There was a shape he wanted for their lives and for us. An UP – connecting with God an IN- changing character as part of a community and an OUT a calling and a mission to see others come to be disciples. God’s intention is for all of us to have these three things happening in our lives.
Graham goes through our prophetic journey as a church by reviewing the prophetic words we have had as a church since 2010 up to the current date.
God wants a people for himself and has made us to be worshippers. We need to keep connecting with Him but he also wants to connect us to one another. The strength and insight we get from God we can share with and encourage others.
Chris starts out September series on our vision for 2018 onwards.
Graham Webb drew us to look for the presence of God. He looked through verses in Exodus about the Tabernacle, which was a large tent that the Israelites made on instructions from God so that He could dwell in their midst. The critical point that it is all about being in Jesus, not our performance that God chooses to dwell with us and use us to bless the places we go and the communities that we live with.
Denis shares how God’s view of the world, good and bad, is the only one to to hold onto. The key truth that Denis shares through a series of fascinating stories, is that we are held onto by God and He has great purpose for us in this mixed up world – He knows exactly where to put us in His plans.
God wants to work through us, to enable us to live freely seeing the gospel build bridges wherever we go. As Dave takes us in into Acts 13 we discover what is means to live freely in every part of our lives – with words of encouragement directly from the King. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv1dH-aUiKM
It’s so easy to get discouraged in life as we live for God; but Jonathan brings us good news today – God is in the business of restoring us and setting us up for success. Discover what it means to experience God’s restoring grace and the part we can play in restoring others.
As we reach the halfway point in the book of Acts, Rick speaks to us on the key choices we need to make to shape (and choose) our own story; and how our story in powerfully threaded into God’s plans for us and those we live and gather with.
As we continue in in the book of Acts we look to see evidence of God’s grace in our lives. What’s God been doing with us; and what can we see of God’s grace in the lives of those around us; which we can celebrate and encourage.
Ben Davies from Kerith Community Church Bracknell speak to us powerfully on how God takes us wherever we are at and speaks directly into our lives – whatever our background. God is out to get you from where you are into His presence.
Do you have a mountain that you want to see moved? Michael challenges us from the powerful story of Moses speaking to the rock to bring out water – that we can too speak to our mountains and see amazing things happen in the name of the Lord.
How import are the things you are doing for God? Small acts of kindness and love matter and God can move in the most insignificant location, as well as significant ones. Wherever we go we take the Kingdom of God with us, and His power into every situation.
Sometimes we are so set in our ways of doing things or in our spiritual practices that we miss the opportunities that God has called us to. “Our holiness is like we are wearing a pair of white jeans”. We are just not prepared to go to dirty places or do things that might get our white jeans (holiness) dirty. Jesus did though he mixed with all sorts of people but it was His holiness that rubbed off on the…
And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” (Acts 9:20 ESV) What has God asked you to do? Are you living in the real world and seeing the consequences of your beliefs and actions? Are you ready to take a stand for the Gospel of Jesus and then respond to what happens next?
Mark Curtis from Passion for Jesus Ministries spoke to us on Sunday about breakthrough and areas of breakout. We are looking for God to breakout more and more across our nation and seeing more miracles, healing and salvation. He talked about six different breakouts but also that “we are breakouts waiting to happen” but we can limit what he can do. “..in our thinking and in our Spirit.