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Sunday 10 June 2018

Stephen’s Story: Seeing Things from a Kingdom Perspective Mark Nicholas Acts Chapters 6 and 7 Continuing in our series of sermons from the book of Acts, which has the tagline “Jesus with skin on” we reach the account of the appointment of Stephen as possibly the first foodbank manager.


Sunday 03 June 2018

The Prayer Meeting that Shook the Earth Mark Nicholas Acts Chapter 4 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.


Sunday 27 May 2018

I’ll give you what I have Mark Nicholas Acts Chapter 3 Continuing with our journey through the book of Acts we reach Chapter 3 and follow Perer and John into the temple…. “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”


Sunday 20 May 2018

Jesus With Skin On Part 2: Pentecost Mark Nicholas Acts Chapter 2 v 1 to 41 The second and final installment of our short series for Jesus with Skin On, we pick up from the beginning of Acts Chapter 2 with the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.


Sunday 13 May 2018

Jesus With Skin On Part 1: Ascension Mark Nicholas Acts Chapter 1 v 1 to 14 As we approach Penticost, the theme for the next 2 weeks is “Jesus with Skin On” “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I can see everything else.”


Sunday 06 May 2018

I Will Build My Church: Permitting and Forbidding Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 16 v 13 to 20 And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.


Sunday 29 April 2018

I Will Build My Church, Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 16 v 1 to 20 This morning’s message followed a statement of the annual accounts and next year’s forecast. Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’) and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.


Bible 102: Week 1

Bible 102 is a series of short sessions intended to provide an beginners guide through the extraordinary story of the bible. The intention is to provide the big picture story to help us grow in our faith in Jesus. Each session ends with a group discussion based around a set of questions. The questions for week 1 are reproduced below: 1. Does anything stand out to you in the passages of scripture read during the session? 2. Is there a part of the Bible that is influencing how you live...


Sunday 15 April 2018

Healing and Value Ross Watters Luke Chapter 24 v 17-27 Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of mending broken pottery. Gold dust mixed with resin is used to reattach broken pieces or fill in cracks, resulting in a striking bond. Instead of trying to hide the repair, the art makes something beautiful out of brokenness.


Sunday 08 April 2018

The Triumph of Exhilaration over Fear Alastair Dunlop Luke Chapter 24 v 13 - 36 Stepping into the Kingdom of God, and living there. After his death and resurection, Jesus meets up with 2 of his disciples on their way back from Jerusalem to their home in Emmaus.


Sunday 25 March 2018

The Jesus Kind of Life: Who’s Boss? Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 6 v 19-34 On Psalm Sunday, we are continuing our series for Lent 2018, based on Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount. This morning’s message explores the question “Who’s Boss”. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”


Sunday 11 March 2018

The Jesus Kind of Life: Talk Straight and Hate Well Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 5 v 33-48 For the third week of our series on the Sermon on the Mount, we look at Jesus’ teaching on vows, revenge and loving our enemies. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.


Sunday 04 March 2018: The Meeting Place

The Jesus Kind of Life: Disdain and Lust Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 5 v 21-32 Tough teaching from Jesus on anger, adultery and divorce. Part of our series for Lent 2018, based on the Sermon on the Mount.


Sunday 04 March 2018

The Jesus Kind of Life: Be Distinctive Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 5 v 13-16 For the third week of our series on the Sermon on the Mount, we look at Jesus’ teaching on being salt and light. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden”


Sunday 25 February 2018

Lent 2018: Who Is Really Blessed? Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 5 v 1-12 For the second week of our series on the Sermon on the Mount, we pick up on one of the most famous sermons ever preached by Jesus, commonly referred to as the Beatitudes. Through a series of seemingly contradictory statements, we learn who is really blessed. To view Dallas Willard’s take on the Beatitudes, part of his Divine Conspiracy series, click here


Sunday 18 February 2018

Lent 2018: Jesus Kind of Life. Mark Nicholas Matthew Chapter 7 v15-20 We begin our series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7, with Jesus’ illustration about trees bearing good or bad fruit. God is hidden so we are free to love him…. To view “Jesus and Culture”, the first video of Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy series, click here


Sunday 11 February 2018

Preparing for Lent, Mark Nicholas. For the 7 weeks leading up to Easter 2018, we will be working through the Sermon on the Mount as depicted in the Gospel of Matthew. This week’s message is by way of a ‘trailer’ anticipating what to expect over the coming weeks. During the sermon, Mark played the first part of the Bible Project video “The Book of Matthew explained with illustrations”. For copyright reasons, we can’t include the audio in the podcast, but you can watch again here.


Sunday 04 February 2018

We Are: Family, Mark Nicholas. Acts Chapter 2 v 42-47. Church as described in the New Testiment is family.


Sunday 28 January 2018

Big Wins 2017 Every January, we look back to some of the best moments of the previous year, in celebration of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Family fun days, Christmas lunches, Love Russia trip, Alpha course, the Marriage course, Bible 101, Adrian Plass, baptisms in the sea, renaming all our youth events, recruiting a new youth worker, climbing the Forth Rail Bridge, Myres Briggs, Christingle, finally finishing the book of Romans, Hogmaney party, Neil’s ordination as minister of...


Sunday 21 January 2018

The Greatest is Love, Mark Nicholas 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 v 1-13 Having spent advent Sundays looking at the theme of Hope and last Sunday discussing Faith, its no surprise that this week’s message is about Love. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.