In this first episode of the new series "Navigating Life In A Troubled World", Bill speaks on the chaos and uncertainty of our modern world and how prayer is the first sign post we should stop and take notice of and then follow its direction.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
Mark closes the final chapter on the year-long series "A Fruitful Life". In this message, "The Finish Factor", Mark completes the story by looking at Paul's endurance to finish the race all the way to the end. It's here, by Paul's example we're shown how to remain fruitful to the very end.
2 Timothy 4:6-10
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
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Sonya speaks on the practical application of how to remain fruitful in your Christian walk.
1 Corinthians 2:4
1 Thessalonians 2:3-8
If you missed Ashley's sermon on Sunday, it's now available on Youtube.
Ashley looks at two very different kings of Judea and how they chose to govern. He makes a direct correlation between their relationships with God and how we choose to live our lives.
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If you missed Stephen's message on Addressing the Fish Factor, you can now watch on Youtube.
Stephen touches on topical, racial tension and how as a church and as individuals, we need to be there for those who are broken and in need. Firstly, we need to wash our nets to be effective fishers of people.
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+5%3A1-11&version=NIV#fen-NIV-25109a)] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A8-19&version=NIV#fen-NIV-25072a)]”
9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you
to guard you carefully;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[[b](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A8-19&version=NIV#fen-NIV-25075b)]”
12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[[c](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A8-19&version=NIV#fen-NIV-25076c)]”
13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[[d](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A8-19&version=NIV#fen-NIV-25083d)]
If you missed Riley's sermon on Addressing the Fairness Factor, you can watch it on Youtube.
Riley talks us through how things may may not always appear "fair" walking with God.
Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful
than ten rulers in a city.
Please connect in with Stephen Scott's sermon from last Sunday - A Fruitful Life - the Fight Factor.
John 1:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
1 Timothy 6:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Please connect in with Bill Tyrie's sermon from Sunday 17 May - A Fruitful Life: Addressing the Forgiveness Factor
Matthew 18:23-35 New International Version (NIV)
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+18%3A23-35&version=NIV#fen-NIV-23752a)] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[[b](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+18%3A23-35&version=NIV#fen-NIV-23756b)] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’
30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
Please connect in with Sonya Bertram's sermon on Mother's Day Sunday 10 May with A Fruitful Life: Addressing the Future Factor
2 Timothy 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dear son:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.