Learning to Give Well…

Posted: November 25, 2015 in Christian Life, SERMON, Uncategorized
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As we come up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a good time to pause and consider our perspective on money and giving. You cannot live well without giving well. The clearest instruction on giving in the New Testament is found in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

 Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

The BIG Question: What does it mean to “decide in your heart to give”? How much? Where to? To whom?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Have you got a long to-do list? One that never gets shorter? Do you feel the Bible is a long to-do list too? It’s true, there are many “do’s” in the Bible, and like your regular to-do list, it’s often difficult to know where to start making progress.

In this message from our “Living Well” series out of Romans Chapter 12, I help us with getting going on our to-do lists, and identify one key element that will trigger progress in all other ereas: “Be passionate in spirit.” And don’t miss the real good news, that”FOR EVERY DO, THERE’S A DONE.”   Our text is from Romans 12 verse 9-13

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, faithful in prayer. 13  When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

Here’s the message on video – I pray that it will bless you and raise the temperature of your spiritual life…

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Last week we started a new series called “Living Well” – digging into the rich truth of Romans chapter 12 to discover the well of true life. How do you truly “Live Alive”? Well, here’s a message from verse one of Romans chapter 12 to get you launched.  Get you Bible out and join me for a good view of God’s great mercy…

We’ll cover this chapter as follows:

  • v1 – “Live Alive”
  • v2 – “Live Transformed”
  • v3-8 “Live in SHAPE”
  • v9-13 – “Live Loved”
  • v14-21 – “Live to Bless”

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Jesus promised that He had come to “give life, and life in all its fulness.” (John 10:10).  He also declared that “i am the way, the truth and the LIFE” (John 14:6), and then in John 15:1-11 He teaches His disciples how to stay in this life through the metaphor of  “I am the vine, My Father is the vinedresser… you are the branches…”.

There’s a really confusing and challenging part where “any branch in me that does not bear fruit he (the vinedresser) ‘cuts off'” – what is that about? How much fruit do I have to bear in order not to make the cut?! Am I bearing enough fruit to satisfy the Fathers exprectations? How much fruit is enough? Is this really the heart of the Father?  If you don’t understand this, you are doomed to a life of working to be good enough for God, and that friends, is simply impossible! You simply have to have a better understanding of the heart of the Father / vinedresser to experience the true life of jesus through the gospel of grace, and that’s what this message is about.  Read the rest of this entry »

I had a huge privilege of recording my DateTalk series at the stunning TBN UK studios recently, and the series starts airing tomorrow  – Wednesday 14th Oct at 11.30pm.  The “show” is called “The Art of Loving Well” and the DateTalk series consists of 6  x 30 minute episodes. I’m trusting that it will be a huge help to help many many not-yet-married people do relationships better!

HOW TO WATCH: (or set your recorder!)

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We recently had Pastor Jim Laffoon speaking in our Hammersmith congregation and he shared a powerful and timely message which he titled “From Hidden to Bidden” (Watch here)

One question that arises from any prophetic word is “WHEN?” When will it come to pass Lord? And “WHAT?” – waht do I do while I’m waiting? Do I just sit around while you work it out? In this 30 minute message I unpack what I believe you can do while you are waiting for the prophetic word to be fulfilled. I trust it will bless you and help you “wait well”