Autumn Sermon Series 2017

8.30am & 10am Sermon Series – Autumn 2017

ENCOUNTERS WITH GOD

Sunday           03 September     Stewardship: It's all about God's Church (Mark 6:30-44)

Sunday           10 September     Encounters with God: those who know God (Acts 6:1-7)

Sunday           17 September     Encounters with God: those reducing faith to 

                                                   money and ability (Acts 8:4-25)

Sunday           24 September     Encounters with God: those close to God (Acts 8:26-40)

Sunday           01 October          Encounters with God: those who serve refugees - EpisoCare (tba)

Sunday           08 October          Encounters with God: those changed by inclusive love (Acts 9:1-19)

Sunday           15 October          Encounters with God: those beyond our cultural sphere (Acts 10:1-48)

Sunday           22 October          Encounters with God: those who see things so wrongly (Acts 14:1-20)

Sunday           29 October          Encounters with God: International Justice Mission (tba)

Sunday           05 November      Encounters with God: those saints of old & today (tba)

Sunday           12 November      Encounters with God: those confident all roads lead to God (Acts 17:16-34)

Sunday           19 November      Encounters with God: those open to God's Word (Acts 18:1-28)

Sunday           26 November      Encounters with God: those challenged in daily business (Acts 19:1-41)

Sunday           03 December      Encounters with God: those needing heaven's hope (tba)

Sunday           10 December      Encounters with God: those who deny any God (Acts 25:23-26:32)

Sunday           17 December      Encounters with God: those facing the storms of life (Acts 27:1-44)

Sunday           24 December      Encounters with God: meet the family (Matthew 1:18-25)

Sunday           31 December      Encounters with God: meet the shepherds (Luke 2:15-21)

 

Some suggestions to help become a "better" prayer

• Establish a regular prayer slot.

• Use the Christ Church (and / or another) prayer diary.

• Create your own prayer diary.

• Turn bible reading into prayer (having been reminded of God’s will and ways, pray for his will to be done).

• “Lord, what are you doing / wanting to do here? Can I help?”

• Build your adoration and / or thanksgiving.

• Talk with God first thing in the morning before getting out of bed, and / or last thing before going to sleep.

• Experiment with triggered prayer (e.g. Tim when I see an X5)

• Keep track of answers to pray. Thank God, be encouraged.

• If you think of someone, pray for them.

• Try prayer walks.

• Try praying out loud.

• Write out your prayers.

• Give God each (major) task prayerfully as you start it (and do it).

• Try conversational prayer, chatting with God about what you are doing as you do it: your hopes, challenges, joys etc

• Pray with others.

• Take on a prayer project e.g. pray in the money for our halls redevelopment; pray for one of our young people during their university course; pray for someone going through a particular challenge just now.

Contact Info

Christ Church Bedford
140 Dudley Street,
Bedford, MK40 3SX

Telephone
01234 327150