Joshua 1:6-7 & Matthew 25:1-13 - First Len Buttner brings a prophetic encouragement to all Christians on God's strategy for defeating our enemies. Joshua at Jericho. Then Len shares God's heart to bring long lasting revival to our nation and the nations of the world. The Bride needs to ready herself as the 5 wise virgins in Jesus parable set themselves to be prepared. Three points are given on how we can best ready ourselves for what God is going to do.
Psalm 92:12 & Acts 2:46-47 - Life as a Christian is not intended to live in rows only, attending a Sunday service. Rather God calls us to live in a circle, face to face, allowing ourselves to love and be loved by others. Can we trust God to allow ourselves to be known and cared for by others?
Joel 3:10 & Romans 12:2 - "Let the weak say, 'I am strong'"! A lesson to learn sooner than later is the fact that we cannot change our behaviour until we change our thinking. The good news is that God says we can be transformed by the renewing of the mind. In other words we can change into a Stronger person by training our minds to think the right thoughts. In this message Pastor James shares 3 keys to renewing our minds to become a Stronger person.
Joel 3:10 & Isaiah 42:3 - We miss so many opportunities because we are too often buried in our weaknesses. The bible says ""Let the weak say I am strong"". Pastor James gives us a key trait of maintaining STRENGTH in our lives - the willingness to be FLEXIBLE.
Joel 3:10 - The bible teaches that humans are inherently weak. But through the cross of Christ - Jesus has made His strength available to us. God sends us 'strength builders' along the way to develop strength in us. One of the ways God builds strength in us is through the resistance we push against. Pastor James elaborates on why resistance is so important to us becoming Stronger.
Isaiah 9:6 & Ephesians 2:14 - 'Unto Us' a child is born and a Son is given. Jesus birth was a gift to the world with the purpose of breaking down every wall of hostility between us and God. In this message Pastor James describes the walls that Christ came to pull down and reveal Himself as the Prince of Peace.
Exodus 14:1-15 & Proverbs 18:10 - Have you ever wondered how much God may have to do with times in our lives when we find ourselves backed into a corner with seemingly nowhere to go? Pastor James shares the story of the children of Israel being backed into a corner up against the Red Sea with nowhere to go. What is God doing in our lives in moments like these?
Habakkuk 2:1-3 - As followers of Jesus we are all called to carry a dream in our hearts, not just any dream - God's dream..His vision for our lives. In PART TWO Pastor James describes in detail how to 'watch' in prayer and 'write' the vision so you can run with it.