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.
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.