Preaching Programme

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Preaching Programme

How the God of the Bible works through…

How the God of the Bible works through…

A constant theme of the Bible is God choosing to work through ordinary people to further his plan. During this series we will look in turn at some of the stories within the Bible where he uses mothers, children and friends to do just that. As we consider these stories, the aim is that we will draw insight and encouragement about the ways in which God might be seeking to use such people today as part of his ongoing purposes for the world.

March 2016

Developing our Spiritual Disciplines during Lent

Developing our Spiritual Disciplines during Lent

Lent is traditionally a period for taking time out to focus upon and deepen our relationship with God. During this series, we will look afresh at the three areas where God might be challenging us to seek further renewal. The aim, as we look at prayer, fasting and fellowship, will be seeking to find new ways in which we can use these vital resources that God has given to nourish our relationship with him and make us more effective in his service.

March 2016

Developing our Spiritual Disciplines during Lent

Developing our Spiritual Disciplines during Lent

Lent is traditionally a period for taking time out to focus upon and deepen our relationship with God. During this series, we will look afresh at the three areas where God might be challenging us to seek further renewal. The aim, as we look at prayer, fasting and fellowship, will be seeking to find new ways in which we can use these vital resources that God has given to nourish our relationship with him and make us more effective in his service.

March 2016

Getting Giving

Getting Giving

One of the major tasks before us as a church in 2016 is to increase our giving. This includes the giving of our lives in service to God using the gifts and talents that he has given us, both within our community at Christ Church and beyond it. But it also includes our financial giving. This is reflected in our Motto Verse for 2016 from 1 Corinthians 16.2:

‘On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will need to be made’

February 2016

Getting Giving

Getting Giving

One of the major tasks before us as a church in 2016 is to increase our giving. This includes the giving of our lives in service to God using the gifts and talents that he has given us, both within our community at Christ Church and beyond it. But it also includes our financial giving. This is reflected in our Motto Verse for 2016 from 1 Corinthians 16.2:

‘On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will need to be made’

February 2016

Getting Giving

Getting Giving

One of the major tasks before us as a church in 2016 is to increase our giving. This includes the giving of our lives in service to God using the gifts and talents that he has given us, both within our community at Christ Church and beyond it. But it also includes our financial giving. This is reflected in our Motto Verse for 2016 from 1 Corinthians 16.2:

‘On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will need to be made’

February 2016

Followers of Jesus who suffered

Followers of Jesus who suffered

One of the most consistent themes within the New Testament is the calling of Jesus’ followers to suffer. The roots of this are found in the figure of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah, which finds its fulfilment not only in the calling of Jesus but the calling of the church as well. Whilst the suffering and death of Jesus is unique in achieving the defeat of evil, the New Testament is also clear that the way that the victory of Jesus goes on being implemented is through the faithful suffering of his followers.

At the 9.30 service during January we will explore this theme by looking at six followers of Jesus who were called to suffer – James and John, Mary, Stephen, Peter and Paul. As we examine something of their stories and what they were told about suffering, the intention is that this will help us to place our own suffering within our faith in Jesus Christ so that it can be further used for God’s purpose.

January 2016

The call to suffer

The call to suffer

One of the most consistent themes within the New Testament is the calling of Jesus’ followers to suffer. The roots of this are found in the figure of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah, which finds its fulfilment not only in the calling of Jesus but the calling of the church as well. Whilst the suffering and death of Jesus is unique in achieving the defeat of evil, the New Testament is also clear that the way that the victory of Jesus goes on being implemented is through the faithful suffering of his followers.

At 11.00 and six30 we will look at five of the main books within the New Testament which unpack this theme of the suffering of God’s people: Mark’s Gospel, The Acts of the Apostles, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter and Revelation. Exploring this theme from a number of different angles will hopefully help us in the difficult task of bringing our suffering before God so that his glory can be revealed through it.

January 2016

The call to suffer

The call to suffer

One of the most consistent themes within the New Testament is the calling of Jesus’ followers to suffer. The roots of this are found in the figure of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah, which finds its fulfilment not only in the calling of Jesus but the calling of the church as well. Whilst the suffering and death of Jesus is unique in achieving the defeat of evil, the New Testament is also clear that the way that the victory of Jesus goes on being implemented is through the faithful suffering of his followers.

At 11.00 and six30 we will look at five of the main books within the New Testament which unpack this theme of the suffering of God’s people: Mark’s Gospel, The Acts of the Apostles, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter and Revelation. Exploring this theme from a number of different angles will hopefully help us in the difficult task of bringing our suffering before God so that his glory can be revealed through it.

January 2016

Two Babies on the Way

Two Babies on the Way

Much of the first two chapters of Luke’s Gospel recounts the events surrounding the pregnancies of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist and Mary, the mother of Jesus. A key theme here is the fulfilment of the long and winding story of God’s interaction with the people of Israel. During this Advent series, we will examine the stories of the arrival of these two babies, the reasons for the detail they contain and what they can help us to understand more about Jesus Christ as we approach the celebration of his birth at Christmas.

December 2015

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