October 2, 2017
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)
September 18, 2017
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)
September 11, 2017
Week 8 in our Called Out series and this time Pastor Neli talks about Saul/Paul from the Book of Acts. Like Saul, God wants us to rise and enter into his presence but are we living a life too comfortable? God has a specific lane he wants us to run in but sometimes we don't like the prodding of the Holy Spirit as he tries to shape us into the character that's required for the destiny that he has for us. God wants us to come out of a place of discomfort and move towards him.
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
Acts 9:15-16 (ESV)
September 4, 2017
Join us for week 7 of our Called Out Series. Pastor Neli continues through the Book of Acts as we talk about the evangelism work of Paul. An evangelist is a person who "transports" the good news (Gospel). God has called us to be transporters of the good news. We must go with the one who gave us the instructions so we're not hesitant to go at all. Let us take responsibility for our walk with Jesus as we seek opportunities to engage with every person we encounter.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
- Acts 8:35 (ESV)
August 28, 2017
Continuing with our Called Out series is "The Audience Of One". Pastor Neli talks through the Book of Acts and compares us to the character of Stephen. God is looking for a generation like Stephen who understands that we don't live to please other people but instead live for the audience of one. Can we honestly say we live for the audience of one or are we so overly concerned about what people think about us that we hesitate to take a step forward in what God has called us to do or who he has called us to become?
And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people
- Acts 6:8 (ESV)
August 21, 2017
Continuing with our Called Out series, Pastor Neli sets a comparison with John and Peter as prototypes for boldness. How do we stand when it comes to situations we are uncomfortable with? Are we like John and Peter? When God shows up in your life it may leave you speechless but remember to obey God no matter the circumstances.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
- Acts 4:13 (ESV)
August 14, 2017
We are continuing our series "Called Out". This week Pastor Neli speaks from the Book of Acts Chapter 3 and compares our attitude and behaviour to the lame man by the gate. God wants us to be empowered to walk out in the destiny he has planned for us but is our heart leaping for God? Do others see the praise of God in our lives?
And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
- Acts 3:7-8 (ESV)
August 7, 2017
Join us this week as we continue our Call Out series. This week Pastor Neli talks about the Church In The Wild. The Holy Spirit falls on us with a purpose and empowers us to go out with the Gospel. But when the Gospel is preached accurately it demands a response. What is our response to the Gospel or have our ears been dulled from overhearing the Gospel? Be devoted to what Christ is teaching us and let's not follow after the world but instead follow after Christ.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- Acts 2:38 (NIV)
July 31, 2017
We continue our series "Called Out" with the Book of Acts chapter 2. Pastor Neli compares the power of the Holy Spirit to fire as it refines, heats and spreads. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to empower God's purpose. God is looking for a certain person in this generation who is not ashamed of the Gospel. Do you want that sort of power in your life?
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
- Acts 2:3-4 (ESV)
July 24, 2017
We start our new series "Called Out" with this week about creating an Exit Strategy. Having an exit strategy is something which is important to learn especially for those who want to lead effectively in their sphere of influence. We must learn to leave something in a better situation than when we started and exit with a blessing in mind for the future generation. How we respond to God determines how we exit. What are we doing with what God has given to us so that we can exit knowing we have done what God has called us to do?
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
- Acts 1:8 (ESV)