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Origins: Overview

Genesis Sermon Series

Genesis is a big book. But it’s also an essential book to know well. As the beginning of the Bible it sets the pattern of all that is to follow, ultimately on all that was to come in Christ.

We’re going to cover the whole book in 8 sermons on Sunday mornings, from now until Christmas. The plan sits like this:

8 Oct Gen.1:1-4:26 From Very Good to Very Broken
15 Oct Gen.5:1-11:26 The Problem that can’t be Easily Fixed
29 Oct Gen. 11:27-19:38 Greatest Expectations
12 Nov Gen.20:1-25:18 When the Answer is on the Altar
26 Nov Gen.25:19-29:30 Who’s Gonna Get the Inheritance?
3 Dec Gen.29:31-37:1 Getting Back on Track
17 Dec Gen.37:2-41:57 The Destined, Doomed Deliverer
24 Dec Gen.42:1-50:26 Meant for Evil; Used for Good

What’s more, the even bigger plan in this is to come back to Genesis every autumn for the subsequent four years! Stay tuned for that.

Text the Gospel!

Romans Sermon Series

There are a lot of great gospel texts throughout the book of Romans. Many of them bring great clarity to the fundamental truths we believe about how we become one with the Father and how our lives are to be changed to live for him.

So, for Sunday evenings from now until the end of December, we’ll be picking up a lot of these verses, doing one verse at a time. Here’s the plan…

1 Oct Romans 1:16
8 Oct Romans 1:20
15 Oct Romans 3:23
22 Oct Romans 5:8
29 Oct Romans 6:23
12 Nov Romans 8:1
26 Nov Romans 8:28
3 Dec Romans 10:17
10 Dec Romans 12:1
31 Dec Romans 15:5

Bring Your Sandwiches

sandwiches

Because it’s Mission Sunday, don’t forget to bring your sandwiches with you on Sunday morning. After our morning service at 11am, we’ll have some lunch together before hearing from our guest for the day, Ian Parry, who will share about the work of the European Mission Fellowship. If you forget to bring some sandwiches, then don’t worry, some of us will be bringing extra to share.

Sermon Series for the Summer

Why not let you know everything that is planned for the summer in terms of the preaching? We can’t think of a good reason not to. So here are the four sermons series planned incorporating both morning and evening. (And just in case you’re wondering, summer starts now!)

Messy Church Conclusion: Messy Grace (1 Corinthians)

Messy Church Conclusion

Sunday mornings as follows:

30 Apr 1 Cor. 16:1-24 The Gift of Grace

Find the Leader (1 Samuel)

1 Samuel Sermon Series

Sunday evenings, as follows:

30 Apr 1 Sam. 20:1-42 BFFs (Best Friends Forever)
7 May 1 Sam. 21:1-23:29 Life on the Run
14 May 1 Sam. 24:1-22 Revenge is Bitter
21 May 1 Sam. 25:1-44 Revenge is Sweet
28 May 1 Sam. 26:1-28:2 Twice Bitten Once Shy
4 June 1 Sam. 28:3-25 Desperate Times
18 June 1 Sam. 29:1-30:31 Stranger Times
2 July 1 Sam. 31:1-13 The King is Dead…

When Bad Stuff Happens (Job)

Sermon Series: Job

Sunday mornings as follows:

7 May Job 1:1-2:10 Knowing When Bad Stuff Happens
14 May Job 2:11-3:26 Responding When Bad Stuff Happens
21 May Job 4:1-27:23 Discouraging When Bad Stuff Happens
4 June Job 4:1-27:23 Coping When Bad Stuff Happens
18 June Job 28:1-31:40 Despairing When Bad Stuff Happens
2 July Job 32:1-37:24 Reasoning When Bad Stuff Happens
9 July Job 38:1-41:34 Focussing When Bad Stuff Happens
16 July Job 42:1-17 Resolving When Bad Stuff Happens

Summer Songs (Psalms)

Psalms Sermon Series

Both mornings and evenings as follows:

9 July (AM) Psalm 32 Confession
16 July (AM) Psalm 33 Seven Nation Army
6 Aug (AM) Psalm 34 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
13 Aug (AM) Psalm 35 Aha!
13 Aug (PM) Psalm 36 Love is the Most High
20 Aug (AM) Psalm 37 I Will Wait
20 Aug (PM) Psalm 38 Healthy Body
27 Aug (AM) Psalm 39 The Sound of Silence
27 Aug (PM) Psalm 40 Lifted