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Messy Church #6

1 Corinthians part 6

Our final mini series in 1 Corinthians (with just the conclusion left to do) takes us to chapter 15, with Messy Theology. It’s all about Jesus’ resurrection and ours. It’s vital we have a correct understanding on what Jesus’ resurrection truly is and its implications then for what will happen to us when Jesus returns.

Here are the plans for our Sunday mornings:

5 Feb 1 Cor. 15:1-11 The Truth of Christ’s Resurrection
12 Feb 1 Cor. 15:12-19 Christ’s Resurrection and Ours
26 Feb 1 Cor. 15:20-34 The Certainty of Our Resurrection
5 Mar 1 Cor. 15:35-57 The Nature of Our Resurrection
19 Mar 1 Cor. 15:58 Living Now because of the Resurrection

Evening Sermon Series

1 Samuel Sermon SeriesIt was a crucial time in their history. God’s people had no king and everyone did whatever they thought was right (Judges 21:25). God had been silent for many years, but now he was going to break in and teach them about who was really to lead them.

It’s a lesson we need to learn as well. By default, we lead ourselves by whatever we think best. Usually based upon our desires, preferences, impulses or other things. But the one who should lead us is God’s Son, who knows the beginning from the end and is establishing his rule over all things. Surely he’s a better leader for us that to simply lead ourselves.

Here are the plans, up until Easter, for our coming evening series:

8 Jan 1 Sam. 1:1-2:11 Hoping for a Baby Boy
22 Jan 1 Sam. 2:12-4:1 Listening to the Lord
29 Jan 1 Sam. 4:1-22 When it All Goes Wrong
5 Feb 1 Sam. 5:1-7:2 God in Exile
12 Feb 1 Sam. 7:2-17 When it All Goes Well
26 Feb 1 Sam. 8:1-22 Just Like Everyone Else
5 Mar 1 Sam. 9:1-10:27 The Head and Shoulders Man
12 Mar 1 Sam. 11:1-12:25 Spirit-Filled Leadership
19 Mar 1 Sam. 13:1-14:52 Like Father Not Like Son
26 Mar 1 Sam. 15:1-16:23 The Rise and Fall of Kings
2 Apr 1 Sam. 17:1-58 David the Giant Slayer
9 Apr 1 Sam. 18:1-19:24 The Angry Green Giant

Sermon Series: Strangers in our World

Sermon Series: 1 Peter

The short book of 1 Peter tackles what it is like to live in a world where it doesn’t feel like you belong. For four weeks we’re going to cover the whole book in a very sweeping manner. Here are the plans:

20 Nov 1 Peter 1:1-2:10 Strangers who are Set Apart
4 Dec 1 Peter 2:11-3:7 Strangers who are Sticking Out
18 Dec 1 Peter 3:8-5:11 Strangers who are Suffering
1 Jan 1 Peter 5:12-14 Strangers who are Standing Fast

Sermon Series: Malachi

Malachi Sermon Series

In the build up to Christmas, for our evening services, we’re going to be spending nine weeks looking at the last book in the Bible before Jesus comes: Malachi. This minor prophet sets things up perfectly for the arrival of the Messiah in so many ways. But also, it speaks so much into our own situations, particularly to do with the engagement of our hearts in worship. Here’s the programme:

16 Oct Malachi 1:1 Worship in the Heart
23 Oct Malachi 1:2-5 Worship in the Heart of Love
30 Oct Malachi 1:6-14 Worship in the Heart of Purity
6 Nov Malachi 2:1-9 Worship in the Heart of Truth
13 Nov Malachi 2:10-16 Worship in the Heart of Union
20 Nov Malachi 2:17-3:5 Worship in the Heart of Holiness
27 Nov Malachi 3:6-12 Worship in the Heart of Grace
4 Dec Malachi 3:13-18 Worship in the Heart of Trust
11 Dec Malachi 4:1-6 Worship in the Heart of Hope