Sermons on Challenges of life
Today we were blessed to be joined by Jeremy Simpkins who leads the ChristCentral churches region. Jeremy spoke about God doing new things through us, and challenged us to not dwell on the past but instead to move forward with our eyes on God. This message contains some poignant words for us as a church, and we are excited to step into what God has spoken to us.
As we continue our series on Pursuing the Miraculous Chris gives us 4 keys to pursuing God healing for ourselves and others. If you have been praying and waiting for healing we pray this message will encourage you to keep going to Jesus, believing He is willing.
We should not fear coming to God to ask Him for breakthrough. He is the God of breakthrough, he has set us free for freedom, not still to be slaves (Gal 5:1) It’s good news for the poor and for all people as Jesus declares. He announces that this is his purpose and who he is. Bring your requests to God and believe you are free.
As we approach the conclusion of our journey through Ephesians we are introduced to The Opposition. Looking at what it means to ‘wrestle right’ with the issues of our life and the trouble in the world, we discover that we can choose to belong to God’s victory plan as we step out to change the world with Him.
In our modern society, the word obedience and honor have negative connotations that are often associated with social control. But the Bible says “Children obey your parents; honor your father and mother so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life”. Michael continues our series on the book of Ephesians using personal experience and testimonies to expose Ephesians 6:1-9.
Dave explains God’s heart for marriage and how much we need God’s spirit and amazing grace for marriage to be successful. We also see that there is a far deeper mystery to marriage that points straight to amazing love Jesus has for His church….
Learn from the warriors who have won battles with God throughout the bible. In the battle warriors get wounded but we can learn to heal up quickly, get back up and make a difference for Jesus. As Graham shows us what it means to be a warrior we discover how prophesy drives us forwards, that God is always working our battles for good, so we can rejoice in our amazing God.
We are a people who are called to live for God, but we know the challenges we face means we need His grace and His power every day. Ewan powerfully speaks about what it means to live for God come what may, he shares his story of how God has carried him and enabled him to keep walking when all he wanted to do was run, bringing him through to complete healing.
Arlo challenges us about what it means to truly live for God and understand His calling on your life. This looks different for all of us – allow God to speak to you about stepping out for Him as you listen to Arlo’s amazing story of transformation. What does it mean for you to be all out for God in your life today?
As humans we possess 5 senses; sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. Of all the senses, the touch places us in direct contact and intimate connection with our world. If we as humans can significantly influence our world through touch how much more “the touch of God”? In this message Michael speaks about what, when and the result of the touch of God using 7 different examples from the Bible.
Dave continues our series on Encounters with God, looking at the life of Jacob (the deceiver). It’s amazing how long we can go on striving to win the approval of God and of people. But like Jacob learns we find freedom in embracing our true identity of those who belong to, and are chosen by God.
Relationships can be one of the most rewarding and most frustrating parts of life and we need a lot of help to get them right. The good news is that God has restored our relationship with himself 100% – and now He gives us His power to ‘do’ relationships in a whole new way. We can live with open hearts towards everyone we meet and everyone we know – we are marked by His grace and His love.
Ewan speaks from Ezekiel 37 – the valley of dry bones. Can God really do what seems impossible? Indeed, God will bring to life what’s dead. Through this powerful passage God speaks to us about seemingly impossible situations in our lives and in the lives of others – those very same situations are not impossible to our God, so we walk forwards with expectation.
Are you a faith champion like Elijah – passionate for God but then confronted with the challenges of life? Familiarity as they say breeds contempt, however believers need to guard against performance and rather serve God in truth and in Spirit. Michael explores the riches of the text in 1 Kings 19:1-18 and unfolds some daily practical applications relevant to our Christian walk.