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Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 6 (Romans 8, Life in the Spirit)

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Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 6 (Romans 8, Life in the Spirit)

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Easter 2021 - A Body of Worship (Mark 16:1-8, Acts 10:34-43)
It's Easter Sunday 2021. Christ is risen; he is risen indeed. Alleluia!   We rejoice in Jesus, physically risen from the dead. A tomb opened that we can see in. The joy of knowing who it is who has been given all authority. He gave his body for us, and we use our bodies for him. There is great joy in that, particularly in this pandemic year.   Watch a video of this talk here: https://youtu.be/EPGXLMiqA70
15:24
April 4, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 6 (Romans 8, Life in the Spirit)
This talk is taken from the sixth and final zoom meeting of our Lent Course on March 31st, 2021. In Romans 8 Paul reaches a crescendo as he brings all that he says so far to encourage us to live according to the Spirit of God. He shows us the riches of our spiritual inheritance, and the power of God in the hope for the days of present suffering. He strengthens us with a reminder of the certainty of God's love for us in Jesus.   The video, including all the visuals, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/YdHFmYbXj2I The handouts and visuals are available here:  http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/6b-Wednesday-6-Romans-8-Handout-Slides.pdf The discussion questions that were used in breakout rooms during this session are: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/6b-Wednesday-6-Romans-8-Discussion-Questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
45:51
April 1, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 6 (Romans 8:18-30, Life in the Spirit - Groaning and Glory)
On the last Sunday in our Roaming through Romans series in Lent we come to Romans 8. Paul is writing to encourage his friends in the real world. All that has gone before in his letter is to deepen their understanding so that they can trust in the presence of God's Spirit in the midst of their world, and live in the depths of that truth.  We have the Spirit of God in a creation that groans.  In this talk Will Briggs gives a brief overview of Romans 8 and Gill Briggs applies it from her experience of groaning in suffering.   Recorded live during our livestream on March 28th, 2021.   Talk available as video here: https://youtu.be/BDHC3YYANOA For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
29:30
March 28, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 5 (Romans 7, The good law and the power of sin)
This video is taken from the fifth zoom meeting of our Lent Course on March 24th, 2021. We revisit the gospel that Paul expounds, and explore how we engage with it, and some thoughts about what we actually mean by "sin."  We then turn to Romans 7 where Paul speaks of the power of sin being reinforced by the truth of God's good law; and the joy of being freed from that bond through the cross of Christ.   This talk is available as a video here: https://youtu.be/Dh3bwZ9hlIs In the talk Will refers to a blog post about sin, you can read that here: http://briggs.id.au/jour/2015/04/sin/ The handouts and visuals are available here:  http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/5b-Wednesday-5-Romans-7-The-Power-of-Sin.pdf The discussion questions that were used in breakout rooms during this session are: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/5b-Wednesday-5-Romans-7-The-Power-of-Sin-Discussion-Questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
37:24
March 25, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 5 (Romans 7:14-25, Colliding with ourselves)
On the second-to-last Sunday of our Roaming through Romans series in Lent we arrive at Romans 7. Here Paul notoriously tangles himself up in the dilemma of encountering the goodness of God's truth yet finding it humanly possible to live by it. Here we delve into that dilemma, and arrive at the joy of how the gospel of Jesus is that it has been overcome through covenant relationship and faith.   Recorded live during our livestream on March 21st, 2021.   This talk is available as a video here: https://youtu.be/5FVU-AmiXKA For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
19:07
March 21, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 4 (Romans 6, Grace and sin and applied eschatology)
This video is taken from the fourth zoom meeting of our Lent Course on March 17th, 2021. In this we go into the "last lap" of our journey into Romans 1-8 as we arrive at chapter 6. Paul poses a question about whether God's grace allows us to keep on sinning. This is a doorway question into some fundamental aspects of our discipleship with Jesus. Paul answers the question by looking at how, in the gospel, we have been rescued, and made a new people in Christ, belonging to eternity.   This talk is also available as a video (with all the visuals etc.) on youtube at https://youtu.be/3FmrrE4ALKM The handouts and visuals are available here:  http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/4b-Wednesday-4-Romans-6-Applied-Eschatology.pdf The discussion questions that were used in breakout rooms during this session are: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/4b-Wednesday-4-Romans-6-Applied-Eschatology-Discussion-Questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
34:07
March 18, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 4 (Romans 6:1-14, You are free, you are His)
Our Lent series into Romans brings us to Romans 6. Here Paul begins to explore questions that will help his hearers grasp the gospel for their everyday lives. The gospel is not academic. As he talks about the freedom we have, and alludes to the story of the Exodus, we are exhorted to  live in that freedom, and not in cheap grace.   Recorded live during our livestream on March 14th, 2021.   Also available as a video here: https://youtu.be/5vXgcRUZ_E4 For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
19:52
March 14, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 3 (Romans 4-5, The size & power of God's blessing through faith)
This audio is taken from the third zoom meeting of our Lent Course on March 10th, 2021. In this session we recapped the previous weeks, and then looked at Romans 4-5. Paul appeals to the story of Abraham, to demonstrate how the God's blessing can only flow fully through faith, not as an earned reward. He then contrasts Jesus to Adam, showing how the gift that flows through Jesus exceeds the power of whatever sin came before. Jesus is a like a second Adam, a new humanity, into which, by faith, we are included.   Video available here: https://youtu.be/NBfrzr5Qdnk The handouts and visuals are available here:  http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/3b-Wednesday-3-Romans-4-5.pdf The discussion questions that were used in breakout rooms during this session are: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/3b-Wednesday-3-Romans-4-5-Discussion-questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
31:55
March 11, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 3 (Romans 4:13-5:5, Living into the long story)
As we continue our Lent series into the book of Romans, we arrive at chapter 4. Here Paul begins to illustrate, demonstrate, and celebrate the way in which the gospel is made real in the lives of his people. The story of righteousness by faith is not some second-chapter afterthought, it integral to the family history of all of God's people, including ourselves. Will encourages to consider Abraham's example, to allow the current difficulties to challenge the story we tell ourselves, and so find how God's truth in Jesus defines our lives and our church.   Also available on youtube at https://youtu.be/EnHAea2KIgk Recorded live during our livestream on March 7th, 2021.   For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
21:06
March 7, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 2 (Romans 3, The scandals of the gospel)
This talk is taken from the second zoom meeting of our Lent Course on March 3rd, 2021. In this session we recapped the previous week, and then looked at Romans 3, particularly verses 21-31. We looked at how the cross of Christ can be scandal, and how justification by faith confronts our self-reliance.   The talk is also available on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZgIetV0gfM The handouts and visuals are available here:  http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2b-Wednesday-2-Romans-3-Handout-Slides.pdf The discussion questions that were used in breakout rooms during this session are: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2b-Wednesday-2-Romans-3-Discussion-Questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos Talks also available on our podcast at  http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/podcast
34:21
March 3, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 2 (Romans 3:21-31, Fixing the Fracture)
We continue our Lent series where we take a journey into the book of Romans. Here we arrive at the theologically rich verses of Romans 3. We ponder what it means for God's creation, and ourselves, to be fractured by sin, and how our justification is in Jesus Christ and his righteousness.   Recorded live during our livestream on Feb 28th, 2021.   Also available on youtube at https://youtu.be/G4gJ-SpthuA For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos
21:12
February 28, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Wednesday 1 (Romans 1-2, Laying some foundations)
This video is taken from the first zoom meeting of our Lent Course on Feb 24th, 2021. In this part of the meeting Will dips into Romans 1-2 and, in particular, looks at some of the Old Testament heritage that Paul would have brought to his letter. This talk is also available on our youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/nmQEUcN6IpA   The handouts and visuals are available here: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1b-Wednesday-1-Romans-1-2-Handout-Slides.pdf The discussion questions that were used following this talk are available here: http://www.thevinesheffield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1b-Wednesday-1-Romans-1-2-Discussion-Questions.pdf For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos 
38:14
February 24, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Sunday 1 (Romans 1:14-25, God's desire for union and re-union)
On the first Sunday in Lent we encounter the passion of God in Romans 1, and Paul's passion for the gospel. God's righteousness is a "covenant rightness" reflecting his desire for union with his creation, and the gospel is a gospel of re-union with him. God's anger and anguish aligns with the breakdown of that union, is revealed in his invitation to be reunited with him in and through Jesus.   Recorded live during our livestream on Feb 21st, 2021.   Also available on youtube here: https://youtu.be/S7PTdEspqdA For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021  Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos or subscribe to this podcast.
24:00
February 21, 2021
Roaming Through Romans - Ash Wednesday (Romans 8:22-39, Looking to the Journey)
As we commence the journey of our Roaming Through Romans lent studies, this talk, given at our combined Ash Wednesday service, looks to what lies ahead. Will takes us to where our journey will conclude - the end of Romans 8 - where we encounter the passion and purpose of the Spirit of God. It is God's heart that we will be encountering, and being encountered by as we journey together. Video on youtube at https://youtu.be/yiN9m2R1oiw For more information about the Roaming Through Romans Lent series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021 Any questions? Contact will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously through http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda For other videos of talks in this series see http://thevinesheffield.org.uk/roam2021videos
13:04
February 17, 2021
Following The God Who Has A Mission (Matthew 28:16-20)
As we conclude our series which has been looking at the truths we need to be disciples of Jesus, Andy Wier takes us to the Great Commission. The God of Mission has a Church in the World and that shapes all that we are. Recorded for our livestream on February 14, 2021. Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOdPe-ETX0g
18:25
February 14, 2021
Following The God Who is With Us and In Us (Ephesians 1:3-14)
Our series of talks designed to be a resource for our discipleship of Jesus continues. Here Will Briggs looks at the importance of the Resurrection and the presence of God with us by His Spirit. We look at the riches of God's grace lavished in every spiritual blessing that Paul writes about to the church in Ephesus. Recorded live for our livestream on Feb 7, 2021.   For feedback or questions, write to will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or ask anonymously at http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Sv7Sjwskk
21:12
February 7, 2021
Following The God Who Is One Of Us (Colossians 1:15-23)
We continue our series of talks looking at what we need in our following of Jesus as his disciples, his students. Having looked at God in creation, and in history, Claire Law now takes us to consider Jesus himself, the God who is one of us. Recorded for our livestream on January 31, 2021. Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTTd6CFmTiU
14:40
January 31, 2021
Following the God of History (Exodus 3:1-15)
Our series exploring the tools of our discipleship of Jesus takes us to consider the God of History - Questions about the Old Testament. Here Davo Smith gives us an overview of the Old Testament story, leading us to see our part in it. Recorded from our livestream on January 24, 2021.   Davo references The Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/explore/book-overviews/ Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrHu4H0fuc8
13:51
January 24, 2021
Following The God We Do Not Want (1 John 1:5-2:11)
In our third week looking at some of the fundamentals of our being disciples of Jesus, Andy Bryce looks at questions around the concept of sin.    During the talk he references a blog by Will Briggs which can be found here: http://briggs.id.au/jour/2015/04/sin/     Andy also invites further questions and comments, which can be done by emailing will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or asking anonymously at http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda  Recorded live during our livestream on January 17, 2021. Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjr-Kc7AyhI
20:00
January 17, 2021
Following The God Who Is Creator (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
Continuing our focus on some of the basic understanding in our discipleship of Jesus, today we look at how we follow God who is the Creator of all. Ann Humphreys speaks to us here from Genesis 1 during our livestream on January 10, 2021. Available on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_7AdIXNjk
15:56
January 10, 2021
Following The God Who Speaks To Us (2 Peter 1:12-21)
We are beginning 2021 with a series of talks from different speakers which unpack how we are students of Jesus. In this talk, Will starts off by looking at how we follow God who speaks to us. Next week we will be looking at how God is the God who creates.   If you have any questions or thoughts about what is shared, we'd love to hear from you. Send your thoughts to will@thevinesheffield.org.uk or you can ask questions anonymously at http://briggs.id.au/jour/qanda.   This talk was recorded live during our livestream on January 3rd, 2021. Available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0LMlP46vp4
20:22
January 3, 2021