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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship! 

Grace and Works

On 27 March 2015, Hotel Makka al-Mukarama in Mogadishu was attacked by Al-Shabaab militant group. One of its occupants later died as a result of injuries sustained from the attack.

He was a Somali diplomat and politician, the Ambassador of Somalia to the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva.

A Muslim who used his position to fight tirelessly for Christians suffering persecution in Africa. His name, Yusuf Mohamed Ismail.

In the words of Paul, 

When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all – (Rom. 2:14-16)

I’m so excited about what God is doing through our Church Reloaded series, so I extend an invite to you as we crystallise our series on Grace with a lecture entitled, Grace and Works!

(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)

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Spiritual Intelligence: Don’t Wanna Be A Jesus Freak, But I Can’t Help Myself!

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

This is it guys! Here it is – right there, the mystery of predestination. Jesus made this statement to his beloved friends, I guess as a gesture of reassurance. These ordinary, regular, everyday people like you and I; suddenly hijacked from their earthly vocation and lifestyle for a greater calling. The didn’t feel worthy, didn’t feel qualified, didn’t feel deserving of this privilege position. It’s like being called upon to play for Athletico Madrid! You are there in the dressing room thinking, my goodness; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Deborah, Esther, David, Samuel, Daniel… Then you look at the bench, the reserve team, the coaching staff, the management, the operations team, the fans – you feel like a fraud; you want to runaway. Then suddenly, a tap on your shoulder; you turnaround and it’s that firebrand himself – Paul of Tarsus, and he says:

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

He explains to you how he felt so unworthy after all he had done to stop the good news; then each player with similar story but varying intensity, then the staff, then the fans…

Wow! You say to yourself – I’m in good company. Now you can see how I caught ADHD. These days dear friends; I can’t sit still, can’t sit down, can’t keep quiet. I just find myself seeking people’s attention so I can tell of the goodness of Jesus. Don’t wanna be a Jesus freak, but I can’t help myself!!!

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~ Sabali