February 12, 2018
Continuing our "In Christ" series Pastor Neli brings us True North and how we can grow in maturity as we grow together, but we must know where we're going first. Reflecting from Ephesians 5 we know we're on the right path when we start to imitate God. We will walk in love for the people around us, walk in light of transparency, and walk wisely so we don't waste our time and efforts on things which will distract us from God's purpose for our life.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
- Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)
February 5, 2018
Join us as we continue our In Christ series. Pastor Neli guides us through Ephesians 4 and poses the question, if we were created for oneness with God then how should we respond? In unity and maturity. God's glorification in our maturity is through our servitude. We are lead by the Spirit of God to do what we are called to do. A mature Christian sees service as worship to God.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- Ephesians 4:1-3 (ESV)
January 29, 2018
Join us today as we welcome our special guest speaker Every Nation Philippines Missions Director Pastor Michael Paderes. Pastor Michael compares Godly Leadership to Worldly/Secular leadership and asks us the question, "To whom are we leading people to?" Are we leading people to ourselves or Jesus Christ? Are we building our personal kingdom or the kingdom of God? This will define the kind of leader we are.
For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain
- Philippians 1:19-21 (ESV)
January 22, 2018
Join us this week as we continue our "In Christ" series. Pastor Tina Atiga steps us through chapter 3 from the Book of Ephesians and reminds us to be rooted and grounded in love. It has always been God's choice to lay his life down for you. God will not change a certain situation to benefit you. He will change your perception by changing your heart. Is there anything in your heart right now that is fuelling you to try and look good?
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)
January 14, 2018
We continue into Week 2 of our "In Christ" series. Pastor Neli follows on from the Book of Ephesians when he's asking us the type of life we want to lead. Are we focused too much on the things that are temporary or are our mind and hearts fix on what is eternal. The Gospel takes effect when you realise you're dead. Dead in your trespasses. Of all the 7+ billions people in the world, God chooses you to reveal His Grace.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
- Ephesians 2:4-7 (ESV)
January 1, 2018
As we draw an end to 2017 we draw an end to another series. Finishing our series Called Out, Pastor Neli encourages us to be bold and be prepared to do amazing things by the grace of God. Acts 28 is not the end of the church. It's not what Jesus had died for. The men and women in the Book of Acts were able to do amazing things because they knew they had the Holy Spirit as their safety net. Who will be your safety net in 2018? Who is the one you trust in? How you answer that will determine how you enter into the next season.
Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.” He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
- Acts 28:28-31 (ESV)
December 26, 2017
Join us for a very special Christmas service. Pastor Neli delivers our Christmas message bringing to us a message from the Book of Isaiah. In this season, let us reflect on how mighty and wonderful and everlasting He is. Let us welcome the peace of God as we repair old and current relationships.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
December 17, 2017
Nearly at the end of our series Called Out, Pastor Neli this week focuses on our mandate, our purpose, our calling, and how easily we can get too comfortable in convenience. Jesus didn't die on the cross to make life convenient. He died on the cross so we can shake off sin and live out our mandate. Will you stay in a place of convenience or will you worship God and understand that he has called you for much greater things?
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a God.
- Acts 28:5-6 (ESV)
December 11, 2017
Following from our children Christmas Production (Max Lucado's, The Children of the King) Pastor Neli encourages us with the question, "Why are we here?" What defines the answer to this question will inevitably be the foundation in which we live our life upon. The things that define us will either distract or determine our purpose. As we come into the festive season, let us understand that Jesus Christ was sent for a purpose and that's to bring us into the realisation of his perfect love so that we can recognise our purpose - to glorify Him.
So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.
- Acts 27:25 (ESV)
December 4, 2017
Join us again for another great message in our Called Out series. This week Pastor Neli talks of Paul and how his transformation took place. What was happening before and during the time of Paul's encounter with Christ and how did this change his life? When God gives you the opportunity to preach the Gospel do not present it from a place of fantasy but from a place of humility and confidence. Are you persuaded by the love of God to boldly preach the Gospel?
And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.”
- Acts 26:28-29 (ESV)