Sunday Online 26/09/21

Impossible Standards?

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

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

Read through Matthew 5:17-26

  • How do you feel about God’s perfect standards – including Jesus’ teaching that we should obey all the law and our righteousness should surpass the Pharisees (verse 20)?
  • Read Romans 3:20-24. How can we attain the perfection of God’s standards?
  • Give examples of how we might try to achieve God’s standards in our own strength
  • In what different ways might we react when we fail to achieve God’s perfect standards? What is the right reaction?
  • How do you think people respond today to the idea that God has perfect standards? How can we explain this, but also the hope we have through Jesus?

What can I pray for?

  • Pray for those who are victims of injustice because of their faith. You can see an example from Open Doors at
  • Pray for the new homework club that Chris Ellison has started up on Thursday evenings in the Vineyard & 6:30 Kids afterwards.
  • Pray for the Diocese of Derby as we consider how to respond to the challenges and changes resulting from COVID

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

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

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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