Thy Kingdom Come: Daily video reflections

To mark the annual, spiritual pilgrimage from Ascension Day (Thursday 13 May) to Pentecost (Sunday 23 May), eleven of Birmingham’s Church leaders have each produced a short video reflection following the Biblical journey from the Ascension of Jesus Christ to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on his followers. The events are recorded in the Book of Acts of the Apostles, from Chapter 1 verse 9 to Chapter 2 verse 4 inclusive.

Since the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost are now known as the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ season, each of the videos focuses on one aspect of the Kingdom of God, ending with the prayer, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

The full line-up and programme are:

Thursday 13 May-
Right Revd David Urquhart (Bishop of Church of England Birmingham)
‘The King’s Ascension’ (Acts 1:9)

Friday 14 May-
Pastor Pauline Young (Mount Zion Community Church)
‘The King’s Return’ (Acts 1:10-11)

Saturday 15 May-
Revd Ian Howarth (Chair, Birmingham Methodist District)
‘The Inclusive Kingdom’ (Acts 1:12-13)

Sunday 16 May-
Revd Steve Faber (Moderator, West Midlands Synod, United Reformed Church)
‘The Prayerful Kingdom’ (Acts 1:14)

Monday 17 May-
Bishop Mike Royal (Apostolic Pastoral Congress)
Scripture and the Kingdom (Acts 1:15-16)

Tuesday 18 May-
Right Revd David Evans (Auxiliary Bishop, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham)
Witness in the Kingdom (Acts 1:21-22)

Wednesday 19 May-
The Ven Jenny Tomlinson (Archdeacon for Church of England Birmingham)
Guidance and the Kingdom (Acts 1:23-26)

Thursday 20 May-
Bishop Deverton Douglas (New Testament Church of God)
Unity in the Kingdom (Acts 2:1)

Friday 21 May-
Revd Neil Le Tissier (Regional Minister, Heart of England Baptist Association)
Power in the Kingdom (Acts 2:2)

Saturday 22 May-
Lieutenant-Colonel JP Ramos (Commander, West Midlands Division, Salvation Army)
Purity in the Kingdom (Acts 2:3)

Sunday 23 May-
The Most Revd Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham)
The Kingdom Unleashed (Acts 2:4)

Each short video will be released at 8.00am on successive mornings between 13 and 23 May on the Birmingham Churches Together YouTube Channel, which can be accessed directly via THIS LINK, or found by visiting and searching for ‘Birmingham Churches Together.’ Please enjoy the videos, share them with others, subscribe to the new Birmingham Churches Together YouTube Channel and watch out for future uploads.

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