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



THE HOLY SPIRIT

Sunday Morning Teaching - Summer 2017

Sunday 11am at St John's

The Holy Spirit of God is God - a person of the Trinity - NOT a force. He possesses Deity and personality. Over the next few months we are going to unpack some studies on his person and his ministry, both in the Church and in the world.

Our June/July teaching continues the Holy Spirit theme, with some interruptions for special occasions. Please pray for the outreach opportunities which our Open Air Services (from July 23 to the end of August) will bring.

June 18 - Who is your Father?
Deuteronomy 6:6-9, John 4:21-26, Matthew 6:25-34
Tolu Babarinsa, Husband, Father, Church Warden, Elder, and Wise Man shares his wisdom on this special day.

June 25 - God equips for service
Luke 2:41-52, Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 4:1-13, Matthew 11:2-6

July 02 - Friendships: Gods' way
1 Samuel 18:1-5, 1 Samuel 23:7-18, John 15:9-17
Cheryl Ramballi, Reader in the Grays Team Ministry, makes a welcome return to St John's as our Friends service guest preacher

July 09 - The Holy Spirit - Principles for Practical Christian Living
Galatians 5:13-26, Romans 8:5-17, John 3:5-8
The Holy Spirit gives us new life, helps us live a godly life, sanctifies us, inspires us, teaches us......

July 16 - The Holy Spirit - at work in the Church through his Gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and 28-31, Romans 12:6-8, John 14:10-14
The Holy Spirit powers ministry through gifts given to every Christian for ministry and mission as part of the Body of Christ

July 23 - Summer Open Air Services begin

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WORSHIP HIM!

Sunday 18:30 at St John's

Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life. It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed, (and transformed), as his people. (Church of England Liturgical Commission)

Worship Etymology: Reverence, veneration, adoration, devotion, exaltation, homage, respect, honour, esteem, magnify, extol, glorify.

Many psychologists tell us that it is a fundamental desire of human beings to worship something or someone. As Christians, we worship God because of who he is and what he has done for us. This series seeks to encourage us to deepen our worship, draw closer to Jesus, and encourage us to translate our worship into unselfish Christian service.

June 18 - WORSHIP HIM! Introduction
Romans 1:8-16, Romans 1:18-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 20:27
What is worship? Why do we worship?

June 25 - WORSHIP HIM! What is true Worship?
Exodus 23:20-26, Psalm 96, John 4:21-24
There are many types of false worship - true worship is love and devotion to God – worship in Spirit and truth.

July 02 - WORSHIP HIM! Patterns of Worship
Revelation 5:9-14, Exodus 15:19-21
Worship has always been a feature of the relationship between God and his people – Old Testament and New Testament.

July 09 - WORSHIP HIM! The context of Christian worship
1 Peter 2:4-6, Acts 2:42-47, John 4:21-24
What are the basic principles of Christian Worship? What does worship entail? Christian worship is set against a background of thanksgiving for Christ’s sacrifice for us.

July 16 - Rev. Benedict Atkins, Minister at St Matthias Canning Town, joins us as guest preacher ,sharing his experience of Ministry as a very young priest

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

THE LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS

Paul's letter to the Ephesians is full of good stuff - solid theology, guidance for practical Christian living, and a real resonance with some of today's issues around Christian unity and ministry. Dave's theory is that Ephesians 1:9-10 is the key to it all - see if you agree!

JUNE 06 - SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST
Ephesians 1:1-14

JUNE 13 - PAUL'S PRAYER FOR THE EPHESIANS
Ephesians 1:15-23

JUNE 20 - NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Ephesians 2:1-22

JUNE 27 - THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST
Ephesians 3:1-21

JULY 04 - NO SERVICE

JULY 11 - UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Ephesians 4:1-16

JULY 18 - LIVING IN THE LIGHT
Ephesians 4:17-32

JULY 25 - The Healing Café and Tuesday Service go open air with music, prayer, refreshments and hot dogs in the Churchyard

AUGUST 01 - PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING
Ephesians 5:1-21

AUGUST 08 - THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD
Ephesians 6:10-24

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WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP
Round-table Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit
8pm in the Cafe.


THE LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS - SPRING 2017

Paul's letter to the Ephesians is full of good stuff - solid theology, guidance for practical Christian living and a real resonance with some of today's issues around Christian unity and ministry.

Dave's theory is that Ephesians 1:9-10 is the key to it all - see if you agree!

APRIL 26 - EPHESIANS 1: SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST
Ephesians 1:1-23, John 15:14-16

MAY 03 - EPHESIANS 2: NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
Ephesians 2:1-22

MAY 10 - NO MEETING

MAY 17 - EPHESIANS 3: THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST
Ephesians 3:1-21, Matthew 28:16-20
(with Holy Communion)

MAY 24 - EPHESIANS 4: UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Ephesians 4:1-32

MAY 31 - EPHESIANS 5: LIVING GOD'S WAY
Ephesians 5:1-33 and Ephesians 6:1-9

JUNE 07 - EPHESIANS 6: LIVING IN GOD'S POWER
Ephesians 6:10-24

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THURSDAY LUNCHTIME - 12:40pm Holy Communion.

APRIL 27 - JESUS' MIRACLES: The First Miracle
Exodus 4:1-9, John 2:1-12

MAY 04 - JESUS' MIRACLES: Miracles of Healing plus…
Numbers 5:1-4, Luke 5:12-26

MAY 11 - JESUS' MIRACLES: A crippled women healed on the Sabbath
Exodus 20:8-11, Luke 13:10-17

MAY 18 - JESUS' MIRACLES: A Free Lunch!
Exodus 16:11-18, Mark 6:30-44

MAY 25 - ASCENSION DAY

JUNE 01 - JESUS' MIRACLES: The big one!
1 Kings 17:17-24, Luke 7:11-17

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