South Oxhey Baptist Church

140 Gosforth Lane South Oxhey WD19 7BX : 0208 421 4054
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Sunday services: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm  Minister: Steve Hobbis         

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We aim to be a welcoming community with Jesus Christ at the centre who
Love God, Love Each Other and Love the Lost

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Jesus at work - 2019

Church is a great place to meet, know and relate to people, but it's more. Being part of a church pleases God and blesses others, but it's more than that. Church is about the good news that Jesus changes lives for the better. It's about personally discovering this, and living it out in daily life with other people.

This year already we have been delighted to welcome new people, see God change people's lives for the better, have people healed by God of physical conditions and more. No-one is excluded. Everyone is welcome to come. On Sunday mornings (10:30am - midday) part of our time is given to exploring what the Bible says. At the moment this usually means we are looking at Mark's Gospel - seeing what it tells us about Jesus and how that makes a difference to our lives now. 

Good news in a troubled world - Mark's Gospel

We are exploring what Jesus did when he, God's Son, came and spoke truth, healed people, confronted evil, drove out evil spirits, called people to change the direction of their lives and did everything needed to welcome them into a life-long relationship with the God who made them. Join us to discover what was true then is true now. It was good news for them, then and it's good news for us, for you, now.  No previous experience necessary. Come and see.  

You can also: Learn the storyline - see Mark Step Through; Or go to the Sundays - Service downloads section of this site to listen to the sermons and see the powerpoint slides

Welcome to our website

We are pleased you've found the South Oxhey Baptist Church (SOBC) website, we hope that you find it helpful.
Whether you've just moved into the area, or going to church would be a new thing for you, whether you are a Christian looking for a place to get started again or to grow and serve ... we would love to welcome you to a Sunday service or one of our other events. You can also contact Steve Hobbis, the minister by phone or email.

We're a mixed bunch

We are made up of young and old, including children and young people of almost every age. We have people who've lived in the area since South Oxhey was built and lots of more recent arrivals; families and single people; people who've been Christians for years, some who have more recently become Christians and others who are exploring what it's all about. We could say more about different occupations, variety of nationalities, life experiences and so on... a variety of different people growing to know a wonderful God who loves each one.

Mercy Flipped The Script

Below is a video we used a while ago as part of a series titled "...... But God ......". The video was part of a service led by the church youth on "Failed .... But God". Make sure you watch it to the end to get the true picture!

 

The video was made by Mercy Ministries.

 

God's heart on display through his people

At the end of a Sunday a while ago, we prayed the following prayer, and were challenged to go on praying it and partnering with God to make this a growing reality in us. The basis for this prayer is the Bible's declaration that God is 'gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love'. 

A Prayer
Thank you Lord that you are
gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and abounding in love.
Help me to recognise  and respond to these qualities in you;
I declare that with Jesus Christ in me, living in me by the Spirit of God,
I too can display these qualities.

I confess that I have fallen short of being gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love...
[when]
Thank you for these qualities in your heart that led to 
Jesus dying so that we might be forgiven and your justice upheld.
Thank you that you love me that much.

I commit to...
...Celebrating the display of the image of God in others when I see them being
gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
...Looking for opportunities, and seeking to take them, to display your heart
towards people in this way.

Lord Jesus Christ, if I belong to you, and
you live in me then I thank you that...
I can co-operate with YOUR Spirit,
YOUR life, YOUR love in me.
May I not feel overwhelmed and alone in this, but empowered and united with you
as I live as someone who is growing to be gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love.

As well as my lips giving testimony to your works.
May my life be a testimony to your life,
that your heart might be displayed through me.