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Sunday, 25 June 2017
Passage: Luke 16:1-13
Series: Transformed
Duration: 36 mins 21 secs
As Christians, we need the right attitude when it comes to our finances. Our world preaches financial security. We need to be sure that we don't pursue our own financial desires and recognise that everything we have is a gift from God. God calls us to be wise stewards. We need to invest in the things that God wants by living generously, providing for the work of the Kingdom of God and by showing our dependance on God in our giving.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Series: Transformed
Duration: 38 mins 29 secs
In this passage we see the first perfect relationship and partnership between Adam and Eve. Through Satan's deception, we also see the first breakdown in the relationship. Fear was introduced to Adam and Eve. Fear can destroy relationships in various ways; (a) through fear of exposure of who we really are, (b) fear of disappointment that makes us defensive and (c) fear of losing control. God does not expect us to be perfect, but He does expect us to be honest with ourselves and each other. Adam and Eve lived in co-operation, but after sinning, lived in competition. To overcome fear in relationships, or any aspect of our life, we need to experience God's love and surrender our life to Him. We need to remember that God accepts, loves, forgives and values us.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Passage: Mark 12:28-33
Series: Transformed
Duration: 48 mins 20 secs
How do you manage your emotions? As Christians, we worship an emotional God who wants a personal relationship with us. The only reason we have emotions is because we have been made in the image of God. Our emotions allows us love, show kindness and be compassionate. Emotions can also run our lives in a negative way. The book of Psalms helps us to understand the range of emotions we can face. It is important to understand how to manage our emotions and not let them rule our life. When we hang on to negative emotions it is only God that can heal our emotional wounds. The path to healing is to forgive and confess. We need to allow God to take control of our life.
Sunday, 04 June 2017
Series: Transformed
Duration: 33 mins 59 secs
God is far more interested in the way you think rather than changing your circumstances. We want God to take away our pain, sickness and difficulties in life. No transformation can happen in our life unless our mind is in the right place. Our thoughts control our life. Our mind is a battlefield for sin. Temptation can be a problem for us if it is in our mind in the first place. Whatever gets our attention, gets us. We need to let the Spirit control our mind, and for it to remain healthy, we need to feed it with truth, free it from destructive thoughts and focus our minds on the right things - Jesus, others and eternity.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Passage: Psalms 23:1-6
Series: Transformed
Duration: 44 mins 41 secs
We can find ourselves in stressful situations as we need to make choices and as life rushes us by. If we place our future hope in this world, we will ultimately be disappointed. We need to look to God to meet all of our needs. We need to take the time to rest and recharge our soul. Indecision can cause us stress - we need to ask God for guidance and wisdom in all that we do. We will face times of loss - we need to grieve but not be afraid because God is with us through these tough times. Whatever we face in our life, God is our defender and He will support and direct us if we continue to follow and trust in Him.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Passage: Luke 15:11-32
Series: Transformed
Duration: 48 mins 46 secs
Spiritual health is something we can only achieve through Jesus Christ. We are spiritual beings created by God and we belong to Him. Like the young man in this passage, at times in our life, we demand our rights to choose by ourselves and leave God out of our choices. In doing so, we get further from God and the weaker our spirit becomes. It is at these times we need to come to our senses. If we keep hiding, God will not bother us. If we repent and turn back towards Him, He knows where to find us and He sees us coming. Our Father's love and compassion is immediately available.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Series: Transformed
Duration: 37 mins 32 secs
Goal setting is an important aspect we should have in our life. For Christians, goal setting is a spiritual responsibility and allows us to put our faith into action. Goals keep us focussed on what is really important in our life. God is more interested in who we are and who we become rather than what we accomplish. We will never be a person of God unless we are prepared and are willing to be a person God. Our goals should honour God, be motivated by love and be dependant on Him.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Passage: John 4:1-9
Duration: 27 mins 24 secs
In earlier chapters of John we see Jesus immersed in His own Jewish culture and ministering to His own people. In this fourth chapter of John, Jesus heads north to Galilee, crossing over different cultural backgrounds of the Samaritans and Gentiles, highlighted when Jesus meets the Samaritan women at the well. Although Jesus was tired and weary, He is ready for any encounter. Are we ready for any encounter that God may have us face? As Christians, we are called to be on mission and we need to be ready to allow God to lead us in being faithful ambassadors for Him in this world.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Duration: 25 mins 26 secs
The king is dead - long live the king. This has been the call through the ages as a monarch has died and a new king is put in place. When Jesus died on the cross, some said that the King was dead, but Jesus overcame death and is risen - long live the King! The women that came to the tomb were looking for a dead Jesus, but He was not there. Today, we need to be seeking an alive Jesus - the risen Lord and Saviour! Do you have a relationship with Jesus?
Sunday, 09 April 2017
Duration: 46 mins 15 secs
The last days of Jesus' ministry on earth was spent telling people to be ready for His return. Jesus used the two parable examples in today's passage to illustrate this. We are to ready at any time for Jesus's return because no one knows when that day will be. Jesus went on to say that when He comes that people will be put into two groups - those that will inherit eternal life with Him and those who will condemned to eternal damnation. We are given free will wether or not to put our faith and trust in Jesus. Are you ready now for Jesus to come?