This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship | Church Reloaded: We Are The Revolution 

Dear friends, a change of guard is happening spiritually, and it bears the hallmark of a revolution. 

To this end, we looked at various definitions of the word revolution last week. Then drawing from history and some biblical case studies, we looked at trajectories of the concept, as we define our place in the movement.

This Sunday our focal point is on Matt.11:12

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.

And 2 Samuel 3:1

There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul became weaker and weaker.

I’m so excited about what God is doing through our Church Reloaded series, so I extend an invite to you!

Join us this Sunday for: We Are The Revolution.

(6:00-7:30)pm

Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA 

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

This Sunday’s lecture | Church reloaded: the revolution will not be televised

Historically revolutions often times start from something insignificant, then overtime they gain momentum, Until they hit a tipping point. In recent times the Arabic Spring comes to mind.

With this in mind, we take another look at Jesus’ remarks to his audience about a revolution that was budding… He said concerning John the Baptist:

What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. – (Matthew 11:7-9)

So join us if you can for The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. In the course of my lecture I will be exploring: 

  1. the people that watch things happen;
  2. the people that make things happen; and,

  3. the people that ask, what happened?

(6:00-7:30)pm

Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA 

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

Today’s lecture | Church reloaded: gratitude 

I had a very interesting conversation with a cab driver recently who was a Muslim. 

Unlike most ‘Christians’, this man had taken his time to research all major faiths in the world. 

So with all this knowledge at his disposal he asked me a salient question. He said: “If Jesus’ death meant that we are delivered from all: past, present and future sins; does that mean we just do whatever we please?”

Dear friends this question is the inspiration behind tonight’s lecture under our Church Reloaded series, entitled: gratitude.

With this in mind, what did Paul mean when he wrote asking his friends in Rome to “offer themselves as a living sacrifice”?

He even went further to explain that it was “our reasonable service after all that Christ had done for us” (Rom. 12:1-2).

Since we are not expected to payback anything for salvation – as it’s a free will gift, and even if we were it is impossible to pay back… What do we do?

Join us if you can as we explore these and other questions: (6:00-7:30)pm.

Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA 

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

This Sunday’s lecture | Church reloaded: perpetual fire!

In Lev. 6:13, Aaron and his company of priests were given a mandate to keep the fire on the alter of the tabernacle burning perpetually. 

I believe these texts provides us with opportunities for exploring themes around fellowship, within the context of the local church today. 

To this end, tomorrow’s lecture aims to treat the following key questions: 

  • what is the church?
  • what is the primary purpose of the church?

  • how do we preserve the church? And, 

  • what is our role in the preserving process?

Join us if you can, (6:00-7:30)pm.

The Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA 

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

Today’s thought: leave the Ark, enjoy the procession.

Most times we think that God needs us to save His seemingly diminishing reputation… 

So like Uzzah we fail to look away when the Ark slides from the cart. Instead of holding our place in the glorious procession, we are hasty to intervene. Hasty to put the Ark back on the cart, failing to understand that the cart was only a means to an end, and not an end in itself.

Like the Pharisees, we fail to see that the tides have changed, and a new day has dawned. 

Like the older brother in the story of the prodigal son, we are bugged down with old paradigms, instead of lifting our heads like the father to embrace the new. To embrace the new generation. Not to judge or condemn, but to see them as equals; working towards the same goal – the redemption of fallen humanity. 

Like Martha we complain about Mary, after we have voluntarily put ourselves forward for the task.

Friends, the Ark will get to Judah, with or without us. It is simply destined to do so.

This Sunday’s lecture | Call of Duty: we build together

In the 31st chapter of the book of Exodus, we are introduced to a God that: calls, equips, and linkup people with unique talents and skills; towards a common purpose. 

This pattern provides us with a blueprint which can be used in the fulfilment God’s purpose. One that provides leaders and disciples with: wisdom, knowledge and understanding for everyday life and the work of the ministry. 

So join us tonight: (6:00-7:30) pm

Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA 

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

This Sunday’s lecture | The parable of the talents: a lesson in praxis

Last Sunday we looked at aspects of Jesus’ life through Gramsci’s concept of the Organic Intellectual. Tomorrow we build upon that foundation, bringing it home, and reflecting on our lives as believers in the 21st century.

In 1944, while Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s was in prison by the Nazi regime, he wrote a letter a friend. In this letter he asked some profound questions with regards to the trajectory of Christianity. He presciently said:

We are moving towards a completely religionless time; people as they are now simply cannot be religious anymore. Even those who honestly describe themselves as ‘religious’ do not in the least act up to it, and so they presumably mean something quite different by ‘religious’

To this end, the following questions come to mind:
– How can we live out our faith effectively within our communities?

  • How can the church remain relevant now and in the next generation?
  • What does the parable of the talents mean to us today?

So join us tomorrow as we explore themes around these questions.

(6:00-7:30) pm
Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA

(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)