Bible Studies


In our Bible study groups in the Autumn we are not going to follow the morning sermons but work our way through a single book of the Bible, namely, Philippians.  We have been working our way through this letter at the evening services but at a very leisurely pace.  There will be ten studies and since it fitted rather well I have just used the titles and sections used in the ESV printing of the Bible we use in Church. 

Philippians is a wonderful letter that covers a lot of ground. The church at Philippi was a great encouragement to the Apostle Paul, and that shines out in the letter though we also see that all was not well. But Paul himself was in prison, in Rome, facing trial and with the possibility it would end with his execution. To make matters worse some of the believers were stirring up trouble for him. He was under considerable pressure as we see in other letters too. But faced with all this Paul shows us how the core truths of our faith should lead us to confidence in the promises and purposes of God, whatever the present or the immediate future may hold for us.

Study 1: Thanksgiving and Prayer (Phil 1.1-11)

Study 2: The Advance of the Gospel (Phil 1.12-18a)

Study 3: To Live is Christ (Phil 1.18b-30)

Study 4: Christ’s Example of Humility (Phil 2.1-11)

Study 5 : Lights in the World (Phil 2.12-18)

Study 6 : Timothy and Epaphroditus (Phil 2.19-30)

Study 7: Righteousness Through Faith (Phil 3.1-11)

Study 8: Straining Towards the Goal (Phil 3.12-21)

Study 9 : Stand Firm (Phil 4.1-9)

Study 10 : God’s Provision (Phil 4.10-23)

Previous Bible Studies 

Philippians - (10 studies - Autumn 2018)

The Psalms - Psalms 1,3, 4, 90 & 91 (Summer 2018)

The Resurrection - 1 Corinthians 15 (Spring 2018)

Jesus Film (5 studies to accompany the film) (Lent Groups 2018)

Jesus’ Teaching in Luke (4 studies) (Winter 2018)

“Teach us to Prayer” - prayer in the Gospel of Luke’  (Autumn 2017)

The Letter of James (Summer 2017)

Lenten Salad (or Living Faith) - The “let us” passages of Hebrews. (Lent 2017)

Intentional (book by Paul Williams) (Winter 2017)

Living as Exiles - The First Letter of Peter (Autumn 2016)

The Shepherd King of Israel (the life of David) (Summer 2016)

Five Words Every Christian Should Know - Key gospel words in  Romans 1-5 (Lent 2016)

Songs of the Saviour - Messianic Psalms (Winter 2016)

Real Lives (Ruth and Esther) (Autumn 2015)

Get Wisdom - the Book of Proverbs (Summer 2015)

Meeting Jesus - some of the encounters with Jesus described in John’s gospel. (Lent 2015)

John Chapter 1 and Bishop Julian's vision document “Where are we heading?” (Winter 2015)

The Apocalypse - studies on Revelation (Autumn 2014)

Giving an answer (apologetics) (Summer 2014)

The Full Armour of God - Ephesians 6 (Lent 2014)

What does a healthy church look like? (Vision - 2013)

The Servant Songs - Isaiah (Lent 2013)

Search the Scriptures - Old Testament Overview (Autumn 2012)

The Fruit of the Spirit (Summer 2012)

The Followers of Jesus (Lent 2012)

The Prayer of the Wise (Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple) (Autumns 2011)

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