TALKS & TEACHING


Special Series

SPIRIT LED PEOPLE
NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL
UNITY IN DIVERSITY

CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE DIRECTIONS to King’s Centre by car, public transport or on foot.

If you’ve not been to us for a couple of years, Desborough Road Car Park, immediately outside the King’s Centre, is now closed.

Richardson Street Car Park and Desborough Square Car Park are the nearest car parks, a 2 minute walk away and costing £1 to park on Sundays.  The machines on these sites only accept cards, but RingGo (opt out of texts to avoid fees) or phone payment are accepted. RingGo codes are 1421 for Richardson St Car Park and 31426 for Des Square Car Park.

Not too much further away from the church is Dovecot multi storey or Sainsbury’s car parks, which again cost £1 to park for the day on Sundays and is a 4 minute walk if you walk in/out using the Sainsbury’s main entrance.  Finally, there are car parks at the nearby Eden Centre, but these do cost more.

Street Parking on, and around, Desborough Road can be confusing, but please only park in designated bays and double-check permissions and charges, as parking wardens are active on Sundays.

There are two disabled parking bays outside our building, and those attending on Sunday mornings with mobility concerns or transporting those with difficulties can contact the church office regarding assigned spaces.  The other parking bays outside King’s Centre are available to staff and visitors inside the King’s Centre, but are usually full during office hours.

The following buses stop near The King’s Centre, Desborough Road:

28, 28C, 31, 32, 33, 36B, 36C, 38, 48, 158, 331, 800, 850, PR1

… and High Wycombe Bus Station, by the Eden Centre, is a 2-3 minute walk from our front door (0.1 mile, 700 feet).

High Wycombe Train Station is just the other side of town centre, a 15 minute walk away

… and buses 8 (P&R Cressex Connect) and 33 travel from the train station to just past King’s Centre, up to every 15 minutes.

At His Feet

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WEDNESDAY 6 JULY

ENCOURAGEMENT

  • Where have you seen God at work?
  • What are you encouraged by?

THANK JESUS

Psalm 40:2

He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

Thank Jesus for what he has done in your life

PRAY FOR THE POWER OF GOD

Where do you need to know the power of God?
Are you in a storm? Is there an area of life where you need breakthrough, or just to rely more on his power? Share where you need God’s power, and pray for one another

PRAY FOR SUNDAY

Pray for: those being baptised, visitors to encounter Jesus, Rich Horne speaking, Simon Patrick & the band leading us in worship, John and Ida leading the meeting, our amazing serving teams, and anything else you feel stirred to pray for!

PRAY FOR THOSE IN OUR LIVES

Pick one or two people on your BLESS list… What would you love God to do in their lives?

PRAY FOR OUR NATION & THE NATIONS

Please pray for our nation and the nations – for God’s Kingdom to come, and that the name of Jesus would be glorified!

At King’s, our giving is as much a part of our worship as our singing.

Both are simply a response to what Jesus has done for us. All of our pastoral ministries, our staff costs and our outreach into Wycombe and overseas are paid for by financial gifts from the church. So at King’s we believe in giving regularly, generously, joyfully and sacrificially, knowing we’re advancing the kingdom.

The mobile app is a quick, easy and helpful way to:

  • Keep the King’s database up to date with your latest contact and personal details.
  • Find out what events are taking place at King’s,
  • Buy tickets for events running at King’s,
  • Listen to the latest King’s sermon podcasts,
  • Give to King’s using a debit card,
  • In addition, those already connected into King’s can see:
    • Small Groups they are in and when they are meeting next,
    • Serving Teams they are on and when they are due to be serving next.

 

We are now using a different app… please download it from:

 

 

 

The first time you log in to the new app, you will need these:

  1. Our Church Code is 43662790… this only needs to be entered the first time.
  2. Your email address (the one on our records) and your iKnow password
    • If you can’t remember it, send us an email and we’ll send you a link to set a new one,
    • Your phone will probably give you an option to save this.

Watch this short video to see what it will look like:

We’re inviting everyone in our church family to take part in a ‘giving challenge’ – to prayerfully consider taking the next step in your giving for at least three months, and to see what God will do.

This form is totally anonymous – it just gives us a big picture of how many people are taking up the challenge. 

 

(Required)

How would you describe your current giving style?
What would you like to do for the duration of the Giving Challenge?

WHICH MEETING DO YOU ATTEND THE MOST?

A chance to find out about things like our vision and values, our history, how we spend our finances.

Rejoicing in Overflow

King’s Church Week of 24/7 Prayer

 

The following is a suggested prayer structure.  Each section should take approximately 10 minutes.  However, be flexible, and enjoy going off-piste by adding any prayer points you would like!  Spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, and feel free to leave out others as time permits.  Whatever you do, however, please pray – and in particular pray through today’s specific prayer points so we seek God’s Kingdom with others as a united, praying church.

 

  1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God.  Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise.  You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

  1. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you have never spoken in tongues, you can spend time asking the Holy Spirit to receive this specific gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer. If you have the gift of tongues, pray for a full 10 minutes, and consider the following: what has changed in my thinking, how have my emotions shifted, what do I want to pray for now that may be different from, how has my view of Jesus changed?

 

  1. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him. Confess anything that comes to mind.  This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God.  If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

  1. Reading and Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage.  What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling?  Ask God and pray about those things.

 

Acts 1:6-7 Then the disciples gathered around Jesus and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

It’s tempting to ask the wrong questions of Jesus at times. This was a monumental occasion: Jesus was just about to ascend to heaven to return to His Father right in front of His disciples. What is significant is that His concerns were not those of his followers.  They were preoccupied with the local, but Jesus was concerned not solely with the local but also with the global.  Jesus was promising to do something huge amongst his disciples: to pour out the power of the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that had filled Jesus to fulfil his mission on earth, so that they could reach the local (Jerusalem), the regional (Judea and Samaria) as well as the global (the ends of the earth).

The Church’s mission has not changed: we at King’s are part of the same cosmic plan as the early disciples.  We also need the same equipping as they did: the power of the Holy Spirit.  At King’s, we want to see unreached people groups in the Muslim world and in Asia reached by the Gospel.

 

  1. Intercession

To see Jesus’ commission fulfilled, we need to pray:

  • Pray for the mission team as they start to implement the church’s new mission strategy. Pray they would have wisdom to know which parts of the strategy to complement first and how best to implement them.
  • Pray for Jackie and Wes, who are currently back in the US connecting with their church, friends and Wes’ family. Pray that they would enjoy connecting with everyone and that their time in the US would be refreshing; that the Lord would be preparing them for their return to South Sudan as well.
  • Pray for Dan & Monica. Dan is involved in an outreach event amongst the expat churches that’s linked to a national event that is taking place in their country next month. Pray for ongoing good health and that Dan & Monica would know God’s refreshing, blessing and leading in all that they are doing.
  • Pray for all at KCK and the planning for the construction of the new church building. Pray for the ongoing protection of the congregation and that the residents surrounding the church’s existing building would not be antagonistic towards them.
  • Pray for the Pakistani community in High Wycombe and our witness to them at work, school and across the town. Pray for people within the Pakistani community to have supernatural encounters with Jesus through things such as dreams and visions.

Pray also for our mission to our town and local area. Please pray:

  • for many unbelieving visitors to join us on Sunday mornings
  • that our corporate meetings will be filled with prophetic insights that cause unbelievers to encounter Jesus in life-changing ways
  • salvation for many unbelievers through prophetic words
  • that supernatural encounters with Jesus would happen every single time we meet: on Sundays, in our small groups, as well as through our social-action and outreach ministries
  • an outbreak of supernatural, Holy Spirit-inspired healing in the church: physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological healing. We would experience this in our Sunday corporate meetings, on the streets, with our neighbours and friends, but also in our small groups
  1. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you.  You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words to office@kchw.co.uk.

Rejoicing in Overflow

King’s Church Week of 24/7 Prayer

 

The following is a suggested prayer structure.  Each section should take approximately 10 minutes.  However, be flexible, and enjoy going off-piste by adding any prayer points you would like!  Spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, and feel free to leave out others as time permits.  Whatever you do, however, please pray – and in particular pray through today’s specific prayer points so we seek God’s Kingdom with others as a united, praying church.

 

  1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God.  Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise.  You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

  1. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you have never spoken in tongues, you can spend time asking the Holy Spirit to receive this specific gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer. If you have the gift of tongues, pray for a full 10 minutes, and consider the following: what has changed in my thinking, how have my emotions shifted, what do I want to pray for now that may be different from, how has my view of Jesus changed?

 

  1. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him. Confess anything that comes to mind.  This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God.  If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

  1. Reading and Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage.  What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling?  Ask God and pray about those things.

Acts 2:44-47   All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

What a wonderful picture of community and unity in the early church.  Whilst people continued to meet corporately in the temple courts, the church met in one another’s homes – breaking bread, worshipping and loving each other.  Small groups were vital to the life of the early church.  They were clearly central to Jesus’ ministry too as he developed and nurtured his twelve closest disciples.  Without the closeness of others, we cannot grow closer to Jesus.  Like the early church, we need to pray to enjoy the benefits of tight-knit communities in which we can grow and develop as followers of Jesus.  Are you in a small group alongside others who can encourage you in your faith, and whom you can encourage?  If not, go to kchw.co.uk/sign-up to find a suitable group of others with whom to grow closer to Jesus. You can do that right now – and then pray straight after!

 

  1. Intercession

Please pray for:

  • All our small group leaders: they would be encouraged and empowered to lead groups full of the love and presence of Jesus
  • Chapter One (our first-level, introductory discipleship experience): strong sign-ups for the term both from those who are brand new to the church as well as those who have been part of us for many years. Strong and enduring connections and friendships to develop through the term.  Powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit that are life-changing and unforgettable.
  • Chapter Two (our new ministry for believers to enjoy freedom in their lives, in their thoughts, in relationships with others and Jesus): for encounter with the Holy Spirit, for God to show up, for the new team leading this. Ask Jesus for it to bring enduring change and freedom in the lives of all those who attend
  • FOCUS (our ministry to those close to or in retirement): thank Jesus for Sandra and Roger Carter who have faithfully and fruitfully led this work for many years. As we look to relaunch, pray for inspiration for a new generation of leaders – with God’s equipping and envisioning – and a fruitful Spirit-led ministry for those it serves
  • Alpha: strong sign-ups for this term’s course from people who are genuinely and earnestly searching for Jesus.
  • Our new courses: Called to Influence, TSM (Training in Supernatural Ministry). These would be life-changing and highly influential on the lives of those attending and on many lives outside the church
  • For those who have become disconnected (especially in the last couple of years of restrictions and lockdowns) to re-engage with small group life and love it!

 

  1. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you.  You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words to office@kchw.co.uk.

Rejoicing in Overflow

King’s Church Week of 24/7 Prayer

 

The following is a suggested prayer structure.  Each section should take approximately 10 minutes.  However, be flexible, and enjoy going off-piste by adding any prayer points you would like!  Spend longer on the sections that are meaningful for you, and feel free to leave out others as time permits.  Whatever you do, however, please pray – and in particular pray through today’s specific prayer points so we seek God’s Kingdom with others as a united, praying church.

 

  1. Praise and Worship

Spend some time praising God.  Use songs, listen to music, speak out words of praise.  You can find some worship songs to sing, or reflect upon by clicking here.

 

  1. Pray in tongues

If you have the gift of tongues, use this now and allow the Holy Spirit to build you up (1 Corinthians 14:4). If you have never spoken in tongues, you can spend time asking the Holy Spirit to receive this specific gift, or alternatively seek God’s blessing for your time of prayer. If you have the gift of tongues, pray for a full 10 minutes, and consider the following: what has changed in my thinking, how have my emotions shifted, what do I want to pray for now that may be different from, how has my view of Jesus changed?

 

  1. Waiting on the Lord

Take some time to still your thoughts and sit before the Lord in silence. Ask him to reveal to you anything that is coming between you and Him. Confess anything that comes to mind.  This will enable you to pray without anything coming between you and God.  If God highlights anyone He wants you to forgive, muster up the courage and strength to forgive them from your heart (Mark 11:25).

 

  1. Reading and Praying Scripture

Read today’s passage.  What is God showing you or talking to you about from that passage: for instance, what strikes you as unusual, interesting, provocative, or puzzling?  Ask God and pray about those things.

1 Peter 3:15-16   But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behaviour in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

The Gospel is not always well received by the prevailing secular culture.  It’s clear here from what Peter writes that the early Christians were frequently treated with disdain and disrespect by those outside the Church.  What he counsels is that we model the opposite of what is thrown at us: we are to demonstrate respect and gentleness.  He is clear that our love for Jesus compels us to share about the hope we have in the Gospel with those who do not yet share our faith and assurance, even if the initial reaction is hostile.  We can all reach out to our friends, family, colleagues and neighbours, and Peter’s encouragement is that we are gentle and respectful as we do so.  Our outreach is a fundamental demonstration of who we are and what Jesus is like.

On February 3, 1994, Mother Teresa was invited to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.  The then-President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were there.  The room became very quiet as Mother Teresa spoke about the abhorrence and violence of abortion: she defended the rights of the most vulnerable – the unborn.  What was surprising was that her impassioned address drew a standing ovation.  However, her comments set up a rather awkward moment for the President whose speech followed directly after Mother Teresa’s.  His response in his opening comment was telling: “It’s hard to argue with a life so well lived!”

How we live our lives, and those for whom we advocate, make the nature of God and His Kingdom manifest to the secular world and its authorities.  Our love for the homeless, those with life-controlling addictions, the women abused by commercial sexual exploitation, those who cannot speak English paints a vivid picture of the reality of Jesus and His love.  It’s one way in which we live out lives well lived.

  1. Intercession

Let’s pray for:

Our Christians Against Poverty Centre (which helps people with unsustainable personal debt):

  • our debt coaches Ian and Nicky: strength, wisdom, joy and fulfilment in their demanding work
  • strong relationships with referral agencies such as Housing Associations, Social Services, Local Council to generate fresh referrals for our CAP Centre
  • encouragement and inspiration for our befriending team who visit the homes of our CAP clients with our debt coaches
  • lasting fruitful relationships with our clients
  • opportunities to invite clients into the church community, such as Sundays, courses and small groups
  • many salvations amongst our clients and lots of baptisms to follow
  • The CAP Money Course currently running, that those they help will encounter Jesus in the process
  • Union Baptist are planning to launch a CAP Jobs Club work in February.  Pray for success for them in helping people into work, and that those they help will encounter Jesus in the process

King’s Table (our Sunday and Thursday ministry to the street homeless and those with life controlling addictions such as alcohol and drugs):

  • the teams who serve both at the Sunday dinner and the Thursday lunch: wisdom, anointing, encouragement and fulfilment
  • The King’s Table leaders: unity, courage, wisdom and Holy Spirit anointing
  • enduring positive lifestyle changes amongst our guests
  • an unstoppable and sustained outbreak of salvation amongst the guests
  • safe integration of guests into the church community
  • a growing team to serve the homeless who will further the power and significance of this ministry

Azalea

  • Praise God for new connections with the women: two women came to our first ever Christmas Party last month.  We have just started to have increasing phone and text contact with the women which helps us connect with them.
  • Success so we can would build this ministry in a positive and Spirit-inspired way
  • New Year planning: wisdom for leadership and trustee teams: volunteer team expansion, healthy adjustment to new staff working patterns
  • New initiatives to increase meaningful contact with women during day and outside the evening outreach
  • Funding: to increase Azalea’s funding and donor base
  • Facilities: to identify a suitable drop-in facility with appropriate location and facilities
  • salvation of women and irreversible, positive lifestyle transformation
  • The women would be brought into meaningful kingdom community in the church and enjoy a tangible sense of belonging

Little Stars and English as a Second Language (our ministry to mothers and toddlers, and teaching English to those for whom it is not their first language)

  • More volunteers to support the Little Stars outreach work which takes place on Tuesday and Friday mornings
  • The mums would meet Jesus: parents would have their eyes opened as we share about Jesus
  • Stronger connections into the church for the mums through our current activities for mums, such as courses, small groups and Sunday mornings
  • The forthcoming new Tuesday afternoon initiative which will gather speakers of English as a second language whose children are too old for Little Stars. This will be based around conversations with an outreach focus.  We really do crave a strong launch with healthy numbers attending.  Please pray for this new work – for its success and fruitfulness
  • A possible Monday morning group for mums with an outreach focus: wisdom how, when and if to launch
  • Our Little Stars and ESOL leaders (including Charlie and Rachel): courage, wisdom, encouragement

 

  1. Reflection

Write down anything that God has spoken to you.  You can send in your reflections, thoughts, words of encouragement, prophetic words to office@kchw.co.uk