One of the great aims of God is to restore us in our relationship with Him and each other. Our new sermon series, ‘Restoring humanity’ will be looking at how God aims to do that. We will be looking forward to Easter and the roles that Jesus and the Cross play in God’s plan to restore humanity to all that He meant it to be. We will be looking at what has gone wrong and God’s radical plan to reach out to His fallen, broken creation. We will be looking at why we need God’s grace and what that looks like in the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus..
|1 March||Genesis 3:1-19||Losing our Way||15.03.01 Cell notes|
|8 March||Mark 1:14-28||Behold the Man||15.03.08 Cell questions|
|15 March||Matt 15:21-28, Lk 10:38-42||Valuing Women||15.03.015 Cell questions|
|22 March||Luke 14:15-24||Welcome to the Party||15.03.22 Cell notes|
|12 April||Luke 24: 13-35||Redeeming Humanity||15.04.12 cell Notes – Redeeming Humanity 97-2003|
|19 April||Matt 28:16-20||The role of the church||15.04.019-Cell-questions|
The Armour of God
The Armour of God that Paul talks about in his letter to the Ephesians emphasizes the spiritual fight that we are in. It’s precisely not that we have “foes” in this life – whether those of another faith, or people around us – it is that our real enemy is Satan and all his lies and deceptions. Paul therefore shows how we are to have confidence in the Gospel and with how all that Jesus has done and called us to equips us for the fight ahead. This series is aimed at strengthening our faith and encouraging us to stand firm in Jesus.
Each of the readings below need to be read in conjunction with Ephesians 6:10-20 and we are interpreting them in the light of the Ephesians reading.
|4th January||2 Corinthians 4||Be strong in the Lord||15.01.04 Cell notes|
|11th January||2 Timothy 3:12 – 4:8||Buckle the belt of truth||15.01.11 Cell Notes|
|11th January||The Father’s love||Supplementary material||15.01.11 Fathers-Love-Letter|
|18th January||Romans 3: 19-24||Breastplate of Righteousness||15.01.18 Cell Notes|
|25th January||Romans 10:5-15||Ready feet||15.01.26-Cell-Notes|
|1st February||Hebrews 11:1-12||Shield of faith||15.02.01 Cell notes|
|8th February||Ephesians 2:1-18||Helmet of Salvation||15.02.08-Cell-notes|
|15th February||Luke 10:1-9,17-20||Using the Sword of the Spirit||15.02.15-Cell-notes|
|22nd February||Luke 11:1-13||Pray in the Spirit||15.02.22-Cell-notes|
Friends of God
How important is your friendship with God? Friendships take time and commitment to develop. But do we prioritise this friendship when there is so much going on? When life seems to be so busy and life a blur? When there are so many competing claims and choices?
This series looks at how friendship with God changes how we see life and how we can lead lives full of freedom and fulfilment.
|7th September||John 15:9-17||Friends with God||14.09.07 Cell notes|
|14th September||2 Cor. 5:11-21||What makes a friend||14.09.14 Cell notes|
|21st September||Phil. 2:17-30||Nurturing friendship||Cell Notes 14-09-21|
|28th September||Luke 7:36-50||Reframing our lives||14.09.28 Cell notes|
|5th October||John 6: 53-54; 60-69||Called out from the crowd||14.10.05 Cell notes|
|12th October||2 Cor 8:1-15||Overflowing generosity||14.10.12 Cell notes|
|19th October||Luke 22:7-35||Deep rich community||14.10.19 Cell notes|
|26th October||Mark 1:29-39||Creating a solitary place||14.10.26 Cell notes|
|9th November||Luke 14:1-14||Dangerous meals||14.11.09 Cell notes|
|23rd November||Romans 8:1-18||God’s empowering presence||14.11.23 Cell notes|
Captivated by Jesus
What captivates you about Jesus? What makes you want to follow him? Jesus is the most captivating person in the whole of history – billions of people follow him. Many people who aren’t Christian think he is an incredible person. So, what makes him so amazing? What is it about him that grabs us and transforms us?
Our new series will help us to see what is so astounding and wonderful about him. We will be focussing the series on aspects of Jesus and we will be looking at what captivates people about Jesus.
|20th July||Acts 9: 1-9||Captivated by a Vision of Jesus||14.07.20 Cell notes|
|13th July||Luke 19:1-10||Captivated by his compassion||14.07.13 Cell notes|
|6th July||1 Cor 1:18-25||Captivated by his wisdom||14.07.06 Cell notes|
|22nd June||John 9||Captivated by his healing||14.06.22 Cell notes|
|15th June||Luke 22:39-44, 23:32-39||Captivated by his suffering||14.06.15 Cell notes|
|8th June||John 13:1-17, Luke 18:9-14||Captivated by his humility||14.06.06 Cell notes|
|25th May||John 7:53-8:11||Captivated by his mercy||14.05.25 Cell notes|
|18th May||John 21:15-19||Captivated by Jesus of Nazareth||14.05.18 Cell notes|
|11th May||Revelation 1:9-20||Captivated by his glory||14.05.11-cell-notes|
Have you really thought through what you believe? A recent survey for the Theos think tank asked people in the UK what they believed about God and issues of life after death. There was a very confused picture that arose out of it – even though 59% of people claimed to be part of a religious group. This series is going back to look at one of the most ancient declarations of the Christian faith, the Nicene Creed. We will be looking at how Christians came to believe what they did and how this makes a huge difference in our lives and the life of our society.
|15th December||Matthew 25: 1-13||Emmanuel: God with us||13.12.15 Cell notes|
|8th December||Ephesians 1||We believe in a God… who calls us the future||13.12.08-cell-notes|
|1st December||Romans 8:12-27||We believe in a God… who lives with us||13.12.01 cell notes|
|24th November||1 Corinthians 15:1-11||We believe in a God… who saves and redeems us||13.11.24 cell notes|
|17th November||John 1: 14-18; Philippians 2: 5-8||We believe in a God… who became human||13.11.17_Cell Notes|
|10th November||Hebrews 1:1-4, John 8:49-59||We believe in a God… who reveals Himself in Jesus||13.11.10 cell notes|
Who are you really.
In this sermon series we will explore this theme together, seeing how God calls us in so many ways: how he calls us out of slavery; how he calls us by name; how he calls us to a new identity; how he calls us to be real; how he calls us for the sake of the world; how he calls us to be the Church; how he calls us to be risk takers. We’re all called: but how well do you know your name?
|27th October||1 Corinthians 13||Called to the way of love||13.10.27-Cell-notes|
|20th October||Luke 10:1-9||Called to be risk takers||13.10.20-Cell-notes|
|13th October||Acts 2:42-47||Called together||13.10.13 Cell notes|
|6th October||Luke 12: 22-34||Called to Mission (Harvest)||13.10.06 Cell notes|
|29th September||Matt 5:13-16; 5:33-6:4||Called in our daily lives||13.09.29-Cell-notes|
|22nd September||2 Cor 5:14-21||Called to a new Identity||13.09.23 Cell notes|
|15th September||John 10:1-12||Called by name||13.09.15 Cell notes|
Real Life – Real church
This series will be looking at the Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Paul is writing to a church in one of the largest cosmopolitan cities of the Roman empire. He is writing to a church that is gifted but flawed. A church that has been blessed by God but has lost its way and needs to discover how they should live as God’s holy people. We will be looking at what it has to say to us today – to see how this most human of churches was called to become God’s holy people.
|15/9/13||John 10: 1-12||Called by Name||13.09.15 Cell notes|
|14/7/13||1 Cor 16||The End…or just beginning?||13.07.14 Cell notes|
|7/7/13||1 Cor 15: 35-58||1 Cor 15: 35-58||13.07.07 Cell notes|
|30/6/13||1 Cor 15: 1-34||1 Cor 15: 1-34||13.06.30 Cell notes|
|23/6/13||1 Cor 14: 25-end||Order! Order!||13.06.23 Cell notes|
|16/6/13||1 Cor 14: 1-25||1 Cor 14: 1-25||13.06.16 Cell notes|
|9/6/13||1 Cor 13||Above all…Love||13.06.09 Cell notes|
|2/6/13||1 Cor 12: 27-end||Truly wanting greater gifts||13.06.02 Cell notes|
|26/5/13||1 Cor 12:1-26||Jesus, gifts and the body||13.05.26 Cell notes|
|19/5/13||1 Cor 11: 17-34||‘Until he comes’…The Lord’s Supper||13.05.19 Cell notes|
|12/5/13||1 Cor 11:2-16||The role of women in the Church||13.05.12 Cell notes|
|5/5/13||1 Cor 10: 14 – 11:1||What to Do?||Cell Notes_1 Corinthians 10_14 to 11_1|
|21/4/13||1 Cor 9||Run in such a way as to win the prize||13.04.21 Cell notes|
|14/4/13||1 Cor 8||Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up|
|7/4/13||1 Cor 7: 7 & 25-40||Christ at the Centre||Cell Notes_1 Corinthians_7th April 2013|
|10/3/13||1 Cor 7:17-24||What price?||13.03.10-Cell-questions|
|3/3/13||1 Cor 7:1-16||Living together||13.03.03-Cell-questions|
|24/2/13||1 Cor. 6||Living up to our inheritance||13.02.24-Cell-questions|
|17/2/13||1 Cor. 5||A little yeast…||13.02.17-Cell-questions|
|10/2/13||1 Cor. 4:6-21||The scum of the earth||13.02.10 Cell questions|
|3/2/13||1 Cor. 4:1-5||Trustworthy||13.02.03-Cell-questions|
|27/1/13||1 Cor.3||Building God’s Temple||13.01.27 Cell Questions|
|20/1/13||1 Cor. 2||The mind of Christ||13.01.20 Cell Questions|
|13/1/13||1 Cor 1:1-17||Saints and Sinners||13.01.06-Cell-questions|
|7/1/13||1 Cor 1:18-31||The foolishness of the Cross||13.01.13-Cell-questions|