Sunday, May 22, 2011

Are We There Yet?

Oreste's message on Sunday 22nd May 2011 is available for download.

In this message Oreste takes a look at key biblical markers that indicate the closeness of the second coming of Jesus. Our present society arguably displays the majority, if not all, of the characteristics that describe the conditions of the time preceding Jesus' return. The stage may well be set for the final scenes of God's purposes to be played out before Jesus returns to rule and reign over the earth in righteousness, mercy and justice. When the first scene is played out we know the stage is set and the remaining predicted scenes will follow. What is the first scene and the scenes that will follow, culminating in the glorious and victorious return of our King and Lord, Jesus Christ? When we are witnessing these specific scenes, we are able to confidently respond to the question "Are we there yet?" with a certain assurance that we have only a little time left to travel before our Kingdom destination is reached; that end time is but a new beginning where the kingdoms of man cease to operate and the Kingdom of God is manifested fully and visibly across the whole earth with Jesus reigning as Saviour and King.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Get Over Your Self

Oreste's message on Sunday 15th May 2011 is available for download.

In this message Oreste takes a look at what Jesus teaches His followers about retaliation, vengeance and hatred of our enemies. The attitude of the heart that produces these actions and feelings also produces partiality, favouritism and selfish ungiving responses towards the needy. The issue is that of the individual's desire to rule over and have the upperhand towards others. Our self wants to control and exert itself over others and essentially serve itself. But Jesus says we are to be like our Father in heaven which stands in contrast to the sinful actions and attitudes of self. For this to be a reality in the life of a disciple the message is "Get Over Your Self". Listen in and find out what this means for you.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Caring, Sharing, Declaring

Oreste's message on Sunday 1st May 2011 is available for download.

In this message Oreste looks at the first of the essentials for the follower of Jesus that corresponds to our relationship with other people; that of sharing and declaring our faith in Jesus Christ. This essential comes directly from the mission Jesus gave His followers - to go and make Jesus followers (disciples) of all people throughout the earth. As faithful followers of Jesus there must be a time when we share and declare the good news of salvation in Him. The challenge for those of us who claim to be disciples of Jesus is this - do we truly care about the lives of other people to the point of being prepared to share and declare our faith in Jesus to them in the hope that they will enter into the kingdom of God. Are we a Christian who is actively caring, sharing and declaring? This is a non-negotiable for the disciple of Jesus.