This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship!

Hope.

In a world of pain, disappointment, poverty, and suffering; the message of Hope remains a timeless theme of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In this vein Tim Keller argues: 

It’s impossible to meet the real Jesus and leave indifferent.

So this Sunday we will be exploring the concept of Hope, with lenses on: Psalm 30, 2 Cor 8: 7-15 and Mark 5: 21- 43.
Join us for fellowship as we draw strength from the Holy Spirit and scriptures for our pilgrim journey. 

(3:00-4:30)pm

English Room,

Bexleyheath Academy, 

Woolwich Road, 

Bexleyheath DA6 7DA

June Series 2015: the church and the media 

The Media is oftentimes described as the Fourth Estate. 

Almost like the invisible hand in economics, the Fourth Estate can be defined as a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognised. 

In the UK alone, newspapers media have been the subject of government inquiries, police investigations, legal cases, and ethical debates; most notably the recent phone-hacking scandal (the subject of the Levinson Inquiry).

So, join us this Sunday for the final segment of this year’s June Series. 

During the course of my lecture I will be exploring the media’s influence over faith, culture and politics, and its enormous potential in our mission to reach the lost, and make disciples. 

(3:00-4:30)pm

Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 7DA

June Series 2015: the church and social justice 

Scriptural reference: Matthew 25:35-40

With a view to highlight the plight of people suffering the scourge of persecution, and the role of the church on issues to do with social justice, Healingsprings fellowship will be hosting Dr Khataza Gondwe (Team Lead, Africa and Middle East, Christian Solidarity Worldwide) this June.

So, it is with great pleasure that we extend our hands in fellowship for June Series 2015!

Event outline:

3:00 – 3:30 Registration and Prayers

3:30 – 3:45 Worship

3:45 – 4:00 Welcome charge and introduction of speaker

4:00 – 4:45 Talk/presentation 

4:45 – 5:00 Questions and Prayers 

5:00 – 5:10 Thanksgiving worship and Giving

5:10 – 5:30 Closing prayers

Date: June 14th 2015

Venue: Main Hall, 

Bexleyheath Academy

Bexleyheath 

Join us as we raise our voices for the voiceless.

Thought of the day…

‘While Jesus is the last interpreter of the Holy Writ, duty binds the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit to expand on His teachings in every generation, with a view to inspire fresh expressions. 
Coupled with prayers, this all important task should be the primary vocation of all, most notably: leaders, thinkers, theologians and pastors.’ 

  • Clement Akran

June Series 2015! 

7th, 14th & 21st June. 3 days of high impact prayer and prophetic teaching.

This Sunday (7th June): the Church and the next generation. 

In my opinion no scripture best demonstrates God’s plan for faith succession better than prophet Malachi’s edict in Malachi 2:15:

You were united to your wife by the Lord. In God’s wise plan, when you married, the two of you became one person in his sight. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. Therefore, guard your passions! Keep faith with the wife of your youth.

Godly children, yet this generation epitomise the life of Samson as captured in the book of judges: unlimited power and narcissism. 

Evidently dear friends the devil has sown weeds among our wheat (Matthew 13:25-30). As a result, like Samson, the grace at their disposal is overshadowed by their passion for the gifts at the expense of the Giver.

We know from the Bible and history that this is not healthy for them, and most importantly, not sustainable for the church; so what can be done?

Do we like king Hezekiah settle for ‘peace in our time’, or like Nehemiah, sound the alarm and fight for this generation and the next?

We have decided to go with the latter. 

Please join us for prayers this Sunday as we set the battle in array for our children, and their children’s children.

(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)

John Piper on Fasting

My assumption so far has been that good things can do great damage. Oxen and fields and marriage can keep you out of the Kingdom of heaven. 

Which is why Jesus says, 

No one of you can be my disciple who does not bid farewell to all of his own possessions (Luke 14:33). 

Anything can stand in the way of true discipleship – not just evil, and not just food, but anything. 

Nor should it be surprising that the greatest competitors for our devotion and affection for God would be some of his most precious gifts.

 Be inspired!

This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship!

Fasting 

In Matthew 17:14-20, we find the story of a boy possessed with a demon, and the failure of the disciples to set him free. This same story is covered extensively in Mark’s account of Jesus’ life (Mark 9:14-29). It is also noteworthy that in the original manuscripts the word ‘fasting’ was not present in both accounts. 

So when Jesus was asked by the Pharisees, ‘Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?’, he responded: 

‘… The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast… ‘ (Matthew 9:14-17).

Then in Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus said: ‘When you fast…’

To this end dear friends, we will be exploring Fasting

During the course of my lecture we will draw from Old and New Testament case studies, with a view to highlight the relevance of this spiritual discipline in our Christian walk today.

So join in!

(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)