Home Group Sermon Series - 2014
The Letter to the Galatians (Part 1)
Galatians is recognised as one of the oldest documents in the New Testament and it reminds us how the early church was full of life, bubbling with energy, but with many questions and problems, excitement and danger but, above all, a sense of the presence and power of the living God, who has changed the world through Jesus and is now at work in a new way by His Spirit. This book teaches how, in the midst of a pagan culture, those early Christians could live lives pleasing to God. In this letter, Paul develops themes that are central to the Gospel: its authoritative revelation in Jesus, its release from the Law, its provision of justification by faith for sinners, its inclusion of Gentiles in God’s saving plan, and its outcome in the new Spirit-led life. These topics are rooted in Paul’s own mission and ministry, yet are also fundamentally important in effective Christian witness today.
Listening to Jesus on ...
The words of Jesus never cease to amaze us with the clarity of His teaching on such a wide variety of, often controversial, subjects. And so, for our summer Home Group series we listen to some of what Jesus had to say on topics which affect each one of us in our everyday lives. However, these are issues which will enable us to live distinctively different lives as His followers. Listening To Jesus On ... gives us a Christian value system and an ethical and moral standard which, whilst often at odds with those in the non-Christian world, show us a better way to live. This Christian counter-culture encourages each of us to ‘live out’ the Kingdom of God in our daily lives under God’s divine rule and guidance.
Listening To Jesus On ... Holy Spirit
John 16:5 - 16 (Pentecost Sunday)
Pauline Woolnough - 30th May
The Book of Jonah
Many of us will be able to identify with Jonah’s rebellion against God and his reluctance to obey God’s plan for his life. However, this book tells us more about God than Jonah! We see God in His anger, in His tenderness. We see the God who hides himself and the God who shows his face. The God who controls nature and the God who answers prayer. We also see God going to great pains to accomplish his purposes. You could say the whole of the Bible can be found in these four chapters.
HG088 : The Archdeacon of Southend
Mission - Being Salt & Light
Acts 3:1 - 10 & Matt 5:13 - 20
Ven Mina Smallman - 9th February