I am the Ressurection and the Life (Part 1)
I am the Ressurection and the Life (Part 1)
Description:How can Christians cope under trial? Peter Hastie looks to scripture for answers providing an example from the life of the Apostle Paul in Acts 27. Along with other bible references, this real story gives unique hope to suffering believers.
The Life of Faith: A Mixed Crowd
Description:Pastor Andrew reminds us that throughout this series we've seen various individuals whose popularity or unpopularity paled in the light of their common faith. Likewise in Hebrews 11:32-40 we read of the prevailing faith of many believers who experienced everything from great victory to torture with an eye on the glory to come.
The Believer's Eternal Security
Description:For us, in every area of life, absolute freedom from risk and danger is unachievable. Hear good news as Pastor Andrew reads John 10:22-30 explaining the status of those who sincerely come to Christ.
The Life of Faith: Moses
Description:Faith expressed in godly choices characterise Moses' life from beginning to end. Elaborating on Hebrews 11:23-29, Pastor Andrew describes the motivation and reasons behind this leader's pattern of deliberate self-denial.
The Greatest Longing
Description:Longings produce varying levels of commitment. A Christian's greatest desire ought to be praise unto God in His house now and forever. Pastor Andrew chose Psalm 84 to see what this looks like both for an individual and a gathering of believers - a real contrast to worship in much of Christianity today.
The Life of Faith: Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
Description:Spiritual and physical death result from sin, clearly affect everyone and highlight the importance of being right with God. Pastor Andrew opens up Hebrews 11:20-22 giving three examples of men finishing well in the faith race.
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep (Part 2)
Description:By examining John 10:7-21 Pastor Andrew shows us that Jesus is the way to full satisfaction versus the limited variety offered by our world-system. Read along and listen to a description of this heavenly reality and learn how it is made possible.
The Life of Faith: Abraham
Description:When looking at Hebrews 11:8-19 in combination with references to Genesis, we see - despite episodes of compromise, Abraham was a man committed to God. Pastor Andrew tracks this believer's positive response to the Lord's calling and his patient expectation for unfolding promises.
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
Description:Continuing from Chapter 9, in John 10:1-6 Jesus tells a story to the Pharisees and blind man in which He distinguishes between true and false teachers. In this study Pastor Andrew stresses the importance of discernment.
The Life of Faith: Noah
Description:Hebrews 11:7 highlights one man, a minority who trusted and obeyed God in the face of opposition. Pastor Andrew fleshes out Noah's example so that we will run with endurance, the life of faith.
The Life of Faith: Enoch
Description:Hebrews 11:5-6. The singular goal of pleasing God in the life of a believer is the subject of this study as Pastor Andrew looks at the person, Enoch.
The Man Born Blind (Part 3)
Description:Varying responses to Jesus fall into two categories which determine our eternal destiny. We see this principle play out in John 9:35-41 as Pastor Andrew continues to examine spiritual sight in contrast to spiritual blindness.
The Life of Faith: Abel
Description:Pastor Andrew gets specific by looking at examples of people who have, and have not, shown real faith whilst we learn what it means to honor God. In a single bible verse, Hebrews 11:4 (with reference to Genesis and 1 John), the person in focus is Abel who demonstrates genuine worship.
The Man Born Blind (Part 2)
Description:In John 9:13-34 we see a group of people who are spiritually blind in contrast to one man who has been given both physical and spiritual sight.
The Life of Faith
Description:Pastor Andrew introduces this series on "faith" with an overview of Hebrews 11 and focus on the first three verses. In this study we learn, as believers, how to live in this world until we reach our eternal home.
The Man Born Blind
Description:John 9:1-12 In this text Pastor Andrew helps us see the helplessness of being blind both physically and, more importantly, spiritually...It's only Jesus who gives "sight" bringing glory of God.
How to Confront Criticism
Description:Reading John 8:48-59 with Pastor Andrew we see another confrontation between Christ and the Jewish leaders. As their criticsm of Jesus becomes increasingly careless, it's clear that the motive towards Him is to tear down. Conversely, our Lord makes no threats but rather appeals to the truth in good conscience thus honoring God.
The Golden Calf Incident
Description:While Moses was receiving instruction from God, Israel's impatience led to idol worship. Pastor Andrew guides us through Exodus 32-34 following Moses' plea for forgiveness, Aaron's excuses and God's anger, mercy and judgement - a dynamic we see in our everyday lives leading to thanks for what Christ has done.
The Tabernacle (Part 2)
Description:In this second half of our series within a series, Pastor Andrew helps us understand who the tabernacle points to - that is Christ. By drawing on selected scriptures it's clear that He is the perfect and complete fullfillment of all the tabernacle represented.
What is Your Spiritual Lineage?
Description:Pastor Andrew preaches through John 8:37-47 where Jesus draws a line between worldly and spiritual affiliation. He then distinguishes God's children from those of the devil by contrasting their family characteristics.
How to Experience True Freedom
Description:Pastor Andrew introduces an uncommon freedom that is available to everyone, unfading and forever. In John 8:31-36 Jesus explains that this liberty is spiritual as evidenced by obedience to His word. Sin enslaves but the Son sets free.
The Tabernacle (Part 1)
Description:The Almighty dwells with His people. By examining the way in which Israel approached God during the Exodus, Pastor Andrew helps us understand His precision and holiness. We also see His grace as the Lord provides a way of forgiveness for sin.
Don't Die in Your Sins
Description:John 8:21-29 depicts Jesus' warning to religious leaders that they will "die in their sins" as opposed to dying in the Lord. Through various scriptures and modern-day examples, Pastor Andrew makes clear that there are only two paths - one rejects Christ and is marked by wasted opportunities, worldly mindedness and willful ignorance while the other is found in repentance and characterized by a persevering faith.
The Ten Commandments
Description:By looking at Exodus 20 (The Ten Commandments) Pastor Andrew summarizes God's law as read in surrounding chapters and expands on Jesus' call to love God and each other. He shows us that this law protects people, restrains evil and also reveals God's holiness in contrast to sin. In this study each commandment is defined and shown to be the joy of a grateful, saved people.
Repent Before the Day of the LORD
Description:In Joel 2:1-17 we see a foreshadowing of God's final judgement on sin - a warning to everyone who is not yet saved by Christ and a call to whole-hearted repentance.
Working-Out Our Salvation
Description:By looking at Philippians 2:12-13 David helps us understand the meaning of "salvation" and it's impact on our daily lives in a fallen world.
"That You Might Know"
Description:Using Luke 1 as an introduction, Sid finds examples in scripture of God superintending His word through the lives of chosen people.
A Day of Disaster
Description:Martin reads Joel 1 which describes a natural disaster that God uses to cause His people to suffer and turn to Him in prayer.
Scandal, Hypocrisy and Forgiveness
Description:Jesus' standard is at odds with the accusing, scheming scribes and Pharisees in John 7:53-8:11. Hear how they are confronted by their own sin when our Lord unmasks wrong motives. He then shows grace to a repentant sinner - a message of forgiveness for anyone who comes to Christ.
The Protection of God's People
Description:In Exodus 17:8-16 Israel is free from Egyptian bondage but has encountered a new enemy. God's people are instructed to depend on His strength in the battle if they are to be successful, and Pastor Andrew helps us understand the implications of this story in our fight against sin.
The Jesus that Divides
Description:Making our way through this series with Pastor Andrew we arrive at John 7:37-52 and Jesus' offer of salvation for anyone who believes in Him. With water as a metaphor we see true belief defined as being thirsty, coming to and drinking of Christ. Even though our deepest need is satisfied only in Him, the Jerusalem crowd and religious leaders were split.
The Preservation of God's People
Description:The graciousness of God towards Israel is the subject of todays study in Exodus 15-17. In the midst of their grumbling over physical needs, God wonderfully provides once again but not without instruction. Pastor Andrew reveals a parallel in the New Testament showing the truest need met by the eternal provision of Christ.
The Authoritative Mission of Jesus Christ
Description:Jesus confirms His mission to the confused and critical locals in Jerusalem making clear that they don't know Him because they don't know God. As Pastor Andrew moves through John 7:25-36 we understand the singularity of our Lord's unblockable redemptive plan.
The Parting of the Red Sea
Description:An overview of the Exodus with an eye on the Lord's providential plan. Then Pastor Andrew examines Exodus 14-15: The Egytian pursuit of Israel and God's powerful hand of deliverance. Faith is tested resulting in praise to the Almighty One - a picture not unlike our own experience as Christians.
The Authority of Jesus Christ
Description:Jesus Christ's authority is found in His speech as Pastor Andrew takes us through the Old and New Testaments with John 7:14-24 as the primary text.
Description:Drawing from Exodus 12-13, Martin explains to us the meaning of Passover for ancient-day Israel and the church.
Gripped by Grace
Description:Pastor Andrew explores the richness and greatness of God's grace in Titus 2:11-14.
The Plagues of Egypt: God vs. Pharaoh
Description:By examining Exodus 7-10 Pastor Andrew helps us understand God's power, punishment of sin and protection for His people. We see this in the story of Israel's deliverance and also find application to our own lives with a view of the future.
The Preparation for Deliverance
Description:A brief introduction to the book of Exodus with a focus on God's sovereign work in the leadup to Israel's deliverance from Egypt. Please see Exodus 1-6 and follow along with Pastor Andrew.
Understanding God's Timetable
Description:Andrew begins John 7 with a question: Do you operate by your own timetable, or God's?
A Divided Crowd
Description:Pastor Andrew examines the differing responses to the confronting teaching of Christ, in John 6.
Description:Martin looks at James 2, and what the Apostle says about faith.
How to know the Will of God
Description:Pastor Andrew examines the question of how we can know the will of God.