Questions week beginning 10th February

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 you could use or or two of them at a time as a daily devotional throughout the week.
 
The scripture passage was Philippians 2:1-11:
1) What does this passage tell us about Jesus and who He is?
2) What encouragements do we have from being united with Christ (v.1) and how much do we experience of them?
3) What should our attitude (mind) be towards others (3-4) – and what is it in reality?
4) What was the attitude (mind) of Christ Jesus (5-8) and what can we learn from it?
5) How can we follow His example in making ourselves nothing (7)? How willing are we for this?
6) What was the end result of Christ’s attitude? How does it make you feel when you read of God’s purposes foretold by Isaiah 45:21-25 and Daniel 7:9-14?
7) Read Ezekiel 34:11-16. How do we see this fulfilled in Christ Jesus?
8) Read Acts 4:7-12. What do you know about the power of the name of Jesus Christ? How can we know more?

Kidz n Coffee

Just a reminder of our new venture starting this Thursday February 14th, a drop in play space for tots called Kidz n Coffee. Please spread the word to all those in Thetford with pre-school children.

Sunday February 10th

This coming Sunday February 10th we are pleased to welcome back Tony Burton from Ipswich as our speaker. Please join us, everyone welcome, adults, children and young people. We start at 10:45am and we are located opposite W H Smith in the King Street pedestrianised area of Thetford, postcode IP24 2AP.

Sunday February 3rd

We are very pleased to be able to welcome our Regional Minister Rev Beth Powney as our speaker this Sunday, February 3rd. Everyone welcome, we cater for adults, children and young people. We start at 10:45am and we are located opposite W H Smith in the King Street pedestrianised area of Thetford, postcode IP24 2AP

Kidz n Coffee

King Street Baptist Church is very pleased to announce a new venture starting Thursday February 14th, a drop in play space for tots called Kidz n Coffee. Spread the word to all those in Thetford with pre-school children. It will be held every Thursday but not until February 14th!

Sunday January 20th

We hope you can join us this Sunday January 27th for cafe style church at KSBC, which will be led by our Minister Sally Sago. Tea, coffee etc will be available throughout our time together. Everyone welcome, we cater for adults, children and young people. We start at 10:45am and we are located opposite W H Smith in the King Street pedestrianised area of Thetford, postcode IP24 2AP.

Finny Music concert March 16th

Finny was sent to prison at the age of 12 years old and given a total of 11 years to serve throughout his life of crime before finding Christ at 19. As a talented singer/songwriter he uses his music to carry the message of the hope that is in Christ to others. Finny has been invited by King Street Baptist Church to perform in Thetford with his band Finny Music to raise awareness of his work. Come along and bring your friends for a great evening together. 6:30pm for 7, admission free. Refreshments served in the interval. FinnyMusic CDs will be on sale.

This week’s questions

Questions for Sunday Jan 20th 2019

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 you could use them one at a time as a daily devotional throughout the week.
 
1. Re-read the passage Luke 2:41-52.
What stands out for you as you read it?
Do you think Jesus was right to stay without his parents?
How do you think Mary and Joseph felt?
Spend time praying for all the lost children in our country and around the world today, so many go missing and are never found.
 
2. Consider the temple in Jesus’ time – it was a busy place. Jesus threw people out as he wanted the temple to be a place of prayer. How can we make our church more of a house of prayer this year?
 
3. Jesus ‘made a whip out of cords and drove all from the temple courts’. How does this contrast with the usual picture of Jesus being peaceful, meek and mild? What do you think about Jesus’ personality and his aggression? What can we learn from this about our attitudes and actions?
 
4. If our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16), how do you think that impacts on how we treat ourselves and our bodies?
Is there anything you think you should change in the light of this knowledge?
 
5. Read Psalm 84. What does this psalm speak of to you? Spend time praising God for who he is and for his blessings.
 
6. What are the things you do where you find God’s presence with you?
What things could you try to change as a result of this sermon and to increase the time you spend at ‘the temple’?

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.