Abide in The Lord
Andy Elmes • March 22, 2020 • Andy Elmes
As we are instructed by Government to be socially distanced from each other during this time of dealing with Covid-19, Pastor Andy provides a clear message about guarding our hearts and coming into deeper relationship with God. Now is the time not to be distant from God but to reach into him, feast on his presence keeping our lives based on The Word rather than being filled with fear from the evil one, media etc. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind".
Long Haul Discipleship
Roddy Gillies • March 15, 2020 • Roddy Gillies
Practical teaching based on building principles, Ps Roddy encourages us to consider what are we building as a church, both personally and corporately. Seek God's Blueprint for your journey, get Planning Permission approved, build firm foundations and ensure you get a Completion Certificate signed off. Ensure the materials are durable, be missional and be in it for the long haul!
The Armour of God through Seasons
Chris Hoskins • March 8, 2020 • Chris Hoskins
During the storms of life we are to fight the good fight of faith, as the Apostle Paul did, and learn to trust God that He is with us and for us throughout. Prayer is not something we go to as a last resort but should be threaded throughout the process of "having put on" and "taking up" the armour of God.
Fight like a Christian
Sandy Hoskins • March 1, 2020 • Sandy Hoskins
God's precepts and principles are likened to the armour of a heavily-armed soldier, which we need to put into practice before opposition strikes. We need to be enveloped and restrained by the truth, guard our hearts and also be prepared to give an account of the hope that is within us. Who we are in the crisis is determined by who we are before the crisis, so preparation is key to fighting like a Christian.
The Armour of God
Chris Hoskins • February 23, 2020 • Chris Hoskins
In order to put on the armour of God, there are a number of prerequisites which the Apostle Paul describes throughout his letter to the Ephesians. We need to know who we are in Christ, how loved we are by God, that we should walk worthy of the Lord, and finally that we are to submit to one another. Our level of authority is dependent upon our level of submission, firstly to God and then to each other.
The Storms of Life
Sandy Hoskins • February 16, 2020 • Sandy Hoskins
We all experience storms in life, which are caused by a number of different factors, which include the devil, circumstances, other people, our own choices and the words we speak. Storms can distract us from the purposes of God and at times cause us to isolate ourselves. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus throughout - He will never fail us!
Sandy Hoskins • February 2, 2020 • Sandy Hoskins
Psalm 133 details the goodness and pleasantness which unity brings into the church. The Psalmist makes 2 major comparisons, comparing unity to the flow of the anointing and also to the dew on Mt Hermon which nourishes and waters other regions. We are called, as followers of Jesus to keep and guard this unity, in order to experience all God's blessing in our own lives and in the lives of others.
Ingredients for the Anointed life
Chris & Sandy Hoskins • January 5, 2020 • Chris & Sandy Hoskins
In order to attract the anointing in our lives, we, as Christians have need of the five ingredients as represented in the anointing oil used to anoint kings and priests: meekness, uprightness, humility, inner cleansing and continuous infilling of the Holy Spirit.