The final session in our Christmas 2023 study series will be given on 17th December 2023 at Calvary Portsmouth’s Sunday morning service. Please check back to listen to the audio and download the PowerPoint slides from the study. May you have a blessed and Christ-Centred Christmas!
Jesus said that tradition undermines God’s Word – Matt 15:6. But sadly, because of tradition people miss out on incredible truths and blessings found in the Word of God. Tradition blinds people and builds up walls against the truth,;so much so, that people will vehemently defend their tradition over the truth! This is never truer than […]
The Other Christmas Story – the one that’s never told! You know the traditional Christmas story right? You might know ‘the truth’ about Christmas… But do you know the other Christmas story? By the time December comes around, the other Christmas has been been sung about for weeks. Supermarkets and Shopping malls have been declaring it; yet […]
This concluding part of our Christmas studies for 2022 was given by pastor Barry Forder at Calvary Portsmouth on 11th December 2022. In this 2nd session we look at the other half of the Christmas message – Christ the King! In our previous session we saw that the truth of Christmas has been obfuscated by tradition, […]
This teaching was given on Sunday 4th December 2022 by pastor Barry Forder at Calvary Chapel Portsmouth. In this, the first of two parts in our Christmas 2022 studies, we look at the subject of Christ the Lamb. Tradition has so obfuscated the real events of the first Christmas that most are ignorant of the […]
This teaching was given by pastor Barry Forder on 20th December as part of our Christmas 2020 series. Last week we looked at why God would send seemingly obscure shepherds to see Jesus at the time of His birth. Far from being a random choice, we noted that the shepherds on this hills around Bethlehem […]
This teaching was given by pastor Barry on 13th December as part of our 2020 Christmas Studies. Why shepherds? Have you ever wondered? Of all those who could have been invited to see Jesus as He lay in the manger, why did God chose shepherds? As we study the Bible we begin to realise there […]
So much of Christmas is based on tradition and not scripture. In this final part of our 3-part study, pastor Barry looks at some of the staggering prophecies that were fulfilled when Jesus was born. We all like to be prepared for Christmas, to make sure everything is just right. Well, God spent 4000 years getting […]