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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 five 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 2015

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 five 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 2015

Using my Gifts from God

Using my Gifts from God

At the six30 service during June we spent time looking at the various different gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned within the New Testament. This formed part of encouraging us to locate and use the individual gifts that God has given to us. During this series we will build upon this by hearing the stories of how five members of Christ Church have used their gifts in God’s service. Once again the aim is to inspire all of us to further thought on the gifts that God has given to us and how he wants us to be using them as part of building up the church and his continuing work in the world.

August 2015

Tricky New Testament Passages

Tricky New Testament Passages

Very often it is the Old Testament that is seen as containing all of the parts of the Bible that are most difficult for Christians. However there are a number of passages within the New Testament that are equally problematic. Often our response can simply be to ignore such passages. However when we hold our nerve and seek to grapple with their meaning a great deal of value will often follow – even if it is usually extremely challenging! During July we will seek to do this across all of our three services at Christ Church looking at a number of the trickiest passages contained within the New Testament and trying to understand the challenge that they are bringing us both as a church and in our daily lives.

July 2015

Tricky New Testament Passages

Tricky New Testament Passages

Very often it is the Old Testament that is seen as containing all of the parts of the Bible that are most difficult for Christians. However there are a number of passages within the New Testament that are equally problematic. Often our response can simply be to ignore such passages. However when we hold our nerve and seek to grapple with their meaning a great deal of value will often follow – even if it is usually extremely challenging! During July we will seek to do this across all of our three services at Christ Church looking at a number of the trickiest passages contained within the New Testament and trying to understand the challenge that they are bringing us both as a church and in our daily lives.

July 2015

Tricky New Testament Passages

Tricky New Testament Passages

Very often it is the Old Testament that is seen as containing all of the parts of the Bible that are most difficult for Christians. However there are a number of passages within the New Testament that are equally problematic. Often our response can simply be to ignore such passages. However when we hold our nerve and seek to grapple with their meaning a great deal of value will often follow – even if it is usually extremely challenging! During July we will seek to do this across all of our three services at Christ Church looking at a number of the trickiest passages contained within the New Testament and trying to understand the challenge that they are bringing us both as a church and in our daily lives.

July 2015

Marks of a Spirit filled Church

Marks of a Spirit filled Church

Pentecost is the time when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to equip the church to continue the work of Jesus within the world. This emphasis should continue beyond Pentecost Sunday and during this short series (interrupted by Father’s Day on 21st June) we will use the Acts of the Apostles to consider certain distinctive marks of a Spirit-filled church in the power that the Holy Spirit gives us to heal, to stand firm and be a people who radically share with one another the things that we possess.

June 2015

What the Holy Spirit brings

What the Holy Spirit brings

Romans 8 is one of the greatest chapters in the whole of the Bible as St Paul speaks of the range of blessings that the Holy Spirit brings to Christian believers. Much of it is very dense but packed with wonderful truths and during this series we will look at how the Spirit brings us the power to meet the law’s requirements, the assurance that we are children of God, the power to pray and confidence of the ultimate victory God will bring us.

June 2015

Finding your Spiritual Gifts

Finding your Spiritual Gifts

One of the foremost marks of the Holy Spirit is the way in which he gives God’s people gifts to do his work within the world. St Paul’s writings contain four lists of such gifts – two in 1 Corinthians 12 and another two in Romans 12 and Ephesians 4. The lists are not exhaustive but grouping similar gifts together, we will use these lists in this series to understand further the gifts that God has given us to continue his work.

June 2015

The Difference that it makes to believe in…

The Difference that it makes to believe in…

At the heart of the Christian faith are a number of historical events and truths that we confess our belief in. But what practical difference should it make to believe in these truths? During this series we will look at a number of these – the resurrection appearances of Jesus, the belief in our future resurrection, the ascension of Jesus into heaven, the coming of the Holy Spirit and understanding God as Trinity – and ask what difference these truths both should and can make to our everyday lives.

May 2015

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