Take some time to chill, have a cuppa and enjoy reading about what's been happening in the life of King's and further afield.
Coming Soon… - Roger Bye
As we move into November we’ve got some things to look forward to!
Global Concert of Prayer….
In the early summer months we joined together with thousands from many nations to pray. They were faith filled, stirring times of seeking God together. Powerful times of corporate prayer! We have another opportunity on Friday evening 13th November.
Registration is easy and free! Lets make this a date together, more details on: https://prayersofmany.org
Terry Virgo Preaching …
We are privileged to have Terry speaking from Acts 2 during one of our Kings Sunday online meetings. Terry is the founder of Newfrontiers, the worldwide family of churches that we belong to and it will be a real joy to have him ‘with us’. If you are unfamiliar with Terry, why not access one of his Terry Talks on YouTube …a recent one is ‘Peacemakers amidst the anger!’ , find it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeyzHjCcrbk&t=26s
Well worth a watch – very timely, very challenging!
And lastly…. I would thoroughly recommend listening to preaching by Mark Sayers and David Devenish at the recent Global 2020 conference. For more info, please go to: https://global2020.online.church
Both these preaches are full of prophetic insight that speaks powerfully into these times that we are living through… Good listening for November nights!
Let’s pray for God to work powerfully through all these times.
¡Hola a Todos! - Itzel Herrera
It is really nice to keep in touch with you, in case you forgot me I´m the crazy Mexican girl that lived with you for a year (I miss you lots).
Just wanted to let you know how things are back home in Mexico, this coming weekend we are going to have our first meeting in 7 months. It is kind of crazy how church continues even if we can´t be physically together, for now we are going to rent a venue that can fit 600 people so we can socially distance. We are hoping to do this once a month which will be good. We are not sure if we will continue to rent our building as it is expensive to keep renting it when we can't use it.
The restrictions have been eased a little bit in Mexico but we still have many cases so we are still praying to keep safe.
We are not allowed to go back to school physically so most of the country take classes online or via TV shows (for primary/ elementary kids) that the government implemented so that people who don't have internet can access them.
It is still quite hard for some people in church that have lost their jobs, so we support them with food pantries.
We are safe and sound but we would appreciate prayer for moving to meeting once a month (for wisdom, health and strength in this). Please also pray that people who have lost their jobs can get one soon.
Thanks a lot in advance I send you a big Mexican hug and all my love,
God Bless, Itzel Xx
Word Online - Joelle Raby
In September, I started School of Leadership via Zoom, which is described on the website as: 'The School of Leadership gives you a solid grounding in biblical theology, a deeper understanding of church history, time to consider leadership issues and an opportunity to grow in your personal calling.'
For two days each month for two years, I join a group of people to listen, learn and discuss different themes. The first two days of the course were teaching on Bible Landscape: The Life of Jesus the Messiah by Martin Charlesworth. I enjoyed two days of great Bible teaching and then discussion in small groups via Zoom, followed by question times with Martin.
Whilst teaching, Martin mentioned a website he has created which can be accessed freely online called 'Word Online'. This is 'a unique teaching resource about the life of Jesus using all the material in all the four New Testament Gospels and set in chronological order.'
There are 184 sessions available free in both video and audio formats, each session is about 30 minutes long and studies small sections of the Gospels, looking at the background and the culture of the passage whilst also sharing a deeper understanding of who Jesus is.
I have found this resource really helpful and well worth listening too, don't let the 184 sessions put you off, they are easy to listen to whilst challenging.
To find out more, go to: https://wordonline.org/
Mobilise Update - Zoe Fielden and Joelle Raby
Throughout this term, Moblise has continued to meet on a Monday evening via Zoom. Each week we play games, watch a video clip, discuss a bible passage or story and have a lot of fun, we have about 12 young people each week, half of whom don't attend church and have joined mobilise through friends. This term, we are looking at the story of Moses, which has led to great questions and discussions.
We also went for a socailly distanced walk up the Hay in September which was a fun trip out where the young people got to see each other and chat in person rather than over a screen.
This half term coming, we have a socially distanced bonfire planned, we are also looking into movie evenings. The other thing we are planning for the Mobilise church youth is a Sunday night Bible Study every other week to do a deeper look into God's word.
Mobilise is for school years 6 - 9, if you have a young person who is interested in joining us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why I am still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deere When Jack Deere turned seventeen, he did not know God or a single verse of Scripture. At twenty-seven, he became a professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Semitic Languages at Dallas Theological Seminary. He started and pastored an influential church in Ft. Worth, Texas. He taught his church and his students that God no longer gave the "miraculous gifts of the Spirit" or spoke outside the pages of Scripture. After teaching seminary for ten years, a bestselling author shocked Deere when he told him that he not only believed God was regularly healing people today, but that he had seen undeniable miracles in answer to his prayers. For the next four months, Deere studied every healing story in the New Testament. This time he came to those stories with the open mind of a scholar, completely at home in the original languages of the Bible, not as a gullible student swallowing the prejudices of his teachers. At the end of those four months, Deere was convinced, against his will, that God was still healing and speaking just as he had done in the New Testament. Deere and his wife Leesa began to pray for people in their church and witnessed dramatic, documented healings. In Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere demonstrates that the Scriptures teach that God is healing and speaking today just as he did 2000 years ago. He tells documented stories of modern miracles. He explains the nature of spiritual gifts, defines each spiritual gift, offers sound advice on discovering and using the gifts in church today. He shows how all of this part of God's way of deepening our friendship with him.
The Way of Blessing by Ron Godwin
You re invited on a spiritual pilgrimage to the windswept hills of Wales. Within that small, praying community known as Ffald-y-Brenin, the deaf hear, the blind see, and the broken receive healing.
Roy Godwin reveals how God has given believers the authority to bless others. As the executive director of the Wales retreat center, he shares how this ministry began, stories of miraculous healings, and ways you can usher God s presence into your community. It begins when we stop chasing blessings and become God s conduit for blessing others."