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Why I am a Christian

Why I am a Christian

Over the last few years, we have used the month of August to have different members of Christ Church talk about ‘Why I am a Christian’. These have turned out to be some of the most popular and helpful talks that we have had during the year, with plenty of downloads recorded on the Christ Church website. This year will be the same, with a number of different members of Christ Church telling us some of the story of their lives and the key factors that have led them to be Christians.

August 2017

Why I am a Christian

Why I am a Christian

Over the last few years, we have used the month of August to have different members of Christ Church talk about ‘Why I am a Christian’. These have turned out to be some of the most popular and helpful talks that we have had during the year, with plenty of downloads recorded on the Christ Church website. This year will be the same, with a number of different members of Christ Church telling us some of the story of their lives and the key factors that have led them to be Christians.

August 2017

The most important thing I’ve learnt about God in the last five years

The most important thing I’ve learnt about God in the last five years

God wants all of us to be constantly growing in our relationship with him. Sometimes this process will happen more through the tough times in our lives than those moments where we feel most obviously blessed. Being honest about this can be a great encouragement to others as they go through difficult times in their own lives and wonder where God can be found in it all. During this series, four members of Christ Church will share the experiences that they have had over the last five years of their lives and the most important things that they have learnt about God during this period.

August 2017

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

The Bible is full of exciting visions of what God intends to do for the world and for those who follow him. Much of the Christian life is about trying to catch God’s vision for our common life together and the work that he is calling his people to do. During this series we will look at various different parts of the life of Christ Church and its members, and seek to discern what God wants these roles and ministries to look like as we move forward. In the 151st year of Christ Church and alongside the opening of the new halls that we have built for children and young people, it is an opportune moment to reshape our agendas in the light of the vision that God will reveal as we seek his will.

July 2017

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

The Bible is full of exciting visions of what God intends to do for the world and for those who follow him. Much of the Christian life is about trying to catch God’s vision for our common life together and the work that he is calling his people to do. During this series we will look at various different parts of the life of Christ Church and its members, and seek to discern what God wants these roles and ministries to look like as we move forward. In the 151st year of Christ Church and alongside the opening of the new halls that we have built for children and young people, it is an opportune moment to reshape our agendas in the light of the vision that God will reveal as we seek his will.

July 2017

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

Developing a Vision for Christ Church

The Bible is full of exciting visions of what God intends to do for the world and for those who follow him. Much of the Christian life is about trying to catch God’s vision for our common life together and the work that he is calling his people to do. During this series we will look at various different parts of the life of Christ Church and its members, and seek to discern what God wants these roles and ministries to look like as we move forward. In the 151st year of Christ Church and alongside the opening of the new halls that we have built for children and young people, it is an opportune moment to reshape our agendas in the light of the vision that God will reveal as we seek his will.

July 2017

Thinking afresh about…

Thinking afresh about…

The Christian life should be one of constant discovery, as we learn new things about God and what he has done for us in Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why the Bible contains so much narrative is precisely to facilitate this. During this series, we will look at a number of very familiar Christian beliefs and ask fresh questions about their significance and implications for how we live our lives. Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday are all important points in the Christian calendar and are included within this series as we seek to grapple with what these occasions represent and how this should shape our life at Christ Church. The Bishop of Kingston will also be helping us on 21 st May to think afresh about the relationship between Science and Christianity.

May 2017

Thinking afresh about…

Thinking afresh about…

The Christian life should be one of constant discovery, as we learn new things about God and what he has done for us in Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why the Bible contains so much narrative is precisely to facilitate this. During this series, we will look at a number of very familiar Christian beliefs and ask fresh questions about their significance and implications for how we live our lives. Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday are all important points in the Christian calendar and are included within this series as we seek to grapple with what these occasions represent and how this should shape our life at Christ Church. The Bishop of Kingston will also be helping us on 21 st May to think afresh about the relationship between Science and Christianity.

May 2017

Peter learns to follow Jesus

Peter learns to follow Jesus

One of the most vivid characters in the gospels is that of Peter, with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John writing their accounts in a manner that gives us a great deal of insight into his personality. Mark is probably based on the testimony and teaching of Peter himself. The result of this is a huge amount of detail about how this particular man learnt to follow Jesus through a whole set of varied situations. As much through his mistakes as his successes, studying Peter can help us a great deal as we seek to learn more about how to follow Jesus.

May 2017

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

During Paul’s first missionary journey, he and Barnabas took the Good News of Jesus from their base in Antioch to the island of Cyprus and then a number of towns in modern day Turkey. Sadly, a row between Paul and Barnabas prevented them from working together again and on his Second Journey, Paul was accompanied by Silas and later Timothy and others. During this series we will look at their journey and what happened as the Gospel of Jesus Christ came to Macedonia and Greece and its great cities of Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens and Corinth. Seeing how Paul sought to connect the gospel to these cultures has a great deal to teach us about its relevance to the cultures in which we live today.

March 2017

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