On Sunday Pastor Bill Tyrie preached the next Sermon in the Be Series - "Be GENTLE".
Ephesians 4:2 NIV 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
The Bible, urges us, as believers to be gentle
Ephesians 4:2 NIV) Says “be completely humble and gentle
Titus 3:2 (NIV) “Be gentle towards everyone”
And Jesus, is our “model” for being gentle as our memory verse reminds us:
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Follow the whole sermon via the Youtube link attached.
Connect in with this week's sermon from Pastor Stephen (Youth and Young Adults).
Stephen brought us The Word from our 'BE' Series on Being Joyful.
What does being Joyful mean to you? Seek out Stephen's sermon on our Youtube channel link attached and learn how you can cultivate and grow JOY in your life through our Hope in Jesus.
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12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
We are travelling through our “Be” series
The Bible, references a lot of short “Be” directive statements
Statements, which encourage us as believers to actively do, as part of our faith
Bill's message on Sunday was entitled “Be Slow to become angry” –a challenging message for us all.
James 1:19 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this, everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
Bill reminds us to through these key words - Stop, Think, Others, Prayer on how we can Be Slow to Anger.
Philippians 4:6-7 (MSG)
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.”
Peter Barney was our special speaker last Sunday. Peter is currently serving in the role of State Minister, Churches of Christ in SA&NT.
Peter continued in our ‘Be’ series with “Be Transformed”.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans Chapter 12 verses 1 and 2 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised)
"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ "
Love replaces anger | Peace replaces violence | Welcome replaces animosity
Please connect in with Sunday's sermon from Riley on the topic of Be Listening - what does it mean to be a good listener? What does God's Word say?
1. Why should we be listening?
2. Who should we be listening to?
3. How do we actually do it?
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Easter Sunday is a very special and wonderful day in our Christian calendar,
Where we focus on the “resurrection” of Jesus Christ, “He is Alive”
Bill's message follows our Easter series, “we see resurrection”
Psalm 49: 7-9 (NIV)
“No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for the 8 the ransom for a life is costly,
No payment is ever enough, so that they should live on forever and not see decay.”
John 20:24-29 (NIV)
24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
41-44 He pulled away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.
Sonya spoke The Word on Good Friday - please connect in with the whole service on the youtube link attached.
Jesus did not shy away from conflict, but turning to take it head-on, He is author, the founder and perfector of our faith, “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame” Hebrews 12:2.
Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD.”
The first Sunday in February is Vision Sunday - a special date in our yearly calendar - where we reflect on the spiritual direction that the Lord is guiding us
Back in 2015 when I was appointed senior pastor, the Lord gave me a spiritual focus for us as a Church covering a seven-year period
And 2021 marks the final piece in this journey, our year of Restoration
The “seventh year” has spiritual significance in the Old Testament
Where in Leviticus 25, God directs Israel, that the land must rest, no planting at all
An opportunity to restore vital nutrients to the soil, that had been drained by constant use
And Jesus also, spoke about us as believers finding rest
In Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) he says
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This is our memory verse for 2021.
To hear the sermon, communion and worship, click on the youtube link.
Sunday's message by Pastor Sonya Bertram is called “A spiritual time”.
Why were the shepherds chosen by God? They were lowly, unknown and obscure.
Yet, the angel of the Lord appeared to them, announced the birth of the Saviour, and they, responding in simple faith came to worship the baby, and went on their way telling the good news.
Yet this is more than a heart-warming account of what took place over 2000 years ago. It is an example for each of us today.
Do we look at the birth of Christ as some tradition that is a tradition that we roll out every December, or do we sincerely accept the message and true purpose for Christ's coming to earth?
The shepherd’s lives were changed forever on that night. And unless the Christmas story changes our lives too we have missed its real meaning and purpose.
Let’s look at what we can learn from the shepherds.