Preaching Programme

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Preaching Programme

Preparing for Easter

Preparing for Easter

Lent is traditionally a time of preparation for Easter and during this series we will think about what a commitment to this preparation this might mean in terms of engagement with ourselves, the church and the world

March 2009

Overcoming Temptation

Overcoming Temptation

All of us face temptation and in the first of our two series in Lent we look at the three temptations of Jesus as recorded in Matthew's Gospel, consider their modern day equivalents and how we might respond to them.

March 2009

The Jesus I never knew

The Jesus I never knew

All Christians face the temptation to construct a 'comfortable' Jesus who simply emphasises those things that we already consider to be important. Within this series, therefore, we will look at four strong but often neglected themes within Jesus' ministry and seek to grapple with their important implications for our life and mission at Christ Church.

February 2009

Christianity's Image Problem

Christianity's Image Problem

With so many negative associations surrounding Christianity, it's not surprising that many of us feel slightly insecure about admitting our faith amongst our friends, colleagues and even family. In this series we will therefore consider seven of the most negative associations that people have with Christianity, why these have come about and the positive response that can be made to them.

January 2009

Let's start at the very beginning…

Let's start at the very beginning…

The earliest chapters of Genesis are foundational to the Bible containing both positives and negatives that need to be appreciated if the rest of its story is to be properly understood. During this series, we will therefore work through the first eleven chapters of Genesis seeking to understand the truths that they present and apply these to our lives as we try to live as part of God's new creation.

January 2009

Snapshot of a Radical Church

Snapshot of a Radical Church

The first birthday of the new 6.30 service provides a very good moment to consider the marks of an authentic church. Using Luke's summary of the early church in Acts chapter 2 we will therefore consider the vital role that apostolic teaching, fellowship, Holy Communion and prayer must have if we are to be a properly radical church.

January 2009

Approaching Christmas

Approaching Christmas

As we go through Advent the sermons at our services will focus on preparing for Christmas. The 9.30 service will particularly look for the surprises in the familiar Christmas stories.

December 2008

Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

As we go through Advent the sermons at our services will focus on preparing for Christmas. The 11.00 service will look at the way in which chapter 1 of Luke's gospel builds up to Jesus' birth.

December 2008

Light to a Dark World

Light to a Dark World

As we go through Advent the sermons at our services will focus on preparing for Christmas. Whilst the 11.00 service will look at the way in which chapter 1 of Luke's gospel builds up to Jesus' birth, the 9.30 service will particularly look for the surprises in the familiar Christmas stories. The 6.30 service will have a different approach reflecting upon the biblical basis behind the traditional Advent candles of hope, peace, love and joy.

December 2008

All About Prayer

All About Prayer

Teaching on the basics of prayer and stories from those who have had a go at it.

November 2008

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