Mornings – 8th October 2017 to 3rd December 2017
A stunt kite is only be free to loop the loop because of the tension in its strings. The very thing that ties the kite down is the very thing that sets it free.
Freedom is a huge issue. We protest when it is taken from us. We protect our right to be free. Many people are prepared to march and fight for freedom.
But what does it mean to be a Free Methodist? And is our identity of being a ‘people of freedom’ worth fighting for?
Titus – “Living to Do Good”
Evenings – 1st October 2017 to 15th October 2017
Titus is, along with 1 & 2 Timothy, a ‘Pastoral Epistle’. It was written by the Apostle Paul, sometime after his release from imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28), to Titus, one of Paul’s converts and companions – “…my true son in our common faith” (1:4). In this letter see Paul as a fatherly pastor handing down wisdom to the young man who is responsible for organising and leading the church on the Greek island of Crete. Although obviously addressing the issues of the day, and in a different context to our own, Paul’s wisdom echoes through the ages to all Christians. Paul writes in response to the errors of the church in Crete, not to condemn them, but to so that “…they will be sound in the faith” (1:13).
Evenings – 29th October to 26th November
The Bible’s ‘Big Names’ of faith are often spoken about, but we are also commended to consider the impact of people we may never have heard of. People like ourselves, who made a difference, but are overlooked. This series aims to remedy that, as we look at some ‘ordinary giants’ who God was able to use in remarkable ways. We will be challenged and encouraged to see we have nothing to prove but the presence of Jesus in our lives, and our willingness to go where he calls.