Sermons

 The Coming King
Our Advent series this year focuss on the coming of the Messiah thinking around the wisemen who began their journey before the birth of Jesus and looking at the story as it is told for us by Matthew in Chapter 2.
 

 


Date Calendar Sermon Title.
     
26 Nov Christ the KIng The Search for a king.
3 Dec Advent 1 Told of Old.
10 Dec Advent 2 Signs of the times.
17 Dec Advent 3 Gift of Leadership.
17 Dec   Community Candlelight Carols.
24 Dec Advent 4 Gift of Friendship.
24 Dec  Midnight Communion Gift of a clean start.
25 Dec Christmas Day  A king is born.
31 Dec Christmas 1 Herods Response.

 

 

  Past Sermons :Jigsaw - Services

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Remembrance

Rev'd Canon Henry Blair
Sun 12th Nov 2017

Isaiah 2:1-5      John 15:9-17

Life Group guidelines

 “Christian Basics: Elementary Teachings”

Remembrance

(READINGS: Psalm 46,  Isaiah 2:1-5; John 15:9-17)

 

Ice breaker:  When you look at the poppy what do you think of?

 

  1. What does the bible tell Israel to remember, think about Moses and the journey in the wilderness? Deut 5 v15. 1 Chron 16 v12  
  2. Isaiah chapter 2 opens with a vision of the future.  When is Isaiah looking forward too?
    1. What does Isaiah say will happen to our learning?  v3
    2. WHAT HAPPENS TO WEAPONS OF WAR?  v4
  3. What does Jesus tell us in John 15:9 that we are to do?
    1. How can we show the same love to those around us?
    2. How can love be practical?
  4. What is the command that God asks of us, sum it up in one sentence?  (Mark 12:30-31)
    1. Is this reflected in our society at the moment?
    2. When you strip it all away what do the paradise papers stand for?  (It reflects the difference between the letter of the law and the essence of the law)
  5. Jesus looks on us differently in this passage:-
    1. Jesus calls us a friend, what does that mean for our position. (v14)
    2. The alternative is to be a servant.  If you’re a servant what do you know? (v15)
    3. Which model reflects your life with Christ?

 

The WORD – A FACILITATED GROUP BIBLE STUDY

 

This is not a regular-style Bible Study presented by the leader.  It is an opportunity for all to participate and share thoughts on the particular passage.  The leader (facilitator) guides the discussion so that everyone experiences God (hears from Him) and knows what experience they will take away with them.  The emphasis is on practical application of the Bible to people’s lives personally, and to the group as a whole.  The leader must become skilled in involving every member in discussion without embarrassing them, while staying on course to fulfil the teaching goal and ensuring that every person leaves with a positive experience that they can work out practically.

 

Eternal Judgement

Rev'd Canon Henry Blair
Sun 5th Nov 2017

John 5:22-30

Matthew 25:14-30  The parable of the Talents

 

Life Group guidelines

 “Christian Basics: Elementary Teachings”

Eternal Judgement

(READINGS: Hebrews 6:1, 2; John 5:19-30; Matthew 25:14-30)

 

  1. When you think of “judgement” what images initially come to mind?   
  2. What do you think of when you add the word “eternal”? 
  3. How do you feel about the statement in John 5 verse 22 that Jesus will be the one to judge?
    1. Remember Jesus will be asking us what we did with his sacrifice for us? 
  4. What does John 5:24 say is the basis of our judgement?
  5. In the parable of the talents (Matt25) the servants that both use their talents get the same response from the master.  Key thing is it is not about the number of talents  (gifts) we have but how we use them!
    1. What talents or gifts do you have?
    2. Think about how you could serve God using this gift?
  6. What do you think about the servants response who was given the one talent?
    1. What does it say about his relationship to the master?
    2. How does it relate to our use of gifts?
    3. What gift has God given you that you have buried?
  7. In 1 Corinthians 3:10-12 Paul shows that what we do for God in response to the gift of Gods grace will be how we are judged.
    1. The key is quality and not quantity
    2. It is the small jewels that make a difference. 

 

 

The WORD – A FACILITATED GROUP BIBLE STUDY

 

This is not a regular-style Bible Study presented by the leader.  It is an opportunity for all to participate and share thoughts on the particular passage.  The leader (facilitator) guides the discussion so that everyone experiences God (hears from Him) and knows what experience they will take away with them.  The emphasis is on practical application of the Bible to people’s lives personally, and to the group as a whole.  The leader must become skilled in involving every member in discussion without embarrassing them, while staying on course to fulfil the teaching goal and ensuring that every person leaves with a positive experience that they can work out practically.

Resurrection of the Dead

Rev'd Philip Bryson
Sun 22nd Oct 2017

1 Corinthians 15:12-23

You reap what you sow

Rev'd Canon Henry Blair
Sun 15th Oct 2017

Luke 8:4-15

1 Thessalonians 6:7-10

Being Thankful always.

Mrs Gillian Anderson
Sun 15th Oct 2017

Luke 17:11-19

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