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By the time of our Lord, the radical reforms by Ezra et al., had been fully assimilated into Jewish life. It had also sustained the Community through wars, natural disasters, famine and military various invasions. 

Yahweh was sovereign over all, even so much so that excellence in vocation was also part of their worship to him. When we arrive at the New Testament we see Jesus demonstrating lordship over material and immaterial realms.
Jesus will come on the scene centuries later to make further reforms to the existing framework, then commission his disciples to move it beyond the Community, and into the World. To this end Paul argues that,

“in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.” – 2 Cor. 5:19


Join us on Sunday as we continue with my series: God was in Christ, when I will be speaking on: Incarnation, Nativity and Second Coming.
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX

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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

Unlike the patchy images of God we get from the Old Testament, Jesus’ life and ministry gives us unique insight into God. Hence Paul describes him as the image of the invisible God (Col. 1:15), and for John he is the Word made flesh (John 1).

Jesus exposes knowledge gaps in scriptures as he corrects wrong ideas, teaching and traditions. As a health warning, this position puts to question the doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy. Hence he is the last interpreter of the Scriptures. 
To this end, Jesus becomes the lenses from which we read, understand and interpret the Bible, and the motivation in our lives. He shapes our ideas, world view, actions, and ultimately, our contribution in the creation story.
As members of his body his character is reflected through our individual lives, as we spread the fragrance of his knowledge through every facet of our lives (2 Cor. 2:14)

Therefore, in a bid to make that connection between his divine nature and their everyday life, Paul urges the church in Philippi to emulate Christ’s self-emptying (Phil. 2).
Join us this Sunday for: I and the Father are One (John 10:30), as we draw inspiration from The Beatitudes.
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX
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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

I spoke about the Exodus from Egypt, and its significance in Judaism last week. In addition, I touched on the concept of The New Exodus, a messianic expectation we see fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. 

This was with a view to highlight that: 

  1. God is self-revealing,
  2. God works in history through human agents to bring about his kingdom, 
  3. creation is not a one-off process or event that was completed in Genesis, but rather, one that remains constant. 

As God Bearers it is important that we note that God’s purpose does not exempt us from the forces of Resistance
In our efforts towards continuation of creation, through advocating the Good News, and delivery of Social Justice initiatives here on earth, we will encounter all forms of Resistance.
As a proof text, the Psalmist notes, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.” – Ps. 34:19
Therefore, this Sunday I will home-in on some case studies, with a view to draw ideas, and wisdom to help us overcome resistance in whatever shape or form it manifests itself.
Join us as we explore Internal Resistance
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX