Teaching Programme September – December ’18

TEACHING PROGRAMME

AUTUMN / WINTER 18

 

This term our teaching programme closely follows the topics of the Alpha course. This facilitates a deeper exploration of those topics for those on the course, but also helps to prepare us for our outreach ventures such as Rethink Week in Nov and the Christmas season.

 

Sept

9

Is there more to life than this?

Exploring Spiritual realities

Proverbs 22.1-2,8,9,22,23

Psalm 125

James 2.1-17

Mark 8:14-26

16 Who is Jesus? Proverbs 1.20-33

Psalm 19*

James 3.1-12

Mark 8.27-38

23 Why did Jesus die?

The meaning and significance of the cross and resurrection.

Psalm 1

James 3.13 – 4.3,7-8a

Mark 9.30-37

30 How can I have faith?

Faith is not just knowledge about God but knowing God personally as Father, through the son and in the power of the Holy Spirit. We grow in faith through prayer.

Esther 7.1-6,9,10; 9.20-22

James 5.13-20

Mark 5:21-43

HARVEST

Joel 2.21–27

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Matthew 6.25–33

Oct 7 Why and how do I pray? HARVEST

Joel 2.21–27

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Matthew 6.25–33

ST PAULS

Job 1.1; 2.1-10

Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12

Mark 5:21-43

14 How does God guide us?

It’s hardest to trust that God is guiding us through times of suffering and hardship. He guides us through his word and by the Holy Spirit. When we try to look after ourselves we miss God’s provision and care.

Job 23.1-9,16,17

Hebrews 4.12-16

Mark 10.17-31

21 Who is the Holy Spirit? Job 38.1-7

Acts 2:17-21

John 16:1-15

28 Bible Sunday

Why and how should I read the Bible?

Isaiah 55.1-11

2 Timothy 3.14 –  4.5

John 5.36b-47

Nov 4 All Saints – Filled with the Holy Spirit Isaiah 25.6-9

Revelation 21.1-6a

John 11.32-44

11 Remembrance – Resisting Evil Jonah 3.1-5,10

Hebrews 9.24-28

Matthew 5:1-12

18 Does God heal today? Daniel 12.1-3

Hebrews 10.11-14,19-25

Mark 13.1-8

25 Rethink – What is the gospel?

Helping non-believers and believers

How God became King

Daniel 7.9-10,13,14

Revelation 1.4b-8

John 18.33-37

Dec

2

ADVENT I – How to tell others… Jesus is coming back Jeremiah 33.14-16

Psalm 25.1-9

1 Thessalonians 3.9-13

Luke 21.25-36

9 ADVENT II – How to tell others… making the most of my life Malachi 3.1-4

Canticle: Benedictus

Luke 3.1-6

16 ADVENT III – How to tell others… why church? Zephaniah 3.14-20

Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6*

Philippians 4.4-7

Luke 3.7-18

23 ADVENT IV – How to tell others… why church revisited? Micah 5.2-5a

Canticle: Magnificat

Luke 1.39-45

25 CHRISTMAS Isaiah 52.7-10

Psalm 98

Hebrews 1.1-4

John 1.1-14

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