Talks

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.