Jesus came proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God and He healed the sick. He commissioned the disciples to do the same. The Holy Spirit is still healing today through faith in Jesus’ name. We need to be honest; there are no formulas and we don’t see as much healing as we would like to. We need to pray with compassion, humility and respect. But we should not doubt Jesus’ words that ‘all things are possible’.
God is a speaking God. In the Old Testament He used prophets to proclaim messages to His people. Jesus was called a prophet by many as he was recognised as one teaching and proclaiming messages from God, though we know that He was more than a prophet, being the Son of God. In the New Testament we find that there is still a role for prophets in the church. And though we may not all be prophets as explained in Ephesians 4, we are encouraged by Paul to eagerly desire and participate in the prophetic as a gift of the Holy Spirit.
What do you desire? What is desire? How important is it?
In the final part of our series looking at Paul’s letter to the Philippians we search scripture to find Gods desire for his church. Desiring God is our goal, but it isn’t always easy.
We NEED God. More than we need oxygen, food or water, let that truth be life changing, allow it to transform your walk with Christ. Let his peace guard your hearts and minds.
In this 3rd part of the series, ‘Come, Holy Spirit’, Grant talks on the gift of speaking in tongues, or other languages, and the gift of interpretation as taught in scripture. Speaking in tongues was common when the first Christians were baptised in the Holy Spirit, as recorded in the book of Acts. It continued in the early church and we believe it is still a gift for the church today, both for personal use and for the purpose of building up the local church.
This talk is a combination of Hill family news and developments combined with an unpacking of some principles that are the foundation and responsibility of a healthy church.Text: 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:11; 12:26; 15:1; 15:58
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Dave kicks off the series by talking about the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The PROMISE – all Christians can be filled with the Holy Spirit – we see the pattern in Acts; Believe the good news, repent, be baptised, receive the Holy Spirit.
The RESULTS of being filled – A deeper awareness of God’s reality and presence, of joy, love, and faith.
HOW to be filled – Ask! God is good and wants to give us his best gift. Anyone who is thirsty can come to Jesus to receive and drink. It is not a one-off experience – ‘go on being filled!’
Bible Texts: Acts 1:1-9, 2:1-6, 2:15-17, 2:32-41
A snap shot look in to the life of Gladys Aylward and her journey too and in China. We look at her trust in God throughout the many obstacles that stood in her way. Gladys was seen to be “not qualified” to do the things she did, but through her trust in God and his provision in her life, great things happened. Listening to this, you will learn that “God’s provision is AWESOME! We just need to trust in him!”