Sermons on 1 Corinthians

New Life, New Hope (Easter 2022)

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul paints rather a bleak picture of how our Christian lives would be utterly futile if Jesus stayed dead on Good Friday. For our Easter service this year Chris looks at Paul’s teachings and the irrefutable evidence that Jesus did raise from the dead that first Easter. This was not a trick, this was not something the disciples came up with just to save face. Jesus rose from the dead. He is alive!

Andy leads the rest of the service whilst Lynne, Pete (with a guest appearance from Ricky!) lead our Easter morning sung worship.

Covenant Service 2022

Each year following the church AGM we reserve the next Sunday as our covenant service to allow us to re-commission our leaders and renew our covenant with each other and with God. This year Chris looks at the role of love in our spiritual gifts and encourages us to show our love of God through exercising them to build up the church.

Susan leads the rest of the service as we re-commit ourselves for the coming year. We also have a time of prayer for the ongoing situation in Ukraine and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

Communion July 2021

Chris and Lynne lead us through our Communion service for July 2021. We were unable to renew our covenant with each other and with God in our traditional covenant service in February and so this week we take that opportunity as we are on the brink of re-opening the church for full-scale Sunday services. On that note, Chris speaks about the relaxation of lockdown rules and how we as Christians can love our neighbours in the times that will be ahead where we will legally (but not necessarily morally) be able to take our lives “back to normal”.
Lynne has chosen the music for this week and also brings us an update on the inaugural Worship in the Woods held last weekend.

Thanksgiving Service 2020

This Sunday we held our Thanksgiving service for 2020 via Zoom. In our final service for this strangest of years, we look back at what God has done in our personal lives and through the church in 2020, despite what some might call some “slight problems” of the COVID nature.Chris leads us through a brief study of 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 and Karen leads the service by joining everything together.

What is Church? Body of Christ

Chris continues our new series on “What is Church?” as he looks at Paul’s description in 1 Corinthians of the church being like a body.
Karen leads the rest of the service with contributions from the two Sarahs: Hurley and Golding. Lynne picks this week’s music for us.