building our lives on the bibleBuilding our Lives on the Bible


Jesus ended the sermon on the mount, the most famous sermon in the Bible, by telling the story of two men who built houses. They built them on different foundations - one on solid rock, the other on sand.

An unexpected storm came and hit their houses. The rains came, the floods rose and the winds beat against the houses. The house that was build on the shifting foundations of sand collapsed, but the house that was built on the foundation of solid rock stood firm.

Jesus began the story with these words:

"Eveyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like the wise man who built his house on the rock" Matthew 7:24

This autumn we will be asking "how do we build our lives on the Bible?" so that we remain standing when the storms, trials and difficulties of life come, as they inevitably will.
We'll be addressing such topics as:

  • Why can we trust the bible?

  • How God speaks to us through the bible

  • How the bible changes us

  • How do I know what a passage means?

Our hope is that through this series we might come to love God's Word and live God's Word in a fresh new way.

Date Title Speaker Notes
September 25 Bring out the book David Whitlock Nehemiah 8
October 2 Praying the Word David Whitlock  
October 9 Building our lives on the Book Ian McDonald James 1:22-25
October 16 Three Pictures Ray Markham Colossians 2:19-23
October 23 Why can I trust the Bible? Derek Tidball 2 Timothy 3:16-17
October 30 Letting God speak. Illumintation David Whitlock John 14:25-26
November 6 Making sense of it all. How to study a message Andrew Goodman Philippians 2:19-30
November 13 What does this mean? Understanding the text Ian McDonald John 15:1-11
November 20 Living God's word David Whitlock Colossians 3:16-17
Living God's Word (download)
David Whitlock, 20/11/2016
What does it mean? (download)
Ian McDonald, 13/11/2016
making sense of it all (download)
Andrew Goodman, 06/11/2016
Letting God Speak (download)
David Whitlock, 30/10/2016
Why I can trust the Bible (download)
Derek Tidball, 23/10/2016
Three Pictures (download)
Ray Markham, 16/10/2016
How to build my life on the Bible (download)
Ian McDonald, 09/10/2016
Praying the Word (download)
David Whitlock, 02/10/2016
Bring out the book (download)
David Whitlock, 25/09/2016