On 14th October, at our Harvest service, Andrew returned to the letter to the Philippians which we have been studying. Reading from chapter 4, verses 10-20, he spoke about Paul’s gratitude for the gifts and support he received from the Philippian church. Then he picked up on what Paul wrote in verse 12: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and…
On September 20th we were delighted to welcome Andy from Open Doors who spoke about the latest Open Doors Watch List of countries where Christians are persecuted because of their faith. He then shared several moving and powerful testimonies from Christians in some of these countries.
On 23rd September we continued to study the letter to the church at Philippi. Chris Justice spoke from Philippians 4:4-9 where Paul writes “Rejoice in the Lord always”. Chris encouraged us to seek joy in our lives and our church.
The two churches in Seer Green met together for a joint service on 16th September. Andrew started the service by talking about us as God’s saints in Christ Jesus in Seer Green and Jordans; a reference to the opening of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi which we have been studying. Then Cassa, the vicar of Holy Trinity church, spoke about working together…
During the autumn we will be studying Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. On September 9th we started this new series, and Andrew introduced us to some of the early characters in the church as described in Acts 16. As we study the letter in future weeks it is important to remember that this was written to real people in a real small community of believers.
In the fourth of our housegroup-led services, Barry and Janice’s group reminded us how important it is to count our blessings. They shared how we have been able to bless others through the missionary work started from this church, and then Tim spoke about ourselves.
Continuing our summer series of services led by the various housegroups, on Sunday 12th August Paul spoke from Mark chapter 11, verses 11-21 about the true mission of the church.
This ‘Psalm’ was written by the congregation at the morning service, 29th July 2018 led by the Stable Lane Housegroup. The service focused on Psalms 149 and 150. We heard a reading of Psalm 150 from the NIV bible and a modern rewriting of Psalm 149. We were then invited to write a simple ‘praise phrase’ or exhortation. These were collated and reproduced as below: Praise…
For six weeks from July 29th to September 2nd we are having informal, relaxed services led by our housegroups. In many cases there is no sermon and therefore no recording. If any of the housegroups includes a sermon then we will post it here.
On 22nd July Gill summarised our journey over the past few weeks and looked particularly at what it means for us individually. She encouraged us to live the “vine life” as described in John 15, and the recording starts with Gill reading verses 9 to 17.