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Sunday, 17 April 2016
Duration: 34 mins 5 secs
Despite difficult circumstances facing the Jews, the prophet Habakkuk accepts that through any adversity he and the Jews were to face, that he would trust God, rejoice and be joyful in Him. If we place our trust in someone, other than Jesus, and that person goes away, our life can be turned upside down. It is easy to find security in the things we have. We need to take our eyes off the world and focus on Jesus. Happiness is dependant on circumstances. We need to have the joy that Habakkuk showed, one that defies circumstances. We need to trust in God in all circumstances, the One who never changes. God never grows tired and weary - He will give strength to those who need it.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Passage: Acts 19:8-29
Duration: 25 mins 29 secs
Many of the reality TV shows available today revolve around transformation. Whether it is home renovation, car improvements, weight loss or physical make overs, these shows merely modify the outward appearance without changing the inner core. At best these can only give us a taste of what true transformation really does. When Paul visited Ephesus for the second time and faithfully preached the gospel, miracles started happening and it profoundly impacted the social landscape. The call for us today is to so pray for, love and serve our local communities that we too might see lives truly transformed by the gospel.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Passage: Mark 10:17-45
Series: Mark
Duration: 33 mins 13 secs
The rich young ruler went away sad after Jesus told him the truth about what he must do to enter the Kingdom of God. The man did not value the importance of having God in his life. What do we value - the things of this world or is our primary focus on the things of God? When James and John asked to be seated on either of Jesus in glory, their focus and attitude was on themselves. Jesus reminds them, and the other disciples, that He had come to this earth to serve others and not be served. We need to do the same and be seeking the needs of others before ourselves. When we do serve others, what is our attitude - is it with a servant heart or self seeking heart? As Christians, don't serve God because you want to be accepted by Him, but serve because we are already accepted with joy and gladness by Him.