Today @ Healingsprings fellowship

The Hebrew notion of truth has its root in the word: ‘Demet’, which simply means reliability. It is the unshakable dependability of a thing, a word, or, the faithfulness of a person.

Unlike the Greek idea of truth, it is not timeless, binding or rigid, rather, it is fluid. In other words Demet has to occur repeatedly in history. For example:

“I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” – Ex. 3:6

Therefore, in the Hebrew sense of truth all of reality is regarded historically. We see this in their understanding of the Exile, as they looked back in history in interpreting the event.

We also see this on the ‘Road to Emmaus’ as the disciples were taken on a historical journey by Jesus in interpreting an event – on this occasion his death (Luke 24:13-25).

To this end Pannenberg argues that, “Truth is that which will show itself in the future.” The future gives meaning to the past and present. Hence the philosophical idea of, “all things working together for good” (Rom. 8:28)

Therefore, we read the scriptures retroactively for now through the life and ministry of Jesus, until ‘Truth’ is finally revealed in Jesus’ Second Coming. So we live in ‘anticipation’, as we continue the work of co-creation, reconciling the world to God.

Join us for God Was In Christ when I’ll be doing a recap of our journey so far as we prepare our hearts and minds for the Jesus’ Resurrection next week!

3pm – 4:30pm

The Parish Hall

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road,


Kent DA14 6BX

Reachout | Revive | Recover

JuneSeries2017: Reconciliation

JuneSeries 2017: Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19)
We stand in solidarity to Reconcile our brothers and sisters seeking refuge in the West as a result of social and economic pressures in their home countries.
This Sunday we will be hosting Jonathan Patch, from Refugees at Home. A Christian charity that matches host families with refugees seeking accommodation. 
At Healingsprings we believe the church has an active role to play in addressing social problems here on Earth. So, following Jonathan’s talk we will take contributions from the audience and stir up a call to action! 

For more information on the other events for June Series, check out our events page:

Join us as at 3pm as we continue the work of Reconciliation entrusted to us by Jesus.
St John’s Hall 

Church Road,  

Sidcup DA14 6BX

This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

The incarnation provided the platform for the inauguration of Father’s Kingdom by Jesus.

Paul captures two themes on the subject in 2 Corinthians 5:19, where he posits that, “in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.”

First and foremost the role of Christ as the reconciler, bringing divinity into humanity. Secondly our role as the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit in the continuation of the work of reconciliation here on earth.

To this end Stanley Hauerwas argues that:

[t]he salvation promised in the good news is not a life free from suffering, free from servitude, but rather a life that freely suffers, that freely serves, because such suffering and service is the hallmark of the Kingdom established by Jesus. As Christians we do not seek to be free but rather to be of use, for it is only by serving that we discover the freedom offered by God. We have learned that freedom cannot be had by becoming “autonomous” – free from all claims except those we voluntarily accept – but rather freedom literally comes by having our self-absorption challenged by the needs of another. “ – After Christendom? 1991, pp 53-4

Join us this Sunday for my new series: God was in Christ.
This Sunday I will be laying some foundations to enable us build through sound knowledge. Over the coming weeks we will be examining Jesus in history and Jesus in Christian doctrine. This is with a view that we recover what has been lost, and review that which we have for the future and posterity of the faith and humanity.

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 


Kent DA14 6BX

The Words of Our Elders: R T Kendall

“Detached forgiveness—there is a reduction in negative feelings toward the offender, but no reconciliation takes place. Limited forgiveness—there is a reduction in negative feelings toward the offender, and the relationship is partially restored, though there is a decrease in the emotional intensity of the relationship. Full forgiveness—there is a total cessation of negative feelings toward the offender, and the relationship is fully restored.”

~ R T Kendall

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

Healingsprings fellowship’s Big Sunday Celebration!

Big Sunday Celebration can be best described as a community Christian festival. So in the spirit of thanksgiving, together we: sing, pray, give, celebrate life, discuss current affairs, present thoughts from Biblical themes, and encourage one another; like one big family!

bexleyheath_Academy(6:00 – 7:30)pm on Sundays

Bexleyheath Academy,

Woolwich Road,


Kent DA6 7D

There are free parking spaces directly in front of the school and on adjacent streets

This Sunday we host Kolade Adebayo-Oke, pastor The Grace Ministries. The focus of his lecture, “Rwanda: The Wonders of forgiveness and reconciliation”

Why not drop-in for a life-changing experience? This 90 mins might end up being a catalyst for some awesome things.