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by Chris Barrow, Sunday 13th December 2015 6:00pm | Luke 17:11-19
This evening, Chris Barrow is sharing word of encouragement with us.
Principles for Victory Part 3
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 6th December 2015 6:00pm
Over the past two Sunday evenings I have been outlining some principles that we need to put into practice in our lives to ensure victory. I spoke from the context that I felt many people in our congregation were under attack and that the enemy was doing his best to discourage us. I'm continuing where I left off with some more principles for victory.
Principles for Victory Part 2
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 29th November 2015 6:00pm
Last week I started outlining some principles that we need to put into practice in our lives to ensure victory. I spoke from the context that I felt many people in our congregation were under attack and that the enemy was doing his best to discourage us. I only scratched the surface of what I had intended saying last week, so this Sunday evening I'm continuing where I left off with some more principles for victory.
Principles for Victory Part 1
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 22nd November 2015 6:00pm
Relatively late into the week I have changed what I had already prepared to speak about this evening. I was reminded that there were a number in our congregation who were "under attack" on various different fronts. Attacks upon physical health, mental health, and upon integrity; not only affecting themselves but members of their own family. So tonight I want to share with you some Principles for Victory, so that we can know triumph over the enemy when he comes against us.
Lessons from the Life of King Saul
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 15th November 2015 6:00pm | 1 Samuel 10
There was something that Mike mentioned the other week, when he was talking to us, that got me thinking. It concerns the calling and life of King Saul. The question I found asking myself was "How could a man who was appointed and anointed by God, chosen and full of the Holy Spirit, miss out on God's purpose for his life?" This is the question I will be answering tonight to make sure we do not miss out on God's purposes for our lives.
Leaving the Past Behind - Part 2 (Pressing On)
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 8th November 2015 6:00pm | Phillipians 3:12-14
Last week I spoke from Hebrews 12 about the great cloud of witnesses cheering us on to the finish line, and how the writer to the Hebrews exhorts us to lay aside every weight and sin that entangles us. This week I want to explore this theme further by considering the determination with which we should run the race, and our supreme example we should follow.
Leaving the Past Behind - Cast off Every Weight
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 1st November 2015 6:00pm | Hebrews 12:1-3
I was speaking with someone recently, and as a throw away comment they said "you need to speak a message about leaving the past behind." As I thought about this, Hebrews 12:1 came to mind, so tonight I'm addressing those things that can bog us down on our journey to become more like Jesus.
Church - Part 2
by Mike Still, Sunday 25th October 2015 6:00pm
Tonight we continue to explore the function of the church, and how the biblical model translates to today.
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 18th October 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 103:1-5
When things are rough and not going our way, we are prone to forget the goodness of God. Tonight I want examine Psalm 103 and remind ourselves of the reasons why David told us to bless the Lord.
by Andy Pullan, Sunday 11th October 2015 6:00pm
The Apostle Paul suffered many hardships he was flogged, beaten, shipwrecked and left for dead, to name but a few. But how did he endure? What enabled him to keep on, keeping on? This is the question that will be answered in tonight's message.
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 11th October 2015 6:00pm
Keys to Spiritual Victory
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 27th September 2015 6:00pm
Life is often difficult. No sooner do we seem to overcome one challenge, then another onslaught comes smashing through. We feel like the swimmer who is facing a torrent and who is just managing to grasp a breath before the next wave knocks him underwater. In Psalm 61, David felt similarly overwhelmed, and my message tonight follows his steps to solid ground.
Church - What is it about?
by Mike Still, Sunday 20th September 2015 6:00pm
Tonight we are going to explore what church is all about by comparing ourselves to the biblical model.
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 6th September 2015 6:00pm
Keys to Spiritual Victory
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 30th August 2015 6:00pm
Tonight I want to take a fresh look at the account of Joshua's victory at Jericho. I will consider some principles that are relevant for us today if we are to have victory over the challenges we face.
Daring to be different
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 23rd August 2015 6:00pm
Tonight we look at the account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace. I want to draw some challenges and encouragements from this passage that are relevant for us today, not least that if we hold firm to Him, He will never let us down.
Defeating Your Giants
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 16th August 2015 6:00pm | 1 Samuel 17
Tonight I want to look afresh at the account of David's defeat of Goliath, and learn some lessons as we face the giants in our lives.
Faith for the Fight 2 - Hezekiah Takes Steps Against the Enemy
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 9th August 2015 6:00pm | 2 Chronicles 32
This Sunday night I want to look at a little known account in the Old Testament when King Sennacherib of Assyria entered with his troops into Judah and camped around the fortified cities. I want to examine the response of King Hezekiah as an example for us to follow when our enemy, Satan, takes position against us.
Faith for the Impossible - Immeasurably More
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 26th July 2015 6:00pm
As individuals and as a church, we are facing things to which the solution is humanly impossible. Tonight, I'm going to continue to encourage you that with God all things are possible.
Prophetic Evangelism 4
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 29th June 2015 6:00pm
As we continue our series on Prophetic Evangelism, this Sunday I want to examine some strategies to overcome the fear we may have of sharing God's hope and love with people.
Prophetic Evangelism 3
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 14th June 2015 6:00pm | Exodus 4:12
The last time we explored the subject of Prophetic Evangelism we discovered it begins with us listening to God's prompting. I made the point that we all hear from God to some extent already. I emphasised we all need to sharpen our hearing so that we are aware when God is speaking. Tonight I want to further explore how we can sharpen our hearing, and how we recognise God's voice.
The Assurance of God's Saving Work
by Claude Ellerington, Sunday 7th June 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 20
We are delighted to have Claude and his wife Susan with us this evening. Claude has recently retired from being the Pastor at Weston-super-Mare and has come to live in Yorkshire. Claude and Susan's two sons are also Elim Ministers, and the whole family have a passion for sharing the Gospel in a way which is relevant to the people around them.
Prophetic Evangelism 2
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 31st May 2015 6:00pm | Acts 17
This evening I want to pick up on what I started a few weeks ago, exploring the role of prophecy in evangelism. There is a tendency to think that this style of evangelism is for the super spiritual, but tonight I want to convince you that you are probably already using this style. Tonight I want to help you identify when God is using you this way so that you can trust Him to use you more.
Pentecost - HS2:Full Speed Ahead
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 24th May 2015 6:00pm
I was recently at a conference where it was stated that just after World War II Elim became a "respectable" denomination. Prior to this Elim churches held powerful crusades where thousands were saved and healed and many congregations were planted. But because Elim was ridiculed and held at arm's length by other denominations, Elim "soft pedalled" its Pentecostal message. Could we be guilty of soft pedalling God's Pentecostal power? Do we need to wake up to what God wants to do in us and through us? Have we let others carry the mantle of anointing while we have been content to watch? These are just some of the questions that will be answered tonight to encourage us to be the people of God He wants us to be.
Ask and Receive
by Chris Barrow, Sunday 17th May 2015 6:00pm | Matthew 7:7-11
Prophetic Evangelism Introduction
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 10th May 2015 6:00pm | John 1:45-51
As we continue to consider different approaches and methods of evangelism, tonight I want to consider the role of prophecy in evangelism. In this introductory message on the subject I want to consider the danger of closing the door to genuine prophecy because we have encountered the counterfeit in the past.
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 3rd May 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 63
The legacy of John and Charles Wesley lives on, with many Methodist churches still preaching Jesus worldwide, and Christians of all denominations still singing some of Charles' 6,000 hymns today. We are going to sing some of those hymns tonight, and also consider some of the experiences of John and Charles that inspired them.
Worship in the Wilderness
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 26th April 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 63
I think there are often times as believers when we are not fulfilling God's purpose in our lives and are not enjoying the blessing that is rightfully ours. This is exactly the position where David found himself in Psalm 63. Tonight we are going to follow David's journey to victory so we can know victory too.
Saved to Serve
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 19th April 2015 6:00pm | Matthew 25:14-30
Sunday evening I want to examine the Parable of the Talents. Particularly I want to examine why the third man buried his talent and to make sure we don't do the same.
Don't Go Back - There is More
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 12th April 2015 6:00pm | John 21:1-14
Too often we can be living as if Jesus is not alive. After Jesus' death the disciples thought they'd go back to their old way of life; but in our Bible passage tonight we will discover there's no going back.
Why I Know Jesus is Alive
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 5th April 2015 6:00pm
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church that if Jesus had not risen from the dead then their faith was in vain. That statement is true for us too. If Jesus is not alive, then there is no basis nor foundation for our Christian faith today. Tonight the theme of our service is "Why I know Jesus is Alive". We will examine the historical evidence, eye witness evidence and evidence from people who have seen His power at work today.
Famous Last Words
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 29th March 2015 6:00pm
The words someone says before they die are very significant and are often remembered and cherished.
Tonight I want to examine the last words of Jesus on the cross before He died. They still speak into our lives today and are significant in understanding our ministry, purpose and future.
From Mercy to Majesty, from Majesty to Mission
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 22nd March 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 57
David had plenty to be worried about - he was running for his life from Saul. But in the midst of his troubles David turns his focus to the majesty of God and remembers his mission - to tell others of His greatness.
Tonight we trace David's journey so that we too can learn that whatever our circumstances we can still be involved in evangelism.
The Kingdom of God Healing
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 15th March 2015 6:00pm
Two weeks ago I began to describe the characteristics of the Kingdom of God. Tonight I want to examine the fact that God by very character is a healer, and how we should expect His healing power to be manifest in our lives and in the lives of those we pray for.
Shout for Joy!
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 8th March 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 100
This is a Psalm written to all lands and to all generations - so I guess that includes you and I! But why should we raise a shout for the Lord? What difference does it make to God, to us, and those around us? These are questions we will be answering tonight.
'Prayer Evangelism - The Kingdom of God is at Hand'
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 1st March 2015 6:00pm | Luke 10
In Jesus' evangelistic model we have so far observed that he sent out the 72 sending them to the surrounding villages and to:
Tonight we examine the fourth step - Proclaim the Kingdom of God is at hand. Particularly we will define what the Kingdom of God is, and the specific results of it being at hand.
'Prayer Evangelism - Fellowship'
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 22nd February 2015 6:00pm | Luke 10
Tonight we continue to explore the evangelism model exemplified in Luke 10. Last week we examined what it means to speak peace and blessing over someone. Tonight we move to the next step: "Have fellowship with them".
'Prayer Evangelism - Aaronic Blessing'
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 15th February 2015 6:00pm | Numbers 6:22-23
In everyday language we use words very casually. Often we may say to someone "see you later" when we have no intention of seeing them later, or we may say "have a nice day" out of habit rather than genuinely wanting them to have a good day. Perhaps we say "bless you" in a similarly casual way without thinking what we are saying.
By looking at the "Aaronic Blessing", I want to examine what it really means to bless someone so that the blessing we speak over them is powerful and significant.
'Prayer Evangelism - Speak Peace'
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 8th February 2015 6:00pm | 2 Corinthians 4:4
Last week part of my message explored the idea that we can change the spiritual climate around us by our praise. Paul and Silas sang praises in prison and "everyone" was loosed.
This week I want to examine how the spiritual climate around us is changed by prayer and how this enables people to be receptive to the Gospel.
'Praise - An Evangelistic Tool'
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 1st February 2015 6:00pm | Acts 16:22-34
No doubt we have heard many sermons along the years about Paul & Silas' hymn singing at midnight that released their chains. So, yes tonight you will hear some of that, but I also want to explore something which is often missed, the evangelistic result. Could it be that our praise of God can make a difference when it comes to another's salvation? This is the question we will be answering tonight.
Cures for a Troubled Heart
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 25th January 2015 6:00pm | Psalm 37:1-9
In this Psalm David tackles those who thought that the wicked were better off without God than they were with God. Our attitude can be very similar. We too can be tempted to wonder why the wicked seem to be happy and blessed while we struggle. Tonight we will look at David's responses to the troubled heart which are still as relevant as the day they were first written.
Contagious Christianity - Styles of Evangelism: Intellectual
by Pastor Ian Sharp, Sunday 30th November 2014 6:00pm | Acts 17:22
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