Today @ Healingsprings fellowship

Foundations: God Bearers

Over the course of history Jewish leaders (priests, prophets, rabbis) have seen Scriptures as their foundation and most valuable asset. For instance, the study of the text was the only reason for a man to forego marriage once he has reached the age of responsibility.
With this in mind, we can understand the continuos reference of words like: “and God said…” in the creation story in Genesis, the power of the God’s word bringing to an abrupt halt the construction of the Tower of Babel, the admonition in Deuteronomy 8: “man shall not leave by bread alone, but by God’s decree”, etc. This cross cutting theme is also reflected in different guises in every book in the Old and New Testament. 
So, dear friends if words are powerful, then Divine Words are super powerful. Destinies can be shaped by right teaching, and derailed by misguided or short sighted teaching, more or less what Jesus termed “old wine, in new wine skin”
This Sunday I will make the connection between God and the bearers of his Word. It is important to note that since God spoke through people, to be an oracle of God was the most noble of vocation. As such Priests, Prophets, and much later Rabbis were held in very high esteem, as they laid and sustained the foundations on which all that lasts are nurtured and established.
The destiny of the people and the nation at large rested on the shoulders of these people, therefore in return, their welfare was the responsibility of the people.
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

This Sunday @ Healingsprings Fellowship! 

The Book of Amos is inexhaustible. 

It possesses a rich tapestry of poetry, literature, philosophy, ethics, history, culture, spiritual context, and theology. 
It is perhaps the single most important Book in the Old Testament for life in the Middle East before the Exile. 
This is particularly important for Christian Theology because without his insight we fail in fully apprehending life pre and post the Exile. Like volcanic lava, this period shaped the spiritual landscape for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ – especially his moral and ethical teaching. In fact the writer of the Book of Revelation will go on to use his format as a template for his oracle to the early church. 
Over the last couple of months I have taken Healingsprings Fellowship on a journey in an attempt to project Amos’ theology, prophecy, visions and teaching into the 21st Century. This is in the hope that his ideas will challenge our thinking, and permeate every facet of our lives.
So, in crystallising this seminal piece of Hebrew literature, this Sunday I’ll be treating his: Vision of the Altar, post-exilic prophecy, and other key themes.
Join us at 3pm 
The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, 
Bexley DA6 7DA 
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Today @ healingsprings fellowship 

Last week I made an attempt to treat Amos’ visions, their meaning and the success of his intercession in averting the calamities from the nation. And I also covered subtopics like intercession and visions.

Moving forward, I will be looking at prayer as I crystallise this seminal piece of religious literature at today’s lecture. 

In an effort to articulate the sense of urgency and importance of his message, the prophet wrote poetically:  

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy? – Amos 3:8

God be praised! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿

So, join us at 3pm. 

Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, 

Bexley DA6 7DA
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