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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

Learning from the lesser characters in Acts

Learning from the lesser characters in Acts 

The main characters who dominated the book of Acts are Peter in its first half and Paul in its second. However a number of other characters appear in its narrative as Acts tells us the story of what Jesus continued to do, through the apostles and by the power of the Holy Spirit. During this series we will examine these ‘lesser characters’ and see what we can learn from their examples and role in the spread of God’s Word.

March 2017

Finding God in Narnia

Finding God in Narnia

C.S. Lewis was one of the greatest Christian apologists of the twentieth century, producing a number of books that have had a transforming effect on the lives of millions of people. The most famous of his writing are The Chronicles of Narnia. In recent years a great deal more has been discovered about what Lewis was up to when he wrote the Narnia stories, revealed that their significance even more profound that was previously recognised. During this series we will look at each of the seven Narnia stories in the light of the biblical truths that they are seeking to illuminate, with the aim of our hearts and minds being stirred to understand the God revealed in Jesus Christ more fully.

March 2017

Paul’s First Missionary Journey

Paul’s First Missionary Journey

Paul was the first great missionary of the Christian church and on his first missionary journey in AD 46-49 he planted a number of new churches in Cyprus and modern day Turkey. As Christ Church seeks to be a missionary church, we can learn much from the difficulties that Paul and his companions faced and the way the Holy Spirit worked through them to proclaim Jesus Christ.

February 2017

Psalms for People under Pressure

Psalms for People under Pressure

Many of the Psalms express the strongest emotions possible as their writers bring their problems before God. This is precisely why they can bring us so much help and during this series we will use a number of the Psalms to help us bring our faith in God to bear upon the difficulties which we face.

February 2017

A Christian response to TED Talks

A Christian response to TED Talks

TED talks are a number of high quality monologues by leading experts on a whole range of topical subjects. Accessed through the Internet, they have been watched by thousands of people. During this series we will watch four of these talks and then listen to a Christian response to their contents. All truth is God’s truth and a thorough Christian evaluation of the wisdom on offer in our world is an important part of both following Jesus Christ and proclaiming him to the world.

February 2017

Practical ways we can express our Christian Faith

Practical ways we can express our Christian Faith

Christian faith is only meaningful when it affects the way that we live and, in particular, when it leads us to serve God. This can be done in many ways but during this series we will look at a number of practical ways in which we can serve God at Christ Church. Many of these involve discovering the power that is unleashed when people cross social boundaries with God’s love.

January 2017

Learning from St Paul at Prayer

Learning from St Paul at Prayer

The New Testament contains a great deal of St Paul’s prayer for both the churches that he planted and ministered to and individuals within them. During this series we will look at the different prayers Paul says as we seek to learn more about how we can develop our own prayer lives.

January 2017

A Vision for six30

A Vision for six30

If the six30 service is to grow and reach its full potential, we need to possess much greater clarity about what God is calling the service to be. The aim of this series at the start of 2017 is to play a key role in shaping and developing this vision. During January we need to be praying that God will help us clarify this vision so that we can then be led into ways of putting it into practice.

January 2017

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