Summerstown Contact No. 106

Facing life's issues: ways for successful living

Are the 10 Commandments relevant in 21st century Britain?

As Christians we believe that Jehovah God wrote and gave the 10 Commandments to His people through Moses on Mount Sinai more than 3000 years ago and that they are the rules by which we should live. In fact, the 10 Commandments are accepted by Christianity, Judaism and Islam as the basis for God's laws. And if Jehovah is God (ie, "the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe" - Google Web Definition), then He created us and knows the best way for us to live.

We believe that the 10 Commandments were given as guidelines for practical, fruitful, daily living and that they are still relevant today because God, being omniscient, knew the kind of lives we'd be living 3000 years after the commandments were first written.

We invite you to explore these timeless principles, which can transform our lives.


just10 is a series of talks about the relevance of the 10 Commandments today, and it takes place on Clapham Common from the 13-24 September 2004. just10 are ten humorous, life-changing and highly relevant presentations for 21st century Londoners like you! Author and evangelist J.John will be speaking at this great event. He is regarded as one of the most creative Christian speakers and writers in the UK and has an appeal that transcends gender, age, culture and occupation. His much loved art of storytelling helps people to discover spiritual meaning in a way that makes sense of everyday life.

just what are the 10 Commandments?

The 10 Commandments can be found in Exodus chapter 20 of the Holy Bible. To remind you of them (or tell you if you don't know at all), here's a preÚcis of them:

1. You shall have no other gods before me
2. You shall have no idols
3. Do not blaspheme
4. Keep the Sabbath day holy
5. Honour your father and your mother
6. Do not murder
7. Do not commit adultery
8. Do not steal
9. Do not lie
10. Do not envy

just what is J.John speaking about?

The dates and subjects J.John will be speaking on in September are as follows:

Mon 13thHow to find true contentment
Tue 14thHow to hold to the truth
Wed 15thHow to prosper with a clear conscience
Thu 16thHow to 'affair-proof' your relationships
Fri 17thHow to tame your temper
Mon 20thHow to keep the peace with your parents
Tue 21stHow to stop driving yourself crazy
Wed 22ndHow to take God seriously
Thu 23rdHow to know the real God
Fri 24thHow to live by priorities

just where is it?

The just10 talks will take place on Clapham Common North Side, near Clapham Common tube. All the talks start at 7.30pm, but the doors to the event open at 6.30pm with music from 7.00pm. Entry is free. For more information visit the website [No longer available] or see the contact information below.

just Explore Christianity!

After the just10 series we will be running a course called 'Christianity Explored', which is exactly that - an opportunity to explore exactly what Christianity is all about. This course is also free and open to all. For further details on this and/or just10 contact:

We also invite you to join us for our Harvest services on Sunday 25 September 2004 at 11.00am, with speaker Malcolm Havell, and 4.00pm when the speaker will be our newly appointed pastor Peter Bines. So please come and meet our new pastor!

Yours, Paul Forbes & Graham Jones