If God delights in things, is it possible for our worship to delight him? What if it can and does? What should our worship be like to cause that? What should our lives be like to cause God such delight? Pastor Ian seeks to explore these questions with the life changing thought that we have the capacity in us to delight God. We pray that as you listen to this you will have a desire and a will to praise God in such a way that he takes delight in what he sees and hears.
God is a seeker. He seeks those who are lost, those who are hiding, those who are in need of strengthening, those who need to be place and those who need to fill a gap. But God is also seeking worshipers. What if this is true. What does it mean for us? When God is seeking is he finding us or does his gaze move over us to another. In this Sunday's sermon, Pastor Ian encourages us to be the kind of worshipers that God the father is actively seeking for and to not worship him from the core of our being. Be blessed, encouraged, inspired and challenged.
It is so tempting to compare ourselves to others and to make a decision about our lives based on what we see in theirs. We can think more highly of ourselves then we should or we can think more negatively of ourselves than we should. These are dangers of comparing and measuring ourselves against other people. The key is to not do this but to measure ourselves against God's standard for our lives. Joseph shares how to do this and why it is so important. We pray that as you do this you will find the grace and courage you need to move forward in Jesus
We can be confident because God is for us. We can attempt things because God is for us. We can dream and ask 'what if' because God is for us. Today if you are unsure and uncertain about the depths of Jesus's commitment to you and the security you have in him then we pray that this sermon will build your confidence and cause you to believe that all things are truly possible.
What if we really believed what God said about himself and really believed his word? What if we believed that God had dreams for our lives? What if we took decisions that moved us into our 'what ifs'? What would our lives look like? What would the church look like? What would our communities look like? It is time to take up the What If challenge and begin to believe and live in his potential for our lives and not in our regrets and fears of our lives. Be blessed and encouraged.
If God is for us then who can be against us? It is a powerful statement from Romans 8 and Pastor Ian spends time asking the guestion, if God is, then what does that mean for us? Our negative ifs of regrets and wishful thinking can be transformed into the positive life changing ifs of faith only as we are in Christ. But when we are in him then we can experience true, lasting and powerful change, even of our regrets and hopes. Be blessed and inspired
The word "if" is tiny word but it carries a huge weight. Hopes, dreams, consequences and regrets are all tied up with it. Pastor Ian shares how God wants to release us from our regrets by removing our condemnation, so our regrets actually become steps into hopes. We pray today that as you listen you will be blessed, strengthened and inspired to move into the freedom that Jesus offers.
Looking at Caleb and his request to Joshua in Joshua 14, Joseph shares some powerful and encouraging thoughts on what it means to keep going and to overcome. This encouraging word is for all those who need God to pick them up and remind them that battles lead to victories. We pray that you will be blessed, inspired and encouraged.
God has more for us than we can ask or imagine! He wants us to trust him enought to move out of our traditions, our culture, our preconceived notions of what and how God moves and believe that he wants to give us more than we can ask or imagine. It is time to believe that in His hand is an and. The answer to our prayers and a further out pouring of grace. Be blessed and encouraged.
What does it mean to pursue God's blessing and best for our lives? Pastor Ian continues to answer this question and looking at the changes we need to make for it to happen. Looking at the story of Elisha in 2Kings 2 he encourages us to know who owns our lives and to pursue selfless ambitions. We pray you will be blessed and inspired as you listen to this