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)
November 28, 2017
Acts 23:1-3 sets the scene for the sermon today. We see Paul captured and struck and are not sure what will come next...
November 21, 2017
Join us again this week as we continue our series, "Called Out"
23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
November 13, 2017
As we continue our Called Out series we go deeper into the Book of Acts. Pastor Neli this week helps us compare our lives and relationships and helps us to reflect on who we really are. Are we in a relationship that has been made available to us through the cross, giving us miraculous power, or are we a Christian just "getting by". The choice is ours but who are we representing?
But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?”
- Acts 19:15 (ESV)
November 6, 2017
We're continuing in our Called Out series. This week Pastor Neli poses the question, "What is our approach to strange things?" We are all worshippers, but what do we worship? Do we bow down to the world and start to worship money, sports, relationships, or people or do we worship God? We must walk in a relationship with Jesus Christ that's completely transparent so we can understand the power of what He has already done for us. That's when we truly become fulfilled.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
- 1 John 4:7-8 (ESV)