Aylesbury Vineyard Church talks

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What does God want?

August 18th, 2019

32:00

What does God want? What does he want from us, as people? Steve Burnhope runs through some of the options and then suggests three simple, easy-to-remember themes — repeated throughout the Bible — which sum up God’s …

Big Story, Little Story

August 11th, 2019

33:54

Life is a true story. Guest Speaker Andy Kind asks which of the major world-views makes the most sense of what you know to be true about yourself.

Watch at https://vimeo.com/353409965

Freedom from Fear

August 5th, 2019

30:15

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes, including anxieties and phobias, with broad, deep and wide-ranging effects. As Christians, we should be both …

Where are we ‘at’ in our relationships?

July 28th, 2019

30:45

Assistant Pastor James Tweats invites us on a journey to look at the health of our relationships — with ourselves, with others, and with God — and suggests four ‘Kingdom principles’ that will help us get them (and keep …

Jairus and an olive tree farmer?

July 21st, 2019

26:08

Jamie Eyre shares about the work of Christians he’s visited in the Middle East and stories from the people they serve.

Watch at https://vimeo.com/349743220

“Sin” — the Misconceptions, and the Reality

July 14th, 2019

22:49

Senior Pastor Lyn Burnhope takes on the thorny question of “sin” — an old-fashioned, negative-sounding word that’s often misused and misunderstood. …

“Do You Know Him?”

July 7th, 2019

42:05

Guest Speaker Dr. Jason Clark, Senior Pastor of Sutton Vineyard, takes his cue from the famous message “Do You Know Him?” by the late Dr. S. M. Lockridge. He asks whether our life matches an encounter with the …

Being Kingdom Bringers

June 30th, 2019

18:33

As part of our Kids Takeover service, our Head Children’s Ministry, Liz Machell, spoke to our whole church family about being bringers of God’s …

The Bible Story Box Set (part three)

June 23rd, 2019

30:08

Steve Burnhope completes our short series of talks thinking about the Bible with a simple way of telling the story like a Box Set — Season One: the Old Testament, Season Two: the New Testament and Season Three: the …

The Bible Story Box Set (part two)

June 16th, 2019

30:11

In this week’s episode, Steve Burnhope explains some of the “rules of the game” of biblical interpretation (how to make sense of what we’re reading, …

The Bible Story Box Set (part one)

June 9th, 2019

29:40

Steve Burnhope kicks off our latest three-week series of ‘Big Questions’ about Christianity and faith with another look at the Bible as the story of people and the story of God, intertwined. During these talks, he’ll be …

Home, homelessness and God’s hospitality

June 2nd, 2019

30:23

Lyn starts by looking at the call of Abraham to leave his home, and how this Biblical theme is a challenge to us. She then goes on to reflect on wider themes of ‘home’ and ‘homelessness’ in the Bible, and encourages us …

What does it mean to be ‘in a relationship’ with Jesus?

May 26th, 2019

30:19

Steve Burnhope continues from last week’s talk (“What does it mean to ‘love Jesus’?”) and explores what it means to be ‘in a relationship’ with Jesus. He offers some practical suggestions for how we might go about that …

What does it mean to ‘love Jesus’?

May 19th, 2019

26:56

The dictionary tells us that love is “An intense feeling of deep affection.” But as Christians, is that what God is wanting from us, or is it something more? Steve Burnhope suggests five key things to have on our …

How far do you want to go?

May 12th, 2019

27:16

Steve Burnhope speaks from Ezekiel 47, where the prophet experiences a dramatic vision of a river of blessing flowing from the presence of God in the …

Who am I?

May 9th, 2019

26:43

When all the titles and labels that define us are stripped away, do we still feel valued and significant? Georgia Gasson unpacks what it means to know who we are in Christ.

Watch at https://vimeo.com/334837588

Features of a Healthy Church

April 28th, 2019

28:20

What does a church look like when it is filled with Jesus? Luke Martin reflects on Acts 4, looking at some of the key features that made the early church healthy and influential, and how we might apply that to today.

Easter Services and Baptisms 2019

April 21st, 2019

15:15

Steve Burnhope talks about the significance of Jesus’ resurrection, why we can trust the authenticity of the accounts of what happened on that first Easter Sunday, and the connection with being baptised.

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Known By Our Scars

April 14th, 2019

30:56

Assistant Pastor, James Tweats, begins with the story of Jacob in Genesis 32 and then shares some of his own experiences of how life so often scars us — physically and emotionally. Our scars are an unavoidable part of …

Pastoral Care and Joining

April 7th, 2019

32:15

Lyn Burnhope continues on from Steve’s recent talk (3 March 2019, ‘Pictures of the Church — the Body of Christ’) to explain what that looks like in …

Jesus the ‘Influencer’

March 24th, 2019

32:19

Guest Speaker David Graham, Lead Pastor at Southcourt Baptist Church in Aylesbury, talks from John chapter 4 about Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, where we see Jesus as the great ‘Influencer.’ …

Journeying to Jesus, Journeying with Jesus

March 17th, 2019

30:03

Becoming a Christian is often thought of as a one-off ‘event’ — where everything is about crossing a boundary — moving from being ‘out’ to being ‘in.’ Steve Burnhope suggests that the reality is more complex and that …

Who are we going to believe?

March 10th, 2019

21:01

Nicola Neal speaks from the story of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 in John chapter 6 and encourages us to see ourselves, believe about ourselves and …

Pictures of the Church — the ‘Body of Christ

March 3rd, 2019

32:51

The Bible never talks about Church as a building, or something we “go to.” But it has a lot to say about what it means for us to “be” Church, mostly through metaphors (or, ‘picture language’). Steve Burnhope looks at …

Yes, “Jesus Saves” — but … how, exactly?

February 24th, 2019

34:17

In the third and final talk in our latest ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope looks at how Jesus made us right with God. He starts with what the New Testament and Early Creeds tell us about that question and what the …

Is the ‘Angry God’ of the Old Testament the same as the ‘Nice Jesus’ of the New Testament?

February 17th, 2019

30:19

In the second talk of our latest ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope looks at the Old Testament passages that seem to command what we would now …

The ‘Death’ of the Church

February 10th, 2019

27:19

Surveys showing declining church attendance have led to the media projecting the death of the Church in this country within the next 50 years, if not well before that. In the first talk of our latest ‘Big Questions’ …

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

February 3rd, 2019

28:55

Guest Speaker Matt Hyam, the Senior Pastor of Southampton Vineyard, looks more deeply into what Jesus said in that famous verse John 3:16, and explains how what Christians typically assume it to be saying may actually …

Living in ‘Exile’

January 27th, 2019

29:11

Lyn Burnhope continues from last week’s passage, Jeremiah 29, and explores what it looks like to live faithfully to God’s design for human life in …

Does God Have a Plan for my Life?

January 20th, 2019

30:15

Many Christians assume that God does indeed have a detailed, individual plan for their lives — the only problem is, finding out what it is! Steve Burnhope looks at the famous verse of Jeremiah 29:11 together with some …

Pursuing God in 2019

January 13th, 2019

30:21

Assistant Pastor and Head of Storehouse James Tweats encourages us in ‘pursuing God’ in this New Year of 2019 — starting with how the conversation went, when they discussed his pursuing of God in 2018 …

What is the Church?

January 6th, 2019

31:15

Steve Burnhope talks about what it means to be the ekklesia (the New Testament Greek word for ‘the Church’) — a group of people who are both ‘called out’ and ‘gathered together.’

Watch at https://vimeo.com/309931643

Tell me something I don’t know…

December 23rd, 2018

23:10

At our Christmas Guest Services 2018, Steve Burnhope borrows from a Paris Hilton tweet earlier in this year and challenges our over-familiarity with the Christmas story. What we expect in the story, now, is very …

Christmas Carol Services 2018

December 16th, 2018

11:33

Steve Burnhope’s 10-minute talk from this year’s Christmas Carol Services: ‘Christmas Essentials’ …

Being Thankful

November 29th, 2018

18:52

At our all-age Thanksgiving Services, Lyn Burnhope encourages us to be thankful for the things God has already given us.

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How can we have courage and overcome our obstacles?

November 18th, 2018

22:31

In this season of Remembrance and Thanksgiving, Young Adults Pastor Rachel Martin looks at the story in Joshua 6 of how by listening to God, obeying …

Nobody knows me like You do (Psalm 139)

November 11th, 2018

29:19

Guest speaker, Sus March, from St Luke’s Church in Kentish Town, London (https://www.slkt.org.uk), reflects on Psalm 139 and what it reveals about the God who knows us intimately.

Watch at https://vimeo.com/300271477

Money and Giving

November 4th, 2018

28:05

In the lead-up to our annual Thanksgiving Services, Steve Burnhope talks about money and giving. He starts with why it’s his ‘least-favourite talk of the year’ and then answers three questions: Why, as Christians, …

The Kingdom of God

October 28th, 2018

26:44

Steve Burnhope talks about the Kingdom of God and explains the puzzle of how Jesus could say that the Kingdom had come already in his life and …

‘Make Lunch,’ ‘Tuesday Teas’ and ‘Link Lunch’ updates

October 21st, 2018

7:35

Continuing our series of updates during Aylesbury Vineyard’s Birthday Month (21 year anniversary of the church, 5 years since Steve and Lyn Burnhope became the Senior Pastors), Steve interviews Mim and Margaret about …

Worship

October 21st, 2018

21:51

On the day we welcomed our friend Marc James as guest worship leader, Steve Burnhope spoke about … worship! Including, answering a question he’d been asked earlier that same week: “Does God have a bit of an ego problem? …

Church Growth, Storehouse and Children’s Ministry Updates

October 14th, 2018

14:15

During the Church’s Birthday Month (21 year anniversary of the church, 5 years since Steve and Lyn Burnhope took over as Senior Pastors), Steve shows some statistics about the Church’s average weekly Sunday attendance, …

‘Go and make disciples’?

October 14th, 2018

17:34

Jesus’ famous ‘Great Commission’ in the closing words of Matthew’s Gospel (chapter 28) challenges us to ‘go and make disciples.’ Aylesbury Vineyard’s Head of Youth Ministry, Amelia Godden, looks at what Jesus meant and …

The Mustard Seed

October 7th, 2018

34:35

Guest Speaker at our Birthday Services, Chris Lane (founding Senior Pastor of St Albans Vineyard, https://www.thevineyardchurch.co.uk/), talks about Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed and how it speaks to us about the …

‘Remain in Him’ (John 15)

September 30th, 2018

27:04

Going into the Church’s 21st birthday month (and the 5th anniversary of Steve and Lyn becoming the Senior Pastors), Lyn Burnhope offers some reflections on the past five years, on what ‘success’ looks like, and some …

Why do I suffer as a Christian?

September 23rd, 2018

33:29

In the last of our current series on ‘Big Questions,’ Steve Burnhope looks at why — if God loves us and wants the best for us — we still face hardships in life. If ‘having faith’ is the key to health and prosperity (as …

What’s the point of the Bible?

September 16th, 2018

31:28

In the second of our latest Big Questions series, Steve Burnhope looks at the Bible. What’s it for? What’s the point of us having it? People sometimes say that it’s ‘God’s Instruction Manual’, but if so, which …

What Kind of Church is Worth Believing In?

September 9th, 2018

30:10

In the first of our latest series of ‘Big Questions’ about Christianity, faith and the Bible, Steve Burnhope looks at the Church. Jesus said, “I will build my Church” — but what sort of Church did he have in mind? How …

The power of love over fear

September 2nd, 2018

43:04

We welcome guest speaker and comedian Andy Kind to Aylesbury Vineyard.

Sunday 2 September 2018

An Interview with Tanya Malpass

August 19th, 2018

6:17

Steve Burnhope interviews Tanya Malpass about her experience of being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour (with a prognosis of a twelve-month life-expectancy), how she found God in what happened, and how four years …

What does it mean to be a ‘disciple’ of Jesus?

August 19th, 2018

29:52

It’s interesting that neither Jesus nor the Apostle Paul used the term ‘Christian’ (or, ‘Christianity’) — and it only appears in three New Testament …

Baptisms August 2018

August 12th, 2018

13:39

Leading up to our summer Baptisms Service, Steve Burnhope explains the reasons why we do this strange and embarrassing thing called ‘baptism’, in front of all these people!

“To know Jesus and to make him known”

August 5th, 2018

29:28

Lyn Burnhope shares some thoughts about Aylesbury Vineyard’s ‘mission statement’ based around Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 – with an important added dimension, of “being known by him” …

“Whatever he says to you, do it” (John 2:5)

July 29th, 2018

33:09

Guest Speaker Emily Smith, Senior Pastor of the new Gloucester Vineyard (https://gloucestervineyard.org/), shares some thoughts about what ‘obedience’ to Jesus looks like. It’s not the opposite of what we want, it’s the …

What does it mean ‘to lead’?

July 22nd, 2018

33:17

Young Adults’ Pastor, Luke Martin, explores some thoughts on what God’s kind of leadership looks like — whether it’s at work, school, family, home, …

Am I good enough for God?

July 15th, 2018

31:22

James Tweats shares about the times in his life where he's asked himself that same question (as many of us have) and looks at two Bible characters who also felt disqualified because of who they were and what they’d …

What does it mean for us to be ‘the Temple’?

July 8th, 2018

32:22

Both Paul and Peter talk about the church being ‘the Temple’ (1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Peter 2:4–5) — Steve Burnhope looks at how the Temple features …

Honouring each other as part of the church family

July 1st, 2018

17:16

At our ‘Kids Takeover’ Service, children’s leader Laura Michel talks about how we can honour each other, across the generations, as part of the church family

What does ‘success’ look like?

June 24th, 2018

28:05

Guest speaker from St Albans Vineyard (https://www.thevineyardchurch.co.uk), Mark Helvadjian, looks at what success in life looks like, and the kind of ‘works’ and ‘working’ that God does and doesn’t intend for us.

‘Sold out’ not ‘burnt out’ for Jesus

June 17th, 2018

33:27

Liz Machell explores how we can be ‘sold out’ for Jesus and serve him without becoming ‘burnt out’.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Do all roads lead to God?

June 10th, 2018

32:19

In the third and last of our most-recent series on some 'Big Questions' about the Bible and Christianity, Steve Burnhope looks at the options for how …

How Do I Make Sense of the Story of the Bible?

June 3rd, 2018

36:58

In the second of our latest ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope talks about how we can understand the Bible as one overarching story from cover to cover — the story of God and us — and the big questions about life …

Why do bad things happen to good people?

May 27th, 2018

30:10

This is talk one (of three) of our latest series of ‘Big Questions’.

A ‘both-and’ people who love each other and love God’s mission

May 20th, 2018

33:40

On the second Sunday of his visit, Guest Speaker Luke Geraty explains why we need a ‘both-and’ (not ‘either-or’) understanding of what it means to be and do ‘church’. He encourages us not just to think about receiving, …

Church Unity, the Holy Spirit, and Conflict

May 13th, 2018

31:23

Luke Geraty, our Guest Speaker from Red Bluff Vineyard in California (http://www.redbluffvineyard.church/), explores how the Holy Spirit brings unity …

Being Servant-Hearted

May 6th, 2018

29:59

Georgia Gasson looks at the exciting challenge of loving and serving others in the way we live our lives. Jesus modelled that for us — “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve others and give his life as a …

How to ‘grow up’ in our faith!

April 29th, 2018

26:29

Lyn Burnhope looks at the meaning of Jesus having “learned obedience through the things that He suffered” (Hebrews 5:8), and what maturing in our own faith looks like, asking the questions ‘Who am I, who do I want to …

‘Slaying Your Giants’

April 22nd, 2018

26:59

Steve Burnhope looks at the biblical accounts of the Israelites about to enter the Promised Land, and of David’s encounter with Goliath, and asks …

‘What Religion Would Jesus Belong To?’

April 15th, 2018

24:47

Was Jesus religious? Do you have to become religious to be a follower of Jesus? And if so, what does he want the religion that bears his name to look …

Becoming Intimate Worshippers

April 8th, 2018

26:18

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 …

Easter Service 2018

April 1st, 2018

24:43

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 …

Who Exactly Is The Holy Spirit?

March 25th, 2018

27:53

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 …

Our Spiritual Diet

March 11th, 2018

30:57

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

“Lord, teach us to pray …!”

March 4th, 2018

29:54

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 …

Sharing Our Faith in a Postmodern World

February 18th, 2018

37:12

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

February 11th, 2018

31:59

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?

February 4th, 2018

27:10

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 … …

Being Brave

January 28th, 2018

13:43

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’?

January 21st, 2018

24:24

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 …

Who Am I To You?

January 14th, 2018

30:03

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 Is The Question

January 7th, 2018

27:42

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 …

Glory to God in the Highest!

December 24th, 2017

23:16

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 …

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