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



THY KINGDOM COME

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING EASTER - PENTECOST 2019

Sunday 11am at St John's

May 05 - THY KINGDOM COME - PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM
1 Peter 3:15b-18, Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus' first recorded words are in Mark 1: 15 - "The time has come, the Kingdom of God has come near." His last words send us "out into the world to make disciples….." (Matthew 28:19). The Church exists to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. What is this Kingdom, how do we proclaim it?

May 12 - THY KINGDOM COME - PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM
Luke 11:2-4, 1 Timothy 2:1-5, John 17:15-23
The Kingdom of God is a spiritual Kingdom, not a geographical or political Kingdom. It is built by prayer, not power!

May 19 - The Great Vocations Conversation: Who Am I?
Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 5:1-11
Prince Odoemena, Diocesan Vocations Champion, will tell help us think about God's call to serve him. There will be a Q&A in the Christ Church Room following the service, where Prince will answer questions about vocation.

May 26 - THY KINGDOM COME - WORKING FOR THE KINGDOM
Readings to be chosen
Christians have always worked to show the love and compassion of Jesus in practical ways - James says: "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?" (James 2:14). We are called to show God's love, not just preach it.

June 02 - Special Service for Ugandan Martyrs Day
with guest preacher Rev. Modicum Okello

June 09 - THY KINGDOM COME - IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT Pentecost
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Acts 2:1-13
The Old Testament Prophets saw that a new relationship with God was needed, and that God's Kingdom needed to be proclaimed with the power of his Spirit. On the day of Pentecost, we see their distant vision become a present reality

June 16 - Special Service for FATHER'S DAY
Led by St John's Men's Group

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

CHALLENGING MEETINGS

Post-Easter TEACHING 2019

We know from Jeremiah that God has a plan for each of us. In the Bible, He reveals His plans in a variety of ways. Some, like Jonah, decide their own way is better; others, like Paul, obey and find their lives turned around. The challenge for all of us is how we recognise the Lord's call and what we do about it.

April 28 - Challenging Meetings: Jacob
Genesis 28:10-22, Luke 12:13-21
Jacob's history of deceiving his father and usurping his brother's birthright didn't make him an obvious choice for leading God's people.

May 05 - Challenging Meetings: Moses
Exodus 3:1-17, Acts 7:20-22 and 30-38
After 40 years in Egypt, as a member of the royal family, Moses lived for a further 40 years as a shepherd in the desert. An elderly man on the run! All part of God's preparation for Moses' future role.

May 12 - Challenging Meetings: Gideon
Judges 6:7-24, Judges 7:1-8, Luke 1:26-38
Gideon didn't see himself as the Lord saw him. He was full of doubt.

May 19 - Challenging Meetings: Isaiah
Isaiah 6:1-13, Romans 8:28-39
Isaiah needed to see the awesomeness of God before he received and answered the Lord's call to prophesy to a people who didn't want to hear.

May 26 - Challenging Meetings: Peter
John 1:35-42, Acts 3:1-10
Peter's life was mapped out until he met Jesus. Look at the changes Jesus brought in Peter's life and character.

June 02 - Challenging Meetings: Timothy
Acts 16:1-5, 2 Timothy 1:6-14
Timothy had the benefit of one believing parent, but was not an obvious leader. Inspired by the Lord, Paul saw his potential, and Timothy played an important role in leading the growing church.

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TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 1:10pm - POST EASTER 2019

GOD'S PEOPLE

The aim of this series is to do some teaching about the Church.

We always need to be reminded: We will touch on some or all of these subjects over the next 5 weeks

April 30 - THE CHURCH - WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
Hebrews 10:25, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, John 15:9-17

May 07 - THE CHURCH - A BODY FOR MISSION
Philippians 1:12-21, Ephesians 4:11-13 (recap from last week)

May 14 - THE CHURCH - CONVERTS, NOT CUSTOMERS
Ephesians 2:1-10 and 19-22

May 21 - THE CHURCH - OFFERING FELLOWSHIP
John 14:34-35, Acts 2:42-47, Philippians 2:1-4

May 28 - NO SERVICE

June 04 - THE CHURCH - TEACHING THE TRUTH
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Ephesians 4:11-16

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BIBLE IN A YEAR
Wednesdays 7:45-9:30pm at St John's
Beginning Wednesday 9th January 2019

Bible in a year was piloted at St John's during 2018. The study material was compiled by Nick, with support from Dave

We aim to study every book of the Bible in 43 weeks using a mixture of:
  • Introductory teaching from the front,
  • small group discussions,
  • interactive bible studies and quizzes
  • handouts, and resources for further study.
  • We use the Lion Hand book to the Bible (about £17) as a basic course book.
  • There is no written work, and the course is offered free of charge.
By the end of the 2019, those who do the whole course should have an acquaintance with every book of the Bible, and be more confident in applying the bible to their lives.

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



THURSDAY LUNCHTIME
12:40pm Holy Communion.

EASTER TO PENTECOST

THURSDAY LUNCHTIME TEACHING MAY/JUNE 2019


MAY 02 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Raised from the Dead
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, John 20:1-18

MAY 09 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Walking with Jesus
Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 24:13-35

MAY 16 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: New life and new Faith
Acts 2:22-24, John 20:19-31

MAY 23 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Don't give up now!
2 Peter 3:1-9, John 21:1-14

MAY 30 - ASCENSION - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Gone but not forgotten
Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:36-53

JUNE 06 - EASTER TO PENTECOST: Power from on high - without the scary stuff
Exodus 19:16-25, John 14:15-26

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