Jill Writes: Is this a time to re-focus on worship? In the midst of uncertain and challenging times, can worship change our perspective. Worship shifts the attention off ourselves, our politicians our crises, and transfers it on to our unshakable, faithful and all-powerful God.
There is a story in 2 Chronicles about a people who In the midst of pressure and fear, choose to fill their minds and hearts with the truth of who God is. Faced with vast enemy armies approaching fast and imminent defeat and destruction, the terrified people of Judah looked to King Jehoshaphat for a solution. He in turn looked to God. Jehoshophat summoned the people together and they begin to worship God: “Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hands, and no one can withstand you.” (2 Chronicles 20:6) and they say “We do not know what to do but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)
In response to the worship, God, whose ways are so much higher than ours, gives them a strategy. God says ‘do not be afraid or discouraged because if this vast army, for the battle is not yours but Gods’ and as a result ‘Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the lord and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army saying “Give thanks to the Lord for his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 20:21
What they begin to see is the various enemy armies turning on each other. As they worship with the words “Give thanks to the Lord…” a full blown war ensues between the different enemy armies whilst the people of Judah watch. The enemy armies end up destroying each other, making Judah victorious.
All the people of Judah had done was to worship. Worship is a weapon. When we worship, God moves. He brings transformation to individuals, communities, cities and nations. In worship we come together united under the truth that Jesus is Lord. Worship draws us into the presence of God. It fuels, sustains, awakens, convicts, inspires, redeems and renews. Let’s come together and as Psalm 149:6 says, “Let the high praise of God be in their mouth, and a two-edge sword in their hand.” offer up praise to the name above every name. Trusting that as we worship God begins to build his kingdom. He will change us, re-align us and work powerfully in our lives and in our nation. Let’s use this powerful weapon we have when we may feel when we don’t know what else to do!
September Sunday Meetings
10.30am Every Sunday Morning with kid’s club from 11am
1st Sunday, Communion
2nd Sunday, Morning Worship
3rd Sunday, Cafe Service
4th Sunday, Morning Worship
5th Sunday, Morning Worship
King’s Table Tuesdays 1-3pm, contact Jill for details. Wednesdays 5-7pm for food and various activities, contact Jill or Hilary for details.
Community Cafe – Tuesdays 10-12 in the church main hall.
Open the Bible – Weekly on a Monday 1.30-3pm in the small hall. Contact Jill for details.
Exploring the Scriptures – Twice monthly. Contact Tim & Julia Waters 01482 633763.
Gems – Parent & toddler group, every Thursday 9.30-11am – term time only.
Pursuing His Presence – Friday nights, 7.30pm
6th September Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY
4th October Holme Christian Fellowship, Oaks Farm, Bulmer Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor YO43 4HE
1st November; Grace Church Bridlington, Victoria Road Business Centre, 4-8 Victoria Road, Bridlington YO15 2BW
Regional Prayer Conference with Sue Sinclair – Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019 at Holme Christian Fellowship, Oaks Farm, Bulmer Lane Holme on Spalding Moor YO43 4HE
Booking is free but please contact Robert Templey on 01430 860997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event.
Meeting for Church Leaders & leadership teams with Sue Sinclair
7pm Coffee & Networking 7.30pm Leaders Session
11-12.30 Session 1
12.30–1.30 Lunch – bring packed lunch
1.30–3pm Session 2
3.30-5pm Prayer & Worship
5pm Evening Meal provided
6.30pm “Healing Streams” – Time of Soaking, refreshing & healing ministry
7.30pm Session 3
Evening Celebration 6.30pm
East Riding House of Prayer Meetings
Regular Weekly Meetings
Morning Prayer; Monday—Friday 8.15-8.45am
Midday Prayer; Monday—Friday 12.15-12.45pm
Prayer for Young People; Tuesdays 6.15am
Worship Hour with communion; Wednesdays 12.45pm
Other Meetings (All in King’s Church unless stated)
Fri 6th 10am Prophetic Prayer
Fri 6th 7.30pm Pursuing His Presence Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY
Sun 8th 6.30pm Beverley Churches Together Prayer Meeting