London Men’s Convention – 2nd June 2018

OK, who says that men can’t plan ahead?  You’re looking at proof that this is not true!

I have purchased ten tickets to the London Men’s Convention which takes place on Saturday 2nd June 2018.  The convention title is “Men who make a difference” and the speaker will be John Piper, who is a very well known and well regarded Bible teacher and evangelical speaker.  We are planning on attending the early session which runs from 9 a.m. until 2.30 p.m.  While this means a fairly early start (likely 0704 hrs. train from Havant), it does leave the evening free.  Six tickets are taken, only four left……  I am letting people have them on a first come, first served basis.  Email me or catch me at St. John’s.

Details, including video, flyers, timetable, etc. are available on this website.

Man Up – Sunday 21st January 2018

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 21st January 2018 at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with Mike Prosser leading us.  We will be continuing with the tenth in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In week 1 in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

In week 2 we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

In week 3 looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.

In week 4 we looked at words of warning from John.  We saw that we must not love the world, that is society organised apart from God.  John warned us about the lust of the flesh (our appetites); the lust of the eyes (appearances) and pride of life (boasting), which should be carefully avoided.

In week 5 we looked at what John has to teach us about believing in Jesus and being steadfast in that belief.

In week 6 we looked at what it means to be children of God.  John sets out the privilege we have, as well as the responsibilities, since we are children of the living God, having been born again into new life.

In week 7 we looked at how we demonstrate love as God’s children and John got down to practicalities.  He also tackled how we can be sure that we belong to Christ and came back to the three tests (obedience, brotherly love and belief in Christ).

In week 8 we looked at being spiritually discerning.  We learned the believing that Jesus has come in the flesh is an important test for any teaching.  Being certain about who Jesus is, acknowledging both his divinity and his humanity are critical.  Any other views are likely to be those of false teachers.

Last week we looked at 1 John 4:7-21 where John explains what it means to say that God is love and he draws out the implications of this for each of us.  The implications affect our behaviour (imitating Jesus) and our relationship with God (being in Jesus).

This week we will be looking at 1 John 5:1-5 where John weaves together his three major themes of belief, obedience and love into one seamless whole.  He shows us the connections between these as well as their origin.  How can we resist the temptations of the world, witness to others and indeed overcome the world?  Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.

Man Up – Sunday 14th January 2018

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Happy New Year!  

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 14th January 2018 at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with John Temple leading us.  We will be continuing with the ninth in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In week 1 in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

In week 2 we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

In week 3 looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.

In week 4 we looked at words of warning from John.  We saw that we must not love the world, that is society organised apart from God.  John warned us about the lust of the flesh (our appetites); the lust of the eyes (appearances) and pride of life (boasting), which should be carefully avoided.

In week 5 we looked at what John has to teach us about believing in Jesus and being steadfast in that belief.

In week 6 we looked at what it means to be children of God.  John sets out the privilege we have, as well as the responsibilities, since we are children of the living God, having been born again into new life.

In week 7 we looked at how we demonstrate love as God’s children and John got down to practicalities.  He also tackled how we can be sure that we belong to Christ and came back to the three tests (obedience, brotherly love and belief in Christ).

Last week we looked at being spiritually discerning.  We learned the believing that Jesus has come in the flesh is an important test for any teaching.  Being certain about who Jesus is, acknowledging both his divinity and his humanity are critical.  Any other views are likely to be those of false teachers.

This week we will be looking at 1 John 4:7-21 where John explains what it means to say that God is love and he draws out the implications of this for each of us.  The implications affect our behaviour (imitating Jesus) and our relationship with God (being in Jesus).  There is much to learn and practise!  Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.

Man Up – Will resume on 7th January 2018

Man Up, the group just for men.  We are now taking a break over Christmas and will resume in January.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, 7th January at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre.   We will be continuing in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Have a great Christmas, enjoy our Christmas services and see you all in the New Year!