Speaker: James Anson. Scripture: Exodus 14:1-15 & Ephesians 2:1-10. Ever felt backed into a corner? Ps James describes what it was like for Moses leading the people of God to a dead end only to see a wooden staff being raised for their deliverance. In the same way, the message of Easter is clearly seen as Jesus was raised on a wooden cross and has enabled us all to be set free from a clear dead end street.
Ephesians 4:17-24 & Romans 12:2 - As Christians we often tell people that "Jesus Is The Answer!" - but when we've been walking with Him for a while, sometimes we can forget that He's STILL the answer for our lives. Ps Peter Morton shares a vital key to finding the life-giving presence of God, and how to stay on fire all the days of your life.
Romans 13:7 - To whom we give fear away, we become slave to that thing. God has set us free through the cross of Jesus Christ. Fear brings hooks into our heart and leads us into slavery. Moses shares the secret to freedom from fear.
Matthew 4:4 - No matter how good your earthly Father was, we all need to discover connection to ABBA FATHER. The devil has orphaned the human race and God is in the business of connecting our hearts back to Him. Moses shares a series of visions that God unfolded to him and broke the back of his former addictions and connected him to the Father heart of God enabling him to hear and obey God.
Luke 4:18-19 - We all have wounds because we live in a broken world with broken people who don't know how to love others. Heart wounds limit our capacity to receive love from our Father, and from others, and to love others. And this in turn limits our ability to step fully into our amazing potential in Christ.
Luke 1:1-3 & John 18:36 - The early disciples, were all Under Oarsman. Phil explains how as Disciples, we are all called to the Work of the Ministry. The word Huperetes (Gk) translates as Hupo (under) Eretes, (a rower). These disciples were free men, not bond slaves. The emerging church is a powerful church, where each member is a contributor not a consumer. Where each member has an oar and is using it.
Psalm 27:4-6 & Habakkuk 3:19 - Strength is not optional as a believer. We either choose to walk in our own strength or we understand that God's strength is available to every believer to walk in. In this message Pastor James describes how we can access God's strength in our lives and become 'clothed with Strength' by holding our GAZE upon the LORD.