Special messages

Special messages

Preaching from guest speakers and one-off topics, listed with the most recent messages first.

March 22, 2020 | Dan Hudson

When David was facing a time of despair, anxiety, and incredible pressure, he found strength in God (1 Samuel 30). Here Dan picks out the where, who, and what of David’s story to help us seek God in unprecedented times.

March 15, 2020 | Dan Hudson

As the world continues to face a chaotic and unsettling time, Dan helps us remember Who is on the throne, and how we should live in the light of that truth. (Please note that the Government’s guidance on social distancing has changed since this sermon was recorded and we’ve changed our policies accordingly.)

March 8, 2020 | Chris Rawson

Jesus didn’t come to simply “upgrade” our lives. He came to save us from death and give us a totally new life that will last forever.

January 12, 2020 | Luke Davydaitis

The Sabbath is a gift given to us by God but many Christians aren’t sure what to do with it. Luke suggests the principles of rest and rejoicing can help us make the most of the weekly restoration God is offering us.

Resting and Rejoicing - Small Group Notes

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January 5, 2020 | Raphael Mrode and Guy Pembroke and Ann Graham

We had 3 preachers this week.

Raph Mrode spoke on God the Father and how He is great, powerful and the heart He has for us.

Guy Pembroke spoke on God the Son and how you can get to know God the Son, telling us a bit of his own story.

Ann Graham spoke on God the Spirit and how we can be filled with the Spirit to be God’s witnesses which may be the most important mission we ever have.

December 8, 2019 | Luke Davydaitis

The Christmas story is about the incarnation, God taking on human flesh. It’s extremely complicated but so important because the incarnation is the key to all of Christianity: it explains how Jesus could do miracles, teach with authority, die and rise again to new life – and for all of this to have an impact on us.

The Incarnation - Small Group Notes

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October 27, 2019 | Dave Holden

Our God is a living, giving God! Jesus shows this to us in so many ways and calls us to respond to His generous offers of generosity.

Asking and Receiving - Small Group Notes

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September 29, 2019 | Karis Cookman

The gospel is the Good News that Jesus saves and transforms our lives. Will you taste and see that the Lord is good, and overcome the barriers that may stop you from living that to the full?

The Good News - Small Group Notes

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September 15, 2019 | Dan Hudson

To be a thriving church that is used to build the Kingdom of God, we need to follow the example of the early church in Acts. This means being all in and putting each of our gifts to good use in serving others.

Everyone Engaged - Small Group Notes

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September 8, 2019 | Dan Hudson

God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That’s the story of the birth of the church in Antioch in Acts 11. God wants to do more of this today, so here Dan inspires us to seek that and be open to how that could happen.

Multiplication Mindset - Small Group Notes

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June 9, 2019 | Lizzie Brown and Doris Mrode and Guy Pembroke

3 members of King’s spoke on the topic of prayer. Lizzie talked about the importance of praying continuously. Doris reminded us that prayer is powerful and so we must pray for, and with, each other. Guy spoke about how we need to be persistent in prayer, but when we are to keep those prayers full of faith.

Prayer - Small Group Notes

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May 12, 2019 | Dave Holden

Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit to do all that the Father had called Him to do – we need this too!

Anointed for Action! - Small Group Notes

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May 12, 2019 | Jess Robinson and Tim Cocking and Josh Oldfield

Jesus said the greatest commandment was to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. In this talk featuring three preachers, first Jess Robinson challenges us on how we can best handle corporate worship in a biblical way, Tim Cocking shares practical tips for worshipping with everything in our everyday lives, and Josh Oldfield speals on the mind and how God doesn’t look for our intellectual ability but rather for our love of Him.

March 24, 2019 | Don Macmillan

Don Macmillan from Safe Families for Children Scotland visited us in 2019 to challenge us about the love of God and invite us to get involved in that charity’s great work with vulnerable people in our city.

Don't Walk By - Small Group Notes

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March 17, 2019 | Dan Hudson

For a Christian giving is growing. Giving isn’t God’s way of raising money, but his way of raising children.

Please note, this preach came after the 2019 King’s finance report which is what Dan refers to, that report can be found in the recording `Finance Report 2019′ in this sermon series.

The Grace of Giving - Small Group Notes

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March 17, 2019 | Chris Rawson

Our annual finance report for the previous year was given on Sunday 17th March 2019; here is the recording of it. If you would like to see more details, please email office@kingschurchedinburgh.org to request a copy of the report.

March 10, 2019 | Adrian Holloway

Adrian uses the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman to explain how Jesus offers Himself and His salvation to any who ask Him.

Searching for Approval and Significance - Small Group Notes

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January 13, 2019 | Dan Hudson

God is calling King’s Church to be a church for ALL, a church for ALL of Edinburgh, a church where we’re ALL in with our hearts and lives, a church that preaches ALL the Gospel, and a church that goes into ALL the world.

The Five `All's of King's Church - Small Group Notes

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January 6, 2019 | Danny Robinson and Nathanael Smith and Hannah Kelly

We started 2019 with three separate preachers at both our morning and evening services, all talking on aspects of how God shapes us. In this session, Danny Robinson speaks on Being Joyful People in a Worrying World,
Nathanael Smith speaks on how God can Change You, and Hannah Kelly speaks on Confidently Responding to God.

January 6, 2019 | Lydia Simpson and Raphael Mrode and Phil Brown

We started 2019 with three separate preachers at both our morning and evening services, all talking on aspects of how God shapes us. In this session, Lydia Simpson speaks on Being Confident in God’s Plan, Raphael Mrode looks at Praying Through God’s Word, and Phil Brown speaks on The Great Commission: Making Disciples.

November 4, 2018 | Dave Holden

We must proclaim the gospel with authentic power and we have every reason to believe that God wants us to do this and will empower us to do so.

Jesus Is Alive So What - Evening - Small Group Notes

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September 30, 2018 | Josh Gilbert

Josh Gilbert shares how a passion for experiences led him to realise that in the end only Jesus can satisfy our deepest longings.

April 22, 2018 | Dan Hudson

God is calling us to build a House for God. We want to be a church for all, a church for all of Edinburgh, and a church where all of us are ‘all in’.

Our Vision - Building a House for God - Small Group Notes

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April 1, 2018 | Nathanael Smith

A garden, and a tomb that had previously not seen death in it before, becomes the place where Jesus’ body is laid – it’s Eden all over again, but this time life is being brought back to humankind. The resurrection of Jesus restored humanity’s relationship with God and defeated death for all who put their trust in him.

Jesus Is Alive So What - Evening - Small Group Notes

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April 1, 2018 | Dan Hudson

According to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 the news of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is more important than anything!

Jesus is Alive; so what? - Small Group Notes

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March 25, 2018 | Dave Holden

The primary reason for everything we do is to make Jesus known. The world is in desperate need for news about Jesus, to hear about Him and see Him at work through us.

Hidden Treasure - Small Group Notes

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March 4, 2018 | Martin Charlesworth

William Wilberforce kept himself in a place of influence to fight for those in need. We must make sure that we do the same, especially at this key time for our nation.

Deploying your Faith - Small Group Notes

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March 4, 2018 | Martin Charlesworth

Concern for those in need was a non-negotiable part of gospel preaching and church planting in the New Testament (Galatians 2:1-10). We must make sure that is still true today, especially at this key time for our nation.

Please note: a few minutes were missed from the beginning of this recording. We are very sorry about this.

Remember the Poor - Small Group Notes

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February 18, 2018 | Jonny Mellor

God calls some people to significant cultural influence, and all of us to be available to Him by refusing to hide ourselves away from the world.

Called to Kings - Small Group Notes

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February 18, 2018 | Jonny Mellor

Our faith is in a Person not a list of facts; it is a mystery, and this has profound implications for how we think about God and share His truth with others.

February 4, 2018 | Dan Hudson

God is about a great work in your life, in your family, in this church, and in his church worldwide. The Apostle Paul reminds us of the confidence we can have in the work of God.

Five Fights of Faith - Small Group Notes

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January 21, 2018 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

We need to see prayer as a relationship, rather than a meeting with our bank manager!

How to Pray - Small Group Notes

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January 14, 2018 | Dan Hudson

Jesus mission statement in Luke 19 says, “The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost”. En route to the cross, where Jesus would suffer and die for the sins of the world, he passed through Jericho and found a prime example of the people he came to save. He called Zacchaeus by name and invited himself to dinner at his house. God wants us to see ourselves like Zacchaeus, in need of saving grace.

January 7, 2018 | Alice King

Alice King began 2018 by reminding us where our hope is found.

What is our hope?- Small Group Notes

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January 7, 2018 | Josh Oldfield

Jesus is our true hope. By his death and resurrection we know hope for today, tomorrow, and eternity.

Jesus is our True Hope - Small Group Notes

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November 19, 2017 | Andy Wall

In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus gives us a picture of what it means to be one of his followers – someone who was lost and wandering, then saved by the good shepherd who joyfully picks us up to carry us home. As believers, we apply this by continuing to trust Jesus to lead us throughout our lives, trusting that His ways are the best, He is trustworthy and we can share in His joy.

Carried Home - Small Group Notes

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November 12, 2017 | Dave Holden

Jesus steps into the stories of people’s lives so that we step into His story. The way He relates to his disciples is the way He relates to the church – put your faith and your actions in the work of Jesus. Your life should become less and less about yourself, slowly becoming more and more about Jesus.

Stepping Into His Story - Small Group Notes

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November 5, 2017 | Dan Hudson

This message was recorded during a time when, as a church, we were reflecting on all the new initiatives we’d launched. It looks at the story of the church in Antioch in Acts 11, which tells a remarkable story of God’s grace.

A Grace-Filled Church - Small Group Notes

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October 1, 2017 | Andy Bannister

`With so many world religions and philosophies on offer, why should anyone turn to Jesus?’ This is the question addressed by Andy Bannister, director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, and an Adjunct Speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, at our Alpha Launch Sunday morning service.

September 3, 2017 | Matthew Clifton-Brown and Luke Davydaitis and Dan Hudson

On ‘Launch Sunday’, Matt, Luke and Dan laid out their vision for what is to come at King’s. God has done amazing things here over the past 15 years and we’re calling on Him as we begin the next stage of His great plan for us.

May 21, 2017 | Dan Hudson

We live in an age lacking hope, but the church is called to be a community flooded with hope.

How to be a People of Hope - Small Group Notes

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April 2, 2017 | Nathanael Smith

Jesus has the answer to the problems of humanity. His answer to Nicodemus is the same for us: we must be born again.

February 12, 2017 | Andy Wall

After a morning of hearing stories about how Jesus has changed lives today, Andy concludes by showing us how Jesus responded to the leper that came to Him asking for healing at the start of Mark’s Gospel.

January 8, 2017 | Cat Davison and Peter Johnson and Jackie Sihota

As we looked ahead to a new year, three preachers spoke on different ways we can start out well.

Three Ways to Start the New Year Well- Small Group Notes

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November 13, 2016 | Dave Holden

Going on an adventure with God is not about our personality type but about the access we have to God and our intimacy with Him.

It's Time For An Adventure - Small Group Notes

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September 25, 2016 | Will Tant

On our Alpha Launch Sunday, Will Tant shared his story and explained his confidence in Christianity.

April 17, 2016 | Jen Rawson and Dan Hudson

Jen Rawson shared about the opportunity for us as a church to partner with Safe Families for Children, helping share God’s love with vulnerable families in our community.

Dan briefly explained how the Bible teaches how we’re to respond to the many needs in our world we come across as Christians.

Safe Families For Children Launch - Small Group Notes

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March 27, 2016 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

Through looking at the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Matt Clifton-Brown invites us to encounter the risen Jesus.

March 13, 2016 | Andy Wall

Following another morning of hearing about the hope that Jesus offers, Andy Wall concludes by looking at the story of the Samaritan woman at the well in John chapter 4.

March 6, 2016 | Ann Clifton-Brown

This Mothers’ Day, Ann Clifton-Brown looked at three different mothers in the Bible, and what we can learn from their stories.

March 5, 2016 | Suzanne McLeister

At our Women’s Breakfast, Susanne McLeister of Hope Church Borders spoke about the strength and courage of the Lord, from Habakkuk 3: 19 and the story of Gideon.

January 31, 2015 | Adrian Holloway

Adrian Holloway joins us once again to launch this term’s Alpha Course at King’s.

January 31, 2016 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

God is calling us to glorify him in our city, and reflect the multifaceted nature of God to our city. In this message Matt outlines God’s vision for us in our city, and challenges us to mix it with faith as we move into the year ahead.

Vision Preach 2016 - Small Group Notes

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November 8, 2015 | Dan Hudson

After an exciting evening of baptisms and testimonies, Dan Hudson showed us that, in Christ, we leave behind the old and are reborn into the new.

November 1, 2015 | Andy Wall

Following a morning of hearing how Jesus changes lives, Andy Wall concludes by looking at the story of Matthew’s first encounter with Jesus.

October 4, 2015 | Phil Ford

Phil Ford from Hope Church, Glasgow, joined us to launch our Autumn Alpha Course.

September 27, 2015 | Dave Holden

If we are to live the life God called us to, and join with Him in building His Kingdom, then we need to know who He is. Preaching here from John 1:1-3, Dave Holden helps us see how Jesus does this for us.

Who is Jesus? - Small Group Notes

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August 8, 2015 | Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott shows us how principles from the life of Josiah, in 2 Chronicles 34-35, help us in what God has called us to do.

March 15, 2015 | John Wyatt

Professor John Wyatt joins us as a guest speaker and preaches here from 2 Corinthians 4: 6-12 and 16-18. In this passage, the Apostle Paul shows us God’s amazing grace and strength in the midst of our created fragility.

February 15, 2015 | Keiran Dunne

Kieran Dunne, of The King’s Church, Mid-Sussex, joins us to help launch our Spring Alpha Course.