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



THE APPRENTICE

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING JUNE/JULY 2018

Sunday 11am at St John's

Paul knew all about apprentices, long before Sir Alan Sugar. There are a number of "trainees" mentioned in Acts and in Paul's letters. Timothy seems to have been the one who got the prize in the end; (did Paul ever say, "You're Fired" to John or Mark? - see Acts 15:37-38)

Timothy's "prize" was to be left behind in Ephesus to organise the Church after Paul left in a hurry (see Acts 19). It could have been worse - Titus was sent to Crete - a much harder task, (see Titus 1:12)!

Paul's Letters to Timothy have much to teach us; they show us Paul's concerns for new Christians, his fears for the dangers which would lead them astray, his priorities for ministry and, above all, his wise advice to Timothy, the favourite apprentice.

JUNE 03 - THE APPRENTICE - The Teaching Task
1 Timothy 1:3-7, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Matthew 7:24-29

JUNE 10 - THE APPRENTICE - The Ministry Task
1 Timothy 3:1-15, 1 Timothy 5:17-22, 2 Timothy 2:20-26, John 10:11-15

JUNE 17 - FATHER'S DAY - Special Theme

JUNE 27 - SPECIAL THEME for the 4th Sunday together

JULY 01 - THE APPRENTICE - The People Task
1 Timothy 2:1-15, 1 Timothy 5:3-16, 1 Timothy 6:1-10

JULY 08 - THE APPRENTICE - The Personal Task
2 Timothy 2:1-26
We will also refer to: 1 Timothy 4:9-16, 1 Timothy 5:1-2, 1 Timothy 6:11-16, Luke 12:30-36

JULY 15 - FRIENDS SERVICE and Lunch with Peter and Christine Knight, from Tunis

JULY 22 - OPEN AIR SERVICES BEGIN

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SUNDAY 18:30 AT ST JOHN'S
Worship, Prayer, Praise, Bible Teaching, Cake, Hot Chocolate, New Friends

JESUS SAID....... Exploring Jesus' teaching

18:30 Teaching Summer 2018

Jesus' teaching was amazing in its wide application, its faithfulness to the Old Testament, its impact on his original hearers, and its impact throughout 2000 years of Christian history.

This teaching series explores some of the highlights of Jesus' teaching, with selections from all 4 gospels and either an Old Testament foundation or a New Testament parallel to the gospel passage.

JULY 01 - JESUS SAID: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me"
Isaiah 61:1-3, Luke 4:14-30

JULY 08 - JESUS SAID: "Follow me"
Mark 1:14-20 and Mark 2:13-17

JULY 15 - JESUS SAID: "Blessed are you...."
Proverbs 14:11-19, Luke 6:17-26

JULY 22 - JESUS SAID: "If you have ears to hear"
Isaiah 6:8-10, Mark 4:1-20 (And a look at the whole method of teaching by parables).

JULY 29 - JESUS SAID: "I am... The Resurrection and the Life"
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, John 11:17-27 (Also refer to the other "I am" sayings).

AUGUST 05 - JESUS SAID: "No one knows the day or the hour..."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, Matthew 24:36-51

AUGUST 12 - JESUS SAID: "You are my witnesses"
Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:36-53

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TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 1:10pm - a fast 20 minute service

GOSPEL CHALLENGES - Tuesday Lunchtime Teaching - Spring 2018

This series aims to draw some challenges for Christian living today from the Gospels. It does not pretend to be an exhaustive list of Gospel values, or a complete agenda for Christians, but it gives us some important points to think about.

As ever, we need to be practical in our preaching - the texts are 2000 years old, so they need expounding, explaining and applying to the situations we face today.

APRIL 17 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: LOVE ONE ANOTHER
1 Corinthians 12:27-31, John 13:31-38

APRIL 24 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: FOLLOWING GOD'S PLAN
John 12:12-28

MAY 01 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: CHALLENGING PREJUDICE
Luke 19:1-10, John 9:39-41

MAY 08 - NO SERVICE

MAY 15 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: SEEKING THE LOST
Matthew 9:9-13 (and refer to Luke 15:1-10 )

MAY 22 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
John 16:4b-15

MAY 29 - NO SERVICE

JUNE 05 - GOSPEL CHALLENGES: SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Mark 10:32-50

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WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP
Round-table Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit
7:45pm in the Cafe.


BIBLE IN A YEAR
Wednesdays 7:45-9:30pm at St John's

Dave and Nick are planning a 2018 Bible School, with the aim of teaching every book of the Bible in 46 weeks. We will use the Lion Handbook to the Bible (about £15) as a basic course book.

Every session will include: By the end of the 2018, those who do the whole course should have a basic knowledge of every book of the Bible, and some skills in applying it to our everyday lives.

It would be great if people did the whole course, but, if that is not possible, just join in for the bits that interest you, or the weeks you are able to do.




THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
12:40pm Holy Communion.

GODLY AND GREEN - Summer 2018

"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" (Genesis 1:31)

This sermon series looks at some of the issues around environmental concern and justice.

There are 2 main foundations for Christian concern over the environment. The first is a respect for God's creation - a sense of responsibility for it and stewardship over it as God's people in the world. The second, equally important, is the realisation that environmental damage hurts the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world most of all; this makes environmental concerns an urgent issue of justice for caring Christians.

JULY 05 - GODLY AND GREEN: STEWARDSHIP AND JUSTICE
Genesis 1:1-5 and 26-31, Matthew 25:31-46
God blessed humanity and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it". (Genesis 1:28)

JULY 12 - GODLY AND GREEN: GREEN NOT GREEDY
Proverbs 11:24-28, Ephesians 4:17-24, Luke 12:13-21
"Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf". (Proverbs 11:28)

JULY 19 - GODLY AND GREEN: GOD'S PEOPLE IN GOD'S WORLD
Psalm 148:1-13, Matthew 13:24-30
"Didn’t you sow good seed ... Where, then did the weeds come from?" (Matthew13:27)

JULY 26 - GODLY AND GREEN: A HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Revelation 22:1-5, Matthew 6:24-34
"Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness". (Matthew 6:33)

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