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)
July 17, 2017
We welcome our special guest speaker Pastor Ken Johnston from Every Nation Melbourne to bring our message today with "Confidence in the Caller". Where do we draw our confidence from? Are the things we go through in our lives part of God's gracious action to us that he will start to take away the things that we have falsely put our confidence in? Like Moses, God wants us to put our confidence in Him so He can do great things in us and through us.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
- Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)
July 10, 2017
Pastor Neli brings our message today from the Book of Philippians. PRESS. There are times we feel under pressure but God's word reminds us to press forward. When the enemy puts pressure on us, press back because the worth of knowing The Lord is worth a lot more than anything else. We must learn to put pressure on the pressure that's being put on us by living a life out loud for Jesus. Whatever comes our way are opportunities to give glory to God.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
- Philippians 3:12 (ESV)
July 3, 2017
We welcome our guest speaker today bringing us a message about the Kingdom Culture. What has God called us to do? Pastor Jonathan Mok describes our current times compared to future seasons and the purpose God has planned for us all. Many people are living out of sync. Let us not miss God's timing because we are rushing from one season to get to the next. Remain planted in the church, get into the Word of God and find the gold within you so you can release your seed potential.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
- Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)
June 26, 2017
We conclude our series "At The Movies" with Guardians of the Galaxy. What does it mean to be a Guardian? Pastor Neli takes the world's view of a guardian and compares with the biblical view of a guardian. When we are guarding something we don't just guard it with our mouth or our mind, we guard it with everything we have. God wants us to take His word as holding so much value that it's worth guarding. What we say and how we live flows out of what we have stored in the safety of our hearts.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
- Proverbs 4:23-25 (ESV)
June 19, 2017
Join us this week as we continue our series, "At The Movies". Pastor Neli reads from the Book of Habakkuk and discusses what is needed to truly see God's vision for our lives. In order for us to see the vision, we need to be positioned above our circumstances. Don't focus on the enemies that will prevent you from seeing the greatness God has for you. We are the stars of the movie God is directing in our lives but will it be a movie that draws glory back to God?
I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
- Habakkuk 2:1 (ESV)
June 12, 2017
As we start our new series, "At The Movies" we take a look at the movie Moana as Pastor Neli reads from the Book of Matthew and makes a comparison to when Jesus had walked on water and invited Peter to come out to him. Jesus is calling us to live beyond the reef. God is calling us to go beyond ourselves, our fears, and our limitations to serve others and to glorify Him. What is limiting you from stepping out for everything God has for you?
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
- Matthew 14:27-29 (NIV)
June 5, 2017
Join us this week as Pastor Tina continues our "So That" series. This week we look at the Book of 1 Corinthians as Paul describes how we should run the race set before us. The race God gives us is very specific to us but what Paul is referring to is God's act of calling us for salvation. We should run with eternity in mind. Don't run for temporary fixes or the things of this world. Think eternal
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NIV)
May 29, 2017
Join us today as we continue our "So That" series. Pastor Neli compares a rocket to an elevator and the requirements for each to lift us upwards. Let's compare this to the Book of Ephesians where Jesus and his love came down through the cross so that we can be elevated up to be seated in heavenly place. God's mercy, His grace and His love for us are the counterweights that elevate us. We just need to lay our burdens down and enter in
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)
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