On 19th February, our good friend Chris Justice from Hope Church in Beaconsfield spoke from 2 Peter chapter 1 about how we can be effective and productive in our Christian lives, and gave the answer: by knowing Jesus better.
On 12th February, Paul Bosson from our church spoke from Ephesians 3, v14-21, about how we can be faithful witnesses.
On 5th February, Andrew moved onto look at how we grow as disciples of Jesus, and spoke about spending time with Jesus, studying the Bible, being open to the Holy Spirit and learning from each other.
On 22nd January, Andrew started to look in detail at what we are called to do, and in particular at how we might make disciples of Jesus.
In early 2017 we started to look at our mission and vision as a church. On 15th January, Chris Justice started by looking at the question “Who are we?” He covered the fact that we are adopted, chosen and called into the family of God.
Jesus invited his disciples to touch him after his resurrection, and still today he invites us to experience him more deeply. On December 18th, Andrew spoke about the final experience in this encounter with Jesus which is described at the start of 1 John.
Andrew shared again from 1 John: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life“. We considered how we can truly see Jesus and how this leads to understanding.
Andrew spoke on the phrase “that which we have heard”. God speaks to us today through his Word. How do we listen?
Andrew started by giving an overview of this passage in 1 John: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”
On November 20th, Andrew covered the final question from Jesus in our sermon series on “A Fresh Vision of Jesus” when he spoke about the feeding of the 4,000: “How many loaves do you have?” We were challenged to consider what we can bring to the work.