St Peter's Barge is a church community in the Docklands area of London; part of the Church of England, but welcoming people from any background; and committed to putting the Bible at the heart of all we do.
Building a People: Built on humble confession
Confession is the very first step on the way to repentance. But it can be so difficult, we feel shame and guilt, all because we need to know better the heart of Christ. Confession should be a humble act that leads us to worship.
Building a People: Look to God for your needs
There may be times in the Christian life that we feel we may tension between our need to fully rely on God, and our need to obey his word. How do we follow his will for our life while also depending upon him and trusting that he will provide for us? This was something that the people of God in Nehemiah’s day had to learn, and something each one of us needs to also.
Skin Deep? Our outer surface and what it means to be human
What makes us human? Is there more to us than meets the eye? What does our outer surface actually mean? We are exploring these questions with Dr. Monty Lyman at a guest service.
Good News (9) – Repentance & rejection
Mark 6:1-30 The gospel is the best news in the world that through Jesus we can be forgiven and know God and have eternal life. So why is it so hard sharing the gospel with others, and even believing the gospel ourselves? One big reason is that the gospel calls us to repent, and we don’t want to. But without repentance, there is no salvation.
Good News (8) – Sickness & death
Mark 5:21-43 In the past we may all have had deep-down fears of sickness and death, but there’s nothing like a global pandemic to bring these fears to the surface. Faith in a Jesus who rules over sickness and death is the answer to our fears – but that requires bringing our faith and our fears together, and not keeping them in separate compartments. This passage will help us do just that.
Building a People: Joy of the Lord is your Strength
Where does our joy and strength come from? Particularly when times are hard? The people of God are to look to him for all their joy. It is their duty and delight. For us today as we live in this world as citizens of the next, we need to have our souls refreshed and strengthened by the joy of the Lord.