Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seek, Don't Freak

Oreste's message on Sunday 21st August 2011 is available for download.

As we continue looking at Sermon on the Mount in the book of Matthew, we come to a passage where Jesus tells His followers not to worry. Today He might say to His disciples, "don't freak". But how can we do this when there seems to be so much that can keep our minds spinning with fear, concerns and anxiety? Worry may be wasted effort, but how can we live out what Jesus expects of us as His servants? Listen and be encouraged as the Spirit of God opens your eyes to recognise that our minds and hearts are to be spinning, concerned and occupied with the Kingdom of God. We are to practice seeking first the Kingdom of God. In five words or less how can we sum this up. Why not write it on the palm of your hand - "Seek, don't freak".

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Daily Faith

Oreste's message on Sunday 14th August 2011 is available for download.

The word of God is clear that disciples have been created in Christ Jesus to do Ephesians 2:10 Kingdom works. Do you find this a difficult thing to live out in the midst of your day to day activity? There is an essential experience a person must be able to claim before these works can begin to unfold. Hear about the nature of this essential experience and recognise that being a disciple of Jesus requires total acceptance that Jesus is Lord over all areas of your life. This means a disciple must exercise daily faith - an attitude of the heart that is determined to forsake all in preference for Jesus in all things at all times.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Communitas

Final clip in the series - Communitas.
Bye for now, Oreste

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kingdom Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Oreste's message on Sunday 7th August 2011 is available for download.

As followers of Jesus we are responsible for completing the mission we have been given by Him to do. This means that as a disciple we are expected to complete the works or deeds we have been created in Christ Jesus to do. Ephesians 2:10 makes this clear. Doing the kingdom deeds we have been assigned by God, ought to fit into the natural rhythms of our lives and is not meant to be a burdensome extra task on the "things to do" list. In this message, Oreste looks at the characteristics we need to be mindful of as we do our kingdom deeds, so that they don't hit us with an unreasonable cost. Kingdom deeds can be done dirt cheap.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Alan Hirsch: Organic Systems

Next clip in the series - Organic Systems.
Bye for now, Oreste