Dan Kirk speaks, Steve and Bev Jones lead the meeting, and Chris Fulton and Elizabeth Clayton lead us in worship.
This week we have children's worship (5-11yrs) on-site, if you are unable to join us at TKC, you can find online content here. Our youth (11-18yrs) will not have separate worship.
We welcome in the New Year, including a post-sabbatical update from Steve and Bev Jones, and time to pray together.
Andy & Ruth O'Connell lead the meeting, with Alex Hills leading us in worship.
For any practical questions, including about children, youth, and Covid-secure arrangements, click on Sunday Info above.
In a 24-7 prayer week slot with my Community (group), we were listening to God and in the silence I could hear our old wind-up clock ticking, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick…
I remembered how the people of the whole world are always thinking about what is next, what is coming, what we will do, where we will go, where we will travel, what work we will do next, so on and so forth, endlessly.
Through this pandemic, I think God wants to put his finger on the mechanism of that clock, and stop it. Stop us, stop our constant action, and make us still. Then we asked what is next?!
I painted this picture at a Transform camp in 2016 (as part of our 2020 Vision!) God brought it to mind for this time. The sense was that as we stand on the beach, and watch a massive wave form before us, we have a choice - either to be consumed by that wave, or to look up, see it as an opportunity, and see Christ within that wave, to paddle to it like a surfer, then, taken up by Christ along the edge, yes a precarious place, but he's given us a surf board!
When I was preparing for this morning [Bev painted this picture during worship on Sunday 19 January 2020] I had a picture of coals, just a big pile of black coals and they weren’t lit. Coal is remarkable because it has so much potential, but is really black and dirty and doesn’t do anything if you don’t light it.
Then this fire came from centre of those coals and started to light it. If we are coals, God has put so much potential in us! We have been created to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to be reflect the glory of Christ, as He sets that fire inside of us.