Paul Huggins is a former professional boxer, born and bred in Hastings. He recounts his colourful life story including his boxing career, near death experiences, trouble with the law, and ultimately how he encountered God in a prison cell.
Whenever we talk about ‘childlike faith’ we all head to Matthew 18. But the interesting thing about this passage is that it never mentions faith. It uses a different word. A much less popular word, but one that leads to life.
Rachel share’s her story of dealing with lament, grief and confusion when life unfolded in unexpected ways. Eight years down the line, she can see the goodness of God being revealed in a story she would never have chosen.
If you’ve never been on Alpha it’s a fantastic place for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. No question is too simple, or too honest. And there’s free food!
“My friend asking me to church was potentially the most significant question anyone’s ever asked me”
Martin was one of the first teenagers to become a Christian at Kings. With no church background, Martin simply came off the back of an invite from a friend. During worship a lady collapsed on the floor and her leg was healed right in front of him. When Lex (the pastor) asked if anyone wanted to find out more about Jesus, Martin put his hand right up — to his friend’s amazement.
Fast forward thirty years and you realise what a pivotal moment that simple invite from a friend was. Not just for Martin, but for his wife and children that followed. Amazing to see God at work!