Home Group Sermon Series - 2022


BLESS (5 Ways To Share Your Faith) September - November

We look at five different ways to share your faith using the acronym BLESS. To bless is to speak favourably toward, or about, someone or something. The word blessing means: ‘Empowered to prosper or succeed; to become an instrument of God through whom divine favour flows.’

When you’ve been touched by God’s love, you can’t help but want others to experience that same love. But how do you share it confidently without scaring them away or offending them? For most Christians, ‘evangelism’ is an intimidating word that suggests handing out leaflets to strangers or doing other awkward things. But what if there was a more organic, more authentic way to share your faith with your friends, neighbours and co-workers by blessing them? Using the example of Jesus, this series will look at five ways that you can bless others and by consistently living them out, you can affect not just individual lives but your family and friends and neighbours - one person at a time.

HG249 : Watch on YouTube

BLESS Share Your Story

John 3:1-17

6th November

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HG248 : Watch on YouTube

BLESS Serve In Love

John 13:3-17

23rd October

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HG247 : Watch on YouTube

BLESS Eat With Together

Matthew 9:9-13

9th October

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HG246 : Watch on YouTube

BLESS Listen With Care

Luke 18:35-43

25th September

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HG245 : Watch on YouTube

BLESS Begin With Prayer

Luke 6:12-22

11th September

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Be Determined: Nehemiah (Part 2) May - July

We continue our series into the Old Testament book of Nehemiah that takes us through to the end of July. The wall has been built and brings to an end the first phase of Nehemiah's work. Now it get’s even more interesting as Nehemiah attempts to Reform the Community from chapter eight onwards.

Nehemiah has been an exciting book to study and gives us good examples of determination, obedience and prayer. Nehemiah emphasises the value of partnership, demonstrates godly leadership and inspires confidence. Taking a closer look at the life and times of Nehemiah, both historically and spiritually, will be extremely helpful to us as we engage with the changing nature of what it means to be church in a post-lockdown world.

Nehemiah Background Information

HG244 : Watch on YouTube

Fulfilling Their Promises

Nehemiah 13:1-31

Paul Carr - 24th July

Notes

HG243 : Watch on YouTube

Celebration and Thanksgiving

Nehemiah 12:27-47

Paul Carr - 10th July

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HG242 : Watch on YouTube

The New Inhabitants Of Jerusalem

Nehemiah 11:1-3 & 20-26

Rachel Orford - 26th June

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HG241 : Watch on YouTube

Renewing The Covenant Agreement

Nehemiah 9:38 & 10:28-39

Pauline Woolnough - 12th June

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HG240 : Watch on YouTube

Come, Let Us Worship And Bow Down

Nehemiah 9:1-37

Paul Carr - 22nd May

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HG239 : Watch on YouTube

The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength

Nehemiah 8:1-18

James Van Cleef - 8th May

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Be Determined: Nehemiah (Part 1) January - April

The passing of one year, and the dawn of another, is often a time for us to renew a sense of purpose - this is particularly true as we look forward to all that 2022 will bring our way - especially as we put the COVID challenges of 2021 behind us. With that in mind, we begin a new Home Group series into the Old Testament book of Nehemiah that will take us, on/off, through to the end of July. This is an exciting book to study as it records the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. We find many examples of obedience, prayer and determination and we see the value of collaborative working. There is also some great imagery and, in the midst of all this, Nehemiah demonstrates inspiring godly leadership. Taking a closer look at the life and times of Nehemiah, both historically and spiritually, will be extremely helpful to us as we engage with the changing nature of what it means to be church in a post-lockdown world.

Nehemiah Background Information

HG238 : Watch on YouTube

Keeping the Vision

Nehemiah 6:1-7:3

Paul Carr - 24th April

Notes

HG237 : Watch on YouTube

A Heart For What Is Right

Nehemiah 5:1 - 19

Rachel Orford - 13th March

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HG236 : Watch on YouTube

Faith In the Midst Of Opposition

Nehemiah 4:1 - 23

Paul Carr - 27th February

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HG235 : Watch on YouTube

Wall To Wall Workers

Nehemiah 3:1-12, 31- 32

James Van Cleef - 13th February

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HG234 : Watch on YouTube

The Mountain Starts To Move

Nehemiah 2:1 - 20

Pauline Woolnough - 23rd January

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HG233 : Watch on YouTube

Don’t Despair, Begin To Repair

Nehemiah 1:1 - 11

Paul Carr - 9th January

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