From the South Downs to the Sea
Dear God, About Today...: Part 1: Is Jesus Alive Today? (David Thompson, Chichester)04/10/2020
The heart of the gospel is the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is alive! Furthermore, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is actively working in every person who believes in Jesus.
We Are Grace: Part 4: The Church is For Mission (Joe Leach, Chichester)27/09/2020
The Church has a purpose. That purpose is to tell the world about Jesus. The mission flows out of prayer and relationship with God and we are motivated in it by the grace that God has shown to us.
We Are Grace: Part 3: Church is For Making Jesus Followers (David Thompson, Chichester)20/09/2020
The big task that Jesus left his church to get on with was to make followers of Jesus. The key to making this priority a reality is to first understand what God has done for us as a gift of his grace.
We Are Grace: Part 2: Church is Family (Joe Leach, Chichester)13/09/2020
Grace Church is one family together. Jesus unites us together as the head of the family. We put our roots into him as an oak tree puts its deep roots into the ground. And the more united we are, the more deeper our roots go down into Jesus.
We Are Grace: Part 1: Church is For Worship (David Thompson, Chichester)06/09/2020
Paul could write to the Colossians as he did because they were a church who truly understood God’s grace. He put their focus on Jesus and took time to lose himself in worship even as he was writing his letter! Worship is central to everything that Grace Church does. To ensure that our worship is similarly founded on grace, we must return continually to the person and work of Jesus.
Commission Local: Present in Spirit (David Thompson, Chichester)30/08/2020
Paul longed to be able to meet the Colossian church in person, but even when separated physically he felt together with them in spirit. It is more important than ever that we learn to imitate that kind of togetherness and understand that what joins us is much stronger than what keeps us apart.
None Like Him: Part 7: The Sovereign King (Andrew Garforth, Chichester)23/08/2020
Concluding the series None Like Him and looking at the sovereignty of a God in our lives and how this changes us and strengthens our walk with Jesus.
None Like Him: Part 6: God is Omniscient (Thomas Bishop, Chichester)16/08/2020
God is all knowing and therefore knows everything about us including our thoughts and motivations, this can lead us to be fearful of God but Thomas explains how it can actually be a great comfort because of what Jesus has done.
None Like Him: Part 5: God is Omnipresent (Ashley Kuchanny, Chichester)09/08/2020
Exploring Gods ability to be everywhere at all times, and how this can lead us to the assurance that God is always with us and will never leave us.
None Like Him: Part 4: God Is Unchangeable (Jonny May, Chichester)02/08/2020
Everything that exists does and will change - except God. God alone is unchangeable, and because of this his children can have great confidence as they live for him.
None Like Him: Part 3: God Is Self-Sufficient (Jonny Holder, Chichester)26/07/2020
As humans we strive for independence and self-sufficiency, but we were not created that way. God is self-sufficient and that is really good news for us.
None Like Him: Part 2: Our God Is Self-Existent (Steve Blaber, Chichester)19/07/2020
Our God has always existed. God the uncreated one created us. Understanding that we were made for his glory, and not ours, frees us to enjoy the way he has made us and use our unique creative gifts.
None Like Him: Part 1: Our Infinite God (David Thompson, Chichester)12/07/2020
Our God cannot be measured, contained or compared. In that respect he is very different from us. However, when we grasp this truth it releases us into freedom, fullness and faith.
Elijah - Ordinarily Extraordinary - Part 8 - Hungry for God (Joe Leach, Chichester)05/07/2020
There is a spiritual hunger in all of us for something more than this world can offer. Just like our physical hunger, our spiritual hunger is a good thing when applied in the right way. What does that look like?
Elijah - Ordinarily Extraordinary - Part 7 - Getting Ready For The Next Thing (David Thompson, Chichester)28/06/2020
It feels like we are entering a new season for our nation, for our church, and possibility in our individual lives too. How can we prepare in the best way for changing times ahead?
Elijah - Ordinarily Extraordinary - Part 6 - Grace In The Darkness (Joe Leach, Chichester)21/06/2020
Elijah did and saw some truly extraordinary things and yet he really was just like us. Here, we see him totally exhausted and in the depths of depression. And we see that God is gracious to him in exactly the way Elijah needed God to be, just as God is with us when the darkness descends.