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Sunday sermons from Foundation Church Belfast
Sunday sermons from Foundation Church Belfast
Experiencing the Kingdom of God
The Beatitudes are a collection of profound statements from Jesus to his disciples about how they can experience the kingdom of God together. Together they give us a glimpse of what kingdom life is like. But they take us further still, offering us an experience of that kingdom life as we grow as disciples of Jesus. Main Text Matthew 5:3-12 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Foundation Church Belfast Every Sunday 10:30am - Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3LS We are part of...
How Jesus Creates and Shapes His People
In this introductory sermon to the Life Together teaching series, we delve into the background of Jesus' ministry among the towns and villages of Galilee. He embarks on his mission to show and tell about the kingdom of God through His impact is profound and far-reaching, and very quickly he draws vast crowds. However, from among the crowds, Jesus is looking for disciples: people who would come after him, attach themselves to him, and learn from him. Jesus continues this ministry through the...
Four Facets of Hope
Hope is here: and it has real substance. The Christian gospel is founded on more than a good idea, or nice thoughts. There are real reasons why we can experience deep hope: Main Text Luke 1:57-80 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Foundation Church Belfast Every Sunday 10:30am - Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3LS We are part of the Advance Movement of churches and the wider Newfrontiers family
Equipping the Saints: Teacher
David Varney finishes our series on the Ephesians 4 gifts: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds, and Teachers. In this message we examine how teaching plays out at Foundation Church and beyond: Preacher David Varney, lead pastor Foundation Church Belfast. Foundation Church Belfast Every Sunday 10:30am - Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3LS. We are part of the Advance Movement of churches and the wider Newfrontiers family.
Advance: The How of Partnership
David Varney talked about The How of Partnership as part of the Advance Movement - Ireland Conference. David is the pastor of Foundation Church Belfast. Advance is a movement of churches partnering together to plant and strengthen churches across the globe. For more information about Advance visit https://www.advancemovement.com/
Advance: The What and Why of Partnership
Matt Hosier speaks about the What and Why of Parternship as part of the Advance Movement - Ireland Conference, which took place on Saturday 5 November 2022. Matt is lead pastor at Gateway Church in Poole, UK. He is also the Advance UK team leader. Advance is a movement of churches partnering together to plant and strengthen churches across the globe. For more information about Advance visit https://www.advancemovement.com/
Equipping the Saints: Shepherds
Part four in our mini teaching series on the five catalytic gifts Jesus gives to the church based on Ephesians 4:11-13. This message focuses on Shepherd. Main Texts Psalm 23 Ezekiel 34 1 Peter 2:24-25 1 Peter 5:1-4 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Advance Movement Ireland Conference Saturday 5 November 2022: a day to learn and be inspired about partnering together to advance the gospel across the island of Ireland. For more info and to book your tickets visit:...
Equipping the Saints: Evangelist
Evangelists tell the what, why and how of the gospel - the good news of Jesus. They are especially powerful and play a catalytic role in building the church, the body of Christ. In this talk we consider the role of the Evangelist in today's church and see how it works at Foundation Church Belfast. Main Text Acts 8:26-40 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Advance Movement Ireland Conference Saturday 5 November 2022: a day to learn and be inspired about partnering together...
Equipping the Saints: Prophet
In this talk we examine the second of the catalytic gifts given by the ascended Jesus to establish and grow healthy churches: The Prophet. We examine the biblical teaching on prophecy and consider: Main Scripture Passages Ephesians 4:7-13 Acts 13:1-3 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Advance Movement Ireland Conference Saturday 5 November 2022: a day to learn and be inspired about partnering together to advance the gospel across the island of Ireland. For more info and...
Equipping the Saints: Apostles
In this talk we examine the first of the catalytic gifts given by the ascended Jesus to establish and grow healthy churches: The Apostle. We examine the biblical teaching on apostleship and consider: Main Scripture Passages Ephesians 4:1-16 Mark 3:13-15 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast Advance Movement Ireland Conference Saturday 5 November 2022: a day to learn and be inspired about partnering together to advance the gospel...
Four Seasons of Church Life
In this personal message, David Varney teaches on the Four Seasons of Church Life as understood from the perspective of Israel's experience. In Deuteronomy, Moses addresses the entire covenant community before they cross over the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land. Church planting can sometimes feel like a long period in the wilderness, but we see from Deuteronomy 8 that there is purpose in the wilderness - God means for us to grow in humility and faith, to depend on him above...
3 Features of an Outstanding Monarch
In this sermon we reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday 8 September 2022, Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Throughout her life we have seen the Queen embody the Three Features of an Outsanding Monarch - one who: 1. Brings Unity 2. Shows Humility 3. Stirs Hope The Queen modelled these features exceptionally well, yet even the greatest leaders in history are only able to have limited impact as their reign inevitably comes to an end. However, central to the Christian...
Staying Impactful on Mission
Churches can turn in on themselves becoming inward looking and consumed by what is taking place within the walls. At the conclusion of his letter to Titus, the Apostle Paul sketches the ways that a church can avoid this. According to him, staying impactful on mission requires: As an apostle, Paul is concerned to plant and strengthen healthy churches. He brings in kingdom reinforcements to minister to the churches as they progress in maturity and influence. However, fundamental to this is...
Enjoying Healthy Community
Enjoying Healthy Community To develop and deepen healthy community, it is essential that we are united. In this sermon, we see that the church is to be united for good works and against division. When we share this common unity and passion, a powerful community develops that points onlookers past ourselves and towards Jesus - the one who forms and empowers us as his people. Main Text Titus 3:8-12 Preacher Andrew Wright, member of Foundation Church Belfast Foundation Church Belfast We are a...
How to Live in the World
Christians are meant to be the best citizens and co-workers out there. That may be true for some, but not all. It is possible to use good works to boost one's own reputation rather than God's, robbing good works of their own goodness. They simply become a tool to build one's platform. St. Paul points us to the astounding gospel of Jesus as the power for transformation and basis of our actions in the world. Main Text Titus 3:1-8 Preacher David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast
The Appearance of God’s Grace
Message by Glenn Wasson, member of Foundation Church Belfast. Main Text Titus 2:11-15 . . Foundation Church Belfast is a gospel-centred, Spirit-empowered community on mission. We meet every Sunday 10:30am Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3FG. Our vision is to catalyse the gospel transformation of our city and nation. For more information visit www.foundationchurchbelfast.com
Living the Radical Ordinary
How we interact with one another in the church carries attractional power before the onlooking world. According to St. Paul, the quality of our ordinary relationships beautifies the gospel of Jesus. That elevates the importance of our relational connection. And a community that is committed to pursuing relational depth and quality becomes radically ordinary. Yes, we're talking about ordinary relationships (older men, older women, younger women, younger men etc.) but if we follow Paul's...
Fake Teachers and How to Deal With Them
The problem with an absence of good leadership is not no leadership but bad leadership. Before elders were identified and commissioned in the new churches in Crete, fake teachers had crept in to the leadership vacuum, sensing an opportunity to build a stage for themselves. These fake teachers use religious language to manipulate their hearers, yet the result is disunity and weakening of the missional impact of the church. St. Paul outlines the ways we can detect fake teachers and helps us to...
Jubilee Community Church Cape Town – Update
An interview with David and Herma Adams from Jubilee Community Church, Cape Town. Jubilee Church is part of the Advance Movement of churches.
Frontline Church – Update
An interview with John and Kristen Murphy from Frontline Church, Fayetteville, NC. Frontline Church is part of the Advance Movement of Churches.