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Posted on April 05, 2012 by Tim Jones
Posted on April 05, 2012 by Tim Jones
 
Posted on April 05, 2012 by Tim Jones
 
Posted on April 05, 2012 by Tim Jones
 
Posted on March 12, 2012 by Joel Virgo
Church of Christ the King on the BBC On the 27th May (Pentecost Sunday) the BBC will be broadcasting our Sunday AM service at our New England site. The service will be just under an hour long and will be broadcast LIVE on BBC1. The BBC will also be recording two Songs of Praise episodes with us which will be recorded on the Sunday afternoon and Monday evening of the same weekend. These programmes will most likely be broadcast later in 2012 and 2013. We're still finalising details of timings for these recordings and also working out how this should affect our other services planned for that weekend. For the time being get the dates in your diaries!
Posted on March 08, 2012 by Tim Jones
  Part of the current morning routine in our house involves me dozily grappling for the on switch of my HiFi to hear the morning news. This is half because we are conscientious citizens who want to stay abreast of what is going in the world and half because, if we don’t have some sort of noise, I’m pretty sure that both my wife and I would be consistently late for work and our child would not get fed. It is fair to say we are not morning people.
Posted on March 01, 2012 by Tim Jones
Can you think of a time when you set an impressive ‘Personal Best’? Some of my friends run the Brighton Marathon each year and - whether they broadcast it or not - their primary aim is to beat their ‘PB’. Yes, competition is deeply ingrained in human beings, even (or maybe especially,) when that competition is against yourself. For the Christian this can be problematic. Here is a live example: I know the greatest amount I have ever given in a Gift Day. I know that there is a March Gift Day just around the corner. I also know how much money I’ve got in my bank account, how much my house costs me, how much my car has cost me this month, and when my wife and daughter’s birthdays are (February and January in case you were wondering.) 
Posted on January 11, 2012 by Tim Jones
Are there any general physical concerns a healthy person should have going into and coming out of the fast? Everybody has a different metabolism and so will be effected differently by fasting. However, some general comments can be made:
Posted on January 11, 2012 by Tim Jones
Practical considerations for undertaking a church-wide fast Here are some answers to basic practical questions about fasting.Are there any people who should not consider fasting? If you are physically ill, have a long-standing medical condition, are pregnant or know of any other physical reasons why you shouldn’t be fasting, then you should not enter into the fast. If you have had struggles with eating in the past it would be wise to speak honestly with your small group leader or another pastoral overseer before considering participation.What level of participation should I pursue? As a church, we have set aside two weeks to concentrate on prayer and fasting to God. You should seek God and use your common sense when deciding how much to participate. For some people this might mean taking a couple of days out of each week to fast, for others certain meals, still others might fast the whole time: All are legitimate if the fast is undertaken for God and under His guidance.What constitutes ‘food’?
Posted on January 10, 2012 by Tim Jones
What do I get out of it? When asking the question ‘why should I fast?’ people are usually in fact asking ‘what do I get out of it?’ Although there might indeed be personal benefits from fasting, that isn’t really the point. As we’ve already seen, Jesus’ first point in talking about fasting concerned the issue of motive. In a real sense, God is far less concerned with what we do than why we do it (c.f. 1 Samuel 16:7) and goes as far as rebuking fasts done under false pretences (Isaiah 58:3-5, Zechariah 7:5) and Jesus hammers the point home in Luke 18:11-12. The true fast is one that is motivated by a desire to see God’s glory made paramount. Real prayer is interactive: God leads us by putting things on our heart to pray. You can be sure that He hears those prayers. In the same way, it is God who leads us into true fasting - the duration, the objectives the form etc. If it is going to be a group fast, this call and leading may well come to us through the leaders that God has put in place for us in His church (Romans 13:1, Hebrews 13:17.)

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