Sermons on Church life
As we look at the arrival of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2, it’s clear that living boldly for God is only possible if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. As Dave unpacks this truth; discover how God wants to fill you today – right now, and set you up for a life filled with the ‘suddenly’ of God.
Believers in Action series – What does it mean to be church together? As Dave unpacks the rest of Acts 1 we see how vital each individual is, to live and serve effectively as church. You are a vital part of His church today.
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 start our Believers in Action series Dave kicks off in the book of Acts with The Promise of Power. It’s vital to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life, and to be a church that is effective in boldly sharing the good news wherever we go. Without His power we end up living busy lives without being successful in the things that are in God’s heart, that He wants to do with…
This new community of the church that Paul has written about in Ephesians is a community of love and good works but its how we get to those that is also important. We need to pray for one another, encourage one another and give much grace to one another. His courage in your hearts and His clarity in your vision.
God is at work all the time amongst us, it is He who has joined us together and enabling us by grace to work and worship together for His glory. Dave shares his heart that you continue to know the truth that God has built you into his church to love and worship him together with the rest of the body. You belong.
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.
We love to celebrate all God has done as we look ahead with fresh vision. Dave shares about God’s faithfulness to us as church over the years, and how God is propelling us to step into new things. Chris talks more about our vision for replanting our Jubilee 121 work to the Jubilee Centre and renovating the Jubilee Centre kitchen. As part of the morning we had four fantastic stories of God’s faithful from Beth, Siju, Arlo and Ewan.
God is looking for increase in each one of us, he’s looking for partnering with him in kingdom growth. Today Chris looks how God’s sees us, our identity in Him and how this leads to living our lives renewed for more growth as we work with Him – seeing His kingdom come. God transforms desolate people, to use them to transform desolate cities.
We love seeing Jesus illuminated in church life and beyond. So as we step out boldly in using the gifts of the Holy Spirit we ask; what does it look like and what’s our part in speaking what God brings through the gifts? Dave unfolds this passage in 1 Corinthians 14 and we discover that in God’s amazing love and grace, He has given us instructions for applying the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a way that honours Him and each other…