King's Church Birmingham - Media https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio Our Sunday messages recorded for listening at home. Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:51:34 +0000 en-gb Copyright 2017 King's Church Birmingham Sunday Messages King's Church Birmingham Hear our preaches from our series', one-off messages and messages of encouragement. Chris Key chris@kingschurchbirmingham.org Behind the Curtain https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/advent/behind-the-curtain Tim Suffield Behind the Curtain
Isaiah is given a backstage pass to see the throne of God, and it terrifies him. He realises he is in trouble, but God intervenes to fix his problem and promises that he will come himself in the future.

Verse: Isaiah 6

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Behind the Curtain
Isaiah is given a backstage pass to see the throne of God, and it terrifies him. He realises he is in trouble, but God intervenes to fix his problem and promises that he will come himself in the future.

Verse: Isaiah 6

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Eyes to see https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/eyes-to-see Stephen Morrison Eyes to see
As we celebrate Baptism Sunday, we’re offered a chance to see Jesus afresh. Our story this week is a description of spiritual blindness. Not only are the soldiers blinded but Elisha’s own servant is blind to the spiritual realities around him. There is an unseen reality that God wants to open our eyes too. The paradox is that it’s those who know they’re blind who ultimately get healed. It was the pharisees of Jesus’ day who thought they could see who remained blind. This story calls us to cry out to the Lord to ‘open the eyes of our hearts’ that we may see with clarity. Becoming a Christian is not just trying harder or exerting more willpower it’s being given the gift of spiritual sight. And what God wants to reveal to us is glorious!

Verse: 2 Kings 6:8-23

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Eyes to see
As we celebrate Baptism Sunday, we’re offered a chance to see Jesus afresh. Our story this week is a description of spiritual blindness. Not only are the soldiers blinded but Elisha’s own servant is blind to the spiritual realities around him. There is an unseen reality that God wants to open our eyes too. The paradox is that it’s those who know they’re blind who ultimately get healed. It was the pharisees of Jesus’ day who thought they could see who remained blind. This story calls us to cry out to the Lord to ‘open the eyes of our hearts’ that we may see with clarity. Becoming a Christian is not just trying harder or exerting more willpower it’s being given the gift of spiritual sight. And what God wants to reveal to us is glorious!

Verse: 2 Kings 6:8-23

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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God knows our need before we do! https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/god-knows-our-need-before-we-do- Stephen Morrison God knows our need before we do!
In this latest example of God’s provision, we see Elisha pray that an axe head might float after being lost in the Jordan. God, we see, is sovereign over all aspects of our lives. He cares about the detail. Do you need God’s provision in your life? Are you wondering whether He’ll move? In this latest episode we see God working all things for good. Sending Elisha ahead to save the day. God is never caught out. Never caught unaware. He sees our need before we do and makes ample provision. He is a God who cares and who has gone to every length to rescue us.

Verse: 2 Kings 6:1-7

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
God knows our need before we do!
In this latest example of God’s provision, we see Elisha pray that an axe head might float after being lost in the Jordan. God, we see, is sovereign over all aspects of our lives. He cares about the detail. Do you need God’s provision in your life? Are you wondering whether He’ll move? In this latest episode we see God working all things for good. Sending Elisha ahead to save the day. God is never caught out. Never caught unaware. He sees our need before we do and makes ample provision. He is a God who cares and who has gone to every length to rescue us.

Verse: 2 Kings 6:1-7

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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God our Provider https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/god-our-provider Stephen Morrison God our Provider
God is our provider. In these 2 stories of first, dangerous provision, and then inadequate provision we see God make a way. God is able to reverse the danger of a poisonous stew and multiple a meagre offering to feed His people. God wants to meet us today where we are. Are you at the end of your own resources? In need of God’s intervention? Then God wants to meet you. With kindness and grace, God wants to show that He provides to those who need Him most.

Verse: 2 Kings 4:38-44

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
God our Provider
God is our provider. In these 2 stories of first, dangerous provision, and then inadequate provision we see God make a way. God is able to reverse the danger of a poisonous stew and multiple a meagre offering to feed His people. God wants to meet us today where we are. Are you at the end of your own resources? In need of God’s intervention? Then God wants to meet you. With kindness and grace, God wants to show that He provides to those who need Him most.

Verse: 2 Kings 4:38-44

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Say Yes to God https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/say-yes-to-god Anna Towler Say Yes to God
Through the story of Naaman we see that a life of obedience to God leads to our blessing and His kingdom coming.

Verse: 2 Kings 5:1-14

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Say Yes to God
Through the story of Naaman we see that a life of obedience to God leads to our blessing and His kingdom coming.

Verse: 2 Kings 5:1-14

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Resurrection Power https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/resurrection-power Stephen Morrison Resurrection Power
Elisha raises a woman’s son from death to life, but only after she has pursued him with tenacious faith. God is calling us to chase after Jesus with that same faith. Knowing with Him all things are possible. This resurrection story points to His resurrection story… that in the end all things will be made new. Throughout the story the woman’s refrain is ‘all is well’ as she trusts God through her darkest hour. Because of Jesus’ resurrection we too can testify ‘all is well’, not because life is easy but because one day, He will wipe away every tear.

Verse: 2 Kings 4:8-37

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Resurrection Power
Elisha raises a woman’s son from death to life, but only after she has pursued him with tenacious faith. God is calling us to chase after Jesus with that same faith. Knowing with Him all things are possible. This resurrection story points to His resurrection story… that in the end all things will be made new. Throughout the story the woman’s refrain is ‘all is well’ as she trusts God through her darkest hour. Because of Jesus’ resurrection we too can testify ‘all is well’, not because life is easy but because one day, He will wipe away every tear.

Verse: 2 Kings 4:8-37

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Helper of the helpless https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/helper-of-the-helpless Stephen Morrison Helper of the helpless
Are you struggling, facing problems you can’t handle on your own? So was the widow of 2 Kings 4. This story is good news that we might take heart, God is a helper of the helpless! This widow finds rescue and abundant provision by crying out to a God who hears. Through obedient faith she listens to the voice of Elisha, collecting empty jars that God miraculously fills. She is rescued from debt and desperation as we are pointed towards a God who cares. A God who hears a widow’s cry, who meets our deepest needs. A God who ultimately will give everything to save us!

Verse: 2 Kings 4:1-7

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Helper of the helpless
Are you struggling, facing problems you can’t handle on your own? So was the widow of 2 Kings 4. This story is good news that we might take heart, God is a helper of the helpless! This widow finds rescue and abundant provision by crying out to a God who hears. Through obedient faith she listens to the voice of Elisha, collecting empty jars that God miraculously fills. She is rescued from debt and desperation as we are pointed towards a God who cares. A God who hears a widow’s cry, who meets our deepest needs. A God who ultimately will give everything to save us!

Verse: 2 Kings 4:1-7

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Don't be King Jehoram https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/don-t-be-king-jehoram Tim Suffield Don't be King Jehoram
Three Kings go to war, get into trouble and are rescued by God through the prophet Elisha. Then the story ends very strangely. We explore what we can learn about following Jesus from King Jehoram's terrible example, and see a God who is merciful in ways we might not expect.

Verse: 2 Kings 3

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Don't be King Jehoram
Three Kings go to war, get into trouble and are rescued by God through the prophet Elisha. Then the story ends very strangely. We explore what we can learn about following Jesus from King Jehoram's terrible example, and see a God who is merciful in ways we might not expect.

Verse: 2 Kings 3

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Tale of 2 Cities https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/tale-of---cities Stephen Morrison Tale of 2 Cities
Where is the God of Elijah? Right here with Elisha. In this passage Elisha is revealed as a Prophet who wields a double-edged sword. Bringing healing and restoration to the city of Jericho and judgement and death outside the city of Bethel. The choice is laid before us, which will we choose? Elisha points us towards a greater prophet Jesus Christ who too offers us a choice between life and death. In Him is Eternal Life and praise God, Jesus has given everything that we might have it as a free gift. All we need do is choose Him.

Verse: 2 Kings 2:19-25

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Tale of 2 Cities
Where is the God of Elijah? Right here with Elisha. In this passage Elisha is revealed as a Prophet who wields a double-edged sword. Bringing healing and restoration to the city of Jericho and judgement and death outside the city of Bethel. The choice is laid before us, which will we choose? Elisha points us towards a greater prophet Jesus Christ who too offers us a choice between life and death. In Him is Eternal Life and praise God, Jesus has given everything that we might have it as a free gift. All we need do is choose Him.

Verse: 2 Kings 2:19-25

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Where is the God of Elijah? https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/where-is-the-god-of-elijah- Derek Tidball Where is the God of Elijah?
Elisha takes over from his powerful predecessor, the prophet Elijah. He faces the same challenges, if not worse, of idolatry and unbelief in Israel. Will the God Elijah served prove still to be the living God and come through through again for the new generation, or was he simply past history? Is God the great I am or simply the great I was?

Verse: 2 Kings 2:1-18

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Where is the God of Elijah?
Elisha takes over from his powerful predecessor, the prophet Elijah. He faces the same challenges, if not worse, of idolatry and unbelief in Israel. Will the God Elijah served prove still to be the living God and come through through again for the new generation, or was he simply past history? Is God the great I am or simply the great I was?

Verse: 2 Kings 2:1-18

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
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Called by God https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/elisha/called-by-god Stephen Morrison Called by God
The last 18 months have been a rough time for everyone, and it is so encouraging to see God deal gently, patiently and graciously with Elijah a ‘man just like us’ as he grapples with his own exhaustion and disappointment. God lovingly restores him, and He wants to do the same with us. As part of his recommissioning Elijah calls Elisha to be his successor and Elisha joyfully leaves everything behind to follow the call of God. We too have a call of God on our lives. Are we willing to leave everything behind? Security, comfort, and familiarity to pursue Jesus? We’ll explore how Jesus calls us and why He is always worth following!

Verse: 1 Kings 19

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
Called by God
The last 18 months have been a rough time for everyone, and it is so encouraging to see God deal gently, patiently and graciously with Elijah a ‘man just like us’ as he grapples with his own exhaustion and disappointment. God lovingly restores him, and He wants to do the same with us. As part of his recommissioning Elijah calls Elisha to be his successor and Elisha joyfully leaves everything behind to follow the call of God. We too have a call of God on our lives. Are we willing to leave everything behind? Security, comfort, and familiarity to pursue Jesus? We’ll explore how Jesus calls us and why He is always worth following!

Verse: 1 Kings 19

From the Elisha: A Life of Faith series - The book of Kings tells the story of a long line of monarchs who came after David but who don’t live up to the promise of establishing God’s kingdom, rather they run the nation of Israel into the ground. Interspersed through King’s are Prophets - key figures in Israel’s history, they speak on behalf of God to call out idolatry and injustice and remind Israel of their calling to be a light to the nations. Elisha, a disciple of the prophet Elijah is a voice to the nation, performing signs and wonders that the people might sit up and take notice of what God commands. The study of Elisha then is provocative; his signs miraculous, and his life extraordinary. The stories of Elisha are compelling and yet challenging, calling us to consider how we might best obey and follow God today. In this series, we’re going to be studying the life of Elisha, exploring the sign that he was to his generation and unpacking how Jesus, the true Elisha, calls us to be a sign to our generation today. ]]>
https://kcb-public.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Preaches/20210919-elisha-steve-1kings19v1-16.mp3 Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0100 Podcasts no
The Stone that was rejected https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/psalms/the-stone-that-was-rejected Tim Suffield The Stone that was rejected
We walk with Jesus through Psalm 118, the Psalm quoted most in the New Testament, that was sung at least twice in the last week of his life. We will see a King who shares his victories, a righteous man who says we can walk with him, a God who leads us out of sin, and the Christ who conquered death.

Verse: Psalm 118

From the Summer in the Psalms series - The book of Psalms is a wonderful, expertly crafted, poetic telling of the biblical story. The Psalms help us to pray, hope and reflect as we learn to live by God’s wisdom and seek His justice in the world. The book is designed to help us meet with God and discover His presence in the good and the hard times. Over the summer we are going to be exploring how a selection of different Psalms can do this for us today, discovering how they point us to God and what He is saying to us through them. ]]>
The Stone that was rejected
We walk with Jesus through Psalm 118, the Psalm quoted most in the New Testament, that was sung at least twice in the last week of his life. We will see a King who shares his victories, a righteous man who says we can walk with him, a God who leads us out of sin, and the Christ who conquered death.

Verse: Psalm 118

From the Summer in the Psalms series - The book of Psalms is a wonderful, expertly crafted, poetic telling of the biblical story. The Psalms help us to pray, hope and reflect as we learn to live by God’s wisdom and seek His justice in the world. The book is designed to help us meet with God and discover His presence in the good and the hard times. Over the summer we are going to be exploring how a selection of different Psalms can do this for us today, discovering how they point us to God and what He is saying to us through them. ]]>
https://kcb-public.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Preaches/20210812-psalms-tim-psalm118.mp3 Sun, 12 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0100 Podcasts no
Bless the Lord, O my soul! https://www.kingschurchbirmingham.org/audio/psalms/bless-the-lord--o-my-soul- Stephen Morrison Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Psalm 103 is a beautiful hymn of praise. It’s a call remember God and all His benefits. As human beings we are so prone to forgetfulness. We get fixated on what we don’t have and we overlook the 1001 things that God is doing in our lives. This Psalm calls us to look upon God’s works again, to get reacquainted with His compassion and goodness. To remember the scope of His great love. To marvel at the extent to which our sins have been dealt with; ‘as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us’. It’s a call to worship. To bless the lord O my soul!

Verse: Psalm 103

From the Summer in the Psalms series - The book of Psalms is a wonderful, expertly crafted, poetic telling of the biblical story. The Psalms help us to pray, hope and reflect as we learn to live by God’s wisdom and seek His justice in the world. The book is designed to help us meet with God and discover His presence in the good and the hard times. Over the summer we are going to be exploring how a selection of different Psalms can do this for us today, discovering how they point us to God and what He is saying to us through them. ]]>
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Psalm 103 is a beautiful hymn of praise. It’s a call remember God and all His benefits. As human beings we are so prone to forgetfulness. We get fixated on what we don’t have and we overlook the 1001 things that God is doing in our lives. This Psalm calls us to look upon God’s works again, to get reacquainted with His compassion and goodness. To remember the scope of His great love. To marvel at the extent to which our sins have been dealt with; ‘as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us’. It’s a call to worship. To bless the lord O my soul!

Verse: Psalm 103

From the Summer in the Psalms series - The book of Psalms is a wonderful, expertly crafted, poetic telling of the biblical story. The Psalms help us to pray, hope and reflect as we learn to live by God’s wisdom and seek His justice in the world. The book is designed to help us meet with God and discover His presence in the good and the hard times. Over the summer we are going to be exploring how a selection of different Psalms can do this for us today, discovering how they point us to God and what He is saying to us through them. ]]>
https://kcb-public.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Preaches/20210905-psalms-steve-psalm-103.mp3 Sun, 05 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0100 Podcasts no