Sunday January 20th

Join us this Sunday January 20th for our third service of the new year, which will include communion. Our Minister Sally Sago will be bringing us this week’s message, and will also be leading the band. Everyone is welcome, we cater for adults, children and young people. We start at 10:45am.
 
If you are a regular at King Street then don’t forget to bring your picnic lunch if you are able to stay for the joint baptism service with the Salvation Army at 2:30pm.

Questions week beginning January 13th

This week’s sermon on Sunday 13th talked of us feeling that sometimes ‘life is unfair’. These are some questions you may like to discuss in your group or consider individually following the sermon:
 
1. Read Job 1:1-5. How was Job living and what did he appear to value?
2. In Job 1:8 God says ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
Consider how you think God might describe you to others?
3. Consider the verse Job 1:10…. ‘Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’
Think about times in your life when it has been difficult to accept hardship. How has your faith helped you in these times?
4. Read Matthew 8:23-27. The storms of life are many and varied. Job, Abraham and Jesus himself faced great times of difficulty and suffering in their lives. What can we learn from their examples?
5. What are the things that are helpful, what is useful when we are in a storm? What things are unhelpful? How can we help others go through the storms of life?
6. The disciples panicked in the boat, cried out to Jesus who was sleeping. They were overtaken by doubt and fear. In verse 26 Jesus questioned their faith…’ you of little faith, why are you so afraid?’
What is it that causes you to doubt that God is at work in your life every day?
How easy is it to accept that God is always at work in our lives, that he never leaves us nor forsakes us and that there is nowhere we can go to get away from him (Psalm 139:1-18).
7. God requires us to place him as the number one priority in our life as we try to love him and obey him whatever the cost. Think of those you have heard of who have been persecuted or suffered for their faith.
Spend time praying for persecuted Christians all over the world.

Sunday January 13th

Join us this Sunday January 13th at 10:45am. This week Steve Kaye will be bringing us the message with Liz Pearce leading the music. Everyone welcome, of all ages.

If you are a member here at KSBC, don’t forget the church meeting following the service, lunch is provided.

This week’s questions

These are some questions you may like to discuss in your group or consider individually following the sermon on January 6th.
1. Epiphany was described as being ‘a moment of change’, ‘a realisation’, ‘a revelation’.
What do you consider to be important about Epiphany?
 
2. What part of the sermon had the most impact on you this week? What do you think God is trying to say to you through this?
 
3. The wise men may have been astrologers studying the stars. They seem to be described in various ways as philosophers, teachers, seers, priests, physicians, astrologers and sorcerers.
What do you understand astrology to be?
Do you think it has a place in Christian living?
 
4. Read Ephesians 6:10-18. Think about each part of the armour God gives us. We should put on the armour of God everyday as it is given us for protection. How can we do this?
 
Consider the following two questions which came at the end of this week’s sermon and are from the Rule of the Northumbrian Community:
 
5. In your spiritual journey who is that you seek? Consider ways in which you can be successful in your seeking.
 
6. How then shall we live? New year’s resolutions are often fickle and not well kept but in what ways could you decide to live differently this year in order to be a greater witness to Christ?
 
7. Pray this week for the leadership team of the church as they meet on Thursday evening to discern more of God’s work and the business of the church.

Epiphany: Sunday January 6th 2019

Happy New Year! All are welcome to join us this Sunday January 6th for our Epiphany service as we celebrate the coming of the kings to visit Jesus as a baby. Do we know there were three kings? And were they actually kings or were they philosophers or ‘wise men’? When did they visit? Our Minister Sally Sago will explore the story from 10:45am. All welcome of all ages.

Christmas Day service

Looking for a short Christmas Day service? Join us at King Street Baptist Church at 10am for 45 minutes as our Minister Sally Sago leads us in celebration of the birth of Jesus. All welcome, young or old.

Advent Week 3: The witness and testimony of John the Baptist

Questions for week beginning December 16th 2018

These are some questions you may like to discuss in your group or consider individually following the sermon this week. It is not intended that you consider all of them in one sitting and it is suggested that alternatively you could use them as a daily devotional throughout the week.

1. The story of the birth of John the Baptist is told in Luke 1:5-25, 57-80. What similarities and what differences are there with the birth of Jesus? What facts help us to see God’s divine hand at work?

2. Read the accounts of John the Baptist in the gospels; Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-15, Luke 3:1-20, John 1:6-34.
How do you picture him? How would you describe him? What was his purpose and what can we learn from him?

3. Share your testimony, of either your conversion or a time when God spoke to you that had an impact on your life and faith, with someone else and experience being a witness for Jesus.

4. What are you praying for this Christmas?

5. How can we be good witnesses for the kingdom of God? Choose one thing to work on with God to improve your witness to others in the next two months.

6. Give a word of encouragement or appreciation to someone every day this week.

 

Sunday December 16th

Join us this Sunday December 16th for our third week in this season of Advent. We are very excited to be having a baptism in the baptistry pool this morning. Our Minister Sally Sago will be giving a short talk, and she will be leading the music alongside Liz Pearce. Adults, children and young people are all welcome. We start at 10:45am.