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Questions Our Children Ask

Questions Our Children Ask

Children are often brilliant at asking questions which adults would also like the answers to. Being full of children, the 9.30 service is also full of such questions which the parents then often relay to the clergy for help in answering! During this series (for the adults whilst the children are in their groups) we will therefore seek the answers to the searching questions posed by four of our children – Ruby Hill, Abigail Kuhrt, Brooke von Rietberg and James Eddolls.

October 2010

Tough Questions for Christians

Tough Questions for Christians

The approach at 11.00 is usually to start with the Bible and see where it leads us. Sometimes, however, is good to do it the other way around, approaching the Bible with our questions. During October we will do this asking how Christians should respond to the following issues: assisted suicide, religions other than Christianity, women’s authority in the church and homosexuality.

October 2010

Tough Questions for Christians

Tough Questions for Christians

The tough questions at six30@ccnm in October will centre on how Christians can be seen by the world. Very frequently Christians are seen as boring and sad, ‘holier than thou’ hypocrites, weak and emotionally dependent and intolerant bigots. Asking tough questions about why these images have arisen, we then seek the answers to these questions.

October 2010

Pictures of the church

Pictures of the church

The New Testament uses several pictures or models of the church each of which shed light on a different aspect of its nature and importance. During September at 8.00, 9.30 and 11.00 we will look at four of those models and what they have to teach us about what the wider church and Christ Church, New Malden should be. The themes connected to each picture will be:

The People of God:  The Church being united, particularly across the barriers that normally divide people

The Body of Christ:  The Church using its different gifts and talents to bring Jesus to the world

The Family of God:  The Church forming a radical, caring community

A Holy Temple:  The Church being distinctive in the way it lives and a people in whom God is found

 

September 2010

Pictures of the church

Pictures of the church

The New Testament uses several pictures or models of the church each of which shed light on a different aspect of its nature and importance. During September at 8.00, 9.30 and 11.00 we will look at four of those models and what they have to teach us about what the wider church and Christ Church, New Malden should be. The themes connected to each picture will be:

The People of God:  The Church being united, particularly across the barriers that normally divide people

The Body of Christ:  The Church using its different gifts and talents to bring Jesus to the world

The Family of God:  The Church forming a radical, caring community

A Holy Temple:  The Church being distinctive in the way it lives and a people in whom God is found

 

September 2010

Why I am a Christian

Why I am a Christian

At both the 9.30 and six30@ccnm services during August the talks are going to be given by members of the congregation giving their answer to the question ‘Why I am a Christian’. Recounting their personal stories, with a particular emphasis on how they came to Christian faith and what this faith means to them, these stories will hopefully teach us just as much about the nature of the Kingdom of God as the previous series in July.

August 2010

Kingdom Parables

Kingdom Parables

Having asked a number of questions about ‘The Kingdom of God’ in July, the 11.00 service during August will then focus upon a number of parables that Jesus told about its coming. Much of the focus of these parables was upon Jesus warning his hearers of the dangers of not being able to recognise the coming of the Kingdom of God in their midst and in this series we will consider where the challenge of this for us might lie.

August 2010

Why I am a Christian

Why I am a Christian

At both the 9.30 and six30@ccnm services during August the talks are going to be given by members of the congregation giving their answer to the question ‘Why I am a Christian’. Recounting their personal stories, with a particular emphasis on how they came to Christian faith and what this faith means to them, these stories will hopefully teach us just as much about the nature of the Kingdom of God as the previous series in July.

August 2010

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