20th April 2017
What a great Easter we had at King’s last weekend! Firstly, coming together on Good Friday to focus on the cross, share communion and reflect on all that Jesus sacrificed for us. And then gathering again on Sunday to celebrate his victory over death and remember that he is indeed our redeemer, our substitute, our shame remover and our victor! It is always a joy to worship with my church family at King’s, but there was one particular moment which stood out above all, when we sang the fantastic chorus Alpha and Omega. Our God really is ‘…the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End’, who died for us, conquered death for us, and is present in our lives today. It was a wonderful moment of corporate worship - the Easter story is very much our story and is worth celebrating!
It was good to be able to go into a busy week off the back of such a fantastic weekend. This week I am spending time with the Newfrontiers Together Team, led by David Devenish. The team with Dave currently are John Lanferman, Edward Buria, David Holden, P J Smyth, Steve van Rhyn and myself, with Alistair Gregory helping us in a management capacity. This is a great group, and it is a joy and privilege to serve alongside them. Do have a look at the recently relaunched Newfrontiers website to read more about these guys as well as some of the other apostolic leaders heading up their own networks around the world.
I will return from several days of meetings to another exciting Sunday at King’s. This week we have the joy of celebrating with new Christians, with baptismal services at the Lee and Catford sites. I always love to hear people's personal stories of how they have encountered Jesus and come to know Him as their saviour. It is a reminder that God continues to meet people daily and transform lives. He is indeed Alpha and Omega!
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.