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.
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)
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)
Everyone who calls themselves a son or daughter of God has a calling to ministry but what does that calling look like. Join us as we continue our Called Out series with this week about the calling of Saul and Paul. Every call has people in mind and we are called to bring people to Jesus. If you know your call, have you responded yet?
And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
- Acts 16:10 (ESV)
Join us as we continue our Called Out series. Pastor Neli compares the old children's rhyme to our response to praise and persecution. You can trust a person's character by how they handle praise and persecution. Our character is reflected as a part of our Christianity which people don't see. We must be intentional about our Christianity and worship God with our character, not our gifting.
When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
- Acts 14:21-22 (ESV)
Week 13 of our Called Out series and this week Pastor Neli prepares us for our eulogy and what would be said. What will we die for? How do we want to be remembered? What becomes our eulogy is determined by how we are living our life now but how should we live out our lives to the glory of God? Is what we are doing now setting us up for what really matters to God?
But the word of God increased and multiplied
- Acts 12:24 (ESV)
Continuing our Called Out series is Founder and Chief Executive of ROHEI, Ms Rachel Ong. ROHEI's mission is to inspire hope, joy, courage and purpose in the global workforce so Rachel shares with us how the workplace can flourish but needs the help of the church. How can we create value in the organisation we work? By making our role and workplace better than when we found it. Don't give in and don't give up. Do your best and you will find our niche as you sow into different people's lives.
“Would that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would discern their future!
- Deuteronomy 32:29 (NASB)
Associate Pastor of Bethel Dallas and planter of Every Nation Brisbane, special guest Pastor Ken Dew continues our Called Out series. We have been called out to go to the culture to engage it with the good news (Gospel). We are not responsible for how God gets the Gospel out to the world but we are responsible for the message we preach and the way in which we preach it. When the truth is presented to the lost the Gospel is revealed. If we never give them the gospel we'll never give them the truth.
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
- 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)
Pastor Neli continues with our Called Out series with this week being about Peter and Cornelius. God wants us to rise and stand up but stand for righteousness. He wants us to go down, humbling ourselves and get amongst those who are not like us. There is a beauty that God wants to bring out of us where we go beyond our ethnicity and class and language to worship God. How many of us are willing and ready today to rise in the faith that God has for us and to go down?
Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them.” And Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?”
Acts 10:20-21 (ESV)