Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Jesus is Lord

Hope you enjoyed the introduction on the Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch. Here is the next clip in the series , 'Jesus is Lord'. This stuff is gold folks.
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hollywood or Holiness?

Oreste's message on Sunday 26th June 2011 is available for download.

In this message Oreste continues to look at what Jesus has to say regarding the way He expects His followers to live in this world, if they are to be light and salt and make a difference for the glory of God. Jesus first speaks about people who are motivated to do so called acts of righteousness for the purpose of drawing attention to themselves. He calls them hypocrites. Jesus says His followers are not to be like that. Hypocrites love to be seen, to be honoured and to bask in celebrity status. They represent the personal Hollywood dream and aspiration that places self in the number one position. Jesus followers however are to be like their Master Jesus and seek to place self at the bottom in surrender and service to God and others. This is the way of holiness. If we claim to be disciples of Jesus, the question we must resolve is, are we truly seeking Hollywood or Holiness in our lives?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Alan Hirsch and The Forgotten Ways

Do you get the sense that something is wrong with the Church in Western nations? Can't quite put your finger on it but something is out of sync somehow? Alan Hirsch thinks the Church is not doing well in the grand scheme of things. Listen to what he has to say about this and the "forgotten ways". I'll be posting the complete series of these clips over the next few weeks. Be challenged and enjoy. Be challenged and ask God how you can best respond to what you hear. Be challenged and do something about it.
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Deny Self and Follow Jesus

Fay Walkling's message on Sunday 19th June 2011 is available for download.

In this message Fay speaks about the one thing that is necessary for the follower of Jesus - to deny self and learn from the Master Jesus. Denying our self will mean losing our selfish life but this sacrificial act constantly opens up the way for gaining the life God created us to live. That life is the life that Jesus lived (and still lives) and as His followers we are called to be with Him and become like Him as we follow Him.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

You're Front Page of the Age

Oreste's message on Sunday 5th June 2011 is available for download.

In this message Oreste looks at the second of the essentials for the follower of Jesus that corresponds to our relationship with other people; that of showing and demonstrating our faith in Jesus Christ. Actions speak louder than words and it is essential in Kingdom mission that our lives show visible evidence of the good news message we proclaim. People will be reading our lives much the same way as a front page news story that grabs the attention of the passers by and people who come across the news stand. So what story are people reading and coming to know about you? The story we show is crucial to the effectiveness we achieve in our mission of making disciples. Our lives are to show and reveal the life of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. This is why as disciples of Jesus we are truly front page of the kingdom age.