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I maintain that as God Bearers, living out 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 asserts, 

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.” – Ps. 34:19 

Last Sunday I homed-in on some case studies, with a view to illustrate that God’s call is not dependent on our ‘performance’ but on his providence. As such we should not allow our weaknesses and deficiencies (Internal Resistance) to hold us back from fulfilling his purpose. 
This Sunday I will advance my argument with a focus on External Resistance. In the course of my talk I will explore theological developments in our understanding of the Adversary (Satan). 
This teaching will shed light on Jesus’ presentation of Satan, and the common misconception in the church today with the terms, blessings and curses.
Join us as we explore External Resistance
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX

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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

Having consolidated the Ecosystem (Scriptures, interpreters, and audiences), and its outworking, we advanced to Internal Resistance last Sunday. 

I spoke about the Exodus from Egypt, and its significance in Judaism. In addition, I briefly introduced the concept of The New Exodus, a messianic expectation we see fulfilled in the person of Christ as illuminated in the New Testament. 
This was with a view to highlight that: 

  1. God is self-revealing 
  2. He works in history through human agents to bring about his kingdom

  3. And that Creation is not a one-off process that was completed in Genesis, but rather a continuous process. 

Hence he said to Moses:

“I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” – Exodus 3:6
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 delivering Social Justice initiatives aimed at making God’s Kingdom a reality here on earth as it is in heaven. 
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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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

Having consolidated the Ecosystem (Scriptures, interpreters, and audiences), and how it works, we will progress to Resistance this Sunday.

I submit to you that in between vision or ideas and their material reality, there is Resistance. A lack of understanding and appreciation of the existence and effects of this force leads to frustration and total abandonment. Hence Paul declared:

“But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” – Hebrews 10:39
And Jesus warned his disciples, 

“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
The reorientation and spiritual emancipation of this World will only come by forcefully challenging the evil and oppressive power structures of our time, until we see,
“justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Amos 5:24
That said, history warns us that this struggle is never easy, but one we can not avoid, or afford to miss. Hence Paul refers to it as, “The good fight of faith” – (1 Tim 6:12).
God is on our side. So in the end, good will always triumph over evil.
Join us at 3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX
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