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Winter/Spring 2017





Teaching series: Prepare to Suffer

How can we prepare for suffering in life so that it does not end up destroying us, or being the thing that defines us?

That’s what our teaching is all about this term: a biblical, God-centred vision of suffering which is deeply connected to Christ’s suffering. We’ll see how God uses suffering in our lives to build something powerful, to speak into the lives of others, and to light up the future God has in store for us – and as we go we’ll be treading in the footsteps of Christ in his suffering that led to the cross 

The Bible is very real about suffering. It's not embarrassed about it, it does not hide it away for fear that it will discredit God, it does not try to minimise the very real pain that it brings. But what it says gives suffering real meaning in our lives so that we can endure when it hits us hard

One Christian author is right when he observes that in the moment of agony, teaching is not what people need or can even often handle – that needs to happen beforehand while the mind is clear and the body not racked with pain. So this term we are preparing to suffer.


Morning Services at 10am                 

Coffee after the service

Children’s groups for 0-11s


JAN 01 All Age Service: Creation
  08 Celebrating Volunteers
  15 Suffering Builds
  22 Suffering Speaks
  29 Suffering Illuminates
FEB 05  All Age Service: Fall (lunch)
  12 The suffering of Christ PRIMED
  19 The suffering of Christ DISTRESSED
   26 The suffering of Christ BETRAYED
 MAR 05 All Age Service: Promise (lunch)
  12  The suffering of Christ VICTIMISED
  19  The suffering of Christ DISOWNED
  26 Mother's Day All Age Service: Rescue 
 APR 02 The suffering of Christ HUMILIATED (lunch)
  09 The suffering of Christ CRUCIFIED
  16 Easter All Age Service: Victory