Sunday, July 31, 2011

Children of God

One of our LWCC 3W Netgroups led the Sunday Gathering on the 31st July 2011.

You can download it now and be encouraged as you listen to Mary Tsekoutanis and Carolyn Vincent. Sandra Sartor also shares a compelling word with us about God's children.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Apostolic Environment

Next clip in the series - Apostolic Environment.
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What I Store Shows Who I Serve

Oreste's message on Sunday 24th July 2011 is available for download.

Jesus teaches His followers the attitude they are to adopt towards material possessions and points out the importance of accumulating heavenly treasure. This message explores the expectations Jesus has for us around the things we choose to store up for ourselves. What we store up reveals the condition of our heart and affects our ability to see things with a clear and discerning perspective. In the end our choice of what we store reveals who we serve.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Missional-Incarnational Impulse

In this clip Alan talks about the third component of the "Forgotten Ways" : missional-incarnational impulse. For some of you this will be stuff you may not have heard before - can I encourage you to humbly listen to it a few times in order to absorb all that is being said. All the components Alan looks at are essential and need to operate together for a genuine gospel based people movement to gather momentum.
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Do This and You Will Live (Part 2)

Oreste's message on Sunday 17th July 2011 is available for download.

This is the second and final part of a message where Oreste explores the perspective Jesus takes on the royal law to "love your neighbour as yourself" and what leads Him to say "Do this and you will live". The story of the Good Samaritan is unpacked to clearly show Jesus' expectations of His followers, that are as relevant for all people today as they were for the original hearers of this amazing story.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Disciple-Making

Next clip in the series , 'Disciple-Making'. Enjoy!
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dealing With Distractions

Sarah de Haan's message on Sunday 10th July 2011 is available for download.

In this message Sarah speaks about staying faithful to Jesus by walking down the narrow path and dealing with the distractions that hinder us in our journey. Just as there are two paths we can travel in life - either following or not following Jesus- so too there are those things in life that either hold eternal value or are eternally worthless. Be encouraged and challenged to stay true to the Master Jesus Christ as you diligently throw of the worthless hindrances and distractions and keep focused on Him as you follow Him daily. Prior to the message some of our LWCC young people share a few thoughts about their faith.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Do This and You Will Live (Part 1)

Oreste's message on Sunday 3rd July 2011 is available for download.

In the first part of this message Oreste looks at the third 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 through our deeds and actions. The book of James has much to teach us about faith and action, showing us that the real evidence of our faith is reflected in what we do for others. James refers to the royal law found in the Bible which says "Love your neighbour as yourself". He says if we keep this law we are doing right. This is the essence of genuine faith in Jesus. Part 2 of this message will explore the perspective Jesus takes on the royal law and what leads Him to say "Do this and you will live".