Its a privilege to be living in a country where we can freely meet, worship and have access to a Bible. The Bible is crucial to us, for as we engage with the Word of God our lives our changed for good. It is also becoming more and more necessary in a world with shifting values and secular perspectives to give the reason for the hope that we have, to know why we believe what we believe, and to be able to explain the basis for our beliefs.
In many parts of the world, the main barrier to people engaging with the Bible is availability. The Bible Society are one of the organisations who are addressing this. They translate and distribute Bibles around the world so people can experience the Word of God. But its not just in other parts of the world where the promotion of the bible and biblical values is needed! Against a backdrop of widespread Bible indifference, The Bible Society works to help people of all ages recognise the value of the Bible. Its true that that many people don’t think the Bible is relevant to them today. This organisation seeks to bring the Bible to all spheres of life such as schools, politics and the arts in innovative ways.
As Christians and as church we believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is complete, authoritative and totally sufficient to speak into all of life. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it reads ‘There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us’ (MSG)And over, above and against all the competing worldviews that pervade society today, the Bible declares, Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.(MSG Romans12:2 ). In other words, the only way to see all of life accurately is through the transforming lens of Scripture.
This Autumn we will be running a course produced by the Bible Society. It will help us get to grips with the big picture of the Bible Storyline from Genesis to Revelation. It promises to equip us with skills and tools for reading and understanding the Bible and for applying it to our lives. We will be holding this at 1.30 on Monday afternoons, twice a month starting on September 17th. Have a word with Jill or Pat G if you would like to come along.
Swinemoor Youth Project
We have now completed 4 activity-filled sessions on the estate through the summer holidays. There have been a few kids who have turned up each time and t has been exciting to see some of them waiting in anticipation for the bus to arrive each week. We are going to run 6 after-school sessions in September and October as a follow-up. More to follow….
10.30am Every Sunday Morning
1st Sunday of the month, 11am-12.30 Families Activities Cafe in upstairs room.
Other Sundays – King’s Club as normal
Life Group – meets Tuesdays 1-3pm, contact Jill Walker.
“Together” – meets Wednesdays for food and various activities, contact Hilary for details.
The Bible Course – Mondays (1st and 3rd ) at 1.30pm in the Small Hall.
Community Cafe – meets Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12 in the church main hall and small hall.
Healing Streams – meets Wednesdays 2pm in the Chapel and small hall.
Exploring the Scriptures – meets twice monthly. Contact Tim & Julia Waters 01482 633763.
Gems – Parent & toddler group, meets every Thursday 9.30-11am – term time only.
Pursuing His Presence 1st Friday night of each month, 7.30pm. Fri 7 Sept, 7.30pm Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY Fri 2 Nov, 7.30pm King’s Church Beverley
Regional Prayer Conference, with guest speaker, Sue Sinclair
Saturday 6 October 11am – 9pm Holme Christian Fellowship, Oaks Farm, Bulmer Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor, YO43 4HE
Prayer in September
Sunday 2nd 6.30pm “Together for Beverley” Prayer & worship with churches from Beverley
10am-12 Prayer,worship & seeking God for revival
12-1pm Prayer for Jacobs Well &nations of the world
7.30pm “Contending for Revival“
Thurs 20th 7.30pm “Inspired”
Connecting with God through soaking and creative expression
Monday – Friday 8.15-8.45am
Tues & Fri 12.15-12.45
Wednesdays weekly, 2pm “Healing Streams”
Prayer for healing
For all dates see House of Prayer leaflet.
Prayer Points September
Please continue to pray for our Swinemoor Youth Project as we put on 6 weekly after school sessions on the Bus.
Pray for John as he goes to Burkina Faso later in the month to speak at a Pastor’s Conference at which there will be will be delegates from 8 countries. He will be also addressing 800 praying women! Pray for inspiration as he prepares talks for these meetings and for God to speak through him to inspire and challenge these men and women. Ask God to protect and encourage John as he travels to and ministers in this country.
Pray for a hunger and understanding of Gods’ Word and a desire to dig deeper into the Bible.