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  See below for "Start with Prayer", 6th-9th January           

Sept church front

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

Next 7 days Full Calendar

Start with Prayer

January 6th – 9th Sunday to Wednesday – building as we go

4 days to get this year off to a prayerful start to the year. Time to:

engage with the PERSON – God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a conversational relationship. PRAISING God and seeking and enjoying his PRESENCE;

PARTICIPATING together with the PEOPLE of GOD as a church family;

POURING OUT our hearts to God and asking for his POWER to transform us, those around us, our country and beyond.

For some of us we have the freedom and flexibility to join in for much of this, for others we might have to miss something else in order to make it just once. But I encourage you, even if praying together isn’t something you have done before – or before as part of this church -to join in at least once.

Each session will run so that there is the chance for a short break near the end of the hour and a restart on the next hour. So, if you are joining in part way through, try to arrive JUST BEFORE THE HOUR. The first 5-10 minutes of each session will involve some input – Bible reading / reflection / song / introduction to a prayer method or topic. There will be opportunity to write / draw / be creative as well as speak / be silent.

When?

• Sunday 6:30pm – 7:30pm Introduction, worship, prayer for SOBC

• Monday 7pm – 9pm (7-8 – start with focus on God; 8-9 prayer for our nation)

• Tuesday 9am – 12pm(midday)  (9-10 start with God! …11-12 prayer for our church to become more of a place of transformation – with personal prayer available for healing and growth spiritually)

• Wednesday 6pm -10pm.  (8-9pm prayer for our nation;  9-10pm  emphasis on praise, worship, our relationship with God, deeper communion with him)

Where? The church youth room / entrance lounge.

You can just turn up, but if you already have an idea when you are coming then fill in the sign-up sheet, whether it’s ‘definitely’ or ‘maybe’. That will help us in planning.  

May God show up in a special way. May we show up too!

 

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.