Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ways to Help Sow & Reap Part 1

Oreste's message on Sunday 29th April 2012 is available for download.

Oreste continues to speak about the harvest field of those who have yet to enter the Kingdom of God. Having challenged disciples to engage in helping sow and reap in this harvest field, practical ways to help out are shared.  This message focuses on the things you need to know as you are out in the field helping in the harvest.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Huge Harvest But Hardly Any Helpers

Oreste's message on Sunday 22nd April 2012 is available for download.

Oreste picks up on the theme of Jesus sending out His disciples to proclaim the good news. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Salvation is rescue from an existence of being lost to a life of purpose, direction and eternal fulfilment. The directions to be given to a person who is lost that they may be found, is the good news that Jesus came and died for our sins and was raised back to life. Jesus said that the number of lost people waiting to be given these life saving directions is huge. He said the harvest is great but the number of willing workers or disciples who would give the directions were few. The harvest is huge but there are hardly any helpers. Be challenged and respond obediently to the Lord of the harvest, that you might be recognised by Him as one who is helping in His harvest field of lost souls.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ways We Are To Wait

Jasmine Crennan's message on Sunday 15th April 2012 is available for download.

In this thought provoking and challenging message, Jasmine points out the manner in which disciples are to wait in readiness for the return of Jesus. We are to be watchful as we wait and yet carry on with our lives faithfully before our Lord. The biblical truths presented are those Jesus spoke of in the book of Matthew where He tells a number of parables. The message closes with the parable of the Sheep and the Goats where we are shown how closely Jesus identifies with His brothers and sisters in His body the Church. We are left with a strong challenge to demonstrate our love with action towards our brothers and sisters.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jesus is Alive - Just Like He Told Us

Oreste's message on Sunday 8th April 2012 is available for download.

Jesus told His disciples that He must suffer, be killed and be raised back to life on more than one occasion.  He was preparing them for the pinnacle of His mission that would see Him complete the work of opening up the way for people to escape death and hell and enter into eternal life in God's kingdom.  Each Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and rejoice that He is alive. However for the disciple of Jesus this celebration is not limited to one day in the year. It is a continual celebration of our freedom, rescue and salvation that has come through the death and suffering of our Saviour on the cross. That Saviour is Jesus and the guarantee of the truth of all He achieved for us is proven through the fact that He was raised back to life from the grave. Jesus is alive - just like He told us.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

We Are Sent to Sow the Gospel

Oreste's message on Sunday 1st April 2012 is available for download.

In the book of Luke Jesus speaks to His disciples about the parable of the sower. In this parable Jesus reveals the nature of the truth of the good news and how people respond to what they hear. As disciples this parable is an encouragement for us to be diligent and generous in sowing the seeds of the gospel message. We are not responsible for how people listen to what they have heard but we are responsible for seeing that people are hearing the good news. How else can they repent and believe unless we spread this message to them. The gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. Let's get out there and sow the gospel that people may hear, believe and be saved. This is the mission Jesus was sent on and He has passed that mission onto us by sending us to sow the gospel.