Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Grace of Giving Part 2

Oreste's message on Sunday 24th June 2012 is available for download.

The grace of giving is released in disciples who wholeheartedly accept that Jesus is Lord of their wallet. In this message Oreste continues to speak about giving and looks at the qualities of the heart that are formed in the disciple who gives generously out of God's grace. The actions of giving and generosity speak volumes about the state of our heart and reflect what we value and who we serve. Our attitude to money and what we do with it provides a true assessment of where our treasure truly lies. Be encouraged and challenged to be a generous person because the Lord loves a cheerful giver.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

God's Promises - Empowerment for the Impossible

Sash Stanceski's message on Sunday 17th June 2012 is available for download.

How you see yourself will influence your ability to enter into the promises of God. In this message Sash will unpack this truth through the story of the twelve spies whom Moses sent to check out the promised land.  Why is it ten of them saw themselves as small and insignificant "grasshoppers" in the sight of the Canaanites that dwelt in the land God had promised the people of Israel? Today we can also fall short of entering into the things God has promised us in the new covenant in Jesus Christ. This message will inspire and challenge you to action that flows from a radical confidence in a God who will do everything He promises to do - empowerment for the impossible!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Grace of Giving Part 1

Oreste's message on Sunday 10th June 2012 is available for download.

Transformation of the faithful disciple of Jesus into His likeness will inevitably lead to that person becoming increasingly generous with their money and time. Inspired by a God-given vision of the Kingdom of God, generosity is expressed as the investment of our whole self and resources into the fulfillment of this vision for our lives and our community through the local church we are committed to. This first message looks at the grace of giving as the faithful expression of a person that has "seen" by faith and acknowledged the generosity of God in their lives. This reality is achieved by God's grace in our lives and enables us to be generous in our giving.  The grace of giving is released in disciples who wholeheartedly accept that Jesus is Lord of their wallet. Be challenged and inspired as you hear God's word in this important area of Christian growth.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Grace of Vision

Oreste's message on Sunday 3rd June 2012 is available for download.

Proverbs tells us that without a vision the people perish. Jesus Christ must be at the heart of all vision for those who claim to follow Him. When we lose sight of Christ centred vision through discouragement, disappointment, distractions and despair we easily lose motivation and don't experience the reality of eternal life in the here and now. In this message you will be encouraged to pursue afresh your God-given dreams as you live according to God's kingdom vision of transformation. Oreste also shares some key aspects of what this kingdom vision can begin to look like for LWCC in its local community. At the heart it is all about transformation. God's kingdom vision can only be truly seen by His grace. It is a gift from God and something we take hold off through faith. It is the grace of vision. Be sure to receive it and pursue it. Without it you will perish and with it you will prosper.