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, 10 July 2016
Duration: 44 mins 34 secs
Leading up to this passage we see how the disciples have been right amongst the miracles of Jesus and this passage is no exception - they saw God on the move. Today we can bare testimony to God being on the move in our own lives, but there are times when God challenges us to do more and step out in faith for Him. Without an understanding of the revelation of where God is taking us, we will just do our own thing because we feel we should have faith in our life. We need to learn to discern Jesus, ask Him for permission to call us into something and then take the step of faith (Collect, Clarify, Commit and Correct the revelation).
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Duration: 43 mins 50 secs
The message in Daniel shows us how we can live our lives, despite the parameters we find ourselves in. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah were brought from their homeland to Babylon, but they just didn't survive their captivity, they took the opportunity to stand firm in their faith in God and became influencers in a foreign kingdom. As Christians, our mission in life is not just survival but to believe that God is in control of all situations, no matter what parameters we find ourselves in. We need to put our faith into action to impact others around us and expect the unexpected from God.
Sunday, 01 July 2012
Duration: 27 mins 24 secs
There is a danger in resting in what we have done in the past. To see God make big changes involves laying everything down. The deeper need Paul writes about is to press into Jesus and be conformed to His image. We are to live powerfully, sacrificially and hopefully in the resurrection of Christ. Walk forward from what we are to what we will be. And pedal...
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Duration: 46 mins 24 secs
Living out whole Christianity means embodying the greatest commandment. There are three postures that describe what this looks like: standing firm - using all our mind; kneeling - using all our heart and soul; and running - using all our strength. We need to stand in truth, wisdom, our thought life and choices. This is foundational. We also need to kneel before God in surrender and intimacy. Finally, we need to serve our neighbours, engaging our tithe, time and talents to reach the unloved, unreached and unknown.