Community Bible Experience: New Testament, The Book of James

After an awesome time studying the richness, depth and breadth of The Book of Hebrews, we move on to The Book of James. Like Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, this wisdom book has a lot of insight and guidance to offer any willing scholar and disciple.

So this Friday we immerse ourselves into pages 311-318 of The Books of the Bible, New Testament, by Biblica!>/h2>

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Community Bible Experience operates like a Reading Club…

Participants agree a weekly reading plan, then every Friday we meet in a relaxed fashion for an hour to discuss the following simple questions:

  • What’s something you noticed for the first time?
  • What questions did you have?
  • Was there anything that bothered you?
  • What did you learn about loving God?
  • What did you learn about loving others?

Afterwards, we enjoy light refreshments while we catchup, pray, challenge, and encourage each other.

We recommend a copy of The Books of The Bible by Biblica because of it’s contemporary design and translation, and we set ourselves a weekly target to read eleven pages.

  • (7:00 – 8:00)pm on Fridays
  • 52 Arcadian Avenue, Bexley, Kent DA5 1JW

If you need help with setting one up in your home, community space, church or perhaps offices; please get in touch!

The Words of Our Elders: Billy Graham

We have not yet learned that a man is more powerful on his knees than behind the most powerful weapons that can be developed.

We have not learned that a nation is more powerful when it unites in earnest prayer to God than when its resources are channeled into defensive weapons.

We have not discovered that the answer to our problems can be through contact with God…

What a glorious thing it would be if millions of us would avail ourselves of the greatest privilege this side of Heaven!

~ Billy Graham

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

The Words of Our Elders: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. That is not the New Testament teaching. The New Testament is most alarming at first, indeed terrifying, as it shows us the problems by which we are confronted. But follow it-go on! It does not stop halfway, it goes on to this addition, this second half; and here it shows us the way in which, though that is the truth concerning the battle, we can be enabled to wage it, and not only to wage it, but to triumph in it. It shows us that we are meant to be “more than conquerors.”

~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

This Sunday at Healingsprings fellowship, Christianity and Social Justice: Who Then Is My Neighbour?

In light of a huge bill from Europe, public anger with immigration, the rise of UKIP, anti immigration posturing by both mainstream political parties.

In light of mounting pressure for tighter boarder controls in America, this time from fear of Isis, and recently Ebola. In light of Isis’ campaign for a Caliphate, boarders shifting in Iraq, Syria and Turkey; the battle for Gaza between Israel and Palestine.

Governments scrambling through limited resources to provide for their citizens as a result of market and economic forces, dear friends, nationalism is back on the agenda again.

“There is nothing new under the sun”, the writer of Ecclesiastes boldly declares, so I look to the bible for inspiration and ideas. In my quest I find an interesting conversation between Jesus and a prominent intellectual of that era. In an attempt to break down an old paradigm in relationship between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus tells a beautiful story. In the threads of this story we find enduring principles and guidelines on how to address these issues that are upon us.

With this in mind, this Sunday I will be delivering a lecture entitled, Christianity and Social Justice: Who then is my neighbour?

So why not drop-by for a life-changing experience? This 90 mins might end up being a catalyst for some awesome things.

(6:00 – 7:30)pm

The Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7D

There are free parking spaces directly in front of the school and on adjacent streets

Our Big Sunday Celebration can be best described as a community Christian festival. So in the spirit of thanksgiving, together we: sing, pray, give, celebrate life, discuss current affairs, present thoughts from Biblical themes, and encourage one another; like one big family!

Community Bible Experience: New Testament, The Book of Hebrews

After an awesome time studying the richness and depth of Matthew’s gospel, we moved on to a slightly different writing style, focus and audience last week; when we had our first look at the book of Hebrews. This Friday we take another plunge, and delve deeper as we read the next eleven pages (The Books of the Bible, New Testament, pages 302-313 )!

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Community Bible Experience operates like a Reading Club…

Participants agree a weekly reading plan, then every Friday we meet in a relaxed fashion for an hour to discuss the following simple questions:

  • What’s something you noticed for the first time?
  • What questions did you have?
  • Was there anything that bothered you?
  • What did you learn about loving God?
  • What did you learn about loving others?

Afterwards, we enjoy light refreshments while we catchup, pray, challenge, and encourage each other.

We recommend a copy of The Books of The Bible by Biblica because of it’s contemporary design and translation, and we set ourselves a weekly target to read eleven pages.

  • (7:00 – 8:00)pm on Fridays
  • 52 Arcadian Avenue, Bexley, Kent DA5 1JW

If you need help with setting one up in your home, community space, church or offices, please get in touch!

The Words of Our Elders: Vance Havner (1901-1986)

God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever. ~ Vance Havner

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

The Words of Our Elders: Elisabeth Elliot

Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling – feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work. It is an act of will, a choice, based on the unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ. ~ Elisabeth Elloit

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.