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Sermon Series: Amos

Coming up on Sunday mornings, we’ll be looking at the book of Amos. It’s a book of the Bible that will give us a big picture of who God is and how he must respond to us in our sinful nature. That will then drive us to the wonder of forgiveness secured for us in Jesus!

3 Feb Amos 1:1-2:16 A Vortex of Guilt
10 Feb Amos 3:1-4:13 A Catalogue of Judgements
17 Feb Amos 5:1-6:14 An Inventory of Crimes
24 Feb Amos 7:1-8:14 A Visualisation of Retribution
3 Mar Amos 9:1-15 A Forecast of Verdict

Origins: World

Having completed an overview series of the book of Genesis a year ago, it’s time to revisit the book in a bit more detail. So we’re taking on the first 11 chapters of the book with the title, Origins: World. As we do so, we’ll be exploring what it is that makes us humans in our world, especially in relation to God, and why the rest of the Bible exists. So it’s pretty essential stuff! Here’s the plan:

14 October Genesis 1:1-2:3 Creation
21 October Genesis 2:4-25 Harmony
28 October Genesis 3:1-24 Curse
4 November Genesis 4:1-26 Corruption
11 November Genesis 5:1-32 Death
25 November Genesis 6:1-7:24 Judgement
2 December Genesis 8:1-9:17 Creation II
9 December Genesis 9:18-10:32 Curse II
23 December Genesis 11:1-26 Corruption II

Coming Up on Sundays

With the end of Summer and our usual jaunt into the Psalms, we have two new preaching series to look forward to. In the mornings at 11am for three weeks we’re looking at what it means to live a well-rounded Christian life. In this we’ll be drawing out our three directional values.

2 Sept Matt. 22:34-40 The Great Command
16 Sept John 13:33-35 The New Command
30 Sept Matt. 28:16-20 The Great Commission

Then in the evenings, we’ll be taking a long run at the book of 2 Corinthians as we unravel how strength of faith arises out of the weaknesses we experience, about how God accomplishes great things through our powerlessness, through the gospel.

2 Sept 2 Cor. 1:1-11 Comfort in Weakness
9 Sept 2 Cor. 1:12-2:11 Concern in Weakness
23 Sept 2 Cor. 2:12-3:6 Competence in Weakness
30 Sept 2 Cor. 3:7-18 Glory in the Gospel
14 Oct 2 Cor. 4:1-18 Life in Death
21 Oct 2 Cor. 5:1-10 Hope in Home
28 Oct 2 Cor. 5:11-6:2 Re-Creation in Christ
11 Nov 2 Cor. 6:3-13 Affection in Service
25 Nov 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1 Purity in Separation
2 Dec 2 Cor. 7:2-16 Repentance in Sorrow
9 Dec 2 Cor. 8:1-24 Grace in Trials
16 Dec 2 Cor. 9:1-15 Generosity in Giving

New Assistant Minister

We’re delighted to announce that Brian Whittaker will be joining us in September as our Assistant Minister. He’ll be joined by his wife, Becca, and their two children. Brian will be with us for a 2-4 year period and will be involved in all kinds of areas of church life to give him a broad experience and training. He is just finishing up his training at Oak Hill, and before that was working for UCCF in the South West.

In the meantime why not follow Brian on twitter. Becca is also on twitter and keeps up a blog, Gold in the Grit.