Healingsprings fellowship: JuneSeries2017

JuneSeries 2017: Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19)

This Sunday we will be hosting a dear friend and partner of Healingsprings fellowship, Pastor Stephen Abraham (Glory Life, Dartford).
Pastor Stephen will be strengthening our focus for JuneSeries 2017, as we draw this year’s conference to a close.
Refreshment will be provided, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. 
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Join us as at 3pm as we continue the work of Reconciliation entrusted to us by Jesus.

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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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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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New Month Prayer, Thanksgiving and Communion Service
As our nation is bitterly divided over the recent referendum results, where is the place of the church?

Well, there are many things we could argue about with regards to Christianity or Christian Theology, but most will agree to our call to prayer, fellowship, and social action at grassroots level through Jesus’ body – the local church.

So as we look to the resurrected Christ in communion this Sunday, and we remember his sacrifice, a thought from the renown theologian, Jürgen Moltmann comes to mind: 

the knowledge of the cross brings a conflict of interest between God who has become man and man who wishes to become God.

So, join us at 3pm. 

Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, 

Bexley DA6 7DA

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!

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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)