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Philip Jinadu

Senior Team Leader
Is everything that ever happens all part of God’s great plan? And if so, what does that mean for our free will?
God's Regret
20th September 2020
Does God really have an individual plan for our lives? We look at the life of an ancient king to find out.
Destiny's Child
13th September 2020
What’s God’s plan for reaching our world and does He have any back up options?
Plan A
6th September 2020
Paul gives a model for discipleship and mentoring that is key to this day. What does that look like, how do we engage with it in practice and why is it necessary?
Help Me Help You
19th July 2020
Jesus gave the disciples one job to do - to be his witnesses so that the good news would reach everyone. What does that mean for us and how do we fulfil our ‘one job’?
One Job
5th July 2020
The Biblical story is a story of hope and fulfilment. God’s plans will ultimately prevail and His cosmic purposes will be completed. But what does this look like and what part do we have to play?
A New Hope
28th June 2020
Christianity is based on a historical person and a historical event. So how trustworthy is it?
Pebble Rock
14th June 2020
What do you do in the midst of doubt and darkness? And what are the keys to having a storm tested faith?
Going Under
7th June 2020
How do we go deeper in prayer and what stops it from becoming dry and religious?
When You Pray
17th May 2020
What does giving have to do with spirituality - and how does it bring us closer to God and happiness?
When You Give
10th May 2020
How do the small details of Easter Sunday help us understand the way God feels about us? Watch the whole service again here.
Hands & Feet
12th April 2020
What is Palm Sunday and what does it have to do with the crisis we're facing?
Donkey King
5th April 2020
Psalm 23 is the best of all the psalms - exquisitely constructed and eternally comforting. So what makes it so special?
The Shape of a Kiss
29th March 2020
How different would our lives be if we truly grasped the fact that we are God's heirs, one day to come into a glorious inheritance?
22nd March 2020
We've been given the most important job there is. But we'll never achieve it if we don't know how good it really is.
15th March 2020
Your destiny is intrinsically tied up with your identity. So what does Ephesians tell us about both?
8th March 2020
What's the meaning of baptism and what does it have to do with the 2 big questions of life?
Lose Yourself
16th February 2020
The statistics for sustaining a relationship for life are not good. So how can we give ourselves a fighting chance for success and happiness?
Fighting Chance
19th January 2020
There's nothing wrong or sinful about our appetites. So why doesn't indulging them always lead to lasting happiness?
Guiding Principle
12th January 2020
What if the reason we don't believe in God is that we've missed the signs? What if He's always been there - but we just didn't recognise Him? A Christmas message.
The Unrecognised God
15th December 2019
What would it be like if we could re-write our story of fear and insecurity into a story of faith and success?
Team One Talent
10th November 2019
What sets Christianity apart from every other belief system - and why does it provoke such hostility and aggression?
Offensive Grace
3rd November 2019
Conventional wisdom would tell you that belief in God is unscientific, unreasonable and irrational. But the truth is far more dangerous.
What They Don't Tell You
27th October 2019
Nothing can explain the spread of the early church, against all the odds. It was a group of trouble makers who turned the world upside down.
Roman Candles
13th October 2019
A Christian’s job is to rebel against the norm, to challenge the prevailing wisdom and to live a different story. What does that mean in practice?
6th October 2019
Why are you here? In a world where our every convenience is catered for, why do we feel like something's missing? If life is a gift, then what's it for? And what gives it meaning?
Why are you here?
29th September 2019
Is it possible to follow Jesus without personal sacrifice? What are some of the sacrifices that we'll have to make for the new service, and what's in it for us?
S is for Sacrifice
8th September 2019
We celebrate Metro's 4th Birthday and share some really big news.
Contributor or Consumer?
1st September 2019
What are the keys to an effective prayer life and how do we handle sickness as a community.
Better at Prayer
21st July 2019
What causes conflict and breakdown in our relationships, and what can we do about it?
Better at Conflict
14th July 2019
If we’re saved by salvation alone, why does James declare faith without works dead?
Better at Faith
7th July 2019
Communication is the key to any successful relationship. So what's the secret to better speaking - and listening?
Better at Communication
30th June 2019
Anyone can do well when life is easy, but succeeding in the difficult times takes both Strength and Skill. And that's easier said than done.
Better at Life
23rd June 2019
Where does vision come from and what difference does it make?
Dreaming the Future
19th May 2019
Jesus tells a story that completely changes the way we think about God. It's good news of the best possible kind.
The Running God
12th May 2019
If Friday is so Good, why on earth did the Church make Sunday special?
Why Not Friday?
21st April 2019
Jesus had more to say about money than almost any other subject. Why is this and what does it mean for us?
Jesus vs. Greed
31st March 2019
What is the nature of evil, and how did Jesus set about dismantling it?
Jesus vs. Evil
24th March 2019
What is faith, how does it inform the way we live, and what is its connection to blessing others and worshipping God?
Jacob Blessed
3rd March 2019
Is there a way to come out of sexual brokenness and regret into wholeness and freedom?
The Divine Art of Kintsugi
17th February 2019
What’s it like being part of the LGBT community and a follower of Jesus?
A Love That Dares
10th February 2019
What guidelines does the Bible give for modern couples building relationships?
The Purity Principle
3rd February 2019
What benefits did the sexual revolution bring, and at what cost?
A Broken Revolution
27th January 2019
What is Love Running and why do we want everyone to do it?
Get Fit
20th January 2019
What's most important for us as a community and why should we aspire to be Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse Church
6th January 2019
What's the one word that summarises the meaning of Christmas more than any other?
Glimpse of Grace
9th December 2018
Healthy church is growing church. What was the early church's experience of growth and how can we see the same? Baptism Special.
Added Daily
2nd December 2018
Rational arguments are all well and good. But can we experience God's supernatural reality ourselves?
Supernatural Encounters
4th November 2018
Christianity rises or falls on the claim of Resurrection. So is there any evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and how compelling is it?
Supernatural Event
28th October 2018
Is there any evidence for the person of Jesus Christ? And crucially, is there any evidence that he was more than just a man?
Historical Fact
21st October 2018
How does faith in Jesus transform the lives of people today, and what does that mean for us? Baptism Special.
Changed Lives
14th October 2018
How does a scientific understanding of our time space universe point us towards a creator?
Cosmic Wonders
7th October 2018
If money, sex, work, pleasure, and even relationships can’t provide ultimate fulfilment - what’s the point?
What's the Point?
30th September 2018
What resources has God trusted us with? How do we make sure we act as good stewards?
Trusted with Good Things
16th September 2018
What exactly does it mean that God trusts us, and how do we make sure we live up to that trust?
Trusted by a Good God
9th September 2018
Pivot points change everything about our future. How do they work and what do they mean for us?
The Pivot
2nd September 2018
What are we to make of the gleeful depiction of violence and warfare in the Psalms?
Psalm 18
19th August 2018
A disappointment and a failure. How did God turn a reject into one of the most widely read authors in history?
John Mark
22nd July 2018
A sworn enemy. How did God use the most Jewish man around to totally transform the non-Jewish world?
8th July 2018
A coward out of his depth. What was it that transformed Peter from chicken to champion?
24th June 2018
A nice guy that was happy to finish last . How can you tell that someone is all in for God's Kingdom?
24th June 2018
What’s God’s final plan for the cosmos? Is it just an escape from planet earth to a life in the clouds, or something way better?
27th May 2018
What does the Bible teach about heaven and hell? And how can we have confidence in where we’re heading?
20th May 2018
What is the Christian hope of life after death? What does it look like and why does it matter?
13th May 2018
What is healing, how does it work and what is it pointing towards?
8th April 2018
Message from Metro Easter 2018.
Do you Believe?
1st April 2018
If the Gospel really is Good News, why aren't we more excited about it? Is it possible that it's actually better than most of us realise?
Fake News
25th March 2018
Genesis reveals man’s relationship with God. So how do we influence our maker?
Synergy in the Beginning
18th March 2018
Genesis lays out the heart of the human condition. So where is God when things go wrong?
Salvation in the Beginning
11th March 2018
Genesis was thousands of years ahead of its time. So what makes its teachings on sexual identity and intimacy so radical?
Sex in the Beginning
4th March 2018
Is there more to good character than simply good choices and habits? Is there better news than simply 'try harder'?
Character Follows
4th February 2018
How do we make good financial decisions that set us up for the long haul, and what’s the place of giving when money is tight?
Prosperity Follows
28th January 2018
What actions, decisions and behaviours lead to long term intimacy and what ones work against it?
Intimacy Follows
21st January 2018
What is the principle of sowing and reaping, and why do so few people make life decisions based on it?
Destiny Follows
14th January 2018
Isaiah gives one of the most famous flash forwards to the life of Jesus. So what can we learn from his incredible prophecy?
Unto Us
3rd December 2017
Jesus doesn’t promise his followers an easy ride, but he does give them his authority. So what does that look like and how does it work?
19th November 2017
What’s God’s dream for humanity look like? And what part can we play in making that dream a reality?
12th November 2017
Most of us are painfully aware of our weaknesses and shortcomings. But are they the very things that make us special?
5th November 2017
Where do we turn when we’re lost, hassled and in pain? Where can we find comfort and hope in the dark times?
22nd October 2017
What’s the secret to winning in life, particularly when the odds are stacked against you?
10th October 2017
Why is it so easy to make the wrong decision and how do we get back on track?
8th October 2017
How can we be truly ourselves in a world obsessed with outward appearances and the pursuit of the superficial?
24th September 2017
We celebrate our 2nd Birthday by revisiting our vision and deciding it's got to change...
Happy 2nd Birthday, Metro
3rd September 2017
Not everyone will be happy when good things happen to you. So how do you react when people have a problem with your faith?
The Miracle Man
27th August 2017
What exactly is faith and what do you need to see miracles happen in your life and the lives of others?
The Beloved Enemy
20th August 2017
What does discipleship look like and how can we make sure that our possessions don’t end up possessing us?
The One Percenter
13th August 2017
What qualifications do you need to have in order to bring God’s good news to others, and how do you go about it?
The Bad Samaritan
6th August 2017
It’s not always easy finding a healthy work/life balance in today’s culture. So what are the keys to winning at work without losing at life?
Work It with Balance
16th July 2017
Few Christians view work the way the Bible does - as a place of ministry. So how do we bring God’s Kingdom to the workplace?
Work It with Faith
9th July 2017
How do you handle yourself at work when faced with the challenges of bullying, compromise and a toxic culture?
Work It with Integrity
2nd July 2017
According to the Bible work isn’t a necessary evil but a part of God’s good plan. So what exactly is God’s purpose for work?
Work It with Purpose
18th June 2017
What exactly is baptism and why is it important for followers of Jesus?
What is Baptism?
28th May 2017
Why is meeting the needs of the marginalised an issue of justice, not just charity?
Act Justly
14th May 2017
What does it mean to truly love mercy - and why do religious people find it so hard?
Love Mercy
30th April 2017
Resurrection was the key message of the early church. What exactly is it, who is it for and why aren’t we more excited by it?
Hope of Resurrection
23rd April 2017
If Jesus’ death brings us our forgiveness, then his resurrection brings us our future. So what did he do that first Easter and why does it matter?
Death of Death
16th April 2017
Everyone needs something to aim for. But how do we know which goals to aim for in life, and how do we achieve them?
Reaching for the Prize
2nd April 2017
Life is a high impact sport and it’s difficult not to get hurt. So how do we recover from the knocks and can we live injury free?
Recovering from Hurt
26th March 2017
What is the training effect and how can we apply it to our emotional, relational and spiritual lives?
Training for Life
19th March 2017
When you think that love is a feeling and the easiest thing in the world to express.
Love Me Don't
19th February 2017
When you think the best way to prepare for a lifetime together is to move in together.
Try Before You Buy
12th February 2017
When you think there’s a special soulmate out there who will meet your needs and make you happy.
You Complete Me
5th February 2017
When you think the ideal relationship is simply not attainable, or just not worth the bother.
Better Not
29th January 2017
What is Love Running and how does it help us get fit, get friends and change the world? Register your interest at
Love Running
15th January 2017
Check out the Discussion section for notes outlining some simple tips and pointers to help you get to grips with Scripture.
How to Read the Bible (Notes)
15th January 2017
Why is it that so many of us struggle with prayer? And is it possible for us to learn how to pray and actually enjoy it?
How to Pray
8th January 2017
There's a reason the Bible is vague when it comes to the Magi - and it's what makes Christmas relevant to us all.
You are the Magi
11th December 2016
What do the events surrounding the first Nativity have to do with Grace? Have we got our view of Christmas all wrong?
Grace in a Box
4th December 2016
When Jesus first spoke his message of grace it caused upset and outrage. Why is that and what’s so amazing about grace?
The Difference
20th November 2016
Why do we talk about ‘church you can bring your friend to’? Why don’t we just concentrate on those that belong?
How We Do Invitation
6th November 2016
Why is it important to cultivate a lifestyle of generosity and how do we facilitate that as a community?
How We Do Giving
30th October 2016
What does serving the city look like in practice for us, and how do we make sure social action isn’t just for the select few?
How We Do Social Action
16th October 2016
If God controls all things, why bother praying? If everything that happens is part of His plan, what does that leave for us to do?
If God is Powerful
9th October 2016
How do we possibly reconcile the idea of a loving God with a world full of pain, tragedy and sorrow? Featuring Rachel Riddall
If God is Loving
2nd October 2016
Does belief in God make any real difference to a person’s life? Or is it just an interesting thing to think about now and then?
If God is Real
25th September 2016
The Bible knows nothing of solitary faith. So what does a spiritual community look like and how do we access it?
All Together Now
18th September 2016
As a church, why do we do what we do? And what good things are there to look forward to in this, our second year?
Happy Birthday, Metro!
4th September 2016
Jesus repeatedly told his followers not to worry, but it may just be the command that’s hardest to keep. So how do we get on top of anxiety?
Worried Sick
24th July 2016
How do we recover when our hearts have been broken? What’s the key to surviving relationship breakdowns without becoming hard and bitter?
Broken Up
17th July 2016
Where do you go when you hit rock bottom? And what's the key to overcoming crippling discouragement?
Falling Down
3rd July 2016
What do we base our faith on and what’s the foundation of our belief? How do we move forward confidently, even in the midst of uncertainty?
The Core
12th June 2016
What is the nature of true faith? How does it work and what’s the difference between having faith in a person and having faith in a belief?
The Covenant
5th June 2016
Putting our faith in our beliefs is a trap that can make us shallow, arrogant and ultimately insecure. So why do so many Christians misunderstand the true nature of faith?
The Trap
22nd May 2016
What does it mean to be commissioned to share the Good News, and what happens if you don’t feel confident or qualified?
1st May 2016
Generosity isn't about having lots of money or a particular type of personality. It's a way of life that anybody can choose. So how do we develop a lifestyle of cheerful generosity and what are the benefits?
Give Save Live
17th April 2016
The average person spends 10% more than they earn. For most of us, debt is a way of life. So how do we break free and what are the keys to getting a handle on our finances?
Life After Debt
10th April 2016
Capitalism runs on discontentment - it's a system designed to make us always want more, bigger, better, newer. So how do we beat the system and what exactly is the Secret of Contentment?
The Secret
3rd April 2016
The Jerusalem Journey ends with vast crowds and huge public adulation. Yet Jesus weeps because most fail to grasp the point of the journey. Do we really understand what Jesus is about or have we also missed the point?
On This Day
20th March 2016
When it comes to followers, Jesus is not just looking for people to believe in him, embrace his teaching and do good. He’s after something altogether more profound.
Only One Thing
6th March 2016
Jesus chooses a group of ordinary people to do something utterly extraordinary. He trusts them with a world-changing message, but gets them to deliver it in the most vulnerable and humble way possible.
Lambs Among Wolves
28th February 2016
What does it mean to be on a journey of faith? What does it mean to follow Jesus? And exactly were are we following him to?
Face Like Flint
21st February 2016
The Bible’s matter-of-fact promise of joyful and loving relationships that are harmonious, kind, tender and long lasting seems too good to be true. So how do such relationships work and how do you get one?
Loving is Hard
7th February 2016
Most relationships don’t go the distance, and those that do don’t always inspire confidence in 'happily ever after'. So what’s the secret to staying committed to one another and enjoying it?
Commitment is Hard
24th January 2016
In a culture that idealises happy couples, being single can feel like second best. But singleness offers unique possibilities for personal growth. So how do we use our singleness to invest in ourselves, as well as in any future relationships?
Singleness is Hard
17th January 2016
Short term happiness is relatively easy to get, but finding really deep and lasting happiness is much harder. Is it possible that establishing helpful boundaries for our sex lives is a key in the pursuit of happiness?
Happiness is Hard
10th January 2016
The true meaning of Christmas can be summed up in one word - Immanuel, the God who's always been there, experienced in a way like never before.
Always Been Never Before
13th December 2015
For some people Hell is a deal breaker: ‘I can’t believe because the idea of God sending billions of ordinary people to hell for not being Christians is abhorrent.'
What the Hell?
6th December 2015
For some people The Bible is a deal breaker: 'I can’t believe because I’m not convinced the Bible is reliable. It’s full of contradictions, errors and exaggerated stories added long after the real events.'
The Holey Bible?
29th November 2015
For some people Absolute Truth is a deal breaker: ‘I can’t believe because of all the other religions out there. It’s arrogant and ignorant of Christians to say their way is the only way.'
A Convenient Truth?
15th November 2015
For some people Evolution is a deal breaker: 'I can’t believe because science gives us a much better answer to where we came from than some fairy tale about Adam and Eve.
Monkey's Uncle?
8th November 2015
Most of us have fairly modest expectations of our own lives. But what if there was more out there for us? What if we could exceed all expectations?
How to Exceed Expectations
18th October 2015
We all make a mess of things from time to time. So how do you make things right when they've gone so wrong?
How to Get Back on Track
11th October 2015
What one person in our lives has the ability to push us further than we think we can go, and how do we find such a person?
How to Make Your Life Count
27th September 2015
When a new job, a new relationship or a new phase of life comes along, it bring new challenges as well as opportunities. So how do we meet those challenges without losing a part of ourselves?
How to Start Well
20th September 2015
In your life journey, direction determines destination. So how do you know you're on the right track and what does it mean to create something out of the teachings of Jesus?
On the Right Track
6th September 2015
Jesus promised that his church would overcome the power of darkness and death in the world. So what does that look like and how do we go about changing our society?
19th July 2015
Why is community and vulnerability at the heart of what it means to be church, and why is it so desperately needed in our society as a whole?
21st June 2015
The second in our series, Irresistible, on what the church is all about. What's the secret to fulfilment in life and what does it cost?
17th May 2015
The first in our series, Irresistible on what the church is all about. In your life, is God in a box or is God on the move?
19th April 2015
We launch the first Metro service with a look at the values we're aspiring to and why partnership is the only way to do church.
22nd March 2015

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