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Elisha: A Life of Faith
The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today.
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Summer in the Psalms
The book of Psalms is a wonderful, expertly crafted, poetic telling of the biblical story. The Psalms help us to pray, hope and reflect as we learn to live by God’s wisdom and seek His justice in the world. The book is designed to help us meet with God and discover His presence in the good and the hard times. Over the summer we are going to be exploring how a selection of different Psalms can do this for us today, discovering how they point us to God and what He is saying to us through them.
1 John - Love and Light in a world of darkness
The epistle of 1 John gives us a unique insight into handling the truth of the gospel and disagreements that arise within church life. John, an eyewitness to the life of Jesus (1:1-5), paints a wonderful portrait of the Son, who came in the flesh to make a way for sinners to be one with God. He warms the churches against those who might preach another gospel, who might question their reception of eternal life. It’s an encouragement to us to stand firm for a true gospel witness. John also highlights that God is both Light (1:5) and Love (4:8). This is a wonderful juxtaposition of two truths, much needed in our world today that are so often pulled apart. We worship a God who is beautiful in holiness and glory and who hates sin (God is Light). But who also holds out sacrificial atoning love for those who do sin (God is Love). Both available to all, through the work of Christ Jesus. Our God truly is love and light in a world of darkness.
In this ‘Cultural Values’ series we explore the type of family God is calling us to be at King’s Church Birmingham. We want to investigate just how Jesus led His disciples. What type of people He was developing, and we’ll look at the culture He created. Specifically, we want to unpack 5 key qualities that Jesus instilled into His disciples, so that we might better get hold of these truths for ourselves. We will explore what is means to be a generous family, a loving family, to honour, to be authentic and to become a courageous family. And as we do, we are trusting we will, in a much deeper way, become the church family that God wants us to be!
Joseph — From Pit to Palace
The journey ‘from pit to palace’ found in Genesis 37-50 is the life story of Joseph, a man who learned to trust God through all of life’s tumultuous ups and downs. It’s a story of God’s sovereignty. His providence. Of God’s ability to weave together all of life’s ‘seemingly’ random, unfortunate events into the bigger picture of His ultimate rescue and provision. Joseph’s is a story of God preparing a man for honour, by first refining him through dark times. Joseph has to grapple with pride, rejection, slavery, despair, accusation and prison before he is ready to be elevated to the right hand of Pharaoh. This provocative story is a word in season, for our turbulent times that we too might learn how to trust God in the midst of uncertainty and despair. The story’s finale is one of hope. Reconciliation and forgiveness for a broken family and provision for the nations in the midst of famine. And yet there’s even more… The story of Joseph points to God’s chosen Son, who endured darkness and despair before being elevated to a place of glory, the glory of the cross. Jesus Christ is the true Joseph, and his journey ‘from pit to palace’ has brought reconciliation and provision for every nation.
When Jesus Met
In this series we look at 8 encounters Jesus had with regular people and how it changed them. We see the beauty of our Saviour displayed up close and personal and in multi-faceted detail. How He is the reconciler, the prophet, the healer, the deliverer, the resurrection and the life and so much more!
Habakkuk is an Old Testament book, found within the minor prophets, that speaks right into our current cultural climate. As the prophet wrestles with injustice, suffering, and economic recession his cry is one of ‘How long O Lord’ (Hab. 1:2). Yet it’s also a book full of hope, that encourages weary believers today, that in God, the ‘righteous shall live by his faith’ (Hab. 2:4). It’s a book that teaches us to be real with our questions and our anxieties, and yet at the same time, helps us to wrestle through our doubts. It’s a call to pursue God in prayer, to get to a place where even if God takes everything away, we are able to pray with Habakkuk, “Yet, I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation’. (Hab. 3:18).
Romans: The Gospel of God
In this series we take a closer look at Paul’s letter to the Romans. Paul is writing to a church that he’s neither planted nor visited in an effort to convince them of his apostolic ministry and to give them confidence in the gospel. His hope is that they might be united, blessed and in the hope that they might support Him as he begins a new phase of missionary work in the West of the Roman Empire.
We will discover how this letter is primarily about God and His gospel. A gospel that both fulfils and elucidates scripture, how it has the power to bring life out of death, to produce the obedience of faith, unite Jew and Gentile as well as weak and strong. We’ll uncover a revelation of the righteousness of God, faith as the exclusive means of salvation and eternal resurrection life as the great hope of believers walking not in the flesh but in the spirit.
Paul is sure of his calling as an apostle who is on a mission to (1:4) bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His name among all the nations, including the Romans. Nearly 2000 years later Jesus is still on His mission and wants to include us in the wonderful gospel of God.
Adventures with Abraham
This series will follow the journey of an idolater from Babylon called Abram whom God speaks to graciously, who’s asked to leave everything and go to a land that God will show him. God makes some extraordinary promises to Abraham; that his offspring will be as numerous as the stars in the sky and that through his offspring God will bless all the nations of the earth. We’ll follow the story of how Abraham responds in faith & with patience but also take a look at his mistakes and sin as scripture gives us an unadulterated look at the life of this great patriarch. We’ll journey with Abraham and Sarah as they await the promise of Isaac and we’ll look beyond to the One who fulfils the promises. We’ll discover that to fully understand Jesus and His mission we have to understand Abraham and his. As we do so we’ll be propelled into the mission of King’s Church with fresh anticipation, as we play our part in the great unfolding drama of redemption, sharing the gospel that the earth may be filled with the glory of God.
Letters to the seven churches
This series looks at the first three chapters of the last book in the Bible, the book of Revelation. Have you ever wondered what Jesus would say to King’s church. Well here we have recorded, in scripture, Jesus’ own words to seven different churches. We will explore what Jesus really cares about concerning His church and conversely what He doesn’t seem to focus on. This series will provide food for our souls, reorientate our priorities as we consider revelation from Jesus and gain an insight to what He wants to emphasis in our own lives and the life of our church.
We are born to be worshippers. Made in the image of God, worship is foundational to knowing who we are and just how great our God is. In this series we take a look at how we grow in our worship; as individuals, families and corporately. How we use the spiritual gifts God gives to build one another up, how we choose to worship in the tough times as well as the good. How the truth of God’s Word and His Holy Spirt inspire songs of praise. How worship can even lead to victory in different areas of our lives, always remembering ‘The battle is the Lords’ 2 Chronicles 20:15.
Joshua: Inheriting the promises of God
A new generation prepare to take the inheritance promised them by God. We’ll consider the many lessons we can learn as God’s people as we pursue the call of God in our day. Led by their leader Joshua the people learn to trust God by responding in faith. Without a military strategy as such, they learn simple obedience to the Lord who goes before them. Plus we look forward to a better Joshua, one who was strong and courageous, who went into battle on behalf of His brothers, who has torn down every dividing wall and barrier and won for His people an eternal inheritance and an eternal rest.