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Sunday, 12 February 2017
Duration: 25 mins 20 secs
Jesus wants to be our heart's desire. Where do you store your treasure? Jesus tells us that storing up treasures on earth will enslave our heart, mind and will and miss out on the opportunities that Jesus has planned for us. If we seek material things, we stumble in darkness. Our treasures ought to be used for God's glory.
Sunday, 05 February 2017
Duration: 25 mins 2 secs
Jesus is the King - the Lord of us all. In this passage John's message to the people is one of judgement and encouraging them to repent of their sins and be living for God and not themselves. The people needed to be ready for what Jesus had to say as he commenced His on earth ministry. Today, we need to be ready for the return of Jesus. When we trust in Jesus we are born again and baptised by the Holy Spirit. Does your daily life reflect a repented sinner and show full trust in Jesus?
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Passage: Luke 1:39-56
Duration: 21 mins 28 secs
In this passage we see the joy that both Mary and Elizabeth experienced. As Christians, we can experience this same joy knowing that Jesus was born, He lived, He died for our sins, He rose from the grave and we will spend an eternal life with Him. We can have joy because God has acted and shown us love and mercy. Even though we are saved, the right relationship we can have with God is recognising that we are eternally dependent on Him. We need to be obedient, as Mary was. Through obedience to God, His Spirit has the opportunity to fill us with humility. We can be humble because Jesus has chosen us to be a part of His family, which has nothing to do with what we have done.
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Duration: 24 mins 29 secs
Unlike God, we have a beginning on this earth - the day we are born. We have a choice on how we live our lives. We can choose to reject Jesus or accept that it is only through Him that we can have an eternal future with God. For Christians, the choice to follow Jesus is the opportunity to widen our focus on the day to day things that we face. We can now consider the eternal perspective of our lives and for those things that we think are big isues now become small. We can now value the power of prayer and trust God completely because he is sovereign over all things, and that in all things, He works for the good of those who love Him.
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Duration: 46 mins 14 secs
Prayer is talking with God, being still, waiting and listening to what He has to say to us. Prayer is not just a mere list of our requests of God. It is about what is happening deep in our hearts and having a close relationship with God. In this passage Paul says that we are to devote ourselves to prayer, a theme he carries across all of his letters, that we are to be diligent in prayer and pray continually. What does this mean? We need to: (a) cry out to God with all of our needs and requests and to be honest with Him; (b) turn our constant thoughts into a conversation with God; and (c) learn to listen to God in our heart through a discipline and a lifestyle of meditation and contemplation.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Duration: 33 mins 9 secs
We face all type of trials as we live through life. When life comes against us we need to have a firm foundation, one that is based on on the words of Jesus. Jesus tells us that we have the choice of wether to walk with Him or to go our own way. Which way are you walking and is it on the narrow path to eternal life, bearing good fruit as you witness to others? If we want to hear Jesus then we need to spend time in His word, the Bible, and then apply it to our lives. Knowing is not worth anything if we do not act on it!
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Passage: John 15:1-17
Duration: 23 mins 7 secs
We need to grow up in Christ, grow in by loving each other and grow out by bearing fruit - sharing the gospel with others. If we are not connected to Jesus, then we can do nothing in bearing fruit. How important is God in your life?
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Duration: 33 mins 13 secs
If you want to have true worship with God, then this will influence every aspect of our life. In this passage we see that we are to love others, in action, including to those outside our circle of friends. We also need to work with each other as we look to serve God and we need to equip and encourage each other so that we can lead others to Jesus.
Sunday, 09 October 2016
Duration: 16 mins 25 secs
We have words and sayings that hold true in our lives. In this passage we are reminded to fix the words of God into our hearts and into our mind, but also to teach and write these words down. Just as we need to take in the word's of God, we also need to take in the word's of Jesus and allow them to shape our lives. In John 14:6, Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Sunday, 02 October 2016
Duration: 31 mins
In this passage we see evidence of spirtitual exhaustion - lack of faith, grumbing, bitterness and not listening to God. Following Jesus can be hard as our thoughts and beliefs do not align with the values of this world. We need to grow through the discipline and hardships we face making every effort to live in peace, striving to be holy and living the way Jesus wants us to live. What can you be sure of in your life? As Christians, the only sure thing that we can be certain of is the Kingdom of Heaven and an eternal life with God.