Vital Signs

Teaching Series: Mid Spring 2016

How alive are you?

How alive are those you are discipling?

How alive is your small group or missional community?

Jesus himself often used biological life to help us understand his kingdom life. He talked of farmers sowing, of seeds planted and vineyards pruned. He also described a community of his followers as a body. All biological metaphors. In other words the way things live and grow in the physical world  helps us understand how things should live and grow in his kingdom.  

There are 7 signs of life. You may remember them from biology (or perhaps not!). In this series we will look at each of these Vital Signs to help us explore our own vitality,  and that of the communities we are building.

Twitter hashtag #vitalsigns

Simon Harris, Senior Minister








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Nutrition Jesus said "Man cannot live by bread alone"; we feed on so much more.
(Reading: Philippians 4:4-13)
Simon Harris 10 Jul 2016
Excretion God commands us to get rid of sin in our lives, and He gives us help to do it
(Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32)
Simon Harris 03 Jul 2016
Reproduction As our Rabbi, Jesus expects us to reproduce and multiply our gifts
(Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21)
Simon Harris 27 Jun 2016
Growth Every living thing grows, but growth means change
(Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-14)
Simon Harris 19 Jun 2016
Sensitivity Jesus lived out true sensitivity
(Reading: Mark 5:21-43)
Simon Harris 05 Jun 2016
Movement To be Alive in Him we need to seek out the place, people and posture God wants for us
(Reading: Genesis 12:1-9)
Simon Harris 08 May 2016


Sunday 8th May
Sermon: Movement
Reading: Genesis 12:1-9

Sunday 15th May
Sermon: Respiration
Reading: Acts2:1-12,42-47

Sunday 22nd May
United Service 10.30am service here at Burlington
Guest preacher: Harold Aflu

Sunday 29th May
Guest Preacher

Sunday 5th June
Sermon: Sensitivity
Reading: Mark5:21-43

Sunday 12th June
Guest Preacher

Sunday 19th June
Sermon: Growth
Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-14

Sunday 26th June
Sermon: Reproduction
Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21

Sunday 3rd July
Sermon: Excretion
Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32

Sunday 10th July
Sermon: Nutrition
Reading: Philippians 4:4-13