St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15



EASTER TO PENTECOST

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING APRIL/MAY 2018

Sunday 11am at St John's

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

So...... what happens now? This teaching series aims to look at some of the post-Easter themes, in preparation for Pentecost.

February 18 - HARD TEACHING: You are blessed....
James 5:7-12 Matthew 5:1-12

APRIL 08 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Walking with Jesus
Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 24:13-35

APRIL 15 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: New life and new Faith
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, John 20:19-31

APRIL 22 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Waiting for the Spirit
1 Kings 19:9b-13a, John 14:15-26

APRIL 29 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Don't give up now!
2 Peter 3:1-9, John 21:1-14

MAY 06 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: A new beginning
Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 21:15-25

MAY 13 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Gone but not forgotten
Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:36-53

MAY 20 - PENTECOST: Celebrating God’s Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-13, John 16:5-16

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REAL PEOPLE

Sunday 18:30 at St John's

This series aims to introduce us to some of the great characters of the Bible. The human interest angle is important; these were real people who served the Lord as he called them, as they encountered him, and where they were. Obviously, this needs to be more than a history lesson - we need to discover some principles for serving the Lord today, (and occasionally bridge cultural gaps.... - would we really want to slaughter all the false prophets (1 Kings 18:40) outside the Mall every Saturday?)

April 08 - REAL PEOPLE - Jeremiah: Speaking God's Word
Jeremiah 1:4-10, Jeremiah 7:1-8, Jeremiah 29:4-7, Jeremiah 31:31-33, John 15:14-15
Dave is a long time fan of the prophet Jeremiah, and hopes to share his enthusiasm with everyone

April 15 - REAL PEOPLE - Daniel - A Man of Principle
Daniel 1:1-21, Daniel 6:1-23
Everyone has heard about the Lions' Den, but there is much more to Daniel

April 22 - REAL PEOPLE - The Young Leaders Group will talk about their favourite Bible characters

April 29 - REAL PEOPLE - Iris will talk about one of the leading Women in the Bible

May 06 - REAL PEOPLE - Nick will tell us about his favourite Bible character

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TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 1:10pm - a fast 20 minute service

GOSPEL CHALLENGES - Tuesday Lunchtime Teaching - Spring 2018

This series aims to draw some challenges for Christian living today from the Gospels. It does not pretend to be an exhaustive list of Gospel values, or a complete agenda for Christians, but it gives us some important points to think about.

As ever, we need to be practical in our preaching - the texts are 2000 years old, so they need expounding, explaining and applying to the situations we face today.

APRIL 17 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: LOVE ONE ANOTHER
1 Corinthians 12:27-31, John 13:31-38

APRIL 24 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: FOLLOWING GOD'S PLAN
John 12:12-28

MAY 01 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: CHALLENGING PREJUDICE
Luke 19:1-10, John 9:39-41

MAY 08 - NO SERVICE

MAY 15 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: SEEKING THE LOST
Matthew 9:9-13 (and refer to Luke 15:1-10 )

MAY 22 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
John 16:4b-15

MAY 29 - NO SERVICE

JUNE 05 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Mark 10:32-50

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WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP
Round-table Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit
7:45pm in the Cafe.


BIBLE IN A YEAR
Wednesdays 7:45-9:30pm at St John's

Dave and Nick are planning a 2018 Bible School, with the aim of teaching every book of the Bible in 46 weeks. We will use the Lion Handbook to the Bible (about £15) as a basic course book.

Every session will include: By the end of the 2018, those who do the whole course should have a basic knowledge of every book of the Bible, and some skills in applying it to our everyday lives.

It would be great if people did the whole course, but, if that is not possible, just join in for the bits that interest you, or the weeks you are able to do.




THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
12:40pm Holy Communion.

REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS

Philippians is one of Paul's letters from prison. He describes himself as, "in chains for Christ", (1: 3), but is not at all self-pitying. For him life is an opportunity to serve the Lord and death will be an opportunity to see him face to face (1:21). Despite his chains and uncertain future, Paul's message to this readers is, "Rejoice in the Lord always" (4:4) - a good message for us in these troubled times!

APRIL 12 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - Thank God For You All
Philippians 1:1-11, John 14:23-27

APRIL 19 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - To Live Is Christ
Philippians 1:12-26, Mark 8:34-37

APRIL 26 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - Living As Christ Lived
Philippians 1:27-2:18, John 15:9-15

MAY 03 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - New Life Through Faith
Philippians 3:1-11, Luke 18:9-14

MAY 11 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - Don't Give Up Now
Philippians 3:12-21, Matthew 11:25-30

MAY 18 - REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - Be Joyful!
Philippians 4:1-23, John 14:1-6

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