last updated: Sun 31st May 21:00. Info from before Sunday 17th May has been archived to here.
Sun 31st May
Join us today for our broadcast services on our video page at 10.30am and 6.30pm.
You can download the "Suit Up!" family pack for this week here: http://stjohnnewland.org.uk/downloads/Suit_Up_Session_3.pdf
The questions for our homegroups which help us to think about this mornings sermon from Luke 18:9-14 are:
- 1) In what areas do we tend to be proud? How might we deal with them?
- 2) If someone asked us ‘Does God always hear our prayers?’ what qualified answer might we give?
- 3) What sort of things might keep us away from God? How does this parable help us to draw close to him?
- 4) Which of the two kinds of ‘sinners’ described by Luther are we? What can we thank God for?
Thu 28th May
Melvin has written a meditation for today entitled "The God to whom we pray".
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Mon 25th May
Melvin has written a meditation for today entitled "Motivational Praying".
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Sat 23rd May
Join us tomorrow for our broadcast services on our video page at 10.30am and 6.30pm.
You can download the "Suit Up!" family pack for this week here: http://stjohnnewland.org.uk/downloads/Suit_Up_Session_2.pdf
Here are some questions to help you think through the sermons:
Morning - Luke 18:1-8
- 1a) How are you tempted to view God when your prayers go unanswered?
- 1b) How has this parable helped you to view God rightly?
- 2a) What are some of the faulty views we have of ourselves when we come to God in prayer?
- 2b) How has this parable helped you to view yourself rightly?
- 3) How does knowing Jesus will return to bring about justice for His chosen ones affect your prayer life?
- 4) What is the relationship between prayer and faith? How does this relate to Jesus’ return?
- 5) In what ways has this passage and sermon informed/transformed your attitude towards prayer?
- 6) In what ways will this passage and sermon inform/transform your actions in prayer?
Evening - 2 Corinthians 10:1-11:15
- 1a) When it comes to speaking the truth where are you in danger of buying ‘into the culture’ rather than remembering ‘you’re in Christ’?
- 1b) What weapons do we have in our arsenal? How confident are you with your weaponry?
- 2) How has this sermon helped and equipped you to rightly evaluate a minister or ministry?
- 3) What is the difference between false jealousy and godly jealousy? When is godly jealousy appropriate?
- 4) How has the sermon helped you in your attitude towards false teachers?
- 5) How has the sermon helped you in your attitude towards faithful teachers?
Thu 21th May
Melvin has written a meditation for today entitled "God's Providential Protection".
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Tue 19th May
Our family resources have begun a new series on The Armour of God - why not join with us to learn these bible verses? Here are some of our Children and Youth leaders learning the actions to Ephesians 6:13!
Mon 18th May
Melvin has written a meditation for today entitled "Capture the vision".
You can listen to it here:
You can download the e-book “If you could ask God one question” by Paul Williams and Barry Cooper for free until the end of June 2020 via The Good Book Company:
It's a fantastic resource and looks at a number of questions asked by those who aren't Christians.
Sun 17th May
Join us for our broadcast services on our video page at 10.30am and 6.30pm.
You can download the "Suit Up!" family pack for this week here: http://stjohnnewland.org.uk/downloads/Suit_Up_Session_1.pdf
Questions to help you think about Sunday's sermons:
Morning service: Luke 15:1-10
- How might we be being ‘exclusive’ in a God-dishonouring sense? How might we be corrected?
- How do we see the lost? How should we see the lost?
- How might this parable shape our prayer life, our evangelism and priorities?
- Where are our lost sheep and how can we reach them?
Evening service: 2 Corinthians 8 and 9
- How do we respond to opportunities to show Christian generosity?
- In what ways can we be more generous and so work through the principle, ‘You reap what you sow’?
- Where are we seeing little reaping which might be a sign that we need to sow more?
- What is the difference between God’s economics and human economics - vv 10-11? Which economic system are we using?
- To become more like Jesus means becoming more generous. How can we encourage each other to be cheerful givers?
Info from before Sunday 17th May is now here.