Advent | The Peace of God

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What is the peace of God and how can we experience it? In a special Advent service John Valentine and Tim Chaddick explore Luke 2:1-14 and Colossians 1:20 and what these passages teach us about true and lasting peace.

Advent | Waiting on God

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When your future is unclear, your expectations unmet, and you feel somewhat forgotten, how should you respond? What must we learn in seasons of waiting and what does this have to do with Christian faith?

Through Isaiah 49:8-16 we begin our Advent series exploring how the promises of God find their fulfilment in the person of Jesus.

Where Joy Begins | Finding Your Contentment

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What kills contentment? What brings it to life? How can I learn to be content with where I am and what I have? 

As we conclude our series on joy through the book of Philippians in chapter 4:10-23, we discover what Paul calls the secret of contentment.

*This recording was taken from our midweek service

Where Joy Begins | Moving from Anxiety to Peace

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In an age of anxiety and worry, how can we experience peace in our lives? Where can peace be found and what practices promote it? Through Philippians 4:4-9 we learn how faith in Christ produces unshakeable peace in our lives.

Where Joy Begins | Standing Together

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In every community, there is always the possibility of disagreement and discord. How do we learn to resolve our differences? In Philippians 4:1-3 we unpack not only why unity is so essential but also how it contributes to our joy.

Where Joy Begins | A Pattern to Live by

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Whether we realise it or not, the direction of our lives can be shaped by the patterns in our lives. How can we break habits and avoid patterns that are destructive? In Philippians 3:15-21 we explore how Christian faith develops new and redemptive patterns in life.

Where Joy Begins | A Changed Life

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What is it like to have a relationship with God? And how does this relationship bring transformation in our life? 

In Philippians 3:10-14  we explore a personal and powerful description of how a person changes from the inside-out.

Where Joy Begins | Finding Approval

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Whether it is in regards to our work, our social world or God himself, many are aware of the constant need to earn approval. Why is that? How is it a problem? In Philippians 3:1-9 we learn how the gospel completely transforms the way we view approval and how that changes us.

Where Joy Begins | Spiritual Friendship

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In a busy and often lonely city, we long for meaningful, helpful and reliable relationships with others. How can we discover this kind of friendship? How can we become those types of friends? In Philippians 2:19-30 we explore how the truth of Christianity brings joy in our relationships and serves as a foundation for true and lasting friendship.

Where Joy Begins | A Life of Character

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Whether you realise it or not, your character is impacting the lives of others. How does Christian faith cause our character to become an influence that is redemptive, not destructive? How does this shape the choices we make today? And what does all this have to do with our experience of joy?