Healingsprings fellowship: JuneSeries2017

JuneSeries 2017: Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19)
We stand in solidarity to Reconcile our brothers and sisters in the Congo with social and economic justice.
This Sunday we will be showing the Award Winning documentary: When Elephants Fight.
Following the doc we will take questions from panel members with a view to stir up a call to action! 
Refreshment will be provided, and we have opportunities for networking and collaboration. 
Join us as at 3pm as we continue the work of Reconciliation entrusted to us by Jesus.

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Luther’s Reformation was propelled majorly by social and patriotic goals in comparison to ‘spiritual’ ones. Perhaps he did not see a dichotomy between the spiritual and social. 

Hence it gained traction with the people, and the nobles; who were keen to brake ranks with the corruption and tyranny of the Catholic Church at the time.
The Reformation was a movement towards the emancipation of the Germans. 
In fact Melanchthon, Luther’s closest associate and intellectual sounding board was a humanist. And this did not hinder in any shape or form his immense contribution to the restructuring of the church and other major institutions. 
I say this to emphasise that the Church cannot be devolved from the daily challenges facing humanity, locally and globally.
This brings me back to two themes captured by Paul on the subject of Reconciliation in 2 Cor. 5:19. 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 perhaps 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.
Join us this Sunday for my new series: God was in Christ
This Sunday we build on the foundations of last week. And over the coming weeks we will be examining Jesus in history, and Jesus in Christian doctrine. 
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX
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http://www.healingsprings.org.uk

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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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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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In our studies on the Book of Amos we explored Amos’ Theology in light of his Oracles and Sermons.

Lessons from this book is important especially at a time when our nation is bitterly divided spiritually, intellectually, socially, economically and politically.  

To this end I will be treating Amos’ visions, their meaning and the success of his intercession in averting the calamities from the nation. 

As part of my lecture, I will give close attention to 3 subtopics: prayer,  intercession and visions. 
In the words of Amos, 

“Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7

So, join us at 3pm. 

Bexleyheath Academy, 

Woolwich Road, 

Bexley DA6 7DA

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Community Regeneration Workshop with Mike Chesterton, Tearfund

As our nation is bitterly divided over the referendum, where is the place of the church?
Well, there are many things we could argue about with regards to Christianity or Christian Theology, however, most will agree to our call to social action at grassroots level through the instrument of the local church.
Luke depicts this beautifully through his writing. In his Gospel he gives us insight into the life of Christ, then in the book of Acts he shows us case studies of the impact of the life of Christ.
To this end the renown philosopher and social theorist Jürgen Habermas presciently noted that, 

” . . . ideals of freedom and a collective life in solidarity, the autonomous conduct of life and emancipation, the individual morality of conscience, human rights and democracy, is the direct legacy of the Judaic ethic of justice and the Christian ethic of love.”

So, join us! 

3pm – 4:30pm

Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexley DA6 7DA

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JuneSeries2016: Freedom (Luke 4:18)

Sunday 19th June 2016

Speaker: Mike Chasterton, Tearfund
Programme:

3:00 – 3:20 Welcome, Prayers & Worship

3:20 – 4:20 Lecture and Q&A session with Mike Chesterton
4:20 – 4:30 Giving & Closing Prayers
4:30 – 5:00 Refreshment and networking opportunities 

Join us in proclaiming freedom, and living it as a reality!