Doing Well In Suffering

Speakers:  Ps. DevinToh

Bible reading: Job 1-2

  • Where you run shows who you worship
  • Two things we can learn from Job:
    • Job sees the sovereignty of God over his suffering
    • Job believes that God is good through his suffering
  • All of life is grace

Whatever It Takes

Speakers:  Ps. David Ratten

Bible reading: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

  • identity those things that must never change and hold to them courageously
    • message
    • mandate
  • identify those things that must always change and be courageous enough to see that they do
    • methodology
  • don’t confuse the two

 

Momentous News 6

Speakers:  Ps. Esther Kirkpatrick

Sermon Title: No condemnation … and more

Bible reading: Romans 8:1-16

  • we live a reality of being a human, our flesh always wants to take control and govern us.
  • when we allow that to happen, we allow spiritual death to our life.
  • when we sin we feel guilty and discouraged
  • life is a repeated cycle trying to do the right thing and failing
  • God doesn’t condemn us, we condemn ourself
  • God sends the holy spirit to our hearts to live in us forever

 

Momentous News 5

Speakers:  Ps. Mike Kirkpatrick

Bible reading: Romans 7

The law of sin, wages war against you (& me) almost constantly, tricking and deceiving us into behaving in ways that might give us short-term pleasure but in the long term,

  • undermining our sense of self
  • undermining our integrity,
  • imprisoning us in sin,
  • destroying our emotional and spiritual growth into maturity
  • destroying our relationships.

It’s appalling. Who can help? Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Church family, our new rally cry is Rest Grow Go. Because:

  • it’s good that everyone experiences the relief of learning to rest in Christ.
  • we want everyone to grow in Christ emotionally and spiritually. So that you and I stop undermining our integrity. And instead, start to become the person God designed you to be
  • so that you can Go in Christ’s name with genuine integrity –sharing with others, the love and grace of God in Christ Jesus.

Now, isn’t that worth doing?

Momentous News 4

Speakers:  Ps. Abrahm Gunn

Bible reading: Romans 6:15-23

  • The debt that we owe God for sins is death but the free gift that God wants to give for all human beings is life and forgiveness through Jesus.
  • This challenges us for what we believe and who we follow is ultimately going to determine how we live and how very destiny.

The Secret to Your Growth

Speakers: Ps. Mike Kirkpatrick

  • Your emotional growth and spiritual growth are very important and they are closely linked.
  • Get baptised, it is part of your emotional and spiritual growth.
  • Remember who you are in Christ, dead to sin alive to God in Christ Jesus, just like your baptism, clean and fresh.

Who passes the test?

Speakers: Ps. Esther Kirkpatrick

Bible reading: Luke 7:36-50

  • It is a delusion that blinds many of us.
  • Because our family and friends, and the society in general, keeps on telling us- we are good people, we are OK.
  • We have intelligence, achievements, and assets, to prop up our sense of identity.
  • We can stand before God and assume we are acceptable to God- on our own merit!
  • We actually do not see ourselves sinful, and so, unlike that broken disreputable woman, we don’t feel that we need forgiveness.
  • And Jesus can’t extend forgiveness of sin to those who don’t ask for it.

Discovering My Inner Strength

Speakers: Ps. Mike Kirkpatrick

Bible reading: 1 Samuel 9

If you want to survive and thrive, you need to develop an inner strength that comes from:

  • truly accepting yourself, with all your limitations
  • not letting yourself be controlled by what other people think, but instead
  • obediently trust in God, whatever your challenges, stress, or situation

Power in Partnership

Speakers: John Gilmore (Global Mission Partner)

Bible reading: Philippians 1:1-11

  • every time Paul says “I pray for you, I always pray with joy in my heart for every one of you.’
  • “I pray for you because our deep sharing and belonging in the gospel”
  • The heartbeat of the Christian community is in the gospel.
  • Relationship in Paul’s heart that leads him to joy founded in the gospel and then he goes on.
  • The one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
  • How’s that for the ultimate handover in trust?

Mother’s day

Speakers: Ps. Mike Kirkpatrick

Bible reading: Heb 2:14-15

Title: Woman, you are set free?

So how can women be set free today?

  • Set free from spiritual forces that hold them in bondage.
  • Set free from religious legalism that holds them in bondage.
  • Set free from social conventions, that hold women in bondage and stop them from becoming all that God intended women to be.