with a passion to worship God,
who care for one another
and bring God’s love into a broken world”
Today I pick up my series on Hebrews and continue where I left it last time, when I spoke about growing in spiritual maturity. For today the focus is in particular on ‘The certainty of God’s promise’. It is a perfect match – a divine one – with where we are as Church.
Based on the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan Woman at the well from John 4:7-26 Frank Tsiwah shares on the topic of satisfaction. Looking at the definition of satisfaction The psychological problems that satisfaction pose to us as human beings How have different worldviews respond to satisfaction How does the gospel of Jesus Christ focuses on finding true satisfaction?
I continue my series on ‘New Beginnings’ with the focus on ‘baptism’. From three different angles I look at the meaning of baptism in the life of a Christian. Last week I spoke about baptism as the introduction to discipleship of Jesus; serving, learning and following Christ. In this message, I look at baptism in relationship to the freedom from the power of sin in order to live UP to God.
It’s Pentecost and the Church celebrates the outpouring of the holy Spirit – the wonderful gift of the Father! And in today’s message I would like to look in particular at the holy Spirit as a gift ‘to the world’ – working in and through us as you witness Jesus.We’re going to read from Acts chapter 1:1-8. These verses contain the very last words of Jesus before Jesus ascended to the Father. Whereas the gospels ends with Jesus’ last words, Acts opens with it. And whenever you’ve been with someone dying; the very last words are the words that you remember; they’re usually the most important words; the final things that the person wants to say before he breathes his last.
Celebration is at the heart of the practice of all the Spiritual disciplines. Without joy and celebration it will become a dead and dry thing to do. Joy creates energy. Joy makes us strong. Richard Foster explains why celebration is a spiritual discipline. He says ‘The choice to focus our attention to the higher things in life is a matter of our will. That is why celebration is a spiritual discipline.’ Celebration is the result of a conscious chosen way of life.