Isaiah 41:17-20 - Pastor James shares a prophetic word regarding a move of the Spirit that will sweep the spiritually empty and hungry into the kingdom of God. There will be outpourings of the Holy Spirit into desolate places bringing pools of water to the dry hearted and thirsty. The end result will be a great multi-ethnic army of God bringing great glory to Jesus!
1 Kings 9:26-28 & 2 Chronicles 20:35-37 - Two Jewish kings at different times in history, both pursued ship building to progress their wealth and prosperity to bring home the gold. One was successful whilst the other wasn't. In short accounts from the books of KINGS and CHRONICLES we discover a principle that governs all our lives thousands of years later - WHO ARE WE ALIGNED TO and WHY?
Hebrews 11:1 - We have no problem with God being able to do the impossible. But often, the question is 'How do I know that its God not me?' Faith ventures are born out of our conversations with God, not others or out of great sermons we have heard. He's the source, not the divine ingredient we add when we need an extra lift.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 & Hebrews 12:1-3 - Apostle Paul gives an athletic analogy of running in your land in such a way so as to win. Hebrews 12 tells us of the greatest victory of all time - Jesus Christ dying and rising again. It also tells us how He did it.
Psalm 63:0 & Philippians 3:7-8 - In our Christian living it is so easy to look for satisfaction & fulfilment in the blessings of God rather than Blesser. "If your satisfaction is misplaced it will be conditional rather than relational." Frederick teaches on letting go and knowing God more intimately so He can be the ULTIMATE CRAVING in your life.
Ezekiel 37:1-11 & 1 Thessalonians 5:8 - Dry bleached bones, disconnected, cut off from his purpose. This is how God tells the story of Israel's condition to the prophet Ezekiel. He is told to prophesy to these bones and see a mighty army arise. Pastor James examined Verse 11 and gives solution to lost hope and connection.
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.