief and joy, but with the knowledge that God never left his side, through bad times and good.As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.
August 28, 2016
My story, my Psalm - Jennifer Anderson - 14th August 2016
Jennifer brings us lessons from Psalm 23 - even when we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, God *NEVER* leaves us or lets us go
August 14, 2016
My story, my Psalm - Stan Kelly - 7th August 2016
Stan brings us one of his favourite Psalms - Psalm 139 : You have searched me, LORD, and you know me....
August 07, 2016
My story, my Psalm - Ali Brown - 31st July 2016
Ali shares some of his story through his favourite Psalm - Psalm 121 : "I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from?"
July 31, 2016
We reach out in love - Ali Brown - 12th June 2016
Ali Brown concludes our series looking at the values of Grace Fellowship Church, by looking at how we can reach out in love to those around us
June 12, 2016
We are committed to each other - Ian Dickson - 5th June 2016
Ian Dickson continues the series of Grace Fellowship Values, looking at how the model for Christianity and church is to be committed to God and each other.
June 05, 2016
We depend on God - Hadden Wilson - 29th May 2016
Hadden Wilson looks at how we need to (and can) rely on a God who loves us and never lets us down.
May 29, 2016
Accepting One Another - Jude Graham - 22nd May 2016
Jude Graham kicks off our "Grace Fellowship Values" season of talks by looking at how we accept each other
May 22, 2016
Members of Grace - Leadership Team - 15th May 2016
The Grace Fellowship Leadership Team introduce the model of membership that they feel best fits the vision and values of Grace Fellowship
May 15, 2016
When I met Jesus - 1st May 2016
Ali Brown concludes our "Encounters with Jesus" series
May 08, 2016
The soldier, the sinner and the man from Cyrene - 1st May 2016
Encounters with Jesus through the eyes of 3 very different people
April 30, 2016
Is failure final? A relationship restored - Hadden Wilson - 24th April 2016
Hadden Wilson reminds us that failure is never final and encourages us to practise the presence of God in our everyday lives.
April 24, 2016
Won't you stay a bit longer? The roadside map - Ali Brown - 17th April 2016
Looking at the 'before' and 'after' of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Walking with Jesus and seeing the truth of His identity made all the difference - from defeated to on fire!
April 17, 2016
Stretch out your hand - Jasper Rutherford - 20th March 2016
Jasper Rutherford challenges us from the story of the man with the withered arm - encouraing us to stretch out our hands in faith and expectancy to receive from Jesus the 'more' He has for us.
March 20, 2016
Are you serious: The seeker's question - Jude Graham - 13th March 2016
Jude Graham, encourages us to reclaim and refocus on Christ's message of being born again and leaving our old lives behind.
March 13, 2016
Cross party talks: The women from the other side - Ken Humphries - 6th March 2016
Ken Humphries encourages us to look beyond our own groups, to reach out to all those around us, not just those whom we would comfortably get along with.
March 06, 2016
With friends like these, who needs enemies - Stu Bothwell - 28th February 2016
Be encouraged to share God's healing and grace to those who need it most; to reach out to others rather than build walls around ourselves.
February 28, 2016
Running wild with the shrinking man - Ali Brown - 21st February 2016
This week in our 'Encounters with Jesus' series we look at John the Baptist - a man whose heart's desire was that Jesus should increase and he should decrease. But also a man who knew what it was to experience a storm of doubt and fear - and endure through to the other side.
February 21, 2016
The daily Dilemma: Sisters with Attitudes - Ali Brown - 7th February 2016
Learn from Mary and Martha’s encounters with Jesus, considering the importance of prioritising time at the feet of Jesus. In His presence, where the distractions of life are parked, is where we find peace, love and purpose.
February 07, 2016
The Case for the Opposition: The religious law-keepers - James McKeown - 31st January 2016
James McKeown continues our series "When people met Jesus" considering the encounters with the Religious Law Keepers. James helps us see that their adherence to the law was not condemned, rather it was a heart issue relating to their pride and hypocrisy. The 'So What' for us challenges our core attitude to God rather than what we appear to be in front of others.
January 31, 2016
When vision becomes a reality: The man who stopped Jesus - Jude Graham - 17th January 2016
Looking at the story of Blind Bartimaeus - what stops us having a clear vision of who Jesus is and what He has done for us?
January 17, 2016
Skeletons in the closet : the relatives - James McKeown - 10th January 2016
God is in control and His plans will not be thwarted! He knows us by name and He wants us to be involved in the outworking and fulfilment of His perfect plans.
January 10, 2016
Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly - Dave Linton - 6th December 2015
Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Every day we have a choice to make, in how we react to situations we face, and those around us.Are we showing others the love, mercy and humility that God has shown to and for us?
December 06, 2015
Being a Blessing - Ali Brown - 29th November 2015
The challenge to be both "Blessed" and "Blessings" to those around us, as we live lives that are more closely aligned to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5
November 29, 2015
Charlie Dunlop - A celebration of a life lived for God
In memory of Charlie Dunlop, who has gone to be with his Lord.Several people have asked the family for the recording of Charlie's funeral to be available. May it bless you as you listen to the celebration of a life lived for God.
October 25, 2015
The Harvest - Hadden Wilson - 25th October 2015
On Harvest Sunday, looking at the eternal Harvest - we are all 'harvesters' with a mandate to love others, to demonstrate God's grace to those we meet and to use the God-given opportunities that come our way to tell others about the good news of Jesus.When we get to heaven may we meet a 'harvest' of people who are there because we shared Jesus with them!
October 25, 2015
Salt and Light - Ali Brown - 18th October 2015
Ali spoke to us on being salt and light to the community around us, and gave us the challenge to bless 3 people in the coming week (at least one not from Grace!), and eat with people you wouldn't normally eat with. How have you done? It doesn't matter when you listen to the podcast - take the opportunity to bless those around you!
October 18, 2015
The Divine Dance - Charlie Knox - 27th September 2015
"The Godhead, 3-in-1, Father, Spirit, Son". What does that actually mean? Exploring the relationship between God in his Trinity, and His people.
September 27, 2015
Made in His image - Ian Dickson - 13th September 2015
As part of the wider "Ability Sunday" initiative, Ian Dickson shares with us that we are all made in God's image, and how that should shape how we see ourselves and each other.
September 13, 2015
Encounters with God - Alain Emerson - 28th June 2015
An "encounter with God" from the eyes of Moses
July 30, 2015
Encounters with God 2 - James McKeown - 21st June 2015
Lessons from Nehemiah on a God who is not only present, but wants to communicate and be involved in our lives
June 21, 2015
Encounters with God - James McKeown - 14th June 2015
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.A look at how He guides us, leads us, protects us.
June 14, 2015
Encounters with God - Sean Mullan - 7th June 2015
Do we really take the time to notice God in our everyday experience, or is He just kept for Sunday mornings only?
June 07, 2015
Great Expectations - Merve Jones - 31st May 2015
What do we do when life doesn't turn out according to our plan? Lessons from the story of Joseph.
May 31, 2015
Spur One Another On - Ali Brown - 10th May 2015
Spurring on - more than just encouraging or admonishing (some times it takes a bit of both), but challenging each other to live lives that reflect Jesus to those inside and outside our Fellowship
May 10, 2015
Serve One Another - Judith Graham - 3rd May 2015
Serving one another. What image does it conjure in your mind? How can we learn to serve each other in love and humility, following the many examples of Jesus?
May 03, 2015
Greet One Another - Ali Brown - 12th April 2015
So much more than just saying "hello" (or slipping in the back of church with your head down) - looking at how we should greet and show love to one another
April 12, 2015
Hearing from God - George Lowden - 8th March 2015
Learning lessons on hearing from God through the story of Abraham and Sarah
March 08, 2015
A Journey With Jesus - Suzanne Johnston - 22nd Feb 2015
We join 2 very defeated disciples on the road to Emmaus, who thought that it was all over - Jesus had died on the cross. Listen as their mourning was turned to stunned joy.How do we bear each other's burdens?
February 22, 2015
Admonish One Another - Paul Coles - 15th Feb 2015
ADMONISH One Another - Paul Coles - 15th Feb 2015 - Whilst the bible contains lots about loving and accepting one another, it also includes challenges to Admonish one another, in love, to build each other's faith. How can we help each other along our spiritual path in a way that is appropriate and God-honouring?
February 15, 2015
Accept One Another - David McMillan - 8th Feb 2015
ACCEPT One Another - how do we live with those around us? Should we just accept them, no matter how different they are? What are our motivations for accepting them? Looking at accepting others, in the context of Romans 14 and 15
February 08, 2015
Love One Another - David McMillan - 1st Feb 2015
LOVE One Another - David McMillan starts off our "One Another" series (and podcasting at Grace!) with "Love One Another"
February 01, 2015