Home Group Sermon Series - 2017

Who Cares When... ?

Sometimes life hits us with problems we can’t handle on our own. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially when it seems as though there isn’t anyone who really understands, or even cares, about what we’re going through. The truth is, however, that we never have to face trials alone. God promises to be with us through the joys and sorrows of life. It’s often reassuring to know that what we’re going through is not too different from the experiences of many in our world today or, indeed, not too dissimilar from people mentioned in the Bible.

So, if you're ready to overcome some of the obstacles that are keeping you from living a happy and fulfilling Christian life, this Home Group series ‘Who Cares When...’ is as good a place as any to start. As we study God’s word together let us allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith and shape our lives, particularly as we think about who cares for us during the difficult times of life.

HG155 : Who Cares When I Have A Family Crisis?

2 Samuel 15:13 - 37

Pauline Woolnough - 26th November


HG154 : Who Cares When I'm Suffering a Loss?

Job 1:13-22; 2:7-10 & 38:4-11

Paul Carr - 5th November


HG153 : Who Cares When I'm In Huge Debt?

2 Kings 4:1 - 7

Dan Pierce - 22nd October


HG152 : Who Cares When I'm Feeling All Alone?

2 Timothy 4:9 - 18

Pauline Woolnough - 8th October


HG151 : Who Cares When I'm Stressed & Depressed?

1 Kings 19:1 - 18

Annabel Copeland - 24th September


HG150 : Who Cares When When Times Are Hard?

John 14:25 - 31 & 16:33

Paul Carr - 10th September


Celebrating 25 Years at Emmanuel

As we look forward to celebrating 25 years since the opening of Emmanuel church in June we have invited several guest speakers, including former clergy, church members, the current, and former, Archdeacons of Southend and the Bishop of Bradwell to preach at our morning services from May to July. As part of this ‘Season of Celebration’ we’re looking at the Apostle Paul’s passionate, and most personal, letter to the Philippians as the basis for our sermon series (with a couple of exceptions for our family services).

The book of Philippians is often referred to as a ‘Letter of Joy’. Joy that Jesus is Lord; Joy in the fellowship we share with other Christians; and Joy in the church being a distinctive presence in the world. There’s no doubt this series will help us to reflect on our past and present and help us to think afresh about the future God has planned for us.

HG149 :

Contentment In Generosity

Philippians 4:10 - 23

Paul Carr - 23rd July


HG148 :

Peace Through Prayer

Philippians 4:2 - 9

Kevin Wren - 16th July


HG147 :

Hope For The Future

Philippians 3:12 - 4:1

Elwin Cockett - 9th July


HG146 :

Confidence In Jesus

Philippians 3:13 - 11

Paul Carr - 25th June


HG145 :

Examples To Follow

Philippians 2:19 - 30

David Lowman - 11th June


HG144 :

Shining As Stars

Philippians 2:12 - 18

Pauline Woolnough - 4th June


HG143 :

Humility In Service

Philippians 2:1 - 11

Colin Baldwin - 28th May


HG142 :

Strength In Suffering

Philippians 1:12 - 30

Christine Williams - 21st May


HG141 :

Joy In The Community

Philippians 1:1 - 11

Peter Ashton - 14th May


HG140 :

The Good Shepherd

Psalm 23

Mike Lodge - 7th May


Songs for the Workplace

In Snow White, the seven dwarfs go off to the mine each morning happily singing: 'Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go!' However, their joyful enthusiasm is often far removed from our own experience of work. For many Christians there is a gap between church on Sunday and work on Monday. These six Psalms help us to take our God to work - or maybe discover that He is already present in the workplace. These six studies will focus on aspects of these Spirit-inspired songs that relate to our everyday working lives. They address the frustration we often feel: the temptations to compromise; the busyness and stresses of the workplace and the sometimes overwhelming expectations of colleagues. They will also help us to celebrate the good days when everything is going well.

HG139 :

A Song For Fantastic Fridays

Psalm 65

Pauline Woolnough - 19th March


HG138 :

A Song For Fearful Thursdays

Psalm 34

Paul Carr - 12th March


HG137 :

A Song For Workaholic Wednesdays

Psalm 62

Pauline Woolnough - 26th February


HG136 :

A Song For Tempting Tuesdays

Psalm 37

Paul Carr - 12th February


HG135 :

A Song For Miserable Mondays

Psalm 5

Pauline Woolnough - 22nd January


HG134 :

A Song For Your Journey To Work

Psalm 8

Paul Carr - 8th January