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Why Is The Bible So Violent?

18 July 2021 - David Archer

Why Is The Bible So Violent?

In this talk we look at how a Christian can be confident in the goodness of God when the Bible is so violent ... The talk covers three main points:1. The Types Of Violence Found In The Bible.2. Various Approaches To Interpreting Violence In The Bible.3. A Theological Perspective For Why The Bible Is So Violent.

Christians Are So Hypocritical

11 July 2021 - David Archer

Christians Are So Hypocritical

In this talk we look at why Christians are sometimes viewed as being hypocritical, nasty and judgmental ...

Matthew 7:1-5

When God Doesn't Seem Fair

4 July 2021 - David Archer

When God Doesn't Seem Fair

We will explore why it’s often difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We can wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence.

1Peter 1:6-7

When You Don't Feel God

27 June 2021 - David Archer

When You Don't Feel God

We will explore why it’s often difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We can wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence.

Psalm 88:13-14

There Are Just Too Many Rules

20 June 2021 - David Archer

There Are Just Too Many Rules

We will explore why it’s often difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We can wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence.

God Never Answers Me

13 June 2021 - David Archer

God Never Answers Me

We begin a new series, "I Want to Believe, But ..." We will explore why it’s often difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We can wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations - but that’s good news! In this series we will find out why ...

Romans 8:35-39

Go Global

6 June 2021 - David Archer

Go Global

This week we hear about the ministry of hope and love in Chinchpada Christian Hospital, Maharashtra State, India, from Drs. Deepak and Ashita Singh mission partners with Medic Assist International.

Serve Local

30 May 2021 - David Archer

Serve Local

This week we look at two local Reading based Christian organisations: Rahab - working with vulnerable women and the sexually exploited;  Yeldall Manor - a residential rehabilitation centre working with men to help them overcome serious drug and alcohol addictions.

Love Your World

23 May 2021 - David Archer

Love Your World

We begin our "Celebration of Hope" season looking at the amazing work of God today, locally and around the world. We look at the reasons why God calls every Christian to love their neighbour and how this relates to one of the most pressing humanitarian issues today, the devastating impact that climate change is having on our world.

Matthew 5:13-16

How To Become Great

16 May 2021 - David Archer

How To Become Great

This week we look at importance of humility and how it leads to greatness. Increasing numbers of top leadership coaches recognise the importance of humility in good leaders, along with scientists who have discovered that humble people handle stress more effectively and report higher levels of physical and mental well-being. Humble people also show greater generosity, helpfulness, and gratitude!

How To Get Through Life

9 May 2021 - David Archer

How To Get Through Life

This week we look at how the wisdom of the Bible helps us cope well with the troubles and problems of life.

What's The Point Of Church?

2 May 2021 - David Archer

What's The Point Of Church?

This week we look at the church, what it is, and how being a member of God's family brings many benefits to the Christian.

The Secret Of Self-Control

25 April 2021 - David Archer

The Secret Of Self-Control

We continue with our new 5-part series "The Highway Of Hope" in which we explore the short New Testament letter, 1 Peter. This week looking at how to gain self-control in our life, through mastering our mind and the pursuit of holiness.

4 Reasons To Have Hope

18 April 2021 - David Archer

4 Reasons To Have Hope

This week kicks off a new 5-part series "The Highway Of Hope" in which we explore the short New Testament letter, 1 Peter, which explores key questions such as, "How Can I Have Hope When Life Is Tough?"

Is There Reason For Hope?

4 April 2021 - David Archer

Is There Reason For Hope?

An Easter Sunday service celebrating the significance of Jesus resurrection.

What's So Good About Good Friday?

2 April 2021 - David Archer

What's So Good About Good Friday?

A Good Friday reflection about the meaning and significance of Jesus death.

How To Fulfill Your Mission

28 March 2021 - David Archer

How To Fulfill Your Mission

We conclude the 6-part series "What On Earth Am I Here For?" This week we look at the last of five purposes God has for our life, discovering how we can partner with God to fulfill the mission He has for us, through "evangelism."

How To Discover True Greatness

21 March 2021 - David Archer

How To Discover True Greatness

This week we look at the fourth of five purposes God has for our life and discover how we can become great, through the discipline of service. This is the essence of Christian "ministry".

Transformation Is Possible

14 March 2021 - David Archer

Transformation Is Possible

This week we look at the third of five purposes God has for our life and discover good news – the Christian gospel insists transformation of human personality really is possible and happens anytime people become intensely serious about learning from Jesus how to arrange their lives. This is the essence of Christian "discipleship".

The Answer To Loneliness

7 March 2021 - David Archer

The Answer To Loneliness

We continue the 6-part series "What On Earth Am I Here For?" in which we explore how to find meaning and purpose in life. This week we look at the second of five purposes God has for our life and discover the answer to loneliness that comes through "fellowship".

This Week

09.30am Sun 01 Aug 2021
Sunday Service (in person)
11.15am Sun 01 Aug 2021
Sunday Service (in person)
10.00am Wed 04 Aug 2021
Midweek Communion

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