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.

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.