Making and maturing disciples of Christ

Sermons from January 2016

Bible Study on church history

Distraction (600-900AD)

As the Christianity spreads and the church gains influence, so too does the church become distracted.  It’s an era of monks, icons, popes and serfs.  As Christianity spreads, the world becomes a better place, but the church must beware pursuing worldly popularity! This is the third of 9 studies in Church History.

One off sermons

Revenge

Romans 12:19 – Is there any place for vengeance in the Christian’s life?  No.  Do we often, though, seek the downfall of others (at least in our minds!)? In Romans, Paul gives us helpful principles to fight against the urge to “get back” at that person.   Listen and grow.

Bible Study on church history

Toleration (300-600AD)

As Christianity is legalised and the Roman Empire crumbles, the church enjoys newfound fruitfulness.  Doctrine is clarified, and the Gospel spreads.  At the same time, new dangers emerge – false teaching gains influence and unbiblical rituals are accepted by many.  The message for us is clear: hold tightly to Scripture and be wary of worldly […]

One off sermons

Looking Back & Looking Ahead

Colossians 1:28 – Speaking of Jesus and growing to maturity in Christ – this is what the church should be all about.  How did St Giles do towards accomplishing these aims in 2015? What should our priorities be in the year ahead?  Listen in to find out.

Bible Study on church history

Persecution (100-300AD)

How did the church of Jesus Christ fare after Jesus had ascended into heaven and the apostles all had died?  Let’s just say it was a “difficult” period.  Simultaneously though, the gospel continued to grow and bear fruit. There’s much to learn from the persecution of those who’ve gone before us.  Be faithful to Jesus, […]

One off sermons

Unceasing Brightness

Isaiah 60:19-20 – Who doesn’t find the grey days of winter dispiriting?  Thankfully, for God’s people, a day of unceasing brightness and joy is coming.  The Lord will be our everlasting light.  This news should make our hearts throb and swell with joy!