What are you looking for in a church? We all have a list of what we think a church should be doing. But what is Jesus looking for in a church? In this talk, Nick looks at what Jesus saw in the seven churches of Asia Minor, in the first Century, and what this says to us today.
It’s the End of the World as we know it
The book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible, has had a huge, and arguably the most significant impact on our modern culture out of all biblical books. This is a book that has been misunderstood and misused for centuries.
Many people have used the book of revelation to advance their own warped theology, whilst others have simply avoided this ‘strange and obscure’ book.
In this series we will explore this wonderful and fascinating book and develop skills that help us make sense of the Revelation of Jesus Christ in order to live lives in light that Jesus reigns.
In part 1 we explore how we to read the book of Revelation and how not to read it. Nick Sutton explains the sort of book that Revelation is and how it gives us an insight in seeing the world from the perspective of heaven. Ultimately, Revelation is a book of hope and is all about Jesus.
What sort of life do you want to live?
What sort of life do you want to live?
Nick concludes this series looking at how Peter lived into his God given identity despite his failings and shortcomings and asks “Who does Jesus say you are?” and “What does that mean to how you live life?”
To follow Jesus is to live the life you were made to live.
Jesus restores our failures
Have you ever noticed how followers of Jesus have a habit of failing!
You are not alone! Even the best followers, fail.
In the talk below, Mark Harbour (our Associate Pastor) shares on how Jesus restores us when we fail. Looking at the life of Peter, a follower of Jesus who failed spectacularly, Mark asks “How do we get over failure?” and explains how God is in the business of restoration.
Following Jesus on mission
Guest Speakers Tom & Ali Husbands of the Dalitso Trust, share how a life following Jesus is a life of mission. With personal stories of how we as Coventry Vineyard have made a difference in the lives of those we are partnering with in rural Malawi.
How to follow when life is tough
In our life of following Jesus how do we persevere? Despite what life throws at us, how do we stay resilient and keep going despite everything? In this talk Nick looks at how we respond when life is tough, how do we keep going and not give up. How there is a lot more going on than we might think.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. -James 1:2-4
Be led by the Holy Spirit
This Pentecost Sunday we look at how to follow Jesus is to be led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to empower and enable his followers to live a kingdom life. A life infused with the kingdom is a life infused with the spirit. Are we following where the Holy Spirit is leading? Are we aware of His Presence in our daily lives?
To follow Jesus is to share life
To follow Jesus is to share life. Taking inspiration from the story of Levi in the book of Mark (Chapter 2). Nick looks at some practical ways in which we can S.H.A.R.E life.
N.B. we had problems with the recording of this talk (the input was turned up to 11, hence the distortion!) Therefore, you can find the notes from the talk below…
Creating a Generous City
Those who follow Jesus are invited to be generous. But what does this look like? In this talk Nick asks “Do you want to be generous?” and looks at how the world of the generous gets larger and larger, whilst the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. With specific examples, we explore how our generosity can create a generous city.
In the talk (below) Guest Speaker, Steve Gee, from Central Vineyard Northampton shares with us how those who follow Jesus, change culture. Looking at the encounter between Jesus and the woman from Samaria (John 4), Steve explains what happens when we encounter the real Jesus and the impact it has on others.