What is the most precious thing you have? In this talk Grant explains that our faith in Jesus Christ is more precious than gold. By faith we are made right before God and live the rest of our lives in obedience. We should therefore do everything we can to guard and grow this precious faith, as well as greatly use and share it with the world.
The goal in life for many people is happiness. Happiness is great but more important is Blessedness. Blessedness is not so much about how you feel about yourself and your life but how God sees your life. A blessed life depends on righteousness and obedience. It is marked by God’s favour, fellowship and fruitfulness. None of us are righteous enough to earn God’s Blessing . We are all sinners in need of mercy. But in Christ, by faith, we can inherit every spiritual blessing. The blessed life is not trouble free but is the best life we can possibly have!
We find that the Bible is a story that speaks into the importance of consistency – and one that explains the human condition and also defines God’s divine response.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 and Psalm 1:1-3.
In this message Robin speaks to the church about recent events they have experienced and how we can learn from these about the nature of what it means to belong to a local church and the worldwide church.
In this talk by Ed Strong, he reminds us that every Christian is a priest, connecting people to God. Taking the analogy of priesthood from the Old Testament he goes on to describe how every Christian is a person of water, a person of linen, a person of blood and a person of oil. Understanding these truths will transform our relationship with God and how we are to help connect others to God.
In this final talk of the series, Grant talks about how important it is that we not resist, or quench the Holy Spirit. (Or, as another translation has it, to ‘not put out the Spirit’s fire’). He looks at 6 ways whereby it is possible for us to suppress, or resist, what the Holy Spirit wants to do in us and through us. Conversely, we should welcome the Holy Spirit; being open to His working and fanning into flame what He wants to do among us.
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Concluding his series working through the book of Philippians, Dan explores Philippians 2:3-11. The value of humility and the cost of pride.
What should be the evidence that we are known to be full of the Holy Spirit? As Grant explains in this talk, it may not only be through using the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but also in demonstrating the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Part of this means that we need to recognise behaviour in our lives that is not the fruit of the Spirit. We need to spot it, kill it, and invite the Holy Spirit to help us become more like Jesus!
In this talk, Hannah takes a brief look at the life of Eric Liddell, a 400m Olympic gold medallist who chose to put God first no matter the cost. Be inspired, challenged and encouraged by the example he set and hear him shouting out his encouragement to us as we run our own race.