We have a faith that sets you on fire BUT do we fall short of the standard.
Faith is our cornerstone, so why are we sometimes / often apothetic.
Do we take the easy way of supporting people in the church and not go outside.
Roger joined us for a joint housegroup meeting to encourage us in using the gifts of the Spirit - particularly those listed in 1 Cor 12 - he greatly encouraged our faith with testmonies and practical teaching and got us having a go and relying on the Spirit!
If we are going to live out the adventure God has been calling us up to, we desperately need more of the Holy Spirit now! He is...
The Breath of God to bring LIFE
The Voice of God to bring TRUTH
The Power of God to equip us to follow His WAY
Do you want to be filled afresh?
God is calling us to "Wake up, sleepy-head!"
The mustard seed is very small but grows very large - providing a place for birds to nest - but it can look a bit of a mess! Are we willing for God to take over and grow something big that affects every area of life and even makes a bit of a mess in our ordered plans?more
Trevor talks about how we connect to God and 'remain in him' from John 15, and how it leads to fruitfulness...
...this talk also includes a God-inspired suggestion sent to the leaders about prayer for the streets of our town - listen to hear the origins of this idea that we believe is right and we are going to follow up...
Many people make new year resolutions. God wants a different type of resolution like David's in Psalm 27.
His desire was to be constantly in the Lord's presence and to focus on His beauty. Is this our heartcry for 2011? David declared that God was teh stronghold of his life - what is ours?
Jesus said He came to seek and to save the lost. He calls us to do likewise. Yet often we are held back by our apathy and unbelief. Saving the world is not our responsibility but we are called to reach out as Jesus himself did - moved with compassion as we see people around us, regularly connecting with people who are lost or in need of help and stepping out in faith, conmore
Spiritual These are gifts given to us
Heart Your heart drives many things
Abilities We have different abilities
Personality All of us are different
Experience We learn from our experiences
We are to be God's family but how is this described in the New Testament? Normally reference is made as brothers and sisters, so we should have a similar relationship will all the others in the Church, meeting each others needs.
Also attached is a powerpoint which unfortunately Ed was unable to use in the service this morning due to limited time available.