WORDS OF THE CROSS | Easter 2017 Talks Series

WORDS OF THE CROSS | Easter 2017 Talks Series

Mornings & Evenings 19th March – Easter 2017

How do we begin to understand the cross of Christ?

What did it mean to Jesus? How did the early Christians understand it and speak about it?

Why did they use some big words to explain it?

In this Lent series we will look at some of the important words and picture use from the Old and New Testaments to understand the cross of Jesus and all it means in history, in our lives and in eternity.

 

 

Talks Series for Winter/Spring 2017 | Letters to My Younger Self | by Invitation | Words of the Cross

Talks Series for Winter/Spring 2017 | Letters to My Younger Self | by Invitation | Words of the Cross

LETTERS TO MY YOUNGER SELF
STUDIES IN THE LETTERS OF PETER – MORNINGS UNTIL 5TH MARCH

Peter was in Rome and in his middle 60’s shortly before his death, when he wrote his letters to Christians in what we now know as Turkey – they are his epitaph. Most people of Peter’s age start looking back at their lives, and the lessons they have learned. Peter is no different. The Holy Spirit inspired Peter to look back on his life and pen some of the wisdom he had gleaned from his
earlier experiences, (some of which he may have wished he’d learnt earlier), for the benefit of the church. It’s as relevant today as it was then.

BY INVITATION… – EVENINGS UNTIL 5TH MARCH

The Church is not simply a place of worship. It is God’s People, out there living in a way that encourages ordinary folk to have life-changing meetings with our extraordinary God – finding friendship, faith, forgiveness and purpose. We are all called to play our part in this. In this 8 week series we will be searching out Bible principles to help us and also hearing from real people whose lives have been changed.

WORDS OF THE CROSS – MORNINGS & EVENINGS 19TH MARCH – EASTER

How do we begin to understand the cross of Christ?

What did it mean to Jesus? How did the early Christians understand it and speak about it?

Why did they use some big words to explain it?

In this Lent series we will look at some of the important words and picture use from the Old and New Testaments to understand the cross of Jesus and all it means in history, in our lives and in eternity.

 

Talks Series for Autumn 2016 | Living the Transformed Life | The Lord’s Prayer Pattern | Living for Pure Pleasure

Talks Series for Autumn 2016 | Living the Transformed Life | The Lord’s Prayer Pattern | Living for Pure Pleasure

LIVING THE TRANSFORMED LIFE

In Spring, as part of our year of Digging Deeper, we took an in-depth look at the first part of the letter to the Ephesians.

We begin our Autumn Sunday mornings by looking at chapters 4 to 6 over 3 Sundays to find out how we can practically live out the TRANSFORMED LIFE we learned about in chapter 1 to 3.

THE LORD’S PRAYER PATTERN | “Lord, teach us to pray.”

Our year of Digging Deeper in 2016 has taken us into God’s word in a new way through TRANSFORMED LIFE and the letter to the Ephesians. In Summer, we dug deeper into God the Holy Spirit as we have learned who He is and how He works in our lives. Our third key to Digging Deeper is prayer.

We continue our Sunday mornings in the Autumn by learning all we can from the LORD’S PRAYER PATTERN and find out that prayer is a beautiful blessing and a privilege which brings us into a deeper friendship with God than we could ever imagine.

LIVING FOR PURE PLEASURE

One of the most significant cultural shifts of the last 30 to 40 years has been a move towards a pleasure based, leisure based society. Life fulfilment is about adventures, not careers, getting not giving, defining who I am by what I enjoy, not in how I can serve.

We believe God has made us for PURE PLEASURE! But what does this look like from a Christian, Biblical perspective?

Our Autumn evening services will tackle some of the big issues our society readily embraces so we can enjoy life as God intended!

John 10:10 “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” The Message

Talks Series – Spring/Summer 2016 | Transformed by the Holy Spirit

Talks Series – Spring/Summer 2016 | Transformed by the Holy Spirit

TRANSFORMED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

During the spring of 2016 in both our morning and evening gatherings we will be looking at the Holy Spirit.

In the morning we will be considering who the Holy Spirit is and why He matters. We speak of God as our Father and Jesus as our Saviour, but to many Christians the Holy Spirit – the third person of the Trinity – is still a bit of a mystery! He always will be! However Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would indwell and transform us, and the New Testament shows the Spirit in action in amazing ways.    In this six-message series we take a journey through the Bible to find out who He is, what He does and, most importantly, how he can revolutionise our daily lives.

In our evening gatherings we will be looking at the New Testament passages about the gifts God gives His church. Hospitality, healing, tongues and teachers – all gifts God gives and more! We pray you will be challenged to discover what God has given your and set free to serve Him in surprising, unexpected ways.

Talks Series – Winter/Spring 2016

Talks Series – Winter/Spring 2016

TRANSFORMED LIFE

‘Transformed Life’ is a new venture for the Whole Church in 2016. Will you be part of it? Through studying the Book of Ephesians 1-3 we will look at answering 3 of life’s key questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? What am I living for? We will do this through Sunday Morning Talks, Action Steps, Memory Verses, Home Group Studies and Daily Devotional Readings. Our Children’s and Youth Programme will also be following the same series in Energize and Ignite and in Youth Home Groups.

We encourage you all to be part of Transformed Life and see what God can do in all of us.

FIVE HOT TOPICS – FIVE EVENINGS

We live in an ever-changing world which presents us each day with a host of moral and lifestyle choices. How do we live out our faith in a society where others are equally sure of theirs? How can we be distinctive without being weird? What about the occult? How do we live in a “material world” without getting lost in technology and the consumer society?

Join us for this 5 week Talks Series as we find answers in a book written over 2000 years ago!

Talks Series – Autumn 2015

Talks Series – Autumn 2015

COMING TO CHRIST

The Book of Acts describes the journeys of a number of people who came to follow Jesus Christ. The routes they travelled differed, but some common threads brought them each to a point where they had to make a decision whether to follow Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. God arranged for someone to be on hand to help each of them as the Holy Spirit worked in their lives. They each had a changed life as a result of the commitments they made to Jesus Christ.

In this series we look at some of the stories, and follow through those common threads, considering the tipping point of faith for the seeker, the help brought by the third party, the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing the whole thing together, and what happened afterwards.

We explore their stories from the standpoints of the seeker, the supporter, and the watching world.

FAITH UNDER PRESSURE
LETTERS TO A YOUNG CHURCH – 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS

St Paul was inspired by God to write two letters to the Christians in Thessalonica (modern day Thessaloniki). They had become believers when he visited them in about AD 50, but Paul had been forced to leave after only a short time. He was concerned about them and sent Timothy to see how they were doing.

These letters, written to new believers living in an antagonistic social climate, are here for us in the Bible in 2015. They contain truths and challenges that are just as relevant as ever.

What is God going to reveal to you?