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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

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Foundations: Birth Pains

Over the last couple of weeks I have been describing an ecosystem which serves as an instrument of change in sustaining and expanding God’s kingdom here on earth. It consists of: Scriptures, Interpreters, and Audiences.
Last week I explored the original intent of the Church as a vehicle for change, through the reorientation of our World, and the role we play in the process. I also touched on this unique relationship between both sets of God-bearers (preachers, teachers and the churched), in the shape of the Church.
That said, Jesus warned his disciples of the struggles of emancipation when he posits: 
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.” – Matthew 11:12
Therefore, in crystallising this series, I will explore Resistance to Change between the Power Structures and the Prophets, and, the Prophets and the Oppressed, in line with our Scriptural Focus for this year: Nahum 2:2. 
Join us as we set foundations for 2017
We march in the light of Nahum’s assertions: 
(For the Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob, as well as the majesty of Israel, though ravagers have ravaged them and ruined their branches.) – Nahum 2:2
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX
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