We don't have to wait to be the church we are called to be. We can become God's planned church today! Jesus will build HIS church but he's given all of us a part to play. In this final message of this series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to be intentional about fulfilling our purpose. "Who knows but God has called us for such a time as this."
Continuing our series - The church I see...', Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to to say 'yes' to the invitation we've been given and also extend that invitation to others we encounter. Looking at the parable of the great banquet in Luke 14, we see how we need to say 'no' to the distractions that can get in the way of enjoying the amazing banquet God has prepared for us.
In this message, Sunnyhill's Lead Pastor, Dom Bird talks about beginnings looking at the account of Zerubbabel and the re-building of the temple.
We often hear the old adage: "all good things must come to an end". Whilst in some cases that is true, there are some things that don't. There is in fact another way of looking at this: "all good things must come to a beginning". Every great thing we see whether it be a marriage, a career, a church or anything else, at some point has a point of conception and we must learn to see beginnings the way God does.
Continuing our current series about 'the church we see', Campus Pastor Fru Bird looks ahead to the future and sees a church where each person wholeheartedly serves God and His children: from a heart of worship, from the confidence of belonging and from a place of spiritual maturity.
Continuing 'The church I see' series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us in our maturity. How do we grow as disciples of Jesus? What are the things the prevent us moving forward in our spiritual development. The church we want to become is filled with people who realise their God given potential and in order for that to happen, we all have to take our spiritual maturity seriously.
Continuing our series, looking at the type of church we are becoming, Campus Pastor Fru Bird discusses how God calls us to belong to one another despite personal and societal obstacles. We can only include others unconditionally when we have learnt to authentically belong.
In this final message from our Movie Month series, Campus Pastor Fru Bird opens up the story of Aladdin. In this great classic movie, we find a genie who is trapped inside a lamp, we find Princess Jasmine who is trapped by cultural expectations and Aladdin himself who is trapped by his own poverty. This parallels our own life in so many ways - what is the thing that has 'trapped' you? What is preventing you from living in the freedom that Jesus Christ offers?
Continuing our Movie Month series, Steve Robinson looks at Men in Black plus other Sci-Fi classics to help us understand that there are hidden things with God that we can and should search out. (Proverbs 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.)
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In this final message of our "Encounter" series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird sums up the whole point of encountering all the different aspects of Jesus' life, character and ministry; so that others will ultimately encounter Jesus in us as we go about our daily life. Jesus, and not religion.
Continuing out "Encounter" series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird brings a message of hope...Jesus' encounter with the woman caught in adultery and her journey from darkness to light - a journey that we can all make.
Continuing our current series "Encounter", Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to encounter grace. Not 'grace' the idea or abstract concept, but grace in the person of Jesus. Everyone who encountered Jesus' grace could not stay the same - the same is true today. When we encounter real grace it changes us and gives us the imperative to extend that same grace to everyone else.
In this continuation of our 'Encounter' series, Pastor Fru encourages us to encounter Jesus - the teacher.
We encounter Jesus the teacher not only through what he said (in His Word) but through the unique circumstances of our life today. The question we should all be asking is "How is Jesus teaching me, right now, in the situation I am facing?"
Jesus came to this world as a many things - a great teacher, a healer, a miracle worker, a provider, a sacrifice...in this new series, we are going to explore many different aspects of Jesus character and ministry. In this opening message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird looks at arguably the most important aspect of Jesus' mission here on earth - He was God's plan - God's Gift to mankind - for redemption.
In this message to conclude our 'Blessed Life' series, campus pastor Adam Bird looks at the idea of contentment. And how we can all learn this secret (like Paul) and live our best life as we live The Blessed Life.
Continuing our series on The Blessed Life, Campus Pastor Adam Bird looks at the ways we can live our day to day life in God's presence, building a strong relationship with Him and walking in His blessings.
In this continuation of our 'Blessed Life' series, Campus Pastor Fru Bird opens up Psalm chapter 1 and shows us how we can live fruitful lives as followers of Jesus. We are encouraged to delight in God's law of love, to meditate on it and to be aware of God's watchful and caring eye on us always. It is God's heart that we would all live fruitful and blessed lives.
Continuing our 'Blessed Life' series, Steve Robinson draws on Abraham's journey from Genesis chapter 12. He made a physical journey as well as a spiritual one and we all have similar journey's to make. We can take encouragement from Abraham, knowing that we are in the middle of God's plans even when it seemingly takes us on a roundabout journey.
God instigated a New Covenant when Jesus came to earth and one aspect of this covenant is access to His many and varied blessings. In this start of our new series (The Blessed Life) Campus Pastor Adam Bird leads us through the 23rd Psalm and uses it as a Blueprint for what a Blessed Life can actually look like.
In this final part of our 'Big Ask' series, Richard Garton encourages us to choose happiness. To find our purpose in life and to go after that. To be content in our circumstances and to be comfortable in our identity. That way, we can be great witnesses to others as we share our faith.
In this third part of our 'Big Ask' series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to direct people in a God direction. Again, looking at Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well, we see how his interaction changed not only her but many of the people around her. This is God's intention for us through the Great Commission - to share the good news we have - that Jesus exchanges our weariness and burdens for rest and hope.
In this second part of our 'Big Ask' series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to listen to people's stories. Looking at Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well, we see how He was intentional about discovering her story, He was accepting of who she was and He was natural in His approach. We should make personal evangelism a daily and natural part of our everyday lives.
In the Great Commission (Matt 28), Jesus invites us to go on an adventure of reaching people with the 'Good News'. In this new series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird encourages us to approach all our conversations and interactions during the week with this in mind. God is calling us to be an 'inviting' people.
In this final message of our 'Type A Faith' series, Sunnyhill's Lead Pastor Dom Bird helps us to build an atmosphere of faith. Looking at the healing of the Jairus's daughter, Dom encourages us to 1. Stop singing our 'woe is me' songs. 2. Put our unbelief outside the door and 3. Be around people who stand with us in faith.
In this third message of our 'Type A Faith' series, Campus Pastor Fru Bird helps us to apply our faith. Looking at the healing of the lame man at the Temple (Acts 3) and also Black Panther (!), we are encouraged to not hide our faith but let it lead us to worship, walk in the kingdom and witness.
In this second message of our 'Type A Faith' series, Discipleship Pastor Phil Coleman encourages us to have an attitude of faith. Calling out in others and in ourselves the good that we can see in faith rather than simply describing or addressing current failings. Taking our cue from the apostle Paul writing to the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians chapter 1).
In this start to a new 4 week series, Adam Bird looks at having an Accent of Faith. Living our life placing the emphasis in the right place - in a God direction. Taking our cue from the great heroes of Faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11, we should commit to running our race with the endurance that comes from a steadfast faith in God.
We conclude our series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this final message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird gives us principles that we can apply to our finances that will help us live out a 'kingdom' approach with our money.
We continue our New Year series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this fifth message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird gives us principles that we can apply to our lives that will help us thrive in our workplace.
We continue our New Year series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this fourth message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird gives us principles from Daniel that we can apply in our interactions with 'the world' - at work, in the classroom, with colleagues, etc.
We continue our New Year series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this third message of the series, Campus Pastor Fru Bird gives us principles we can apply in our families to move these close relationships to another level. Don't Panic! Promote Godly Values.
At the start of this new year, we are in this great series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this second message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird gives us principles from Jesus to apply in our marriages and other close relationships.
At the start of this new year, we begin a new series - 'Smashing it'. Looking at equipping ourselves with the tools we need for a better life. In this first message of the series, Campus Pastor Adam Bird gives us principles from Jesus to apply in all our relationships.
In the last of our pre-launch 'interest' services, Ferndown Campus Pastor Adam Bird gets us to think again about whom and what we are living for. Looking at the story of the Rich Young Ruler, we can see how our choices always lead to consequences - either good or bad.