Sunday Online 04/07/21

Training in Christ

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

Watch later or browse other past live streams by clicking here:

How to watch on YouTube/Smart TV

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


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

Read through 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

  • Paul says he has ‘become all things to all people so that by all possible means I may save some.’ (verse 22).
    • In what ways do you think Christians today can be too separate from the world around us?
    • In what ways do Christians today blend in too much with the world around us?
    • Paul is willing to go to great lengths to bring even a few people to Christ. What might this mean for you in your situation?
  • Paul compares our lives as Christians with ‘strict training’ for a race (verse 25)
    • What differences are there between ‘training’ and ‘trying’ – eg for a marathon or playing an instrument
    • In what ways can we ‘train’ as Christians? (It might help to think of 3 areas: loving God, loving one another, loving others)
    • If God is the most important part of your life, what could you do personally to ‘train’ more to ‘win the prize’ starting (or continuing) this week?

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

What can I pray for?

  • Pray for the work of the Message Trust – one of our Mission Partners. You could particularly pray for their work of Community Transformation which you can find out more about here
  • Pray for our local care homes – for the residents and their families, as well as those who care for them
  • Pray for our church here in 3 areas: that we would all grow in our love for God, our love for one another and our love for others

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. Restricted capacity for safety means we are using an Alphabetical System. 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.

How do I follow the Service?

EITHER: Click on the service above

OR: (on a TV or device): 1: Open the YouTube app; 2: Search for St James & St Lukes Church. 3: Subscribe. 4: Click on the Live Stream (or Playlists for previous week’s services). 5: Once you’ve subscribed, you should be able to find each week’s playlist quickly.