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



ADVENT CHALLENGE

Sunday Morning Teaching - Advent 2019

Sunday 11am at St John's

Advent challenges us in many ways It is a penitential season, a season of preparation, a season which looks forward to the coming of Jesus. This sermon series picks up some of the traditional Advent themes and Bible passages, and identifies the challenges within them.

DECEMBER 01 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Be Ready!
Isaiah 52:7-10, Luke 21:25-33
Are we ready to receive Jesus - whenever he comes?

DECEMBER 08 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Blessed to be a Blessing
Genesis 12:1-9
God sent Abraham and Sarah out with a promise of blessing, so they could be a blessing to others.

DECEMBER 15 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Prepare the Way
Isaiah 40:1-11, John 1:19-28
John the Baptist came to "Make the Way Straight" for Jesus

DECEMBER 22 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Do it God's Way
Micah 5:2-4, Luke 1:26-33 and 38, Matthew 1:18-25
Doing things God's way, not ours is always a challenge…..
This service will include our popular Nativity Procession

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ADVENT CHALLENGE

Sunday Evening Teaching - Advent 2019

Sunday 18:30 at St John's

DECEMBER 01 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Promises, Promises
Isaiah 35:1-10, Zechariah 2:10-13, Luke 4:14-24
Advent is a time to be challenged to respond to God's promises

DECEMBER 08 - ADVENT CHALLENGE - Blessed to be a Blessing
Genesis 12:1-9
God sent Abraham and Sarah out with a promise of blessing, so they could be a blessing to others.

DECEMBER 15 - CHRISTMAS PRAISE!
A contemporary Christmas Carol Celebration

DECEMBER 22 - CAROLS by CANDLELIGHT
A traditional Christmas Carol Service - suitable for all ages

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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.