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Preaching Timetable: January to August 2018

John series:

John's biography of Jesus, or Gospel as it is known, takes us deep into what belief in Jesus wins for us. The gospel presents us with the signs that Jesus performed in his life on earth, as well as his claims, inviting us to have faith in him. If Matthew routes us to the gospel through the Old Testament promises, Mark takes us on a fast paced tour and Luke introduces us to the good news for lost people, John is really all about depth. Will you join us to wade in this great gospel?

Isaiah: the road of return

This series will strike some key texts in the book of Isaiah, one of the great prophets of the Old Testament. From realising their sin, to experiencing the consequences, how can it be that God will get his Old Testament people back? We will see that God worked in extraordinary ways to preserve a faithful remnant (even in times of great forgetfulness of God) and be amazed at how God has worked in history. This is a book that has prophecies of Jesus threaded through it and shows us the great love of God towards people like us.

Services

At St John's we have three Sunday services. The 9am service is a traditional Church of England communion service. The 11am service is a contemporary service of worship. During the month this will include an 'All age service' and a 'Holy communion', (see key below). The 6.30pm service draws on a mix of traditional and informal styles of worship.

Key

The colour scheme below does not apply to the 9am service.

Holy communion All Age Service
Sundays 9am 11am 6.30pm Midweek
(7.30pm)
7th
January
John 7:30-36
Where was Jesus going?
How does God speak?
The Bible and God's voice
14th
January
John 7:37-52
The Spirit, the messiah, and prophecy
Who is God?
What God says about himself
21st
January
John 7:53 - 8:11
The issue of manuscripts; and the woman caught in adultery
Does God love me?
What God says about his love for people
28th
January
John 8:12-20
Light and testimony, (cf John 1)
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
4th
February
John 8:21-30
What is above and below?
Why is sin bad?
The effect of sin on Christians and non-Christians
11th
February
Evangelism for Shy People What is salvation?
What we are saved from and what we are saved for
18th
February
John 8:31-47
Is God our father?
Who gets saved?
God's will and people's stubbornness
14th February - 7.30pm
Lord's Supper
25th
February
John 8:48-59
Where and when did Abraham and Jesus meet?
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
4th
March
John 9:1-7
Jesus heals a blind man
What about heaven and hell?
What the bible teaches about death and beyond
11th
March
Mission
subject
What is union with Christ?
God gives us his son rather than anything else
18th
March
John 9:8-41
The blind man sees, (v39)
In what way is Jesus God?
Why it matters that Jesus is both God and human
25th
March
John 10:1-21
The Good Shepherd
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
29th March - 7.30pm
Lord's Supper
1st
April
Easter
day
Easter Praise
8th
April
Isaiah 1:1-17
A rebellious people
What is the Holy Spirit up to?
What the Bible tells us about the Holy Spirit's work
15th
April
Isaiah 5:1-7
A song for the Lord's vineyard
Must I be good?
How to love God
22nd
April
Isaiah 6
A prophet commissioned
James - The Tests of Faith
1:1-12 Testing from without
29th
April
Isaiah 10:20-25
A remnant preserved
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
6th
May
Isaiah 11
A shoot from Jesse
James - The Tests of Faith
1:13-18 Testing from within
13th
May
Isaiah 39
The door opened to Babylon
James - The Tests of Faith
1:19-27 Living the Life
10th May - 7.30pm
Lord's Supper
20st
May
Isaiah 42:1-9
God's chosen servant
James - The Tests of Faith
2:1-13 Poor bias
27th
May
Isaiah 44:24-28
Exiles will return
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
25th May - 7.30pm
Lord's Supper
3rd
June
Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12
God's servant pierced
James - The Tests of Faith
2:14-19 An unworkable faith
10th
June
Isaiah 65:17 - 66:2
God's people gathered
James - The Tests of Faith
2:20-26 A working faith
17th
June
James - The Tests of Faith
3:1-12 The power of the tongue
24th
June
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
1st
July
James - The Tests of Faith
3:13-18 Two kinds of wisdom
8th
July
James - The Tests of Faith
4:1-12 Pride and humility
15th
July
James - The Tests of Faith
4:13-17 Planning without God
22nd
July

James - The Tests of Faith
5:1-12 Materialistic madness
29th
July

3 Churches Joint Service
TBA
5th
August
James - The Tests of Faith
5:13-20 A God for all Seasons
12th
August
19th
August

26th
August
3 Churches Joint Service
TBA

Children and Young People on Sundays

During the 11am service:

0 - 3 Crèche in the lounge
3 - 7 Scramblers & Climbers from 11.20am
7 - 13 Humblenessy People, (HPs), in the hall from 11.20am

6.30pm

14 - 18 CYFA in the hall