Healing: part 1. We live in the huge tension between the ‘now’ and the ‘not yet’. But we want to see more of the ‘not yet’ now.
Next year is the 30th anniversary of the launch of Kings Church. So what’s our vision for the future? What is God saying to us for the next 30 years?
Justice: part 1. Looking at the issue of justice through the story of the woman at the well: a person who was not only part of a racially hated group, but socially excluded from her own community. Jesus steps across the radical, cultural and moral barriers of the day and meets her with compassion.
If there was anyone in the Bible who had cause to be wrapped up in bitterness and unforgiveness, it was Joseph. But instead of holding onto the past he realised that all the turmoil and sufferings he experienced we’re being used by God to save his people.
Jacob may not have been as unrighteous a swindler as we’ve often thought. The birthright was his by the fact God chose him and yet his Dad favoured the stronger and more naturally impressive older brother. We, like Isaac, often judge according to the flesh and yet God’s choice is in fact his best ‘trick’. … Continue reading “The Choice and the Trick”
When the promises of God became seemingly impossible, Abram and Sarai tried to engineer a result themselves. But our freedom and fruitfulness relies entirely on faith in God’s grace and kindness.
“Everything we need to reach the city is already in the house”. We need a radical heart of generosity, with every member of Kings playing their part in God’s big story.
How to make room in our lives, learning to be generous with time, money and personal skills.
In this talk we look at the two wealthy men in Luke 18-19, and their different reactions as they encounter Jesus.