Becoming Intimate Worshippers

Becoming Intimate Worshippers

Lyn Burnhope explains why we prioritize giving time to engage with God in intimate worship, seeking his presence. She talks about the ‘Why?’ and the ‘How?’ of worship and encourages us to become intentional and passionate worshippers, in mind, body and spirit.

Easter Service 2018

Easter Service 2018

The biggest question that Jesus asked his disciples was “Who do you say I am…?” He’s still asking each of us the same question today — so how will we go about answering it? Steve Burnhope shares some of his own journey of discovering Jesus and what it means to ‘become’ a Christian.

Who Exactly Is The Holy Spirit?

Who Exactly Is The Holy Spirit?

It’s relatively easy to picture in our minds God the Father, and Jesus the Son, but what does the Holy Spirit look like? He seems to be the mysterious one of the Trinity, especially since the Bible often speaks of him in impersonal terms like wind and breath. Steve Burnhope puts a biblical ‘face’ on the Holy Spirit and explains that actually, we do know quite a lot about him — and all the different aspects of who he is — in which he’d love us to get to know him!

Our Spiritual Diet

Our Spiritual Diet

Becky Stevens explores our spiritual hunger and thirst for God, looking at John’s Gospel.

“Lord, teach us to pray …!”

“Lord, teach us to pray …!”

Lyn Burnhope talks about the significance of prayer in our Christian lives — as ‘individual’ prayer, prayer ‘triplets’ and ‘corporate’ prayer (praying together) — in the lead up to our 24/7 Prayer Week which will be happening in the final week of Lent.

Same-Sex Relationships

Same-Sex Relationships

Steve Burnhope completes our most recent three-part series on the ‘Big Questions’ by talking about the recent legislative changes concerning same-sex marriage and civil partnerships, examining what the Bible has to say, and exploring how as Christians we might respond.

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Sharing Our Faith in a Postmodern World

Sharing Our Faith in a Postmodern World

Steve Burnhope continues our series on the ‘Big Questions’ by explaining more about the contemporary worldview and how we can be most effective in introducing postmodern people to Jesus.

Why Bother With Church?

Why Bother With Church?

Steve Burnhope explores some of the reasons why, in our postmodern world, increasing numbers of Christians are separating the idea of relationship with Jesus from relationship with his Church.

How can we be a reconciled and reconciling community?

How can we be a reconciled and reconciling community?

Guest Speaker Kiera Phyo asks how, in a fractured and divided world, we can be saved from a life that’s all about me, surrounded by people like me — listening to the stories of others, seen through their eyes … addressing broken relationships that we’ve ignored … and being hospitable, inviting others to share meals with us, making unlikely friendships, just like Jesus.

Being Brave

Being Brave

In our recent All-Age Service, children’s leader Andy Stevens talks about what we can learn from Joshua, Jesus, and Martin Luther King Jr about being brave and trusting God in the fight for good.

What Do We Mean By ‘Dedication’?

What Do We Mean By ‘Dedication’?

It’s easy to assume that living a ‘dedicated’ life is just for special people, like Mother Theresa, but Steve Burnhope argues that actually, we’re all dedicated — the only question is, to who or what. Everything in life is in competition for our devotion — not just the space we have left over, after the things we ‘have to’ do — and we may be surprised to see what’s winning!

Who Am I To You?

Who Am I To You?

In last week’s talk, Jesus is the Question, Steve Burnhope talked about the two questions Jesus asked his disciples: ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who am I to you?’ This week, he challenges us to switch them around and for us to ask Jesus those questions: ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who am I to you?’

Jesus is the Question

Jesus is the Question

It’s remarkable how, in the Gospels, rather than just delivering answers Jesus spent so much time asking questions — up to 300 or more, by some counts. And apparently, he directly answered only three! Steve Burnhope suggests why this may have been, and invites us to think about the questions Jesus might be asking each of us, at the start of this New Year, 2018.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Glory to God in the Highest!

That was the angel’s message to the shepherds in the Nativity — but what does it mean? Lyn Burnhope explores the questions: What is ‘God’s glory’ and how is that meaningful to us?

Christmas in Perspective

Christmas in Perspective

How we feel about Christmas this year will depend a lot on our perspective. At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Christmas Services 2017, Steve Burnhope talks about the perspectives of Mary and Joseph and how challenging the events of that first Christmas would have been for them.

The God Who Invented Christmas

The God Who Invented Christmas

At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Carol Services 2017, Steve Burnhope explores some of the weird ingredients that feature in the Christmas Story and why God might have deliberately made them that way.

God In The Waiting

God In The Waiting

On the first Sunday in Advent, when we’re waiting and anticipating Christmas, Georgia Gasson talks about staying close to God while we’re in similar seasons of waiting for the fulfilment of prayers and promises in our lives.

Thanksgiving Services 2017

Thanksgiving Services 2017

Steve Burnhope interviews James Tweats (who leads Aylesbury Vineyard’s Storehouse compassion ministries), Simon Neal (co-founder and director of the charity Every Life) and Daniel and Emily Smith (Senior Pastors of the soon to be launched Gloucester Vineyard church plant). These are the three projects that the Church is being invited to give to, financially, this Thanksgiving.

Money Matters

Money Matters

In the lead-up to our 2017 Thanksgiving Services, Steve Burnhope offers a broad biblical perspective on how, as Christians, we should think about our giving today — including: “Is tithing just ‘Old Testament legalism’?”

One in Christ

One in Christ

On Sunday 12 November, Vineyard Kids took over the running of both Services! Amelia Godden’s talk, to adults and children together, challenges us that even though we’re not all the same, we can stand out as one people of God by how we love and forgive each other.