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Sunday, 09 February 2020
Duration: 36 mins 18 secs
Jesus told the religious leaders and the listening crowds what the leaders were really like. They sat in the seat of Moses, enjoying prestige and privilege, while condemning people to hell through their hypocrisy and arrogance. He blamed them for the lost and misguided people of Israel, and laid the blood of the prophets squarely at their feet. Jesus wants us to bless others through demonstrating His love, grace, forgiveness and freedom. We need to live through God's Holy Spirit, carry the gospel, build His church and be a living sacrifice pleasing to our victorious Lord.
Sunday, 02 February 2020
Passage: 1 John 4:7-21
Duration: 31 mins 51 secs
What kind of people is calling us to be? A life dedicated to others. We should encourage one another, bear with one another, pray for one another, accept one another, serve one another, forgive one another and love one another. If the heart of God is in us, then we will be pouring His love out for others. Don't give in to negative feelings or messages. God never gives up on us. He is always there and His arms are always open and outstretched.
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Duration: 35 mins 7 secs
Forgiveness is the foundation of our faith, of healthy relationships, and of a healthy us. Forgiveness and mercy are there because we are a new creation. Don’t count how many times to forgive - how can we not forgive? Forgiveness disrupts our spiritual death, and disrupts the death of earthly relationships. Sometimes the person we need to forgive is ourself.
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Duration: 22 mins 2 secs
God is our provider and He gives us what we need. We often focus on our lack. We should come to our Heavenly Father and ask Him for our daily bread and trust Him with what we need. Don't let lack overcome you with fear, but have faith in God. Never lose our thanks and praise God for what he provides for us. What is the daily bread you need right now?
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Duration: 23 mins 34 secs
To know God and be obedient to Him in every way is show reverence for Him, for which He deserves. Jesus is in tune with God's will and the first place God's kingdom is to come is in our hearts. If we want God's will on earth, then we must do God's will - as it is in heaven is our goal. When we pray sincerely, and with heartfelt intention, we are then conduits for God's will that others will come to know Him. Pray that we will be worthy servants of God.
Sunday, 05 January 2020
Duration: 30 mins 23 secs
Some may fear a message from God, like the shepherds hearing the news of Jesus, but this initial fear turned out to be a blessing in the birth of Jesus and so it is with us. We need to disrupt our lives to spend more time with God and know that when we cry out to Him, we do not need to be afraid - we are talking to someone who loves us. Don't give up in asking God for His provision if His response is not in your timing - we need to continue to trust in Him. What do you need a loving giving Father to disrupt in your life for the better?
Sunday, 22 December 2019
Passage: Isaiah 42:1-4
Duration: 34 mins 33 secs
This passage of Isaiah is the first of four Servant Songs in the book and has strong messianic overtones. But who is the prophet referring to as he describes the role that the servant will have in bringing justice to the nations, but with an unexpected gentleness? It is the nation of Israel itself? Is it Cyrus the Great who ended the exile of the Jews? How about Muhammad as the Muslims believe? In today’s message we examine the evidence that shows that Jesus best fits the figurative fingerprint that Isaiah describes. As Jesus’ followers, we too are called to exhibit justice with gentleness. What does that look like for you today?
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Duration: 20 mins 58 secs
Jesus was the prophesised shoot from the stump of Jesse, who served as a signal when he was on earth, and he serves as a signal now. Everyone who responds to that signal from the root of Jesse, there is glory, with Jesus at the centre. The shoot of Jesse was a person empowered by the Holy Spirit. If we have the Holy Spirit of God, that is the kind of person we should be too.
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7
Duration: 19 mins 20 secs
God's people had turned away from Him and were living in a spiritual darkness. They looked from amongest themselves for guidance in life rather than relying on God. Isaiah prophesied the coming of the Messiah, the only way our world could be saved. Jesus is the light that comes in this dark world and provides the hope of salvation to anyone who receives Him as their Saviour.
Sunday, 01 December 2019
Duration: 29 mins 7 secs
As we look forward to Christmas coming for this year we are looking at the prophecies of Isaiah that look forward to the Messiah coming. The prophecies are concerned with who He is and what He came to do. In this passage, we see the promise of the virgin conceiving and giving birth to a Son. Through this Son, fears are released and victory is won. And what does God want of us? To stand firm in our faith.