October 14, 2018
Join us today as we welcome a very special guest speaker – Pastor Jim Laffoon! Pastor Jim is a leading teacher and prophet in the Every Nation church movement and brings us a word today about the power of worship. One of the keys to the harvest in our city is the type of worship where touching the heart of God is a lifestyle of spending time in God's presence. The true power of your worship life is a passion, a purity, and a pattern of touching the heart of our God in worship.
And this conversion of Gentiles is exactly what the prophets predicted. As it is written: ‘Afterward I will return and restore the fallen house of David. I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, so that the rest of humanity might seek the Lord, including the Gentiles — all those I have called to be mine. The Lord has spoken — he who made these things known so long ago.’
- Acts 15:15-18 (NLT)
October 8, 2018
Join us as we conclude our RE series. This week Pastor Neli speaks about Reconciliation. There is diversity in the image of God when He made us man and woman. God never intended us to be of many races. We were created in the image of God but over time we have split up into different ethnicities. Biblically there is only one race - the human race. We need to raise our awareness so we can be ministers of reconciliation to draw people back to the original intent.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (ESV)
October 1, 2018
Join us this week as we continue with our RE series. Pastor Neli highlights how we have been made in the image of God. We have been created to impact culture and society. There is no greater blessing than getting involved in a relationship with somebody to help them grow with God.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- 1 Peter 5:6 (ESV)
September 24, 2018
Join us as we continue our RE series. This week Pastor Neli points us towards Jesus' life and his design for resetting. There are going to be times when the activities of life draw us away from the affection we have towards God. This means we often disconnect from the fire of the Holy Spirit and get "burnt out". But it's our intimacy with God that empowers our duty for him. God wants to reset our hearts today.
I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
- Revelation 2:3-4 (ESV)
September 16, 2018
Join us as we continue our RE series. Pastor Neli references the book "The Art of Rest (Adam Mabry) when he talks about resistance. One of the reasons we need to resist is because we are so tempted by and caught up in the activities of life that it takes us away from our time of rest with God. We are asked to resist autonomy, idolatry and anxiety. Instead we are to embrace levity and leisure, find a hobby, regularly worship the Lord, and make room to rest with Jesus.
On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
- Luke 6:1-5 (ESV)
September 10, 2018
Join us as we continue our RE series. This week Pastor Neli talks to us about rest. When we look at the Book of Genesis, God had finished creating the heavens and the earth and he chose to rest. But why does he need to rest? God doesn't rest because he was exhausted he rested because he was exhilarated. Have you been able to take a step back and look at the beauty of your story or of God’s creation? Have you put life on pause for a moment to drink in the beauty of who he’s created you to be and how he’s created you to live this life? Take rest today and remember the goodness of God.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
- Genesis 2:1-3 (ESV)
September 3, 2018
Join us as we continue our current series, "RE:". We're getting back to the original intent of relationships. Pastor Neli highlights how well we love one another is usually a reflection of how deep our love is for God. Happiness may be based on what's happening around us, but joy is founded on the rock of salvation that no matter what storms come our way we've still got a reason to praise God. He's created us to be spirit lead. If our spirit is filled with the joy of the Lord it will dictate our emotions. So how is your joy? Do you draw your strength from the joy of the Lord?
God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!
- Psalm 68:1,2 (ESV)
August 26, 2018
Join us as we start our new series RE. Pastor Neli speak from the Book of Genesis when he talks about how we were created. God has called us to create culture and to cultivate culture. We are to transform society by our excellence by the glory of God because that's how he's created us to be. God wants to activate his people. That's what we were designed to do.
So God created man in his own image in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
- Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
August 20, 2018
We are delighted to have Pastor Joshua Opadiya, Senior Pastor of Every Nation Sydney and key leader in our Oceania movement. Pastor Joshua talks to us about refuge - a place where people run to. How do we make God our refuge? We can make God our refuge through prayer, worship, and through the word of God. In doing this we get the help we need, he becomes an immovable defence around us, and helps us to not be fearful when doing what is right.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.
- Psalm 125:1-2 (ESV)
August 13, 2018
We are privileged to have here in Brisbane, Pastors Larry and Elaine Matsuwaki, founding pastors of Every Nation Singapore and key prophetic voices in our movement. Pastor Larry brings our message today about knowing God's Desire. God has called us to be sons and daughters of Faith but how do you know if our desires are God's desires The more we desire God the more we'll fall in love with him. God births our desires based on his promise which builds a dependence which builds our destiny.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
- Proverbs 13:12 (ESV)