Talks

God’s provision in times of pain

God’s provision in times of pain

Alex continues the 'God in times of pain' series by looking at Elijah's ministry. He notes that God brings life where there seems to be only death, God tends to provide for us in ways that mean we get to be with him every day, and God will replenish us and give us...

God’s presence in times of pain

God’s presence in times of pain

Alex continues the 'God in times of pain' series by looking at the start of Elijah's ministry. He notes that seasons of struggle are a sign that God is alive and present, that sometimes, what feels like punishment is actually, a form of training and equipping, and...

God’s promises in times of pain

God’s promises in times of pain

Andrew McNeil, our good friend from Birmingham Vineyard, talks a the context and truth of the famous passage from Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Christmas – Joy in worship

Christmas – Joy in worship

The fifth and final themed events at Christmas. This movie shows the entire festive service, including a message on a call for us to worship God for who he is and all that he has done.

Christmas – Joy in preparing

Christmas – Joy in preparing

The third of five themed events at Christmas. Join Karen as she leads us in a late-night chill time of prayer and preparation of our hearts at Christmas. Grab a candle and find a quiet space.

Beatitudes – Blessed are the persecuted

Beatitudes – Blessed are the persecuted

As part of the beatitude series, Rog notes that this final beatitude is the natural result of faithfully demonstrating the previous seven beatitudes in our lives; he also gives encouragement to those who are mocked, unfairly treated, and even hurt because of their...

Beatitudes – Blessed are the peacemakers

Beatitudes – Blessed are the peacemakers

As part of the beatitude series, Richard talks about peacemaking in terms of reconciliation - reconciling the marginalised into society, people who disagree into relationships based on respect and tolerance, and the unbeliever into a relationship with God.

Beatitudes – Blessed are the pure in heart

Beatitudes – Blessed are the pure in heart

As part of the beatitude series, Alex looks at what it means to be pure in heart and what it means to see God. He also argues that the beatitude is good for society and asserts that someone who is eager to see purity in society, what you might call a ‘God-like...

Beatitudes – Blessed are the meek

Beatitudes – Blessed are the meek

As part of the beatitudes series, Alex explains that meekness doesn’t mean we just need to be quiet, unassuming and placid, it requires us to be counter-cultural. Meekness requires us to stand in the face of the wicked and not just condemn them, but to model an...

Beatitudes – Blessed are those who mourn

Beatitudes – Blessed are those who mourn

As part of the beatitude series, Lydia explains that we have been declared righteous and enabled to enter the kingdom (1), and as such, our deepest desire should be to see God’s kingdom of righteousness and justice spread throughout the world (Mt 6:33).

Beatitudes – An introduction

Beatitudes – An introduction

The beatitudes (Mt 5:1–12) are the spiritual characteristics which all Christians should possess, and most of these are the opposite of what the world seeks. As God enables us to have these attitudes, we will be truly blessed by Him with a deep joy which does not...

Following Jesus Every DAY – Yield

Following Jesus Every DAY – Yield

As part of the 'Following Jesus every Day' series, Rog commends us to reflect at the end of the day to thank God for what he has done and to say sorry for the things we’ve done wrong. When we do this we yield to God because we acknowledge what he has done for us.

Romans 13

Romans 13

In this talk we look at Romans chapter 13 where Paul discusses how to be citizens of the state and society. Alex summarises, a good citizen is someone who is confident in the goodness of God, engages in the lives of people around them, and looks to build bridges with...

Romans 12:9–21

Romans 12:9–21

In this talk we look at Romans 12:9–21 and see that we are called to live a life of love in response to God’s incredible love and mercy shown in our unmerited salvation on the cross of Christ. This love is shown both within the Christian family, and also to those who...

Romans 12:1-8

Romans 12:1-8

In this talk we take a look at Romans 12:1-8 which reminds us that we are fully justified before God through what Jesus did for us on the cross, and that the only logical response to this act of mercy it to allow the Holy Spirit to transform us from the inside out....

Romans overview

Romans overview

The biblical book Romans was a letter sent by an Apostle called Paul to the early church in Rome. This collection of short talks provides an overview of the whole letter.

Places on our pilgrims

Places on our pilgrims

David looks at 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 and talks about the pilgrimage that followers of Jesus embark upon. Our journey with Jesus leads us to different places, some of which are tough where we are refined and prepared, but we can always carry a hope that our destination...

A response to racism

A response to racism

Racism is a belief that one race is superior to the other or the practice of treating a person or group of people differently on the basis of their race. Racism the opposite of how God wants us to be because in Christ we are all one, all equal, all loved by him,...

Pentecost

Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit in an everlastingly powerful way. This a special talk that Ellie Mumford (who Alex, with a wry smile, calls her the 'Queen of the Vineyard') has given to the Vineyard church for this time (together...

Wholehearted Discipleship

Wholehearted Discipleship

Discipleship is the process of becoming like Jesus. The last book John Stott wrote was, 'The Radical Disciple', in which he gives an answer to the question 'What is God’s purpose for his people?'  After a lifetime of thinking, researching, praying and preaching, and...

What should I do with my life?

What should I do with my life?

The answer is to plan to live each day of life for God. In this talk, Peter Sturrock helps us to reflect on this truth and how to make priorities in the context of Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all...

Easter

Easter

The story of the death and resurrection of Jesus is a historical account, but it’s more than that – it’s a current challenge and it demands a response. Believing in Jesus is a choice, but it’s not an option.

The great exchange

The great exchange

When Jesus was sent to Pilot for trial, Pilot offered to pardon Jesus, but the people want Pilot to pardon Barabbas instead. Here we see a great exchange. Jesus was heading towards life and Barabbas was heading towards death - but the story ends with Barabbas...

Authentic family

On the vision and virtues page of the website, you will find 5 virtues - these are more than things we value, they are things that define who we are and who we want to be. This talk is about one of our virtues – we are  … an athentic family. So this talk seeks...

Doing the stuff of God’s kingdom

This talk follows on from last week's talk on Kingdom Carriers.  Here, Rog notes: When we do God's kingdom work, we open the way for the good news to spread all around us. Our job is to travel with God as he does the hard work - if healings don't happen when we pray,...

Kingdom carriers

On the vision and virtues page of the website, you will find 5 virtues - these are more than things we value, they are things that define who we are and who we want to be.  This talk is about one of our virtues – we are … kingdom carriers. So this talk seeks to...

James – Faith and works

Faith and works are like two wings of a plane – their only work when they are both there. In this talk Alex sets out a new cultural shift that we fell God is calling us to be part of.  He says ... "I think God is moving in the church, because he wants a movement of...

James – Wholly devoted to God

In this talk John shows how being a follower of Jesus, should not just be a thing we do when we want to. Instead, following Jesus should shape all of our life - every nook and cranny. Jesus didn’t call us to worship him in part; he called us to worship him with...

James – Acting in love

Consider this; you’re sat in building and the fire alarm goes off. Someone comes running in and says, ‘there’s a fire, get out the building’. If you were to stay sat on your chair and shout “oh no, the building is on fire, I’m going to die, I better get out of here”...

James – Speaking in love

In this talk, Richard talks about James 3:2-12, which is all about talking. The tongue is a small but powerful part of the body; it can easy cause hurt and pain, but someone of great character speaks, it can stand up to injustice and speak life encouragement into...

James – An introduction

In this talk Karen introduces the biblical book of James in preparation for the following three talks, which look at key passages from the book in more detail. The book of James consists of a collection of wisdom based teachings that – if we are open to them –...

Ali and Leanna

This video captures some of the work of Ali and Leanna, who are very much loved by the Vineyard in Sheffield, but they live in Mozambique so struggle to attend the church most sundays.  However, this week, we spent some time hearing about what they do and how they are...

Signposts – To God’s Kingdom

Signposts is a 3-part series of talks that looks at key themes that run though the Bible from cover to cover.  They are themes that will hopefully help us make more sense of the stories and events in the Bible.  In this third talk, John notes, 'we are to live lives of...

Carol Service

Magi, kings, star gazers were looking for a sign in the cosmos that God was alive, and noticed something in the constellations. They were captivated by a stirring the night’s sky, something caught their attention, something significant. Directed by a star they...

Signposts – To God’s commitments

Signposts is a 3-part series of talks that looks at key themes that run though the Bible from cover to cover.  They are themes that will hopefully help us make more sense of the stories and events in the Bible.  In this second talk, Rog talks about some of God's many...

Signposts – Jesus and his salvation plan

Signposts is a 3-part series of talks that looks at key themes that run though the Bible from cover to cover.  They are themes that will hopefully help us make more sense of the stories and events in the Bible.  In this first talk, Alex highlights references to Jesus...

Jonah 4:5-11 God’s mercy is personal

Richard concludes our series on Jonah.  In this passage, we see that God's righteousness and love working together.  He is both too holy and too loving to either destroy Jonah or allow Jonah to remain as he is, and God is also too holy and too loving to allow us to...

Jonah 4:1-4 God’s mercy is astoundingly generous

This talk is a continuation of our series on Jonah. We see that Jonah was very happy for God to show mercy to him and his people, but he had a problem with God’s mercy towards his enemies. Jonah's problem was that he held his love for his nation up higher than his...

Jonah 3:1-10 God’s mercy gives second chances

In this talk Rog, continues our series on the book of Jonah. Half way through the book we see that God gave everyone a second chance - he gave Jonah another chance to go to Nineveh, and he gave the Ninevites another chance to change their ways.  In this talk we see...

Vision and Virtues 2019

Vision and Virtues 2019

Our vision statement God has called us to establish a vibrant, biblically-based, regional Vineyard church rooted in Sheffield, which will in creative and relevant ways, worship God and communicate the gospel of Jesus. We have an eagerness for everyone to say ‘yes’ to...

Jonah 1:17-2:10 God’s mercy saves us

In this talk we’ll be continuing our series on the book of Jonah. Rosie's blog captures her journey in writing her talk.  He writes "This book is like an onion. On the surface layer, we see a man whose sinful rebellion against God has lead him to death, to a watery...

Jonah 1:1-6 God’s mercy in our storms of life

The central theme in the book of Jonah is God's mercy.  In this talk we see Jonah involved in a huge storm and that God had mercy on Jonah during the tough times of his life.  Even though Jonah ran from God, God did not punish him.  Instead, God desires to...

Jonah – An introduction

This talk is an introduction to the book of Jonah and to a series of talks about Jonah. The main character of the book, Jonah, is a rebellious prophet who finds it extremely difficult to like God because he doesn’t think that God’s knows best, and he...

Hosea 1 – God still loves us when we mess things up

Hosea was told by God to marry a prostitute. Not something that we might expect God to say, but in the story of Hosea we get to see, in a very personal way, how God is merciful towards people who aren’t perfect - people like us. Hosea lived at a time...

Romans 9 – Is God fair?

Romans is the longest, clearest, and most detailed account of the Gospel of God in the Bible. Paul wrote Romans so that its readers, including us, might not just know about the Gospel, but so that we may experience the Gospel. In this talk, Alex shows that...

Romans 8:26-39 – God prays for us

Romans is the longest, clearest, and most detailed account of the Gospel of God in the Bible. Paul wrote Romans so that its readers, including us, might not just know about the Gospel, but so that we may experience the Gospel. In this talk, Rog talks about...

Romans 8:14-25 – Living as children of God

Romans is the longest, clearest, and most detailed account of the Gospel of God in the Bible. Paul wrote Romans so that its readers, including us, might not just know aboutthe Gospel, but so that we may experiencethe Gospel. In this talk, Alex looks at how...

Easter Service – What in the world is God doing?

When the women arrived at the tomb they heard those words for the first time, ‘He has risen’. The resurrection was inconceivable for the first disciples and the people closest to Jesus; it was just as impossible to believe then as it is for many of us...

Prayer – a corporate calling

This is the second of a two-part series on prayer.  This talk looks at corporate prayer. Karen talks about God's encouragement for people to partner up with one, two or maybe a small bunch of other people, and together meet regularly just to pray. What...

Prayer – Make it personal

This is the first of a two-part series on prayer.  This talk looks at the personal prayer. When Dwight Moody became a Christian he started to pray for 100 people.  By the time of his death, 96 people of those 100 had given their lives to Christ.  At his...

Life direction – Making wise decisions

In this talk we start a new series called “Life Direction” - it’s a series that looks at some of the key areas that affect the direction of our lives.  In this talk, we look at how to make wise decisions.An abridged transcript of talk can be found...

King Priest Saviour – Myrrh for a Saviour

Rog looks at the third of the three gifts that were given to Jesus at his birth: Myrrh for a Savour. The story of that nativity is known by millions of people throughout the world, but under the popular understanding of the birth of Jesus lie amazing...

King Priest Saviour – Gold for a King

Karen looks at the first of 3 gifts that were given to Jesus at his birth: Gold (for a King), Frankincense (for a Priest), and Myrrh (for a Savour). The story of that nativity is known by millions of people throughout the world, but under the popular...

Ruth 4

Rog finishes off our series on Ruth by looking at Chapter 4. Ruth is a love story and a reminder of God’s providence (God’s supernatural and ever-present protective care), not just to Ruth and her family, but to us all.

Ruth 3

Alex looks at Chapter 3 of Ruth and expands on our central theme: God is our us - even when he seems far away. On first viewing, this chapter seems odd - it has some baffling advice from a mother-in-law to her daughter, but as we start to interpret the...

Ruth 2

Alex looks at Chapter 2 of Ruth and expands on our central theme: God is our us - even when he seems far away.  In Chapter 1 John looked at Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi; in this Chapter Boaz enters the scene (hubba hubba).   Ruth is a good story to know and...

Ruth 1

John will be starting a new four-part series on the book of Ruth.  He will be setting the scene to what John Piper called ‘the most beautiful short story ever written’, and we begin to see that God is for us, even when he seems far away.

Vision Sunday

In this talk, Alex reflects on our amazing journey so far and sets out the vision for Sheffield Vineyard.