On 7th February Chris continued the Team Talk, speaking from the second half of John 15 where Jesus encourages his disciples: “Don’t be surprised, don’t be disappointed, don’t give up”. During the talk we watched a recording from Open Doors which can be seen here.
On 31st January we shared together songs and hymns chosen by different members of the fellowship.
On 24th January we had two separate gatherings looking in more detail at John chapter 15. In this recording Chris speaks about Jesus’ call to “abide in me”.
On Sunday 17th January we joined together in a discussion on John 15:1-17, the passage which Chris had spoken from the previous week.
On Sunday 10th January we returned to Jesus’ “team talk” looking today at John 15, verses 1-17. Chris spoke about how we should seek to be fruitful disciples.
On the first Sunday in January we held a service of praise, prayer and communion to remind ourselves of the hope we have in Jesus for the new year.
A very different Carols by Candlelight this year. We met over Zoom on the day following the announcement of increased restrictions so it was good to be reminded of the timeless truth about Jesus’ birth through carols, readings and Chris’ talk. The audio recording of the talk is attached. The readings and carols can be watched again:
On the third Sunday in Advent Chris spoke about why Jesus had to come, picking up on the verses from the Jesus team talk in John 14 when Jesus says: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”
On the second Sunday in Advent, Chris spoke from Isaiah 40, John 14 and Luke 1 about how Jesus was the promised way through the spiritual wasteland, and through his birth became the fulfilled way to the father.
On the first Sunday in Advent, Louise spoke to us about how perfect love drives out fear, picking up on Jesus’ command at the start of his team talk in John 14: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”