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?

Where Joy Begins | A Culture of Humility

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Humility is perhaps one of the most undervalued and misunderstood virtues, and yet the Bible says it is both essential and incredibly powerful. What is humility and how is it connected to our joy in life? 

Where Joy Begins | The Ultimate Ambition

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We all have aspirations and ambitions, what are they? What do you most want? What is your why for living and where will it lead? In Philippians 1:20-30 we discover how the good news about Jesus re-shapes our ambitions and leads us to live for the glory of God and the good of others with incredible joy and hope. 

Where Joy Begins | A Surprising Approach to Adversity

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How do we respond to the experience of hardship? Is it with denial? Despair? Or is it possible to have a meaning and joy that suffering can never take way? In Philippians 1:12-19 we discover how we can experience incredible joy in the face of impossible odds.

Where Joy Begins | A Shared Life

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How does faith in Jesus create a shared joy among a diverse group of people? Pastor Tim explains from Philippians 1:3-11 the key steps we can take to experience the joy of a shared life and why it matters. 

Where Joy Begins | An Unshakeable Identity

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When it comes to joy and peace in this life, it seems as if the odds are against us. How can we find an unshakeable identity, community and purpose in an age of uncertainty, anxiety and fear? Pastor Tim explains from Philippians 1:1-2 how the good news of Jesus Christ gives us a joy against the odds and beyond all circumstances in every area of life.

The Hope That Changes Everything | Mark 15:42-16:8

The earliest biography of Jesus tells us that the tomb in which he was laid was found empty. What significance does this discovery hold for us? How does this news change our past, present and future?

How God Brings Us Near | Mark 15:21-41

The need for love and acceptance is universally recognised as one of the deepest human needs of all. Why does Christian faith say that this need is only and truly met in God? And what does the cross of Jesus Christ have to do with it all?

When God Switched Places | Mark 15:1-20

Everyone agrees that forgiveness is a good thing, but how does it actually work? Why is the forgiveness offered to us in Christianity so radical and vital? And how does this reshape the way we view God and extend forgiveness to others?