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Sunday 27 May 2018 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Pain Is My Friend - Part 1: Expanding Our Capacity
May 26, 2018 11:38 PM PDT
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Ps Mark presents us with a view of three barbell weights lined up at the front of the stage: 5 kg, 10 kg, and 20 kg. It illustrates that we need to begin with something we can manage and then build up to the tougher challenges after a while. It takes pain! Life always presents us with pain, whether we like it or not. It's how we confront it and deal with it that will bring a victory over it. Avoiding it won't work.

This pain is not always physical - it is more often a mindset that we need to overcome. The 'pain' can be sacrificing time, effort, money .....

Ps Mark walks us through the basics of the story of Joseph in Genesis chapters 37-50, showing us the pains Joseph went through and how he overcame them. He also lists some points from Joseph's story that we can apply to our own lives. We will all meet pains, we will all need this help in how to manage those times .....

Sunday 20 May 2018 AM - Ps Hugh Perry - Miracles Happen
May 20, 2018 12:22 AM PDT
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Ps Hugh begins with Revelation 3:20 "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me."

What do we do when someone comes to our home? We give it a good tidy-up and clean! We prepare for their arrival. He is asking us to prepare. Ps Hugh then leads into the story of Elisha and the axe head (including a visual demonstration). A miracle occurred. Ps Hugh discusses how we cannot do the task that God sets before us if we have lost our 'axe-head' or it's not sharpened. That 'axe-head' is the power of God within us. Have we lost it? Did we used to have it and now we don't? Don't miss this message as Ps Hugh shows us how to restore the miracle-working Power of God into our lives.

Sunday 13 May 2018 AM - Ps Christine Riddell - We Need More Bread
May 12, 2018 09:53 PM PDT
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Happy Mothers' day 2018!

Ps Christine reminds that Jesus has said, "I Am the Bread of Life". There are many references in Matthew for Jesus' and bread: 4:3, 14:13-21, 29:39, 26:26, and John 6:34,48, & 51. She also reminds us that, In Exodus 3:13-15, God said that His name was "I AM". She points out several scriptures where Jesus begins, "I AM .....". In each of these is telling the listeners that He is the same I AM, YHWH/Jehovah, that Moses met in Exodus ..... come to earth as a man. God is with us.

She explains that "I AM" means that God is incomprehensible and that we can never know his fullness. So ......

We can 'eat' of Jesus, the Bread of Life, by seeking Him, and that especially by reading the Word of God, the Bible. There is always something new and refreshing, especially when we need refreshing and uplifting. If we seek Him we will also never need to thirst. Ps Christine reads many more scriptures to assure us of this.

We all need this from time to time and usually often. Let this message guide you and encourage you into having more of Jesus.

Sunday 6 May 2018 AM - Ashleigh Latter - How Deep Is the Ocean?
May 05, 2018 11:59 PM PDT
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Ashleigh loves oceans. She begins with some fascinating facts about our oceans and what's in them. You won't believe how much gold there is in the oceans! Of course, the illustration serves to tell us just how much deeper God is. This message is about knowing God - Proverbs 2:1-2. Ashleigh also takes us into deep space. She introduces us to a video clip - don't skip this bit, as it's the audio track that counts. The stars make real music! All the earth can praise God.

How to know the depth of God more:

1. Less about knowing more and more about seeing more.
Look around and see God: Romans 1:19-20, Psalm 19:1-4, Proverbs 3:19-20.

2, Less about intellect, more about dialect.
Talk to God: 1 Kings 3:9, Luke 11:52, Proverbs 18:15.

3. Less about exploring God, more about exploring me.
Because, when we are born again God dwells within us: Philippians 1:6, Colossians 2:13.

The worship team takes us out by joining in with the music of the stars and whales .....

Sunday 29 April 2018 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - How To Stop Being Stupid
April 29, 2018 02:53 AM PDT
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Ps Mark begins with a quick recap of last week's "Expand Your Capacity - There Is More In You". He points out that many of us have a ceiling in our life that holds us down and that we cannot break through it ..... yet. That can be a good thing as a resistance against us can cause us to take actions that will cause an increase in our capacity, strength, and change. What kinds of actions? Ps Mark elaborates at length on:

1. Choose to listen to the right people/wise people.
2. Choose to walk with the right people/wise people.

Ps Mark examines numerous verses from Proverbs that warn us about wrong company and listening to wrong things. Sociologists are saying that we are the sum total of the five most meaningful relationships in our life? Who are mine? Who are yours?

This is an insightful look at how we can break through our 'ceiling' and grow to be who God created us to be.

Sunday 22 April 2018 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Expand Your Capacity - There Is More In You
April 22, 2018 03:07 AM PDT
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Ps Mark starts by discussing long distance running and the concept of 'hitting the wall'. This occurs around 40km but ..... at that time you have only used up 60% of your ability. There is more in you! You need to Expand Your Capacity in order to fulfil what Gods wants you to do.

Ps Mark describes some negative aspects of not being able to achieve your full capacity. he leads on to Matthew 15:29-37, the feeding of the 4000, and Luke 9:12-14, the feeding of the 4000. These describe what happens when we expand our capacity. Ps Mark lists three aspects of your growth you need to be able to Expand Your Capacity:

1. Expand your circle: compassion, concern, responsibility.
Who do you actually care about? How large is your circle of compassion and concern? How deep are you?

2. Own what you have.

3. Stop living for yourself and start living for others.

Apart from all the great help and advice, this message has a really exciting ending ..... don't miss it! All Biblical, too!

Sunday 15 April 2018 AM - Ps Hugh Perry - Lightning Rod
April 15, 2018 12:16 AM PDT
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Today Ps Hugh discusses the Presence and Power of God. God is omnipresent ..... but there are times when He just Turns Up! We can be a Lightning Rod to draw that presence and power into our lives. Ps Hugh commences with the story of Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-17). Moses was directly in the presence of God. That encounter changed not only Moses' life but that of a whole nation. Ps Hugh shows us the pathway that allows us to enter that presence, beginning with a full heart grasp of God's grace.

Scriptures: Exodus 33:12-23, Isaiah 6:1-8, Hebrews 10:19-22. Ps Hugh shows us how these can encourage us to boldy enter into the presence of God. Isn't that what we all long for?

Sunday 8 April 2018 AM - Michael Bowen - When God Sends You ..... Success or Failure?
April 07, 2018 11:42 PM PDT
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In this message Michael carries out an exegesis on the stories Gideon and Jonah:

- They were called by God to be sent out.
- Neither thought they were capable.
- God showed them that they were.
- Did they obey without hesitation?
- .....

We all want to obey God. Listen and be encouraged by the great stories of Bible heroes and Michael's enthusiastic presentation.

Sunday 1 April 2018 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - This Is Amazing Grace - Part 5: God's Love Pursues
April 01, 2018 02:50 AM PDT
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Happy Easter! This message is a great choice to end this series with. There are usually visitors who may only attend at Easter and they get an opportunity to hear the Gospel in a nutshell. Ps Mark begins with 1 John 4: 8-10 "..... God is love. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." This is what Easter is all about! Then John 3:16 .....

"16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Ps Mark subtly points out that this verse starts with God and ends up with us. The middle bit is Jesus - Jesus is the bridge between us and God! Ps Mark then covers a number of aspects of all this, including .....

- God's love is high, wide and deep (Ephesians 3:18-19)
- It's a gift we receive simply by believing.
- It is for All people (Titus 2:11)
- Hell, heaven, how to get to either!
- More .....

This is a great Gospel message that we can use for family and friends, succinct and to the point ..... and anointed.

Sunday 25 April 2018 AM - Michael Bowen - This Is Amazing Grace - Part 4: The Throne of Grace
March 25, 2018 04:26 AM PDT
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Palm Sunday! One week to Easter! Michael commences by reading Luke 19:34-on to remind us of several aspects of Palm Sunday. Only a short time before, Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. He wept over Jerusalem. There were many other miracles - God's grace everywhere. God's undeserved favour towards mankind. We all need it, we can't earn it, it's freely given, and is abundant.

Then on to Psalm 89:14, The Throne of Grace! From the Hebrews in the wilderness to Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine and then on, Michael shows us that God's grace is everywhere and that it is motivated by love. Listen to see how God's grace has an effect on us all day, every day .....

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