Mark 5:25-34 - A certain woman with an issue...this woman had an unresolved issues of 12 years. She was distraught, seeking desperately for some answers. She heard about Jesus and with faith in her heart received a tremendous miracle into her body. What exactly are issues and how do they affect our lives? We all have some kind of issue or struggle in life but just like this woman we too can find a resolution in Christ.
John 10:27 & Acts 4:38-40 - Drum Beats are used by many African tribes to convey specific and clear messages to the world around them. As Christians we are living Epistles that God uses to convey His message to a very needy world too. What message are you conveying? Is it clear? And can people understand? Phil uses the African Proverb "There is only one crime worse in the desert, that is to know where water is and not tell of it." To provoke us on a daily basis to be more intentional and wiser with the message of our lives.
Ephesians 3:17-20 - Have you ever wondered why it is that some people seem to soar ahead in their walk with God in such a short time and others can stay the same for years and years? Find out the simple solution that will help you make sense of it all.
2 Samuel 6:6-12 & Proverbs 4:19 - Potholes are never sign posted. They come suddenly, most often awkwardly. David hit a pothole bringing the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem. It created great pain in his heart. He had to pull over on the side of the road and re-evaluate his journey. When you and I hit unexpected potholes in our lives we too need to pull over and assess the damage before moving on.
Ephesians 2:4-6 & Revelation 2:3-4 - We have been raised together with Christ. Out of our state of being dead in trespasses and sins God has called us to rule and reign with him. This message sounds the alarm to the body of Christ to turn away from living in the COMFORT ZONE where spiritual danger lurks on every corner. Return to your FIRST LOVE.
2 Kings 6:15-18 - We live in a natural world where the visible can sometimes distract from the invisible. God's called us to look with spiritual eyes to bring heaven's kingdom to earth. Looking at scripture let's look at what areas God wants our spiritual vision to be sharpened.
Acts 5:1-11 & Psalm 139:23-24 - Being a follower of Jesus is all about being real, being honest. What does being honest mean? Its not about keeping up appearances, thats an old life we left behind. Being honest is about being straight up and transparent!
2 Corinthians 4:18 - Georgie and wife Arnia, husband and wife tell the astounding story of their conversion to Christ. From a life of crime, drug use and prison - a remarkable story of God's love and grace emerges. A special highlight is a 10 min Rhyme by George - recited by memory - of the War story and Love story that has bought them to this moment. Included are two home grown songs by Georgie.
Acts 4:36 & 1 Thessalonians 5:5 - Everyone loves to been encouraged. Ps Phil, Show how one man's encouragement (Barnabas) Triggers a domino effect that is catalyst a world wide mission movement. Generosity and Encouragement. Encouraging one and other and building each other up, is a vital key to a Rising Tide of what God is doing in and through the church.
Proverbs 3:9-10 & Malachi 3:7-12 - Continuing from PART ONE Pastor James issues a call to all Christians to RECONCILE their Financial lives to Christ. This requires honesty and transparency. In this segment we look a little more closely into the 10-10-80 principle.