Sunday, 25 March 2012
Duration: 33 mins 59 secs
The lion’s den is not a one off event, but the culmination of a life of obedience to God. What character qualities and consistencies can we learn from Daniel?
- Exhibit excellence in every environment
- Insist on integrity at all times
- Devote yourself to spiritual discipline
- Turn to your track record of trust in God
These are some of the things it takes to be used by God. But when we slip up, God wants to remind us that He’s on our side and wants to make us into a person with qualities like Daniel so we can seize those divine moments today and into the future.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Duration: 28 mins 44 secs
It is a risk to be authentic and real, but otherwise we have to settle for superficial relationships. Jonathan shows what good friends looks like. They are loyal, they love, they’re honest and they share faith. At the centre of our lives we need spiritual encouragement that can only come from a trusted friend who accepts us, sticks by us but challenges us. Even then our best friends can let us down, but we have Jesus, who will never let us down. We know how much He loves us because He gave up everything for us. We can’t leave love like that on the table. We must respond to it.
Sunday, 04 March 2012
Duration: 33 mins 52 secs
Like Esther, God has a purpose for each one of us. We are here by God’s appointment, in His keeping, under His training for His time (Andrew Murray). But 'hero moments' don’t announce themselves, rather we have to be alert and faithful in the small things so we don’t miss the opportunity. Also, like Esther, we enjoy privileges and have opportunity to speak up for those who are voiceless. Perhaps there is only one person’s voice lacking for justice to come into the world - yours! Finally, we must put our trust in God. To act without relying on God cannot achieve success. Esther said “Yes” to God and changed the course of a nation. God invites us to do the same. One person can make a difference.