God is not surprised, taken unaware or disillusioned by anything that you do. He knows everything about you and He loves you. God knew exactly what He was doing when He sent His Son to save you and it gives Him great joy that you are His. This week Phil reminds us that Jesus sees us as we are and when we encounter Him, we can not only see our true selves but also see who He has made us to be. Be encouraged as we remember God's unfailing love and everlasting kindness.
Do you know that your words have power and that they direct your life toward your destiny. They are also a key element of your faith. Faith is really important in the New Testament. In the Old Testament people were blessed based on their performance in relation to keeping the law. Jesus is the end of righteousness through the law for everyone who believes. Today all of God’s gifts are given in grace - we don’t merit them, deserve them, or earn them - we simply receive them by faith. Faith is how we access the grace of God and faith is simply believing with your heart and speaking with your mouth what God says about you in His word. Faith is generated and maintained by hearing what God says about you in His word. We walk by faith not by sight so don’t consider the things in your life that contradict His word, when you pray believe you receive and you will have. Stay patient in the gap between believing and having. Stop saying what you see and start saying what you want to see - that's what God does. Say goodbye to those mountains!
In the last of this series we see Jesus and His work for you in the brazen altar of the tabernacle. David had a revelation of the 4 sides of the altar and how it revealed Jesus who was to come. This was a place of sacrifice for sins and the never ending reminder that you could never be right with God - until we see through grace the hidden pictures of Jesus and how he would be one sacrifice forever! - be free!
That is the big issue - we can know something in our heads but what about in our hearts - because that is where we live from. God wanted you to know from the very beginning that He see light & perfection in you - if you consult God like they did in the tabernacle using the mysterious Urimm & Thummin that is what you find. You need to know what God really thinks of you - that revelation will change your life forever.
What God wants for us is for every where you turn you see Jesus and what He has done for you. The more you focus on that you will see life flowing. All the way back in the tabernacle the Lord told The High Priests to wear blue tassels - Why? When Jesus came we saw it was all about healing - When anything that is unclean touches grace it becomes clean - including sickness! Also we see that it is enough for Jesus that we receive just a little - when he touches you with love it is always more!
God wants you to know that you are secure forever. That means every day. When we are insecure about His love for us then fear rules us. But even back in the Old Testament He gave us visual reminders that the work of Jesus would make us secure - from today and for eternity! Do you have doubts that God's love for you changes with your performance? Listen & be encouraged!
Sometimes we hear words so much and we do not really know the power they have for us - righteous is one of those. It means to be totally acceptable to God. In the tabernacle we see what it means for us today, hidden in the clothing that the Lord told the High Priest to wear. This has such power for you today as it shows you how God wants you to receive from Him! Be blessed!
Jesus and His work to rescue us has always been at the centre of God's plan - He wants you to live with Jesus at the centre of your life and when we do that there is a whole new level of life to be lived. In the tabernacle every single detail tells the story of Jesus who was to come & this week Andrew shows us how the colours used tell you an amazing truth that if you will allow to touch your heart, will bring such and peace & blessing - Grace changed you forever and you are never going back!
The attention to detail in God's design of the Tabernacle is amazing. This week Phil considers how the boards,bars and sockets of the Tabernacle structure paint a fantastic picture of the church. As believers we are lifted up, covered in righteousness, held together by grace and ground in His atonement. Jesus is at the centre of all we do and the Church, as His body, gets to be part of God's plan for the world.
What is the point of your life? Seems like a big question. Most people ask themselves or think about it often. Grace shows you your purpose and in fact God hid that truth way back in the Old Testament and it is really very simple. You can discover today how grace can bring you right into the centre of God's purpose when we see the typology of Jesus in the Menorah - The lamp in the tabernacle. This is a great truth that will free you from self and discover the wonderful freedom of discovering your purpose in grace.
If you ever struggle to stay in faith that God has every detail of your life covered then this is a talk for you. Andrew looks at how God always wanted you to have the finished work of Jesus at the centre of your life - the picture of the mercy seat and how that was a foreshadow of where we are today - made undeservedly righteous. When you see the detail that God went to thousands of years ago you can be so assured that He has you covered today! You are righteous!
Most Christians want to be "better" so whenever we hear about Jesus being the centre of our lives we almost all respond with a yes but the truth of living it is so much different! This series is all about what it means and why it matters. It has always been in the heart of God to have His Son Jesus and His finished work at the centre of all of the world and the bible shows us that from days of the Old Testament and in fact how the #gracerevolution that is happening around the world right now was prophesied for these times that we are living in!
How do you react when confronted with someone else's bad behaviour? Does it control you? Do you try and control them? Are you subject to how everyone else behaves? Honour creates a place where we are able to live free and show grace to others. We cannot stop people behaving poorly towards us at times but we do not have to let that behaviour have control over our mind, emotions and lives. Today Andrew talks about how God calls us to a higher way of living - as free and powerful people under Jesus.
I get fed up at times feeling stuck - The gospel promises us blessing and fullness. I see some of that but I know that there is more. That is a common truth for many of us. We see in the bible how God does not want you to be stuck in sickness, lack of hope or vision or fulfilment. There is a great point to your life - receive fullness and share that fullness - grace for all. Andrew starts a few week on honour and shows how we can get unstuck.
Penny challenges us to examine the influence of the voices that we listen to whether from others or the enemy. She reminds us that there is only one voice of truth and looks at the power of Gods word to bring us true life and lift us from merely getting by.
Marcel is an outstanding teacher of the gospel of grace bringing hope and encouragement to churches all over the world. A close friend of Pastor Joseph Prince, Marcel carries the same heart to help the church find true freedom in grace. In this talk he encourages you believe big about yourself as Jesus has called you, and walk humbly at the same time - the way to release grace! Great talk from an outstanding teacher & Pastor.
Do you want to see something new in your life? Healing? Breakthrough? Peace? Grace promises that we are transformed from glory to glory - so how do we stand in that and see the fruit of it? In Isaiah 43 God promises us that He is doing a new thing in our lives and that we will be amazed at it - What does that look like? Andrew unpacks 5 truths from these verses that will help you to see breakthrough!
Grace is the way that you find your purpose. Even Christians struggle with the question of what the point is. I mean we know all the answers in our heads but how does that play out in real life? Andrew looks today about how simple the message of grace makes finding our purpose and then how we thrive as a result.
Part 2 - It is one thing to get rid of unforgiveness but is it possible to stop it happening in the first place? In the last of this series we look at why pain and division is rooted in the judgements we make about people. Jesus said do not judge - what did that even mean? See how living in grace sets you up right from the start to stop unforgiveness in your life the result is life and blessing flowing.
Part 1 - It is one thing to get rid of unforgiveness but is it possible to stop it happening in the first place? In the last of this series we look at why pain and division is rooted in the judgements we make about people. Jesus said do not judge - what did that even mean? See how living in grace sets you up right from the start to stop unforgiveness in your life the result is life and blessing flowing.
Forgiving people is really hard. Sometimes feels impossible. If you choose unforgiveness though it robs us of life & blessing, it destroys relationships and derials calling & future. It matters! Can you ever be truly healed & free or is that a pipedream? The only way to be free is to receive grace. Andrew looks at a picture that Jesus used to describe how to root unforgiveness in your life - it is a high definition, 4k picture of what it is like and how to live free.
PART 2 - Super abundant grace & supply in all areas is yours through Jesus. Can we wreck that in our lives? This new series looks at getting free from offence, unforgiveness & bitterness. Nobody wakes up one morning and decides to be bitter - it starts with being offended and there are multiple opportunities for that to happen every day. How do live free and keep our hearts in a place to receive blessing? It starts with this - I will not be offended! - This will help you in this area which affects us all.
This weeks talk is in 2 parts - listen to part 2 after this one! Super abundant grace & supply in all areas is yours through Jesus. Can we wreck that in our lives? This new series looks at getting free from offence, unforgiveness & bitterness. Nobody wakes up one morning and decides to be bitter - it starts with being offended and there are multiple opportunities for that to happen every day. How do live free and keep our hearts in a place to receive blessing? It starts with this - I will not be offended! - This will help you in this area which affects us all.
How do you want this year to go? How we start is critical for how the year will pan out. Most of the time we define our lives in terms of what we lack - we ask God for what is missing. As a good father he is good to us - but there is a flow of abundance that we live in when we look to Jesus - His presence is our abundance. Don't spend 2018 stressing over many things because you do not do this one thing - listen for a great year!
It is all so familiar that we miss the incredible meaning of it all. When the angels appeared to the Shepherds at the birth of Jesus they announced some pretty huge news about how we would forever relate to God - all of the expectation of humanity would be met in Jesus and the angels announced to those who probably thought they were excluded from it all. Find out about the pictures of grace for you this Christmas
What do you do after you fail? What do you turn to? Sometimes we can question if Jesus is for us especially after failure. David shows us how to handle our weakness and what happens when we find a place of refuge. We see that in the hebrew language that Jesus has always been there - from the very first verse of the bible to the very end and that shows us that He has been with you always.
This week we had a powerful testimony from Stuart - a member of Exchange. It is a story of the power of love to change the most difficult and painful life stories that we could ever imagine. You will be amazed at how Jesus loved and restored Stuart and his wife and how Jesus and His grace is more powerful than anything you may be facing. Truly humbling and inspirational.
Sometimes things are so familiar that we look over the depth and beauty of what they are, and often what we miss can hold truth that will free us. David is a picture of Jesus and his grace that will help you to see giants fall in your life. It is a picture of the church. Some lovely revelation this week from Andrew that will show you that your victory is Jesus. Always.
Too many of us forget that we are not waiting for victory but our position is victory - Jesus has already overcome for us. From the story of King David Andrew looks at the greatest victory that has the biggest implication for your life today and is the key to release you into all the fullness of His grace. What is your greatest need today? His victory is yours!
Let us draw near...Hebrews 10 encourages us that there is no longer any barrier to separate us from drawing close to our Heavenly Father. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus the penalty's been paid and every accusing voice against us silenced. Yet many of us are still going through life trying to justify ourselves by our actions and are bringing our good works to the Lord in order to feel worthy. Penny reminds us God is not concerned with what we do for him before we understand and live from the knowledge of what he has done for us. We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
Everybody knows what it is like to face things that we cannot control. What do we do when that happens? If you need a miracle or know someone that does then this talk is for you. In it Andrew shows us that the only way to receive a miracle is through grace and the further you feel you are from being qualified then the closer you are to receiving
Do you believe that if you are a Christian that you are still a sinner? There is a #grace revolution happening around the world now where people are seeing that the work of Jesus was far more profound than what they ever heard - real transformation & change from our deepest place. Many of us have not even understood what sin is never mind what happens whenever it is confronted with grace. Real freedom!
When you are under law & condemnation, your mess makes you & others unclean. With Jesus though whatever He touches makes the unclean, clean. That is grace. Undeserved and unmerited favour in your life. Andrew looks behind the details of the story of the woman with the issue of blood and shows us how grace lifts our heads up to receive. This is good news for you and for those you know. This is the true gospel - grace in all its beauty.
God is moving around the world and in Europe - right now there is an awakening to the gospel of grace that has never been seen before. This is not just another "wave", not a bit of theology or a subject to be studied, but an encounter with Jesus - He is grace and there is no other gospel other than grace. Discover what that means for you and see how seeing Jesus in His grace will truly transform your walk with Him.
What you believe about Jesus flows into every area of your life. Most of our life is spent in some form of waiting and what we believe about those times is crucial - Is God denying you? Is he wasting time and will you ever get it back? Why does He seem to hold off? The truth is that God is never late - He is always on time. This truth will let hope rise in your heart and help you wherever you are
"It was for freedom that Christ has set us free..." Is that your experience? In the last of this series Andrew looks at what Paul describes as being truly free. It goes deep and all of life flows from there. This is more than just good circumstances but a freedom from every restriction of sin. That is what Jesus sets us free for. Be encouraged!
In week four of our series in Galatians, Pastor Andrew shows us how every good thing that is Jesus' is yours right now. And not because of anything that you have done.
So what do you need? Paul in Galatians 4 uses two analogies to help us to understand why we live in freedom and not law. He tells us again and again that you are not a slave you are a son. Listen and find out what that means for you today.
When you look at the world what do you see? How do you view your life and and God's love for you? In this talk Phil considers how the healing of the blind man from Bethsaida relates to spiritual insight. The ability to see the unseen comes from insight and that is found only in the person of Jesus. In Him we see things as they are not as they should be.
In week three of our Cornerstone series, Pastor Andrew shows us how our problem is not God, Jesus or the completed work of the cross, our problem is that we get in the way of believing that Jesus accomplished all that he said he did.
Paul reminds us in Galatians, that if we are not focused on Jesus - who he is and what he did, then we believe in another Gospel. If we have a gospel that adds to the finished work of the Gospel, then we believe that Jesus' work did not fully achieve what he set out to. How foolish!
Thank God that we don't need circumcision, or any type of work to add to the salvation and grace that Jesus offers freely to us. Jesus did not die to restrict us, but to set us fully free from every type of chain, restriction and bond!
Praise God that whoever the Son has set free, is free indeed!
In this new series, Pastor Andrew will be exploring the book of Galatians and the big theme of this book is that Jesus died to free us from bondage!
What a message! And there is only this message! If we say nothing else, that Jesus has set us free from bondage is enough to change this world - free from temptation, depression, guilt, shame, sickness and every other type of bondage!
We hope you enjoy this message - whoever the Son has set free is free indeed!
God wants us to build a deep relationship with Him, to get to know Him better and to develop deeper trust in Him. In the second part of this series Phil reminds us that trust is built on our understanding of God's character and that this is perfectly displayed in the person of Jesus. God loves us and everything He has for us is the best we can have. Be encouraged as you step out of your depth into a life abandoned to the One who is trustworthy.
In the first talk of this series Phil reminds us that our relationship with God is based on Jesus and is the starting point for a life of deeper trust and joy. God wants to have a deep relationship with each of us. He wants to make His home in you and for you to live for Him from a place of deeper intimacy.
Trying to earn what God has freely given will never work! If we try to earn it, our work will always come up short.
In this last part of the series, Andrew shows us how our attitude towards giving and speaking in tongues will affect our prayer life. Speaking in tongues is the gateway gift to all other spiritual gifts. This is a way that we can communicate with Jesus at any point in the day.
Be challenged as Andrew asks about our point in praying - do we think God has forgotten us? DO we think that we need to remind God about what we need?
When prayer is about us and what we are doing, the result will always be fruitless. But when prayer is about Jesus, we are released from condemnation and able to fully enjoy God's plan to totally restore, change and elevate us!
In the third of the series, Pastor Andrew explains to us how the Hebrew meaning of prayer involves an active exchange: we give our desires and receive the faith of God.
Pastor Andrew also notes from Matthew 6:6 how prayer should not be about us 'role-playing' with God. Be honest, how often have you done this in your own life? How often have we 'recited' the same type of prayer to God?
It's time to get real with God in our prayer life - we can always pray, but not say many prayers! If you want to understand more about this, click on play and be blessed by Pastor Andrews' latest message in 'Teach us to Pray.'
Beat the formula!
In week 2 of 'Teach us to Pray', Pastor Andrew looks at why we need to beat the formula of prayer - we turn relationship into a process - this other person has a formula tat works, so let's copy them! so we substitute relationship for form.
Prayer is a window into our heart - it reveals the different layers of what is going on in there: what we believe; what we think about Jesus, who he is and how we approach him.
Prayer is to remind us that whenever we try to work for God, He rests, but when we rest, He goes to work!
Jesus wants us to live in a way that is about Him, and him alone, it's all about what he has completed on the cross
Praise God, that he doesn't wait on us and our effort - it's all about what Jesus has already done!