Sunday Online 01/08/21

Gifted for Growth

Our live stream from St James’ Church building from 11am Sunday…

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Join us after the service for Zoom Coffee & Chat after the live stream – from 11:45am – 12.15pm. Click Here to join or join Zoom Meeting: 856 8151 5317 Passcode: 375804

Join us to Pray for our church, community and the world on Sundays at 5:45- 6:30pm via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 846 9100 8512 Password: 316


You can use some of these in Growth Groups or alone:

Read through 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 & 27-31 then 14:1-5

Paul lists some gifts in verses 7-11 and 27-31 (he lists others elsewhere eg in Romans 12 & Ephesians 4 – and there are many others in the Bible). Some might be described as more ‘spiritual’; others as more ‘practical’.

  • How do you feel about these different gifts?
  • Are there some types of gifts that you think that we focus on too much or too little today?
  • Paul later gives an example of how the Corinthians are mis-using gifts. How can we use our gifts well or badly?
  • Think about someone you know (maybe in your group if you’re doing this together): What particular gifts do you think that they have? How could you encourage them?
  • Thinking about yourself:
    • What gifts do you think God has given you?
    • How have you used them at different stages in your life?
    • How do you think he want you to use them now?
    • Set aside time to listen to God, ask others & consider how you could use your gifts in the church or in other parts of your life.

What can I pray for?

  • Take time to talk & listen to God about the gifts he has given you – and how you should be using them at this stage in your life.
  • Pray for us as a church as we plan to re-start activities in September and gather teams to make this happen.
  • Lots of people are getting married at this time – some who’ve had repeated delays to their arrangements. Pray for them and their families.
  • Until Tuesday, you can join in New Wine United Breaks Out here – there will be lots of inspirational sessions and plenty of opportunities to pray!

New Here?

If you’d like to keep in touch, need some practical help, a prayer, or would like to explore faith a bit more… then just let us know via our Contact Page. We’d love to hear from you.

What Next?

You can join us in our buildings – if you would like to. More details here

If you’d like to join a Growth Group, to get to know other people and explore life and faith together, then let us know here.

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