This week Sarah Deutscher gives us a diagnosis of how we've ended up as a generation with a worldview based on Individualism and Secular Humanism. How the two combined have shaped and formed us to think that we're on the throne, that we can flourish without God. Yet, there is a tremendous chaos within us and unprecedented levels of anxiety more than ever before. Sarah shares from Haggai 1: 2-6 and like the Israelites, we need a new vision, understanding and definition of who God is. That is is through sanctification, He wants to bring newness into your life, returning your trust to the Holy King.
In the wrap-up to The Living Presence Sermon Series, Ryan asks: who sits on the throne of your life? Wisdom comes from God, not man and we only find richness in walking the kingdom life through an unrelenting submission to the will of God.
We've hit a pivotal moment in our Mid-East PM Service, sensing the Lord asking us to push into a breakthrough moment - feeling that His love is coming like a powerful wave; to cleanse, heal and refine us. This week, Mark kicks-off this sermon series for our 5 PM Service about moving from a lost generation to a renewed generation.
How do we live a kingdom life when we aren't socially conditioned for kingdom living? This week, Bjorn recognises that we aren't meant to do this alone. He shares some disciplines highlighted in one of his favourite movies in the art of mentoring and discipleship.
This week, Brittany White speaks from Colossians 3:1-10 of how we are raised in Christ, not of earthly things. That when we put to death our earthly nature, we put on our new self, made in the image of the creator.
Pete Greig says "God sometimes identifies something in our history that He wants to release in your destiny". In week 2 of our new sermon series: Walking the Kingdom Life, Mark and Trudi Sayers speak about how God is at work in His Kingdom and how He is at work in your life. We hear some insights from how God has been doing this in Trudi's life in their recent travels to Ireland.
Many say they want to encounter the kingdom of God, but find ourselves lost at sea not being able to recognize the voice of God. As we kick-off our new sermon series: Walking the Kingdom Life, Mark takes us through five practical ways of learning to listen to the voice of the King.
Upon his return from Sabbatical, Mark shares at our combined Mid-East and Outer East AM Service. We are at an interesting moment and in many ways 'the church' is up against an insurmountable mountain, where the growth of antagonism towards faith. We increasingly see a world and culture in crisis. However, in this cultural moment, there is an incredible sense of hunger for God's presence growing in people. There is a desire to see God move and for God's presence to do something new. Mark shares how renewal, revival, and rediscovery comes when we personally encounter the presence of God.
In the wrap up to our sermon series: The Living Presence, Ryan Wallis speaks about how Sabbath was made for man, not man for Sabbath. That we need to be active in finding rest and when we do this; we hear the unique flavour of God's voice. Ryan shares five ways we can practice Sabbath 6:1.
So far in our series on The Living Presence, we've talked a lot about how good it is for us to be in God's presence. This week Bjorn flips things around to ask if it's good for God to be in our presence – we know He loves us, but does He like us?