House Group Notes

with apologies for their lateness, here are some questions for house groups this week.

Theme The Wondrous Cross: welcome home

Bible passages: Luke 15.11-24; 1 John 2.28-3.10

1. How do you feel about the image of restoration and why?

2. Read the story of the lost son (Luke 15.11-24). Why do you think the Father lets the son have his inheritance and [...]

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The Wondrous Cross

We are now half way through our sermon series for Lent which looks at different aspects of the cross. I wonder how your understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross has deepened? I wonder how you have been challenged to respond? Do share your insights with others so that we can all [...]

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Our new sermon series

During Lent, we are going to be looking at different aspects of the cross so that we can deepen our understanding of what Jesus accomplished on Good Friday. Taking our title from the great hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’, we will spend time considering some of the images the Bible uses to explain [...]

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Worship the Lord!

We are now half way through our sermon series exploring how we might worship God more fully in all of our lives. I hope that you are finding it helpful and that it is enabling us all to reflect on how we might worship God more joyfully and more truly as we gather together in [...]

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Sermon Series : Worship the Lord!

The new sermon series at Sunnyside and St John’s will explore what worship is and how we might grow in it.  We will be using the Psalms to help us expand our understanding of worship and discover how we might worship God more deeply.  The Psalms are the great hymn book of the Bible which [...]

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How are your Holy Habits getting on?

During Lent, we thought about some Holy Habits: worship, prayer, study, service and fasting. These are five essentials which will help us in our Christian journey to grow nearer to God. Advent is a good time to reflect how we are getting on with developing these Holy Habits as we get ready for Christmas.

Each Wednesday [...]

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Praying for our weekend away

‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.’ (Ephesians 6.18)

Our weekend away is rapidly approaching. Our plans are coming together and we are really excited about what God is going to say [...]

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What happens when we pray?

We are coming to the end of our sermon series exploring prayer. During August we have pondered different aspects of prayer in the hope that we can develop our prayer muscles and breathe in this spiritual air more effectively. Over thirty people have gathered in the Vicarage each week to discuss this important topic and [...]

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Breathe in…breathe out

We began our new sermon series on prayer on Sunday and today 38 people gathered in the Vicarage to think a bit more about ‘What is prayer?’

In his book ‘Holy Habits’, Andrew Roberts compares prayer to breathing. We know we need to breathe oxygen all the time to keep physically alive. Prayer is what we [...]

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