The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edge sword it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit.
Dave continues our theme of the values of Kingdom Life and today looks at Intimacy.
At Kingdom Life we are passionate lovers of Christ.
The New Testament gives 2 clear yardsticks regarding the love of God. Firstly the Cross and secondly the Gift of Sonship.
As we realise we are adopted into God’s family this should be the springboard of loving Him more.
What we value impacts on our decision making. Today is the start of a series of looking at Kingdom Life values.
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ teaching of Heaven’s values.
Thought provoking questions?
1 What are my values?
2 How do they compare to the values of the Sermon on the Mount?
3 Reflect on how my values impact on my decisions
4 Reflect on Sermon on the Mounts values
5 How do Kingdom Life’s values compare to those from the Sermon on the Mount?
Holly brings to life these wonderful verses and shows how Jesus is enough. Sharing from her own experiences of how God healed her parents of cancer and a rare stomach complaint and the peace that Jesus gave her during this difficult time.
Jesus understands the price the Rich Man would have to pay and what he would have to give up.
As we enter this season of advent, Holly shares the awesome story of God’s promise to Mary from Luke 1:26-38. Advent, like so many stories in the Bible, started with a baby. Mary fulfilled the great prophecy and carried inside her our hope of eternal glory. Mary received the promise and as she waited for Christ’s birth she no doubt got acquainted with Him and His ways.
Psalm 34:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
We should taste not because of our circumstances but because of our stance. David wrote this Psalm whilst he was on the run. King Saul wanted him dead.
How do we taste God? We taste Him through Jesus.
We welcome Stu from Catch the Fire.
Sharing from Exodus, Stu brings to life how we can be safe in the Fire of God and how all scripture points to Jesus. The burning bush that Moses experienced was was unusual in the fact it was burning but not being destroyed. Our experience of God should be a fire that brings life as well as experience of partnering with our Father. The world needs US to know who God is so that we can bring the unsaved into a lasting relationship with Jesus.
Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus relied on the scriptures to fight His battles. By knowing the Word of God, Jesus was able to fight off the devil’s temptations. When we walk through a period of trouble our knowledge of the Bible will sustain us and bring us through. We need to learn to fight our battles the Jesus way.
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’
Dave brings to life the importance of loving God with all of our mind. How using our mind is a conscious act we take to become more Christ like. He looks at how Jesus loved His Father so completely and how we can learn from Him how to do this.
WOW!! What an incredible morning. It was vision Sunday and we wanted to share our vision of focusing on our first love and learning how to become passionate lovers….but instead during worship God poured out His love on us in such a tangible way that we just couldn’t stop worshipping!!
God demonstrates the vision so much better than we can communicate it!!
This felt like one of those weeks that changes things significantly!!
It’s all about love. Dave shares with us the journey God has taken him on over the past few weeks and shares how passionately God is in love with us. Nothing can separate us from His love and His love conquers everything. Song of Songs is full of beautiful love songs and Dave walks us through many of them. This is a must listen to sermon.