Luke 6:47-49 - Christ is moving the church forward bringing her back to the foundational call of following Christ. The N.T names followers of Christ with the word Christian only 3 times. The main word used as a title for a follower of Christ was DISCIPLE. This new series unveils what it means to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 6:16-18 - Jesus made it very clear that when we fast according to His instructions there is the Father’s reward. He made some conditions on this promise of reward. This message unveils the motives and very core of why we fast and how we are to do it.
Matthew 9:37-38 - In the opening message of a brand new congregation Pastor James Anson shares a message of heeding the Four Calls of scripture to every follower of Christ. The harvest is white and ready – the labourers are few – it’s time to respond to the call of God and see what He will do in this day we live in.
Matthew 9:14-17 - Some seem to preach that fasting is no longer relevant for Christians – after all - the joy of messianic prophecy and the coming of the kingdom of God is for celebration not for mourning? Jesus speaks directly to this question in Matthew 9. These words are some of the most powerful and important on Fasting in the whole of the bible. Pastor James points us to Christ’s answer.
Luke 18:1-8 - Fasting intensifies our prayer but prayer is always the foundation that is inseparable from fasting. In this message Ps James reminds us that Jesus is returning seeking hearts that are fueled by faith which propels a prayer life forward into an enduring lifestyle.
Luke 2:40 - When we make a commitment to personal growth we are making a commitment to growing our impact and influence upon those in our sphere of influence. Jesus ‘grew’ Strong in spirit, filled with wisdom with favour and grace upon Him. Jesus increased his influence by a commitment to personal growth. Pastor James outlines how this is done.
Phil 2:19-30 - Paul planted the church at Phillipi. He is now estranged from them in a Roman prison cell. In this message Pastor James expands on Paul’s love for the church and his longing for people to care more about the things of Jesus Christ. Timothy and Epaphroditus are two of his sons in the faith. He can rely on them and trust them to care for the people left in Phillipi. Pastor James draws key points on growing in our love and care for others who will grow into strong followers of Christ, making disciples of others.
Philippians 2:11-17 - Called to be like Christ and made in His image we owe it to God, ourselves and the world to be the best version of ourselves in 2020. Pastor James shows The Apostle Paul's advice as to how we can do exactly that.
Luke 2:25-33 - Simeon had lived with the anticipation of the promise from the Holy Spirit of seeing the Messiah before he gives up his last breath. What a promise - what anticipation this bought into his world. God is a God of promises and we live in the tension of God promising us things to come but having to manage the tension of living until that time unfolds. Pastor James gives us 3 keys from this story that help us to manage that tension.
2 Corinthians 3:1-6 - We are living in significant times where there is a new quest, a deeper searching for meaning of life, for spirituality and discovery of one’s inner being. The doors of opportunity to contribute significantly in another’s life are present right now.