Listen to the talks from Merton Vineyard Church


  • Slow down a bit

    Slow down a bit

    09/08/2020 Duración: 20min

    James 1:19 tells us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. If extreme opposites was a topic of conversation between the culture today and a word of scripture, I think this would be near the top. James was a respected, wise elder of the original Jerusalem church, and this letter was written after many years of watching and understanding people. If we could learn to be quick to listen, slow to talk, and slow to anger, imagine what a difference it would make!

  • Battlefield of the Mind

    Battlefield of the Mind

    19/07/2020 Duración: 25min

    There is a lot written about how the main battle we fight is in our thoughts and thought patterns. This Sunday we focused on 2 Corinthians 10, how Paul encouraged and warned the Corinthians about the nature of mind-games. 

  • Abiding  Pruning

    Abiding & Pruning

    12/07/2020 Duración: 23min

    Often we see criticism as a bad thing - but John 15 talks about the more we bear fruit, the more we will be pruned. Its a good part of the process - pruning is not there to tell us we are bad, but to spur us on to be even better.

  • Talking to God

    Talking to God

    07/07/2020 Duración: 12min

    A quick reflection this morning, looking at Psalm 42, as well as Colossians, about sometimes telling ourselves to chill out, and trust that God is good

  • Faith foundations

    Faith foundations

    28/06/2020 Duración: 21min

    We talk about “our faith” and “having faith” and what if we feel that we don’t have enough faith. This morning we looked at how if we believe, we have faith. The big question, is where is our faith? 

  • Father God - the prodigal son

    Father God - the prodigal son

    21/06/2020 Duración: 23min

    Jesus parables were about understanding the Kingdom of God. On this fathers day, we looked at the parables of the Prodigal Son, and changed the focus to the wonderful nature of the the father, and the fathers house. So often we focus on the 2 brothers and don't see that the focus is on the nature, character and compassion of the Father. 

  • Who is God?

    Who is God?

    14/06/2020 Duración: 25min

    We often know about God - everyone has their own thoughts and opinions, based on their life experiences and what they’ve been taught or read. However, to really KNOW God, we need to look at Him. His word, His actions and His Story. We cant fall into the trap of creating our own God, based on our experiences, we are then just fooling ourselves. We need to look at scripture to see who God - Yahweh - really is. 

  • Revival - what is the point?

    Revival - what is the point?

    07/06/2020 Duración: 23min

    Many churches pray for revival, but from what?, and for what? A week after Pentecost, when the Spirit of God was poured out freely on believers, we are looking at the church and what is involved with the process of revival. What is the ultimate outcome? That churches are filled? or that the nations are transformed.

  • Pentecost - whats it all about?

    Pentecost - what's it all about?

    31/05/2020 Duración: 22min

    Today we celebrate Pentecost - the outpouring of the Spirit, so that we can have courage and be equipped to do the things that bring us closer to the Kingdom of God. A challenge to us this morning - do we practice the great commission, or the great reduction?

  • Can you hear your Shepherd?

    Can you hear your Shepherd?

    24/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    This morning, Aimee shared with us her story of trusting in her Shepherd, and challenged us to how much faith and trust we actually have in God. By looking at examples of faith in the bible, she challenged us to see how faith is often in perseverance and patience. 

  • Stress and Control - Psalm 11

    Stress and Control - Psalm 11

    17/05/2020 Duración: 24min

    Ha! Isn’t it funny that the week we look at Psalm 11, is the week that zoom decides to go berserk! A nice short psalm by David showing how, in the midst of troubles and the apparent shaking of his foundations, he still managed to keep his focus and eyes on God. 

  • The Message of Micah

    The Message of Micah

    03/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    The last book of the Old Testament not only warns of complacency, but also highlights the joy and value in fellowship, particularly in difficult times. This morning we looked at the book of Micah, and how the message translates into the new covenant that we have through Christ - seeing it as a joy and a challenge.

  • Partnering with God - Obedience

    Partnering with God - Obedience

    26/04/2020 Duración: 13min

    Looking at John 14, where Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit after him, he stresses the importance of how those that love him, obey him. These aren't a few fluffy requests, but actual commandments, primarily focussed around loving and loving others. So does this make it more rules to follow? NO, in fact quite the opposite.

  • Going Deeper - Trusting

    Going Deeper - Trusting

    19/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    As well as starting our new series on growing deeper with God in this time of uncertainty, we also pause to hear Mel share about Growbaby, and the phenomenal work that they are doing in our community.

  • Faith and Fear

    Faith and Fear

    05/04/2020 Duración: 19min

    There is always that one person who is just so incredibly alive. How we react says a lot about who we are and where our security lies. Generally we either fall into the category of FEAR or of FAITH. But, its not as simple as just choosing one, it takes a bit of time to figure it all out

  • Spiritual Growth - Family

    Spiritual Growth - Family

    29/03/2020 Duración: 16min

    In a time like this, it is so valuable to have family. Looking at 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul talks about being a part of the body of Christ, we unpack how that relates to us as a church family, but also, in our individual families. In this time of being in such close proximity with each other, we need to remember our differences, strengths and weakness. 

  • Spirit V Law - So what?

    Spirit V Law - So what?

    15/03/2020 Duración: 34min

    This mornings talk looks at the letter that Paul wrote to the Galatians, specifically with regards to living by the Spirit and not the Law. 

  • Fulfilment in life

    Fulfilment in life

    23/02/2020 Duración: 24min

    Aimee shares her story with is this morning, focussing on where she has looked for fulfilment in life, and how God is central in this journey. 

  • What’s going on??

    What’s going on??

    16/02/2020 Duración: 38min

    Having a look around at the distinction between life and scripture, I’ve realised things are really wrong. So we start an adventure, looking at how we are shaped by what we spend our time on, and how God calls us to BE before we DO. 

  • How do you pray?

    How do you pray?

    26/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    In this mornings sermon, Sam looks at the way we pray, our attitude to ray, and dips into the Lords prayer

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