Unashamed – Urgent and Important (23 September 2018)

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In this final session of the Unashamed series, and a couple of weeks before the Alpha Course, Grant and Dan encourage us all to put making disciples at the top of our ‘to do’ list, as important and urgent.
Just as Jesus spent His life in redeeming people, so we as the Church are called to do the same, unashamedly inviting as many as possible to come into the kingdom of God. Not only should we work hard at doing so, like a hardworking farmer sowing seed, but like a farmer we will have incredible joy at seeing a harvest of people coming to Christ.

Unashamed – Making the case for Christ (29 July 2018)

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How do you explain your belief to someone that Jesus Christ was the son of God, that he died for the sin of the world and was resurrected three days later? The easy answer is to say “because the Bible says so”. And although that’s true it probably won’t make much headway with a generation increasingly less likely to see the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. Dan explores how we can combine Scripture along with solid historical facts and evidence outside of the Bible to provide a compelling argument for Christ’s existence, his crucifixion and his resurrection.

Unashamed – Sharing your Story (24 June 2018)

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Through the Unashamed series we have been exploring ways to interact with people unashamedly about our faith in Jesus Christ, with strategies and ways to ‘push back’ on the arguments that can be presented to us. But even in the heat of the moment if you forget these things, there is one thing you can say better than anyone else, and that is your story of how came to be a believer in Jesus Christ and how He changed your life. Paul the apostle shared his testimony often with others, and it was a powerful demonstration of the living Saviour. In this session Grant explores how sharing his own testimony made a huge impact in someones else’s life, and gives us practical handles for how we can do the same!

Unashamed – Apologetics (20 May 2018)

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Some topics can be challenging for a Christian to talk about. Evolution, the birth of science, the supernatural, to name just a few.
In a continuation of their “Unashamed” series Grant, Dan and Matt tackle these challenging topics and ask if there are questions science can never answer.
Are we really a product of random chance, as some evolutionists believe, or do our complex and sophisticated bodies bear the mark of a Designer?

Unashamed – Talk Three (11 March 2018)

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How did we get here? Are we simply the result of random particles that collided to create the universe, our sun, our earth, our very existence? If there is a design, doesn’t that point to a Designer? In this session Grant, Matt and Dan talk about creation, and how we as Christians can be confident in the overwhelming evidence that a Creator – eternal, all powerful and infinite – must have created everything we see today. Incredibly, the Bible describes how Jesus Christ, the son of God, sustains and holds all of creation together! While theories exist even within Christian circles as to the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ God created, this talk is geared more towards the shared underlying point that all Christians agree on – that for there to be a creation, there must be a Creator! As Christians believing in a loving Creator, we can be more than confident that the evidence is overwhelmingly on our side! We can be unashamed to talk about our faith in a God who is real, and who has revealed Himself not only through creation, but through his son, Jesus Christ.

Unashamed – Talk Two (18 February 2018)

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In this session Grant explores how as Christians we should talk naturally about our faith to unbelievers, that can open up conversations about Christ. Matt and Dan then give helpful advice about who to speak to, what to look out for and how to better understand the person asking questions about Christinanity , in order to share the gospel in the most effective way.

Unashamed – Talk One (28 January 2018)

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From a dark and damp Roman prison cell, chained like a criminal, Paul wrote his second letter to his son in the faith, Timothy. He told him to not be ashamed of the gospel, nor to be feel ashamed of him. Inspired by this passage of scripture, and the call for us all to boldly proclaim Christ, this talk is the first in a new series called ‘Unashamed’, where we look to strengthen our witness of Jesus Christ to the world around us. The talks will also be practical and empowering through the use of apologetics to equip every believer to defend the Christian faith, and to live for Christ in a way that is totally unashamed.