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



EXODUS - God's people set free

Sunday Morning Teaching-Autumn 2018

Sunday 11am at St John's

EXODUS is the second book of the Bible. It tells a story of suffering, of rescue, of freedom from oppression. Above all, it shows that God's will and purpose is fulfilled, in his people, whatever the opposition.

September 02 - EXODUS - LET MY PEOPLE GO
Exodus 3:1-14, Mark 1:9-13
God's called and prepared Moses for the task of leading his people into freedom from oppression

September 09 - EXODUS - MOSES AND PHARAOH
Exodus 5:1-9, Exodus 5:22-6:1, Exodus 6:28-7:5
Moses appeals to Pharaoh, and Pharaoh shows that his heart is hardened against the Israelites

September 16 - EXODUS - PASSOVER
Exodus 12:1-14 and Exodus 12:29-32, Luke 22:17-20
Passover was the last in a long list of plagues. Why did God do something so drastic? Passover has a New Testament fulfilment - Jesus' death for us!

September 23 - EXODUS - IF IN DOUBT ... COMPLAIN
Exodus 16:1-8 and 17:1-7, John 6:41-44

September 30 - Special Service for HARVEST and Nigeria Day

October 07 - EXODUS - CROSSING THE RED SEA
Exodus 14:5-29, John 6:16-21

October 14 - EXODUS - THE COVENANT
Exodus 19:1-25, John 3:16-21
God's covenant (originally with Abraham) is renewed with Israel, and renewed again in the New Covenant - through Jesus

October 21 - EXODUS - THE COMMANDMENTS
Exodus 20:1-17, Mark 12:28-31
The 10 Commandments then and now.

October 28 - Special Service for the 4th Sunday Together

November 04 - EXODUS - WHAT A LOAD OF BULL!
Exodus 32:1-24, Mark 8:34-38
Why did the people sin? Why was God so angry?

November 11 - Special Service for REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

November 18 - EXODUS -THE TABERNACLE
Exodus 40:1-16 and 34-38, Mark 1:14-20
A place for God to meet with his people - the reason for the Tabernacle

November 25 - Special Service for the 4th Sunday Together

December 02 - Advent - our countdown to Christmas - begins

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SUNDAY 18:30 AT ST JOHN'S
Worship, Prayer, Praise, Bible Teaching, Cake, Hot Chocolate, New Friends

BEING A DISCIPLE

18:30 Teaching Summer 2018

The emphasis on DISCIPLESHIP is a current issue in Churches, partly because of the growth of "Consumer Culture" in Churches. The aim of this teaching series is to get us all to think about how we can better follow and serve the Lord, not just be "consumers" of ministry.

October 07 - Being a Disciple: The Call to Follow Jesus
Ephesians 2:1-10, John 6:25-35
Jesus said "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry..... etc." Jesus calls us to follow him, and challenges us to base our lives on him

October 14 - Being a Disciple: The Challenge of true Discipleship
Ephesians 5:8-21, Matthew 6:19-24
To be a disciple is to be a follower of Jesus, being with him, learning from him, sharing in his work. Jesus is our Saviour, our Friend, our "Bread of Life", and this will challenge us, and make demands of us.

October 21 - Being a Disciple: Proclaiming the Message
Acts 5:12-16, Luke 10:1-12
To be a disciple of Jesus is to be a witness to all that he is, and all that he has done. Jesus sent out the 72, not just the "special" 12 to proclaim his kingdom.

October 28 - Being a Disciple: Where it really counts
1 Peter 4:1-12, Matthew 5:13-16
So we are disciples of Jesus - great. Does anyone notice the difference? Discipleship is about being a follower of Jesus in world, not just in Church.

November 04 - Being a Disciple: Part of the Family of God
Ephesians 2:19-22, John 15:9-17
The Church is the Body of Christ on earth. We are called to serve the Lord together, and to support one another in that service

November 11 - BAPTISM and CONFIRMATION SERVICE
With the Bishop of Barking

November 18 - Being a Disciple: Disciples or Dossers?
Isaiah 42:1-7, Luke 19:1-10
OK, that may be a bit harsh, but it got your attention! Jesus needs disciples, people who are with him (see Mark 3:14, ), rather than just people who are along for the ride. That means a commitment to going where Jesus leads.

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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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THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
12:40pm Holy Communion.

IT'S GOOD TO TALK - TEACHING ON PRAYER - Summer 2018


SEPTEMBER 27 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - INTRODUCING PRAYER
1 Kings 19:3-14, Luke 11:1-13
What are we doing, is there anyone listening, why do we need to pray if God knows everything, etc. etc.?

OCTOBER 04 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - SPENDING TIME WITH GOD
Isaiah 6:1-8, Mark 9:2-13
Is prayer all about talking to God, or is there is place for sitting in silent wonder with a friend?

OCTOBER 11 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - PRAYING FOR OTHERS
Acts 3:1-10, Matthew 8:1-17
What are we actually doing when we pray for people? How does it work, (does it work)? Keys to successful intercessory prayer.

OCTOBER 18 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - PRAYING TOGETHER
Acts 12:5-17, Matthew 26:36-44
There are lots of biblical encouragements to and examples of prayer together. Why is it important?

OCTOBER 25 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRAY
There are many ways of praying - the important thing is that we keep in touch
Matthew 6:5-14 - Jesus' model for prayer
Ephesians 6:10-18 - Spiritual armour

NOVEMBER 01 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - PRAYING IN TOUGH SITUATIONS
Acts 7:54-8:1, Mark 4:35-41
When the going gets tough - the tough get praying! Prayer should help us face difficult situations

NOVEMBER 08 - PENTECOST - IT'S GOOD TO TALK: THE HOLY SPIRIT HELPS US TO PRAY.
Acts 2:1-4, Luke 24:44-49, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 13:1-5
The bible promises that when we struggle to pray, God's Spirit prompts us, and gives us the words to say.

NOVEMBER 15 - IT'S GOOD TO TALK - TRINITARIAN PRAYER
So do we pray to the Father, or the Son, or the Holy Spirit, or to all three?

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