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



THY KINGDOM COME

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING EASTER - PENTECOST 2019

Sunday 11am at St John's

May 05 - THY KINGDOM COME - PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM
1 Peter 3:15b-18, Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus' first recorded words are in Mark 1: 15 - "The time has come, the Kingdom of God has come near." His last words send us "out into the world to make disciples….." (Matthew 28:19). The Church exists to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. What is this Kingdom, how do we proclaim it?

May 12 - THY KINGDOM COME - PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM
Luke 11:2-4, 1 Timothy 2:1-5, John 17:15-23
The Kingdom of God is a spiritual Kingdom, not a geographical or political Kingdom. It is built by prayer, not power!

May 19 - The Great Vocations Conversation: Who Am I?
Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 5:1-11
Prince Odoemena, Diocesan Vocations Champion, will tell help us think about God's call to serve him. There will be a Q&A in the Christ Church Room following the service, where Prince will answer questions about vocation.

May 26 - THY KINGDOM COME - WORKING FOR THE KINGDOM
Readings to be chosen
Christians have always worked to show the love and compassion of Jesus in practical ways - James says: "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?" (James 2:14). We are called to show God's love, not just preach it.

June 02 - Special Service for Ugandan Martyrs Day
with guest preacher Rev. Modicum Okello

June 09 - THY KINGDOM COME - IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT Pentecost
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Acts 2:1-13
The Old Testament Prophets saw that a new relationship with God was needed, and that God's Kingdom needed to be proclaimed with the power of his Spirit. On the day of Pentecost, we see their distant vision become a present reality

June 16 - Special Service for FATHER'S DAY
Led by St John's Men's Group

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

MARK ON JESUS

Mark's Gospel is the earliest of the 4 Gospels. It is also the shortest Gospel, and, therefore, invites questions about why Mark included some material, omitted other events and reports relatively little of Jesus' teaching. Mark allocates a large part of his Gospel to the last week of Jesus' life, showing something of his theological priorities. He shows Jesus as a man on a mission, often in conflict, shunning publicity, heading relentlessly for the final showdown in Jerusalem. Look out for the so-called "Messianic secret" passages - Jesus persistently tells people not to tell people about him, until he is ready to show the world who he is!

We will concentrate on some significant sections of the Gospel, and try to get an insight into Mark's thinking. We will sometimes read quite large chunks of Mark's story.

July 21 - MARK ON JESUS: The beginning
Malachi 3:1-5, Mark 1:1-20

July 28 - MARK ON JESUS: The Messiah Revealed
Mark 1:21-2:12

August 04 - MARK ON JESUS: Challenges and Conflicts
Mark 2:13-3:12

August 11 - MARK ON JESUS: Teaching in words and actions
Isaiah 6:8-10, Mark 4:1-20 and 35-41

August 18 - MARK ON JESUS: Faith and Doubt
Isaiah 17:17-24, Mark 5:21-6:6

August 25 - MARK ON JESUS: No profit in being a prophet
Jeremiah 26:7-11, Mark 6:6a-29

September 01 - MARK ON JESUS: A Free Lunch
Exodus 16:11-18, Mark 6:30-56

September 08 - MARK ON JESUS: Who is Jesus?
Galatians 3:26-4:7, Mark 8:27-38

September 15 - MARK ON JESUS: Heavenly visions and earthly problems
Exodus 34:29-35, Mark 9:2-32

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TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 1:10pm - SUMMER 2019

EXODUS - God's people set free


June 11 - LET MY PEOPLE GO
Exodus 3:1-20

June 18 - GOD'S EMPOWERING OF MOSES
Exodus 4:1-17

June 25 - PASSOVER
Exodus 12:1-14, 29-32

July 02 - CROSSING THE RED SEA
Exodus 14:5-29

July 09 - IF IN DOUBT ..... COMPLAIN
Exodus 16:1-8, 17:1-7

July 16 - COVENANT
Exodus 19:1-25

July 23 - COMMANDMENTS
Exodus 20:1-17

July 30 - WHAT A LOAD OF BULL!
Exodus 32:1-24

August 06 - THE TABERNACLE
Exodus 40:1-16, 34-38

August 13 - HOME AT LAST
Joshua 3:1-17

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BIBLE IN A YEAR
Wednesdays 7:45-9:30pm at St John's
Beginning Wednesday 9th January 2019

Bible in a year was piloted at St John's during 2018. The study material was compiled by Nick, with support from Dave

We aim to study every book of the Bible in 43 weeks using a mixture of:
  • Introductory teaching from the front,
  • small group discussions,
  • interactive bible studies and quizzes
  • handouts, and resources for further study.
  • We use the Lion Hand book to the Bible (about £17) as a basic course book.
  • There is no written work, and the course is offered free of charge.
By the end of the 2019, those who do the whole course should have an acquaintance with every book of the Bible, and be more confident in applying the bible to their lives.

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



THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
12:40pm Holy Communion.

1 PETER - A LETTER TO CHRISTIANS UNDER PRESSURE

THURSDAY LUNCHTIME TEACHING SUMMER 2019


27 JUNE - From Peter with love - ARE YOU WHOLLY HOLY AND HOPEFUL?
1 Peter 1:1-7 and 13-16, Mark 8:27-38

04 JULY - From Peter with love - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE?
1 Peter 2:1-10, John 15:1-5

11 JUNE - From Peter with love - WHY DOES GOD WANT SLAVES?
John 15:11-17, 1 Peter 2:11-25

18 JULY - From Peter with love - DOES JESUS CARE ABOUT MY RELATIONSHIPS?
1 Peter 3:1-22, John 15:9-17

25 JULY - From Peter with love - WHY ARE CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED?
John 15:18-21, 1 Peter 4:1-19

01 AUGUST - From Peter with love - ARE YOU SCARED OF LIONS?
1 Peter 5:1-14, John 16:5-15

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