Not Afraid of the Gospel Series

Advent Week 4 - Joy

- Mansell Morgan 

20th Dec 2020

One of the things that characterises the Christmas story is joy; in Luke’s version alone there 5 references to joy and rejoicing. In our reading from Matthew this morning we hear about the joy of the Wise men as they arrive at the house where Mary and Joseph are staying. Writing to Christians in Philippi Paul says, ‘Rejoice always.’ But how, amidst the fluctuating mood swings we all experience, is that even possible? What is this Christian joy? What are its characteristics? How might we define it; and is it any different from the joy experienced by those who don’t follow Jesus? 

Advent Week 3 Saviour, Messiah, and Lord

- Mansell Morgan 

13th Dec 2020

Words like, ‘Saviour, Messiah, and Lord’, would have been very familiar to those first readers of  Luke’s gospel, but what about those of us reading these same words today; what might it mean practically for us that the baby born in a manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes 2000 years ago is our Saviour, our Messiah and our Lord. And what does this peace, spoken of by the heavenly hosts in the skies above Bethlehem, look like?

Remembrance Day - Mansell Morgan 

8th Nov 2020

This is a special service where we can pause and remember the sacrifices made by so many in past conflicts, and also those who continue to do so today. Join us for a time of remembrance, worship, prayer and poetry

World though a lens

Guest Speaker - Matt Hooper 

1st Nov 2020

This week we have a guest speaker, Matt Hooper, a song writer, worship leader and church planter. Matt explores the different lenses we see the world through and how we can re-focus from Jesus infinite perspective. Jesus offers us a new way of seeing, a new way to prioritise and focus. Is the world view affecting you being able to see the way Jesus sees?

Information Overload - Mansell Morgan

25th Oct 2020

In a culture where many of us experience information overload how do we learn to deal with the daily distractions that constantly bombard our minds. How do we keep our focus? How do we choose not simply between what is right and what is wrong but what, amongst a  number of viable options, is ‘better’ or ‘best.’ These are some questions we will explore this morning as we look at Luke’s account of Jesus’ visit with Mary and Martha.

Strike the Shepherd & The Sheep Will Scatter- Mansell Morgan

18th Oct 2020

‘Strike the Shepherd & The Sheep Will Scatter, - What do you do with those troublesome people, those influential characters who, if allowed room to operate, will bring others under their influence? Well, you isolate them; you neutralize their effectiveness; you strike at the source of the trouble; which, of course is precisely what the Devil tried to do with Jesus. This morning, then, we will look at how he tries to do that, why he fails and why, as a result, Jesus is such good news for us today.

Familiarity breeds contempt- Mansell Morgan

11th Oct 2020

‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ – unfortunately this is what can happen all too often, particularly with those that we love. As we begin this morning, and in the coming weeks, to look at the life of Jesus through the gospel writer Luke, a couple of question for you, ‘Do you still have a sense of amazement and awe when you consider the work and person of Jesus?’ and ‘How well do you REALLY know this man?’

Good news for us today- Mansell Morgan

4th Oct 2020

Some, perhaps many of you will know that 2000 years ago Jesus Christ died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross and that not long after this his followers began to proclaim that this same man Jesus Christ was ‘good news’, a proclamation that is still made by Christians today. But how and in what sense can a man crucified 2000 years ago be good news for us today? Well, that is the question we will be looking at this morning.

Harvest Sunday - Special service from CAP

- Christians Against Poverty

27th Sept 2020

God is still working through his Church every single day, extending a lifeline to those pulled under by the rising waters of debt and poverty. With real-life stories of encouragement and hope from churches just like ours who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Today on Harvest Sunday we hear from CAP and some of their stories

It is not who you are that matters but whose you are

- Mansell Morgan

20th Sept 2020

This morning we look at Paul’s self description in the first verse of Romans ch1, see what was behind his confident assertion, ‘for I am not ashamed of the gospel’ and then try and tease out what this all means for you and me.

Not Afraid of the Gospel

- Mansell Morgan

13th Sept 2020

It is time to wake up and smell the coffee.’ If there was ever a time when people needed some good news it is now. So Paul writes, ‘It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else!

Guest Speaker- Gods word for troubling times 

- Steve Karma

6th Spet 2020

Today we have a guest speaker from Hope Church Lancaster. Pastor Steve Karma explores Gods word in troubling times​


Advent Week 2 Why do you believe? 

- Mansell Morgan 

6th Dec 2020

In the prologue to his gospel John writes, ‘The Word (God’s Son) became flesh (became Jesus) and made His dwelling among us.’ He then goes on to say, ‘We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only...’ My question this morning is, ‘What was it that John saw? What was it about the life and ministry of Jesus that so captivated John and resulted in Him becoming a lifelong follower of Jesus and produced in him the conviction that he must write down what he saw? And on the back of that question, why is it that this morning you believe, or perhaps don’t believe in God?

Advent Week 1 Hope - Mansell Morgan 

29th Nov 2020

The Scriptures tell us that where there is no vision the peoples perish. The same is true of hope – where there is no hope people just give up. As our Advent journey begins today so our focus will be on one of the themes of Advent, namely hope, and in particular Isaiah vision of hope found in the second chapter of his book.

Gods Messiah? - Mansell Morgan 

22nd Nov 2020

2000 years ago, in a synagogue in the city of Nazareth, Jesus Christ declared himself to be God’s Messiah. So let me ask you, if you were a Jew in the synagogue that day, would you have believed him? Why? Since that day many hundreds have declared themselves to be God’s Messiah, and Scripture warns us that in the last day many will come saying, ‘I am the one.’  So who should we believe? Why? Who on earth are you following?

Judging a Book by its Cover - Mansell Morgan 

15th Nov 2020

How often are we guilty of ‘judging a book by its cover;’ guilty of presuming that because people seem ‘whole’ on the outside – no wheel chair, plaster cast or sling – they are ‘whole’ on the inside as well? When Jesus sees a woman who for eighteen years had been bent over and unable to straighten up he sees more than just her physical disability; what he also sees is her spiritual disability. At a time when more and more people are facing mental health challenges it is a story (one that can be found in Lk 13:10-17) that reminds us that Jesus’ concern was for the ‘whole person’ – their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being.

The Beatitudes Series

Blessed are those who are persecuted Part 2 

- Mansell Morgan

30th Aug 2020

Today is the second part of the Beatitude Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


2 Timothy 1:8-12

Blessed are those who are persecuted Part 1 

- Mansell Morgan

23rd Aug 2020

Today is the first part of the Beatitude Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Philippians 3:7-14

Blessed are the peace makers part2 - Mansell Morgan

16th Aug 2020

Today is the second part of the Beatitude ‘Blessed are the peace makers’. 

What is this peace the bible speaks of and what does it look like?


Isaiah 58:5-11

Blessed are the pure in heart - Mansell Morgan

2nd Aug 2020

Today we move to the sixth Beatitude ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God’. 

The pure heart is the heart that does not bring mixed motives and divided loyalties to its relationship with God. It is a heart that is singular in its devotion to God—pure and unmixed. James refers to this idea when he says, "Purify your hearts, you double-minded" 


Rev 3:14-22

Blessed are the peace makers part1 - Mansell Morgan

9th Aug 2020

Today we move to the 7th of the eight Beatitude ‘Blessed are the peace makers’. 

Lets ask the question of those of you watching this morning who are followers of Jesus, who have made Jesus Christ both your Lord & Saviour – what is it about you that makes you any different from your agnostic or atheist friend?


Philippians 4:4-9

Courageous Faith - Ian Clarkson

26th July 2020

Today we welcome a guest preacher, Ian Clarkson. Ian is the Associate Pastor at Fulwood Free Methodist Church and today he talks about Courageous Faith.


Daniel 1:1-21

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy Part 3

Mansell Morgan

19th July 2020

We continue looking at the 5th beatitude 'Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy'. In this part we conclude our time in this beatitude by looking at the difficult subject of forgiveness and in particular the issue of un-forgiveness.


Matthew 18:2-35

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy Part 2

Mansell Morgan

12th July 2020

This morning we continue looking at the 5th beatitude 'Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy'. We look at the story of the Good Samaritan see what mercy might look like 


Luke 10:25-37

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy Part1

Mansell Morgan

5th July 2020

This morning we continue in the beatitude series looking at the 5th beatitude which is Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

We look at defining mercy as ‘not getting what we deserve’ and show that whereas grace deals with the problem of sin, mercy deals with the results of sin

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness Part 2

Mansell Morgan

28th June 2020

This morning we continue in the series with the second part of the 4th beatitude. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled”.

Defining the Church- Guest Speaker from Heart Church

Dan Cronin

21st June 2020

This morning we are delighted to have a guest speaker Dan Cronin from Heart Church Morecambe. Heart Church is a Free Methodist Church plant and Dan shares with us their experience of defining the Church.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Mansell Morgan

14th June 2020

This morning we continue in the series with the 4th beatitude. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled”.

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth 

Mansell Morgan

7th June 2020

Having previously explored what it means to be poor in spirit and to mourn this morning we look at the third of these beatitude, ‘Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth’ and to try and answer two questions: 

1) Who are the meek?
2) What does meekness look like? 

Luke 5:1-11

What Are You Great Mountain - Mansell Morgan

31st May 2020

Its Pentecost and this week the Church@Home service is titled "What Are You Great Mountain" For Zerubbabel and the people of God, the mountain was opposition and discouragement; opposition to the rebuilding work in the form of intimidation and discouragement from those who did not want to see God’s Temple being rebuilt. But what about us today? What are some of the mountains we face

Acts 2:17-21

Blessed are those who mourn Part 2 - Mansell Morgan

24th May 2020

The Fourth message in the the Sermon on the Mount series. Church@Home Continuation of the sermon on the mount looking further into Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted, and how we need to look at the beatitudes as a whole rather than individual verses.


John 11: 33-36

Blessed are those who mourn Part 1- Mansell Morgan

17th May 2020

Third message in the the Sermon on the Mount series. 

Church@Home Continuation of the sermon on the mount looking at Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. We see how this is irrelevant today and a look at how when we suffer God suffers with us.


Philippians 2: 5-11

Website for "At a Loss"

Blessed are the poor in spirit- Mansell Morgan

10th May 2020

Second message in the new the Sermon on the Mount series.


Church@Home Continuation of the sermon on the mount looking at Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven and a look at the Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14

Manifesto for a Revolution- Mansell Morgan

3rd May 2020

First message in the new the Sermon on the Mount series.


An introduction to the Sermon on the Mount and exploring the Beatitudes and how they are relevant for every disciple.

Matthew 5:1-12

Manifesto for a Revolution- Mansell Morgan

26th April 2020

An introduction to the coming series on the Sermon on the Mount. Manifesto for a Revolution looks at how the sermon on the mount is part of a manifesto.

Matthew 4:23-25

The road to Emmaus - Mansell Morgan

19th April 2020

The road to Emmaus, can we relate to this story? Jesus is always walking along side us, he is always there questioning and listening.  What can we learn from this, what life lessons can be gained?

Luke 24:15-35

Friday but Sundays comin' - Mansell Morgan

5th April 2020

Friday but Sundays comin', As I read through our Scripture this morning and through Lockridge’s description of events that first Friday I found myself focussing on three particular scenes or groups of people – the soldiers gambling over Jesus’ garments, the chief priests protesting to pilate, and the group that included Mary and John standing in front of the cross.

Isaiah 53:1-10

John 19:16-37

Greatest Day in History - Mansell Morgan

12th April 2020

This Easter We can celebrate the glorious truth that Jesus is alive and give ourselves to Him afresh,

Rev 5:1-10

John 20:1-17

The Triumphal Entry - Mansell Morgan

29th March 2020

The Triumphal Entry, the second of our Church@Home services. Two thousand years later Jesus is still in town, still here, still very much present with and to us, every moment of every day. We often quote don’t we the verse, ‘He will never leave us nor forsake us.’ But it is not a mantra, as if saying it and repeating it often enough will somehow change our circumstances, it is true!

John 12:12-19

Unchartered Water - Mansell Morgan

22nd March 2020

Unchartered Territory, the first of our Church@Home services. The current situation is having a great impact on many people, how do we cope, it this an opportunity?

Psalm 91 

Matt Hooper

15th March 2020

Guest Speaker Matt Hooper - Entrustment and Investment by God. What had God called you to do?

The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-29