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We will explore in more depth the articles from our Statement of Faith that were touched on at the outset of the Kingdom Flourishing Church series. These are the central tenets of belief for evangelical Christians and are held in common with our brothers and sisters here in the UK and around the globe.

Part 1: One God, Three Persons

by David Fowler April 10, 2016 6:30pm

John 16:12

Our statement of faith begins with the Trinity - one God, three Persons. But what does this mean and in particular what are the implications for mirroring the life of community and mission that we see in the Father, Son and Spirit?

Part 2: We Believe in the Sovereign God (full of Grace and Love)

by David Fowler April 17, 2016 6:30pm

God's sovereignty (his power to do whatever he pleases) need not trouble us because his will always conforms to his essential nature. The God of grace and love will always act in accordance with his own lovely nature.

Part 3: Jesus: Divine, Human, Sinless

by David Fowler April 24, 2016 6:30pm

We mine the scriptures in order to explore the extraordinary truth: that the Son of God left behind all the privileges of heaven and came to live among the sinful people he had created, yet managed to remain sinless. Becoming the perfect go-between and the perfect sacrifice.

Part 4: Dignity in God's Image

by David Fowler May 8, 2016 6:30pm

When life is at its bleakest Christians can return to the truth that humankind is created in the very image of God and has a dignity and purpose that cannot never be taken away.

Part 5: Ministry of God the Holy Spirit

by Dave King May 15, 2016 6:30pm

Acts 1:1-11

Let's look at who is the Holy Spirit and how and why do we connect and relate to Him. Also who are we and how with the Holy Spirit in us do we fulfil our calling on our lives, in doing so reflect Christ in our lives.

Part 6: Jesus: Defeating Evil

by David Fowler May 29, 2016 6:30pm

Hebrews 10:1-18

The defining event in world history is this moment when Christ died in our place. Everything changed for those seeking forgiveness - as God in his mercy left behind the inadequate covenant of animal sacrifice and asked his only Son to become the one true sacrifice for all mankind and for all time.

Part 7: The Bible

by Mike Hall June 5, 2016 6:30pm

Jeremiah 23:25-32

What is it like when God speaks? How can we fulfil the command to, “speak God’s word faithfully”? How can we ensure that God’s word is in the “driving seat” of our lives?

Part 8: Jesus the Resurrection

by Dave King June 19, 2016 6:30pm

John 11:25

We will be examining "Jesus the Resurrection" and how he works in us and our communities in His resurrection power, both Physically and the Spiritually. We look at the impact of that power and the challenge that gives us as we walk with Him in his resurrection power in our day to day lives in many different areas of our City and as we meet and interact with many amazing people.

Part 9: Justified by Grace

by David Fowler June 26, 2016 6:30pm

Grace is the miraculous towering truth that distinguishes Christianity from all other world religions. God's unmerited favour towards mankind is truly astonishing and never to be taken for granted. Hallelujah - thank you Lord!

Part 10: The Church: Universal, Indwelt, Empowered

by Leon Whyte July 3, 2016 6:30pm

2 Peter 1:3-11

What is the local and universal church? Using our gifts and working with the holy spirit to develop ourselves, the church locally and universally?

Part 11: Christ's Return

by David Fowler July 10, 2016 6:30pm

Matthew 24:23-27

C S Lewis once wrote that, "It seems impossible to retain in any recognisable form our belief in the divinity of Christ and the truth of the Christian revelation, while abandoning, or even persistently neglecting the promised return of Christ." We examine the overwhelming biblical evidence for the visible return of Christ.