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Sunday, 08 May 2011
Duration: 23 mins 9 secs
Parenthood is difficult due to the lack of tangible rewards, the relentlessness of the task and the fact that results aren’t assured. Motherhood is a channel of love and caring that reminds us of God. It attempts to install Godly character and values, and it involves constant prayer and sacrifice. Are we living out such an example? Our response should be to honour our mothers. The greatest gift you can give a Christian mother is to give your life to Jesus.
Sunday, 01 May 2011
Passage: Acts 1:1-8
Duration: 25 mins 39 secs
The proof of a powerful product is in the change it effects. The disciples were cowering behind locked doors until the Spirit filled them and gave them the power to preach and live out a message that changed the world. The Holy Spirit has continued to work since Pentecost in significant waves of spiritual renewal. We have the same Spirit as Peter, that enables us to live consistently and share with others about Jesus. After 2 000 years the task of world evangelisation is not completed. What shall we do? If we're disobedient, God's plan stands but we will miss out. Are we content to be the 'before' photo of world mission, consumed with lesser gods? Preaching the Good News to all the world is down to us. Is it a gripping priority in our lives to complete the task so we can see Christ return?
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Passage: Luke 24:1-12
Duration: 24 mins 34 secs
The resurrection is central to Christianity. Its significance is that we can put our trust in Jesus, we can have a fresh start and we can have the power to live life right. If God's Spirit can defeat death, there is no sin, habit or attitude that we face that He cannot defeat. We can choose to give up or look ahead in faith to what He can do. The fact that Jesus rose, gives us hope that new life is possible for us too. God is inviting us constantly to a better way of life where we're growing in obedience to Him, overflowing with love, joy and generosity to others and where our lives have a larger purpose and we're in touch with that, so we can have hope for the future. And we have a future that extends beyond death...
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Duration: 31 mins 33 secs
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Passage: Exodus 5
Duration: 27 mins 4 secs
Sunday, 03 April 2011
Duration: 28 mins 22 secs
God's gift of hope is for our past, present and future. Hope for our past - the burden of guilt is lifted and we are given the ultimate second chance with new life through Christ. Hope for our present - He enables us to live free from the things that bind us. Hope for our future - He has given us the church to help us all move forward into the freedom Jesus has secured for us. Unity is an outworking of our hope for the future. EPCBC doesn’t exist to meet our needs, but for the 8 000 people in Emu Plains facing a Godless eternity. Our lives must be marked by a relentless concern for God’s kingdom. We’re to bring heaven to earth in our faith sharing, unity and obedience.