Sermons

The Threat Of Loss – Opening Doors To Others

It’s easy to think that healthy churches will never have disagreements. But that’s wrong. Every time God puts us in a new situation, opens up new doors of mission, or challenges us with new ideas, it’s easy for us to become defensive and controlling. Acts 15 is the story of ...
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The Threat Of Loss – The Only Way To New Life

Every breakthrough costs you something.Every situation that changes happens because someone has paid a price. It costs time, strength, emotions investment, money. Nothing is changed without the threat of loss. Paul's first missionary journey took him into new situations that he couldn't have imagined. But God was working through him ...
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The Widening Story – Telling Our Story Well

We need security and we need leaders that we can trust. Especially when we face crises. Without these where do we turn? People protest, they break laws, or simply put their heads down and do their best. But in the meantime, community crumbles. We need more. The early Christians had ...
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The Power Encounter – Dark Spiritual Powers

God wants us to be led by His Spirit - but it doesn't mean you can't make logical plans. God wants you to be good news - but it doesn't mean that you won't find yourself in moments of confrontation. The apostle Paul's experience in Cyprus offers us a picture ...
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The Power Encounter – Herod

Herod was the one with all the trappings of real executive power, the church had none. But the story of Peter’s release is one that sees the overturning of Herod’s power, as the state is unable to keep the church leader, Peter, in prison. The church relying on the God ...
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Acting Like Jesus – Together As Church

There are some churches you would want to join if you could. Antioch is one of those churches. A flexible, generous, boundary-breaking church. As we reflect on their life together in c50 AD, we get inspired to keep growing into all this and more in 2020! ...
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Elim Summertime Sunday Service

This week we used a service that has been put together by Elim centrally, "Elim Summertime". Our denominational leaders decided to put together a service that churches could use to let all the folks who have worked so hard behind the scenes could have a week off. We hope you ...
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Acting Like Jesus – Accepting The Unexpected

‘I didn’t expect to see you here.’ When we get to heaven I think we will say that about quite a few people. We can be so sure about who God would want on his side that we can feel indignant when he shows us that we were wrong! ...
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Acting Like Jesus – Healing

Can anything change?Do things always have to be the same? The early Christians in Acts were certain of a few things: that Jesus had risen from the dead and that meant that things could change – even the worst of things. The same truths define us: we live in a ...
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Acting Like Jesus – Faith Not Fear

After his conversion Saul arrives back in Jerusalem, but not to the welcome he had hoped for. The disciples there are fearful of Saul and his intentions. Saul needs someone to be his advocate and stand with him. Barnabas is just the man for the job… ...
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The Gospel Breaks New Ground – Enemies

In Luke's tale of two visions, God calls two people to change their life plans in order for the gospel of Jesus to spread further ...
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The Gospel Breaks New Ground – From Jerusalem To Africa

Most of us live with two nagging questions that keep coming back to haunt us. 'How do we know what we should be doing?''I don't think I fit in here, am I good enough?' Acts 8 gives us a glimpse of the answers to both of these questions ...
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