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#seekingsatisfaction

Posted by Sunday Evening Team on March 22, 2017

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What would truly satisfy you?

We asked a bunch of our friends and they came up with answers like: Enjoying new adventures, having a family, eating a five course meal, always being happy, or being secure financially in a career.

In the book of Ecclesiastes King Solomon explores the meaning of life, asking if purpose and satisfaction are really attainable in this life. Solomon had everything he could have dreamed of: wisdom, money, relat Continue reading…

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Grieving Well

Posted by Amy on March 16, 2017

Don’t grieve. Anything you Lose Comes Round in Another Form.

“But we do not want you to be uninformed brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13

On Sunday Charlie helped us to understand from 1 Thessalonians 4 why it really matters that we understand what will happen to our Christian brothers and sisters who have died.

We still grieve

Death hurts. That’s why grief is painful. Jesus knew that pain and wept at the pain of deat Continue reading…

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'On tour': Japanese ministry

Posted by Ruthanne on March 15, 2017

Osaka, Japan

This week, as part of our tour of St Helen’s, I (Ruthanne) met Ai to ask her about the growing Japanese ministry. Ai came to London from Japan in 2015, when her husband joined the Associate Scheme.

Ai, can you tell me about your involvement in the Japanese ministry?

I’d just arrived in London and was finding it hard to settle. It was strange coming back to London (I’m Japanese but I'd studied here before) as a wife/mum. I felt weak Continue reading…

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A Day in the Life of... Helen (a student team associate)

Posted by Hannah on March 15, 2017

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A day in the life of Helen, a student team associate...

The alarm goes off at 8am – jump in the shower if my housemate hasn’t beaten me to it, get ready for the day, breakfast and coffee to wake me up and a chance to pray through what’s coming up that day. By 9.20 I’m on my bike heading into work.

It’s Tuesday, so for me that means it’s a Galatians morning. Once a week we have a three-hour training session delving into a book (Ephesia Continue reading…

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East London Calling

Posted by Jamie on March 9, 2017

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This week Jamie updates us on the new church plant in Stratford.

Has starting Crossway Stratford been the most exciting thing I’ve ever done? Almost certainly. And I say that as someone who couldn’t think of a better job than the one I’ve been doing at St Helen’s for the last few years and who will be gutted to leave when the moment comes.

So why has been such a blast?

Well I could talk about all of the people who aren’t followers of J Continue reading…

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